- 15 Jul 22
Here are some of the homegrown heroes to catch at Forever Young...
Formed in Derry, the punk maestros released four albums and 13 singles between ‘78 and ‘83, including the immortal ‘Teenage Kicks’, ‘My Perfect Cousin’, ‘Jimmy Jimmy’ and ‘Here Comes The Summer’. After splitting, the band reunited at the end of the century with new singer Paul McLoone, and have gigged around the world to great success since.
The Northern Irish crew first came to prominence supporting Tears For Fears on their 1985 world tour. The Adventures’ first single ‘Broken Land’ enjoyed chart action in the UK, followed by the acclaimed album The Sea Of Love.
Brian Downey’s Alive And Dangerous
A legendary drummer and one of the three founding members of Thin Lizzy, Brian Downey marked the 40th anniversary of Live And Dangerous with a hugely successful tour. Belfast vocalist Matt Wilson steps in for Phil Lynott during the band’s always-electrifying performances.
Read our interview with In Tua Nua's Leslie Dowdall here.
For more, see foreveryoungfestival.ie – and read the full Forever Young special feature in the current issue of Hot Press: