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5 Amazing Bands to Watch Coming out of Ireland

5 Amazing Bands to Watch Coming out of Ireland

This Summer see’s some of Ireland’s top music performers hit the 2018 festival circuit.

From the veterans of the scene to top emerging acts, we’re definitely spoilt for choice this summer.

Whether you’re seeking to feel the nostalgia or experience the very best quality Irish performers we’re sure you’ll find something to peak your interest.

Here we’ve listed our favourite acts we think you shouldn’t miss this Festival season.

  • Jesse John Heffernan.

This Irish-caribbean artist boasts an infusion of style. From his silky soulful vocals to the funky full sound of his tracks, you’ll find something to groove to. Catch him performing at this year’s Guinness Jazz festival, Cork.

Like his Facebook page to find out more about him.

  • NC Grey

Hugely effortless in performance, NC has been playing at some of Dublin and Ireland’s most well known venues and festivals. This year see’s the rising star hit the road with some tour dates around Ireland and the UK.

Touring dates can be found via her social media platforms.

  • Morrissey & Marshall.

London based – Dublin hailing Rock duo Morrissey and Marshall, inspired by the sounds of the like of ‘The Beatles’, ‘Arctic Monkeys’, ‘Oasis’ and the ‘Everly brothers’. These guys have had numerous notable performances including RTE’s – Saturday Night with Miriam and also supporting ‘The Magic Numbers’. Keep your eyes peeled for them as they continue to go from strength to strength.

Give them a like over on their Facebook page.


Tupelo are an award-winning alt-folk act hailing from Ireland. Featuring members from different musical backgrounds and an all acoustic line-up, the band got together in 2008 and set about creating a sound which can only be described as unique, a result of the melting pot of influences brought to the table from the individual members.

Their brand new album was just released last month and has received numerous brilliant reviews. You can get it via their website here.

Check out their Facebook for more.


Mastering the Stage so naturally, André Bangala a.k.a ROCSTRONG has been performing at some of Ireland’s top Festivals and venues with hugh press acclaim with his original hit track ‘Go Head’ also being featured in an advert for McDonalds and with one listen you’ll hear why, it’s just so catchy and fun.

Find out more about ROCSTRONG over on Facebook.