- 11 Aug 20
A star-studded selection of performers are lined up for the next two weeks, as part of Van Morrison's 75th birthday celebration.
Following stunning performances from Andrea Corr, Hudson Taylor, Wallis Bird, Thanks Brother, Tim Wheeler, David Keenan and Gary Lightbody with Miriam Kaufmann and Iain Archer, we're thrilled to reveal the line-up for the next two weeks of 'Rave On, Van Morrison'!
Over the course of this YouTube extravaganza, celebrating Van Morrison's 75th birthday, you can expect even more covers of the legendary songwriter's remarkable songs from some of the most iconic names in the country.
“Van Morrison is one of the most important and influential artists in modern music,” the founder and editor of Hot Press, Niall Stokes, said. "A true original, he has made extraordinary albums and written countless great songs in his long and illustrious career to date. As a result, he has been – and is – a wonderfully enduring inspiration for Irish musicians, songwriters and artists.
“On the occasion of his 75th birthday, we wanted to celebrate the joy that he and his music have created for so many, and to highlight the wonderful, timeless works of art he has created."
Take a look at the spectacular line-up for the next two weeks of 'Rave On, Van Morrison' below:
Tue Aug 11 The Scratch Sweet Thing (7pm)
Wed Aug 12 Bronagh Gallagher And The Healing Has Begun (7pm)
Thu Aug 13 Imelda May Wild Night (7pm)
Fri Aug 14 Maverick Sabre Beautiful Vision (7pm)
Sat Aug 15 Una Healy Reminds Me of You (7pm)
Sun Aug 16 JC Stewart Bright Side of the Road (7pm)
Mon Aug 17 Duke Special Orangefield (7pm); Junior Brother Dweller on the Threshold (8pm)
Tue Aug 18 Damien Dempsey Tupelo Honey (7pm); Carrie Baxter Out In The Cold Again (8pm)
Wed Aug 19 Camille O'Sullivan Avalon Of The Heart (7pm); Joshua Burnside You Don't Pull No Punches, But You Don't Push The River (8pm)
Thu Aug 20 Gemma Hayes Comfort You (7pm); Little Hours Streets Of Arklow (8pm)
Fri Aug 21 Gemma Bradley Sometimes We Cry (7pm); Jess Kav Vanlose Stairway (8pm)
Sat Aug 22 Mick Flannery Linden Arden Stole the Highlights (7pm); The Henry Girls These Are The Days (8pm)
Sun Aug 23 Martin Hayes Moondance (7pm); Cara Dillon Memory Lane (8pm)
Hot Press is also publishing a Van Morrison Special Issue, to coincide with ‘Rave On, Van Morrison’, featuring written contributions from the legendary likes of Sinéad O'Connor, Gary Lightbody, Tim Wheeler, Una Healy and David Keenan – who reflect on Van's music and influence. The issue will also look back at five decades of landmark Hot Press interviews with Van, in which he discusses everything from Ray Charles and his other musical heroes, to the inspiration behind the seminal Astral Weeks. Plus, you can expect exclusive photos from the archives, ten ways Van has changed the world, and much more. This historic publication is set to be a must-have for Van Morrison fans all over the world, and is available to pre-order now.