- 02 Apr 19
Waterford festival All Together Now has announced ten additions to its line-up. Now in its second year, the festival will take place from August 2-4 on Curraghmore Estate.
Set across 16 stages, All Together Now will combine modern stages with natural features on this 3000-acre site. Just 50 minutes from Cork and 90 minutes from Dublin, this festival is equipped with plenty of transport links from all main hubs.
This 3-day camping event allows visitors to either to set up their own tents or unpack in bespoke accommodations. The festival also has a Family Camping Area where families can retreat with their children. Please note that All Together Now is strictly over 21s. Children up until the age of 12 can attend free of charge, accompanied by a parent with a Family ticket.
The festival will feature headliners THE NATIONAL, Irish group FONTAINES D.C. in their only 2019 appearance at an Irish festival, punk rocker PATTI SMITH, UK indie-electro band HOT CHIP, FATHER JOHN MISTY, THE GOOD THE BAD & THE QUEEN, NENEH CHERRY and plenty more.
UK band BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB have released four albums: most recently, 2014’s So Long, See You Tomorrow reached No. 1 in the UK. The band announced a hiatus in 2016, but in January, the group began hinting that new music was on the horizon. Bombay Bicycle Club’s appearance on the All Together Now stage will mark their first performance in Ireland in seven years. The band are also slated to play the Cork Opera House on Saturday 3 August. Tickets for this show will be €30 ex. booking fee and go on sale at 9am this Friday 5 April from Ticketmaster and the Cork Opera House Box Office.
Michigan native JOHN GRANT recently rocked the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on 31 March. This Reykjavik resident has tasted success with his debut solo record Grey Tickles, which climbed to the Top Five in the UK. At the 2014 BRITs, Grant earned a nomination for Best International Male Solo Artist. Grant has sung with artists like Sinead O’Connor, Tracey Thorn, Alison Goldfrapp and Kylie Minogue and has performed at events such as the 2017 Songs Of Scott Walker (1967-70) BBC Prom. His 2018 album Love Is Magic has only continued his rise to the top.
Outspoken EDM legend MOODYMANN (also known as Kenny Dixon Jr.) will make his Irish festival debut at All Together Now. This Detroit-based artist’s sound is a unique combination of techno/house dance music. Fusing classic soul and jazz samples, low-slung bass lines and an approach to drum programming that opposes the traditional tendency to increase the tempo, he has achieved iconic status with the help of tunes such as ‘Sunday Morning,’ ‘Shades of Jae’ and his remix of Innerzone Orchestra's ‘People Make the World Go Round.’
BRIT Award and two-time Mercury Music Prize nominee ANNA CALVI will also take the stage at All Together Now. Hunter, her third album, was released in August 2018. The English singer-songwriter’s first new music since 2014’s Strange Weather EP, her self-titled debut album and 2013’s One Breath, this queer and a feminist record is a visceral album centred on exploring sexuality and breaking gender norms.
GUS DAPPERTON has subtly climbed to the top of the pop world with viral hits such as ‘Prune, You Talk Funny’ and ‘I’m Just Snacking,’ earning around 1 million monthly Spotify listeners, selling out international shows and earning praise from i-D, Vogue, The Fader, Pigeons & Planes and more. The New York native sold out two nights at the Button Factory this March.
UK-based producer and composer TOURIST (also known as William Phillips) released his second album Everyday in February 2019. As a producer, Tourist is widely acclaimed, known for his intricate layering, airy minimalism and subtle surprises. He’s worked with artists like Sam Smith, even winning a Grammy in 2015 for his contributions to the song ‘Stay With Me.’
Russian punk protest organization and band PUSSY RIOT merge punk, electronica, theatre, documentary footage and protest. The band made international news in 2012 when they protested their president, Vladimir Putin, at the altar of the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow. There, they wore balaclavas and colourful tights to perform a short section of the song ‘Punk Prayer’ – featuring the words "holy virgin, drive Putin away" – before they were removed by security. After a highly publicized legal journey, two of the band members were sentenced to prison. Five years later, the group performed in Dublin at the Button Factory.
Making their Irish festival debut are KOKOKO! KOKOKO!, a collective hailing from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The group gathers musical instrument inventors from the Ngwaka neighbourhood, electronic producer débruit, Makara Bianko (aka the Lingwala devil) and his dancers from the Lingwala neighbourhood. Famous for up-cycling everyday materials found in the streets of their home city, KOKOKO! KOKOKO! have literally crafted a new form of sculptural, resonant dance music. Their distorted rhythms and lo-fi electric tunes paint a chaotic picture of the adversity and creativity within Kinshasa.
Selhurst quartet BLACK MIDI will also make their Irish festival debut at All Together Now. Bands like Shame have already named black midi ‘disturbingly brilliant,’ despite the fact that the group have only recently begun branching out onto streaming platforms like Spotify. This band lays claim to an off-kilter sound that is completely their own.
Neo-soul and hip-hop artist RIMON moved from a religious community in Eritrea to Germany and settled in the Netherlands. She is making her Irish debut at All Together Now. Rimon gleans inspiration from her environment, books, the struggles she’s experienced and strong women like Nina Simone, Maya Angelou and Erykah Badu.
Dublin trio THE CLAQUE’s debut single Hush was released in March to a devoted fan following. This band’s unique sound made up of corrosive guitar noise linked to industrial electronics is combined with pop tendencies that make each tune accessible. The band features Girl Band guitarist Alan Duggan, Jet Setter, Postcard Versions guitarist Paddy Ormond and singer Kate Brady.
THE WAILERS will also bring their revolutionary reggae sound to Curraghmore Estate. The Wailers are still making their mark on the history of music. Helmed by iconic bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, The Wailer will be joined by original guitarist Donald Kinsey at All Together Now. You can catch up with The Wailers before the festival at Dublin’s Vicar St on Tuesday 23 July. Tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster.
Unfortunately, due to their dissolution, Little Green Cars will no longer perform at the festival.
All Together Now is completely sold out. Not to worry, though – if you missed your chance, you can still catch some of last year’s performers on the Monday of the Forbidden Fruit festival. First Aid Kit and Saint Sister will play alongside Elbow, RY X and Spiritualized. Tickets are available here.
Stay tuned for more details and announcements coming soon.