by / January 13th, 2017 /

State Faces ’17 launch gig tonight

By now you’ll have hopefully seen our beautiful Faces of ’17 site, capturing our twenty artists for the year ahead in a series of stunning images from State’s team of photographers. We didn’t want to miss the opportunity to celebrate the fact so once again we’re hosting the Upstair’s venue as part of Whelan’s Ones To Watch, featuring six of our chosen acts plus a couple of special guests in the shape of Sun.Set.Ships and Shrug Life.

Here’s your running order for tonight:


20:30-21:00: Sun.Set.Ships
21:15-21:45: Farah Elle (photographed above for Faces ’17 by Olga Kuzmenko)
22:00-22:30: ELE
22:45-23:15: Hiva Oa
23:30-00:00: Tebi Rex
00:15-00:45: Shrug Life
01:00-01:30: Beauty Sleep
01:45-02:15: The Optimists

In addition Faces Ruth and The Fontaines will be in the main room tonight, plus Bad Sea and Pale Rivers play the festival on Sunday night.