- 07 Dec 18
Matt Berninger's men are the first headliner to be confirmed for August 2019's Curraghmore Estate festival
It's been well established by now that The National have a deep and lasting connection with Ireland. From their on-going collaborative relationship with Lisa Hannigan, to their curating of festivals like Sounds From A Safe Harbour in Cork, to playing at least one gig per year here in Ireland over the last number of years, this country clearly has an important place in their hearts.
And there's a obvious reason why Irish fans love them as well. The band continue to make phenomenal music, album after album. Only last year, a panel of Hot Press judges decided that their seventh album, Sleep Well Beast, was worthy of the 2017 Hot Press Album of the Year accolade. They're perfect headliner material.
The second All Together Now festival will take place following the triumph of last year. It will no doubt be a bittersweet occasion, following on from the death of legendary Irish promoter John Reynolds, who was one of the festival's founders. Writing about the announcement, ATN's organisers said today:
"Setting off on this journey, we endeavoured to embrace the landscape’s beauty, to honour the past but also to collaborate and create a new future. Following the sad and sudden loss of John Reynolds, the founder of POD, the whole team look forward to realising the vision and dedication, which over the last three decades changed the Irish cultural landscape. In this year’s festival programme, John proclaimed himself as 'the so-called captain of the best team in the world'. When creating a festival, something happens…similar to creating art, what has been made carries a history and a future, the beauty of it, just like a work of art that is created, can live long past the creator, respecting its history but continuing to evolve with a vision of the future. Festivals provide many states of emotion for people, a place to rebel, a place to escape, a place to reflect and a place to celebrate. All Together Now’s ethos was to create a place for like-minded people - music lovers, passionate performers, families, artists, musicians, creators, rebels and refugees of a changing festival landscape - to come together and create a truly magical atmosphere across one weekend."
"There is a piece of us all in All Together Now."
All Together Now will take place between August 2-4. General & Family tickets for All Together Now 2019 are ON SALE NOW priced at €199.50 available until December 31st.