by / May 7th, 2008 /

Mantua additions: Múm, Daedelus, Poets Of Rhythm, Infomatics, Jinx Lennon and more

Skatalites at Mantua 07

The Mantua Festival has announced some impressive headline additions to the three day festival taking place in Ballinagare, Co.Roscommon from the 1st Р3rd of August for the fourth time. Additions include M̼m, Daedelus, Poets Of Rhythm, Infomatics, Jinx Lennon, Super Extra Bonus Party, Gravenhurst, Clark, Shackleton and more after the jump.

Also added to the main stage are South Africa’s psych rock BLK JKS, The Victorian English Gentlemen’s Club, Germany’s Poets of Rhythm and LA’s Build An Ark.

The Alphabet Set collective continue its involvement with the Mantua festival, with a lineup of electronic music from the likes of Warp stalwart Clark, AI’s Datasette, Planet Mu’s Ital Tek & Ambulance side project Sunken Foal, dubstep artistssuch as Shackleton, Cotti and the excellent Clouds from Finland. Alphabet set’s own will be representing with the likes of Super Extra Bonus Party, Sarsparilla and Solen amongst others, and Sunday its beats & rhymes time headlined by Taskforce bringing their tales ofLondon estates to the countryside alongside Irish Hip Hop acts such as Infomatics, Project 77 and scratch demons, Vince McMahon.

The Rootical reggae stage this year has the honor of bringing to Irish shores some of the UK and Jamaica’s finest exponents of roots and culture. From London city, Festus Coxsone has been running since the late 60s and was inspiration to the likes of Jah Shaka. Veteran Singers and DJs such as Levi Roots, the excellent Rod Taylor and Tena Stelin, feature alongide new and up and coming artists such as much vetted Jah Marnyah & Madu. As do some of the UK’s top roots sound crews such as Conscious Sounds, Word Sound & Power and the Vibronics.

There will be two new stages this year, the Dionysus stage promises to offer the best of Irish and UK underground music, ranging from ragin’, retro rockabilly; cutting edge, experimental, riff-churning beat-combos to outright insanity, and the Low End arena hosted by !Kaboogie, Reach & Wobble will feature sets from the best Irish Djs and Producers from jungle to breakcore to dub.

Line-up so far

Main Stage
Múm / Gravenhurst / Daedelus / Build An Ark / Poets Of Rhythm
The Victorian English Gentlemens Club / BLK JKS + Much More TBC

Alphabet Set Stage
Clark (Warp, UK) / Taskforce (MFTC, UK) / Shackleton(skull disco, de)
Clouds (live) (nopa, 2nd drop, FL) / Cotti(soul jazz, bassface, UK )
ItalTek(planet mu, uk) / Datasette (AI, UK) / Super Extra Bonus Party
Colz&Grizzle / Sunken Foal (planet mu) / Filaria (bugklinik, acroplane)/ Solen
Sarsparilla / The Wax Ensemble (be) / Infomatics / Ed Devane / Fringe / cignol
Prince Kong fet Jah Balance / Nouveau Noise / Fran Hartnett / Bluefood
16hz&Joanny Oakley / Vince McMahon / Worries Outernational / P77 + More TBC

Rootical Reggae
Festus Coxsone / Levi Roots / Rod Taylor / Tena Stelin / Word Sound & Power
Jimmy Ranks / Conscious sounds / Culture Freeman / Vibronics / Madu Messenger
Jah Marnyah / Universal Rockers / Firehouse Skank / Revelation

Dionysus Stage
Blood or whiskey / Killnaboy / The Dubtones / The Blame / Roosky
Estel / Droppin Bombs / The Offenders / Bats / DEAD PLANTS / El Bastardo
Green Monitor / Hightown Crows / Ilya K / Jinx Lennon / Jung turks
Leonard And Bubbas Delicous Goo-Goo Cluster / Los Langeros / Spank
Rarely Seen Above Ground / Spellbound / Ten Past Seven / Terrordactyl

The Lowend
Barry Delta / Ricky Force / Safetyboy / Ernie
Stacks / Code / Source / Jet Li / Bonz / Synergy
Impact Djs / Beckett / Shopen / Gallifari


Naphta / Don Rosco / 2-Bit / Major Grave
Redmonk / Nez / Miles Iwes / A-Force
Radikal guru / Noid the Droid / Get Low
Roots Factory Crew

Sixfoot Apprentice / The Nihilist / Thatboytim / Nedule
Rodney / The Geek / PCP / Dj Class A / Oshroom+Nippoman
Kalpol / Subone / Deeboh / Rickie K! / Halfdutch / Baz
Fukrewindz / Alienhand / Pastamasta / Ste Noor / Assquake Djs

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  • Rob

    Thanks for the mention Niall(er).
    Just been putting up tunes from the Dionysus stage on MySpace.

    Jasper of Poo Promotions fame is running things on Friday and Satur-day, and then we’re taking over from 9pm through the night and on until Sunday/Monday morn.

  • can’t wait for this
    should be a good laugh

  • mike

    further additions include Warsaw Village Band, David Kitt, Skazz, Giveamanakick, Walter Mitty & the Realists…