- 21 Aug 20
Following an action-packed run over the summer, the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series returns on Monday – supported by the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.
We're back! Following an unforgettable run of performances over June and July, we're delighted to announce the return of the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series.
The new edition of the series, launching on Monday, August 24, 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 Y&E 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.
Take a look at our spectacular line-up for the first week of the new Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series, supported by the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht, below:
Monday, August 24: SAIGE
Wexford-born singer-songwriter's unique alt-pop sound, influenced by the likes of Hozier, London Grammar and the xx, has already marked her as one of the most captivating new voices on the Irish scene. Following a string of acclaimed releases, she shared her new single 'Late Nights' last month.
Tuesday, August 25: APRIL
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 is set for stardom. Ahead of her upcoming Luna EP, she released her latest single 'Forever (To Feel Like Tonight)' earlier this month.
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.
For our second edition of the Y&E Series, you can expect our live-streamed performances to go live at the new later time of 8.30pm from the Hot Press Instagram (@hotpressmagazine).