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10 Acts Added To All Together Now: Bombay Bicycle Club, John Grant & More

10 Acts Added To All Together Now: Bombay Bicycle Club, John Grant & More

There are only 8 weeks to go until Forbidden Fruit, which kicks off the summer festival season. For the August Bank Holiday weekend, Ireland's newest festival All Together Now is shaping up to be the place to be. If you haven't secured a ticket, I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but tickets have officially sold out.

If you have planned ahead and bought a ticket to what's promising to be the best festival of the year, then great news, 10 more fantastic acts were added to the already incredible lineup.

Headlining the festival this year is the American indie rock band The National, post-punk Irish act Fontaines D.C, punk rock legend Patti Smith, UK indie-electro kings Hot Chip plus Father John Misty, The good the bad and the queen and Neneh Cherry.

One of the new acts added to this lineup is UK 4 piece Bombay Bicycle Club. The indie rock band last album was "So Long, See You Tomorrow" released in 2014. The album which as inspired by travelling in India reached No.1 in the UK. This will be the first time Bombay Bicycle Club has played in Ireland in 7 years. They recently released a short clip featuring instrumental new music, check it out.

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Also added to the lineup is Michigan-born Reykjavik resident John Grant. Singer, songwriter Grant has had an instantly acclaimed solo career and chart success with his debut solo record Grey Tickles, which went Top Five in the UK. An outspoken voice in the normally non-confrontational world of electronic dance music, Moodymann (Kenny Dixon Jr.) will be making his Irish festival debut at All Together Now. BRIT award and double Mercury Music Prize-nominated Anna Calvi will also be taking to the stage at All Together Now for what is certain to be an incredible solo performance. The renowned Russian punk protest organisation and band Pussy Riot will be storming the stage with their unique mix of punk, electronica, theatre, documentary footage and protest.

Ones to watch are Dublin based band The Claque. Their debut single Hush was released earlier this month and is already gaining a serious fan following. The Dublin trio's avant pop instincts make each song deeply accessible, this is festival performance not to be missed. Also perfoming is Gus Dapperton who has quickly gone from bedroom dreamer to headlining artist averaging around 1 million monthly Spotify listeners, selling out shows worldwide, and earning critical acclaim.

Some further acts added are UK-based Grammy-winning producer and composer Tourist, a collective from Congo Kokoko!, London quartet Black midi, singer-songwriter Rimon and the legendary sound of The Wailers.

Only in its second year All Together Now, will be held on Curraghmore Estate, Co Waterford and will feature natural amphitheatres, secret woodland stages, the belonging bandstand and much more. It was the festival everyone was talking about last year and with an even better line up, it's sure to be an amazing weekend.

Deirdre Kelly

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