- 30 Sep 20
The acclaimed Irish band will cap off the current edition of the Y&E Series – supported by the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht – with a rare livestream. It is going to be a bit special!
After a spectacular run of performances over the past month and more, we're thrilled to announce burgeoning superstars Wild Youth as our final act of the current edition of the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series – performing live on the Hot Press Instagram at 8.30pm on Saturday, October 3!
Wild Youth featured as cover stars of the Hot Press 'Hot For 2019' Special Issue, a measure of the feeling in the industry at the time that this is a band for the long haul. Since then, Wild Youth have rapidly established themselves as one of the most thrilling acts in the country – as well as making significant strides internationally.
Over the past two years, the band have sold out Dublin's Olympia Theatre, played a standout set on Electric Picnic's Main Stage, and scored a Top 5 position on the Irish Albums Chart with their debut EP The Last Goodbye. Earlier this month, Wild Youth returned with the single 'Next To You' – which has since clocked up over 200,000 streams on Spotify and grabbed a Top 10 spot in the Irish charts.
Mae sure to set up your reminders – Sunday night's show promises to more than a bit special!
Following the success of the original Y&E Series, which ran over the summer, the second edition has once again highlighted the remarkable young and emerging talent that Ireland has to offer in 2020, with 40 brilliant acts performing live on the Hot Press Instagram over 40 consecutive days – thanks to the support of the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.
Watch Wild Youth on Saturday, October 3, as part of the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' The Y&E Series, supported by the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht – live on the Hot Press Instagram (@hotpressmagazine) at 8.30pm.
Take a look at the full line-up for this week's Y&E Series below:
Wednesday, September 30: NIAMH REGAN
Galway singer-songwriter Niamh Regan has rapidly established herself as one of the most compelling talents in the country. Her ecstatically-received and rather brilliant debut album, Hemet, was released earlier this month.
Thursday, October 1: JACOB KOOPMAN
A Dublin-based singer-songwriter with Bali roots, Jacob Koopman initially built up his ever-growing following busking on Grafton Street. A special talent, building a huge following, he has since played Electric Picnic and Castlepalooza, and worked with Ryan O'Shaughnessy on his debut EP, Blindfold.
Friday, October 2: STOLEN CITY
Dublin City-based three-piece Stolen City have built up an impressive fanbase in Ireland, off the back of a string of acclaimed pop releases. They released the single, 'Sparks' earlier this year. Earlier this month, lead singer Dave McCabe featured in a moving interview on the Late Late Show – and the band won the day performing a superb 'Coming Home'.
Saturday, October 3: WILD YOUTH
Since starring in our 'Hot For 2019' issues, Wild Youth have gone on to be recognised as one of the most exciting pop-rock acts in the country. They returned to action recently with their acclaimed new single 'Next To You'. Their special livestream promises to be a brilliant finale to this phase of this initiative, curated by Hot Press and supported by the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.