by / January 8th, 2016 /

State joins with Whelan’s for Ones To Watch

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:

Thursday 14th

Naoise Roo
Travis Oaks
Third Smoke
PORTS
Mhaol
Tuath
The Shaker Hymn
BISHOP
PolyGlove

Friday 15th

Elm
Monster Monster
Bitch Falcon
LE BOOM
Contour
Joni (photographed for State by Kieran Frost)
Young Phahntom
AikJo
The Wood Burning Savages

Saturday 16th

Loop Culture
Shrug Life
Rosa Nutty
Ivy Nations
The Witch Trials
THUMPER

Sunday 17th

Canci
In The Willows
Áine Cahill
Orchid Collective
Tashka
Maria Kelly
Fox Owl Crow
Carron
Wake America
Junior Brother
David Keenan

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