- 07 Sep 20
The new edition of the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series continues with another spectacular line-up for the week ahead – supported by the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.
Following stellar performances this week, Hot Press is thrilled to announce next week's line-up for the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series.
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.
Each performance streams live on the Hot Press Instagram (@hotpressmagazine) at 8.30pm every night.
Take a look at the upcoming line-up below:
September 7: RYAN O'SHAUGHNESSY
After topping the charts in 2012 with his self-titled debut album, Ryan O'Shaughnessy set up his own label and studio, Bayview Records – and currently writes and produces for artists worldwide. He also represented Ireland at the 2018 Eurovision in Portugal, and has used his platform to raise awareness for LGBTQ rights.
September 8: SIVE
Over the course of her career, SIVE has shared stages with the likes of Lisa Hannigan, Cathy Davey, Mick Flannery and Christy Moore – before joining forces with artist-led collective Veta in 2018, and exploring thrilling new directions in her sound with co-producer Matt Harris.
September 9: JOSHUA BURNSIDE
Since experimental folk artist Joshua Burnside released his award-winning debut album Ephrata in 2017, he has used post-punk and electronic recording methods to push the boundaries of the genre. His highly anticipated sophomore album, Into The Depths Of Hell, was released on Friday.
September 10: JC STEWART
With two million monthly listeners on Spotify, an appearance on Good Morning America, and co-writing credits for Lewis Capaldi under his belt, JC Stewart has rapidly become one of Ireland's most exciting pop exports of recent memory. He has continued to build his growing momentum during lockdown – with the release of his new single 'I Need You To Hate Me'.