- 25 Aug 20
The new edition of the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series returns tonight – supported by the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.
Following a stunning set last night from Saige, we're delighted to present April as our next act on the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series – performing live on the Hot Press Instagram at 8.30pm!
With Spotify streams in their millions and a decade of writing experience under her belt at just 20 years old, there's little doubt as to why April has been tipped for stardom. Ahead of her upcoming Luna EP, she released her latest single 'Forever (To Feel Like Tonight)' earlier this month.
The recently launched new edition of the Y&E Series will continue to shine a light on some of the best new and emerging talent that Ireland has to offer in 2020. Following the success of the previous edition of the series, you can once again expect 40 brilliant acts to join Hot Press on Instagram for special live-streamed performances, thanks to the support of the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.
With the immediate future of the live music industry remaining uncertain in the face of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the Y&E Series aims to support Ireland's remarkable new generation of artists by delivering 40 paid gigs to 40 acts over 40 days.
Watch April tonight, August 25, as part of the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' The Y&E Series, supported by the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht – live on the Hot Press Instagram (@hotpressmagazine) at 8.30pm.
Take a look at our exciting line-up for the first week of the Y&E Series below:
Wednesday, August 26: GEMMA DUNLEAVY
Among the biggest breakout stars of 2020, Gemma Dunleavy blew the Irish music community away back in July with the release of her powerful debut EP, Up De Flats – a celebration of her birthplace of Sherriff Street in Dublin.
Thursday, August 27: FIA MOON
One of several acclaimed artists to contribute to the Irish Women in Harmony's hit cover of 'Dreams', Fia Moon has forged a reputation as one of the most compelling talents in Irish alt-pop. Following a string of acclaimed singles, she's set to release a six-song mixtape later this year.
Friday, August 28: SOMEBODY'S CHILD
Dublin-based band Somebody's Child, centred around lead vocalist and songwriter Cian Godfrey, continue to forge ahead as one of the most thrilled emerging acts in the country. Poised for major international success, they recently announced their first headline tour of Ireland and the UK for 2021.
Saturday, August 29: 7TH OBI
Tipped as one of the Hot Press 'Hot For 2020' Irish acts, the Waterford rapper has rapidly become one of the most authoritative voices in Irish hip-hop. 7th Obi continues to forge his own unique sound on new singles 'Redeye' and 'Come Alive'.
Sunday, August 30: LEMONCELLO
Following extensive collaborations with David Keenan, Lemoncello are set to rise to exciting new heights of their own in 2020. The duo, who were nominated for 'Best Emerging Folk Act' at the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2019, released their new EP, Oil & Water earlier this year.
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