The XX, Annie Mac & More Announced For Electric Picnic

Electric Picnic returns to Stradbally from 1st – 3rd September.

The line-up for one of the biggest weekends of the year has landed.

Headlining the festival are:

The XX

A Tribe Called Quest Credit: Brian Ach/Invision/AP 

Duran Duran 

A load of acts were also announced this morning including Annie Mac, London Grammar, Rag’N’Bone Man, Hudson Taylor and Phoenix.

Superstar DJ Carl Cox To Play Ireland

Earlier this evening it was confirmed the Carl Cox will take to the stage this August at Custom House Square, Belfast.  The Ibiza legend will play his first show in 30 years in Ireland later this year.

In the 1980s, Cox was a house/techno DJ, and became a mainstay DJ in the electronic industry. He has performed at numerous clubs and events worldwide and has served as a monthly DJ for BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix. He has hosted a residency known as ‘Music is Revolution’ every summer season at the world-renowned nightclub, Space Ibiza, from 2001 to 2016.

He runs the record label, Intec Digital, which was founded in 1999 as Intec Records.Cox also has his own radio show, entitled ‘Global’ which is syndicated across the world.

He has featured his own ‘Carl Cox & Friends’ stage at many festivals, such as Ultra Music Festival, the BPM Festival, Awakenings.Also joining Cox will be Hot Since 82.

Also joining Cox will be Hot Since 82.

Tickets will go on sale this Friday from Ticketmaster.

 

 

Homegrown Talent: Leah Tiernan

What is homegrown talent?

Homegrown talent is a weekly piece on the local musicians & entertainers of Ireland who we think deserve more recognition for what they do in bringing a small bit of happiness to our lives every day.

Who is Leah Tiernan?

Leah is a 19-year-old from South Dublin, who is currently studying at BIMM Dublin.

She has performed in several venues in the Dublin area which include The Grand Social & The Workman’s Club to name but a few.

She has an increasingly popular YouTube Channel where she uses the stage name of “Leah Louise”, on she has accumulated over 7,000 subscribers and her videos have a combined view count of 863,282 at the time of the post.

Here’s Leah’s cover of Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved

 

She has also written and performed her own single “Plans”

You can see more of Leah’s work here.

Ed Sheeran Raps And He Nails It!

We all know Ed Sheeran’s his voice from his numerous number one hits, but apparently he has some serious rap skills too! Covering everything from Jay-Z to Eminem.

 

Macklemore’s Thrift Shop Ft. Passenger

 

Jay-z’s Empire State Of Mind

 

OT Genasis ‘Coco’

Eminem’s Lose Yourself

Eminem’s The Real Slim Shady

 

Introducing Conor McLoughlin, Dublin’s Newest Sensation

So a couple of weeks ago we came across Conor on Facebook when he uploaded his first video of himself doing a cover of Ed Sheerans “Small Bump” whilst being supported by his friend Alex on guitar. This was done fantastically and since then he has uploaded several other covers. These releases have boosted his confidence more than he could ever have imagined.  He said; “I have always been interested in chasing my passion of singing professionally but needed to get the kick in the right direction.”  Conor also plans on releasing some of his own music which he has written over the past few months and will continue into summer.

You can check out Conor’s other covers here.

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