Next week is going to be a good one for anyone interested in new music from these shores, with the publication of our annual Faces digital magazine and mixtape – featuring the twenty acts that we believe will make an impact in the year ahead…and beyond. For 2016, however, we’ve something special planned – a launch as part of Whelan’s Ones To Watch festival (Thursday 14th – Sunday 17th). We’ll be hosting the Upstair’s venue on Friday night, bringing you several of the artists on the list. Many other of our Faces will be appearing across the four days. Tickets are €10 for the whole festival or €5 per day.
We’ll reveal our twenty names after the weekend but in the meantime here are the Ones To Watch acts confirmed so far:
The Shaker Hymn
Joni (photographed for State by Kieran Frost)
The Wood Burning Savages
The Witch Trials
In The Willows
Fox Owl Crow