- 17 May 19
We've compiled a list of the top LIFE Festival acts for all you need to know before heading up to Westmeath!
With the Irish sun making an unexpected and unpredictable fairweather appearance, the first festival of the summer is on just about everybody’s minds. Life Festival is Ireland’s one and only iconic electronic music festival housing tens of thousands of ravers every year, breathing life into a dance community that seems to grow stronger and stronger by the day. With club culture and the underground music scene taking multiple hits in recent years; the Give Us The Night campaign have well and truly ignited a flame within a community that are refusing to stop dancing and Life Festival embodies this energy just about every year.
With the seven day countdown well and truly underway, we have compiled a list of our top six Irish acts to see over the course of the weekend - choosing only six is way harder than it looks!
Mix & Fairbanks
This year has been nothing short of gleaming for the Kildare based duo, hosting a range of their own BYOB parties throughout the capital, and playing their disco infused, feet tapping melodies to dancers across Ireland and the UK. Catch them on the Toast Stage at 2-3:30am on Friday night.
Check them out here:
Galway based native KETTAMA has curbed the electronic music scene in Ireland in a way that has shaped and inspired thousands of not only ravers, but aspiring producers and musicians with a thirst to recreate and showcase a sound that has undeniably, taken the music scene by storm. With a stacked lineup of gigs this summer across Europe, including Glastonbury and Melt festival, we are itching to see what he has in store for us next weekend. Catch KETTAMA on the District 8 Stage at 6pm on Sunday evening.
Stream his full EP on the Shall Not Fade label here:
Recognised by artists all over the world including the renowned: (and also appearing at Life festival) Bicep, Mr.Campbell has made a statement like no other since his debut Boiler Room performance in Belfast. Going from strength to strength, supplying sets of insane energy and the most incredible vibes, Quinton is a must-see for the action packed weekend. You can catch him gracing the District 8 stage for a 2 hour set on Sunday from 4-6pm!
Have a browse through his soundcloud to see for yourself:
Since the early days of Andrews Lane Theatre merging into the iconic Hangar, Tommy Holohan has went from strength to strength, crafting a new age electronic sound that can only be associated with the Rush native. We had no idea that when Tommy started off as a resident for Techno & Cans, showing thousands of people every single weekend, just how influential his music could be; that years later the no doubt future Berghain resident would be in demand to headline gigs across Europe.
Immerse yourself in his unmistakable sound on Saturday from 9-11pm on the District 8 stage.
Check out Tommy’s soundcloud here.
Sarah has been shaping her own original sound for some time now in the Dublin scene, and is the most sought after female act this city has seen in a while. Playing throughout the country at countless sold out gigs, her melodic and enchanting sound has graced Life Festival for a number of years. Catch her on the District 8 Stage on Sunday at 2-3pm to see for yourself.
Check Sarah Mooney's Facebook out here!
As one of the youngest producers on the Building Society Agency, Mark Laird is in no doubt one of the most talented. Donegal born, and fresh to the scene in recent years, Mark’s music has been played by some of the biggest names in the scene, throughout some of the most successful festivals and gigs across Europe. Rising through the ranks in the most colossal way, we’re incredibly excited to see his Life Festival debut on Saturday evening on the Index stage, from 6-7pm.
Check out the free download of his latest 'Crooklyn Cuts' Ep:
Keep an eye on the Hot Press instagram throughout the weekend, for those who won’t be attending the 3 day electronic music feast, for snippets of local and international acts that tickle our fancy.
Life festival tickets can be bought here.