Indiependence Music & Arts Festival 2019: Bastille, Biffy Clyro, Nothing But Thieves, ALL TVVINS, Hannah Wants, Disciples, Maxi Jazz, Wild Youth, Le Boom, Ryan McMullan & more
Cork's award winning music and arts festival, Indiependence, is back in August 2019 for another weekend of fantastic music and entertainment. With Biffy Clyro and Bastille announced as the first two headliners, this festival is not to be missed!
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Since their inception in 2010, Bastille have steadily built up an ever-growing audience, resulting in their debut album 'Bad Blood' reaching the no.1 position in the UK album charts. The following years have certainly been a whrlwind for the band who comprise of frontman and lyricist, Dan Smith, keyboardist Kyle Simmons, bassist and guitarist Will Farquarson, and drummer Chris Wood.
The band have played hundreds of shows across six continents, including the critically acclaimed ReOrchestrated tour, and as of 2018 have amassed 15 million single sales and 6 million album sales globally. Both Bad Blood and its follow-up, ‘Wild World’, reached No.1 in the UK and the top 10 in the US, and their music has been streamed a staggering 3.5 billion times. They’ve not gone without awards recognition either: after winning British Breakthrough Act at the BRITs, the band have earned Grammy, AMA and MTV Europe Awards nominations.
Bastille tour dates
Quite possibly one of the most exciting bands in Britain, Scots trio Simon Neil (guitar/vocals), Ben Johnston (drums/vocals) and James Johnston (bass/vocals) combine moments of extreme aggression with achingly tender guitar pickings and passionately lovelorn lyricism.
Biffy Clyro tour dates
Hailing from Southend-on-Sea in Essex, England, Nothing But Thieves make passionate guitar-based rock that balances indie rock artfulness with a pop sensibility. Formed in 2012, Nothing But Thieves feature singer Conor Mason, guitarist Joe Langridge-Brown, guitarist Dominic Craik, bassist Philip Blake, and drummer James Price.
Nothing But Thieves tour dates
ALL TVVINS (Pronounced Twins) are Dublin duo Conor Adams and Lar Kaye. The duo started making robotic interstellar synth-pop music together in the summer of 2013. Stemming from two heavyweight Irish acts, this is the kind of musical super-group collaboration fans might have envisioned.
ALL TVVINS tour dates
Miss Wants, notorious for her hard-hitting bass house style, is a self taught DJ from Birmingham. Over the past few years a new genre of house music has quickly risen to the forefront of the scene with Hannah securely taking the reigns as its leading lady. “Hannah Wants (aka Hannah Alicia Smith) is a star rapidly rising through the ranks not just in Birmingham but throughout the UK and beyond.” - Music Blog.
Hannah Wants tour dates
Electronic band Disciples make a current yet timeless sound, combining house and garage with a hearty dose of sunshine vibes.
Disciples are three young South London friends: Natahn Duvall, Gavin Kool and Luke Mac, who have spent the last few years behind the scenes, working with a diverse range of artists, from Ms Dynamite, Afrojack, to Roses Gabor.
Now stepping out of the shadows, and into the spotlight, this trio of multi-talented singer/songwriter/producer/performers, have come together to form the exciting new group Disciples. Writing, producing and even singing (Luke) on their own tracks, the individual strengths of the trio collide to make something bigger than the sum of their parts as they flirt across genres to spin something fresh from their roots in house.
Disciples tour dates
Real name Maxwell Frazer and ultra-cool frontman with UK dance act Faithless. With lyrics ranging from upbeat to melancholy and despairing to political, Maxi's lyrics reach far further than most.
Maxi Jazz tour dates
Hailing from the coastal town of Portaferry, Northern Ireland, hotly tipped singer-songwriter Ryan McMullan has already earned a reputation for his scintillating live shows. Combining infectious, blues infused melodies with bold sweeping choruses; he is often compared to the likes of Foy Vance and Bon Ivor.
'Portaferry’s young answer to Foy Vance has an ample sleeve that he has acoustically displayed his heart on. Extremely promising!'
BBC ATL NI
Ryan McMullan tour dates
Formed in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1975, The Undertones became renowned for combining lyrical invention and musical flair with intelligent simplicity. Their anthemic Teenage Kicks, much loved by John Peel, was one of the most influential songs of the post-punk era. Reformed in 1999 without the influential Feargal Sharkey, they are still pumping out their classics hits with some new material.
The Undertones tour dates
Once upon a not-so-very-long-ago three friends from Cork decided to form a musical band. Their collective love of melody and God-given gift for a hook saw riches and acclaim bestowed on them from far and wide and they lived happily ever after safe in the knowledge that hard work, wonderful songs and honest talent would always win the day...
It's been a long, strange, beautiful journey for The Franks, who in the 90s flirted with the charts on this continent and others, but no-one can deny they made their mark. Hell, there's even an all-girl Japanese Franks tribute band! Sing along to After All, Fashion Crisis Hits New York, This Is Not A Song and Happy Busman.
The Frank And Walters tour dates
A three piece alternative pop band from Birmingham.
Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam tour dates
Only The Poets are an indie-rock quartet based in Reading and London, who have graced the stage on BBC Introducing and have supported bands like Coasts,
Only The Poets tour dates