FLEET FOXES * UNDERWORLD * RÓISÍN MURPHY * MURA MASA
* SPECIAL GUESTSVILLAGERS *
FIRST AID KIT * MOGWAI * CHAKA KHAN * NILS FRAHM * YASIIN BEY FKA MOS DEF *
* THE NEW POWER GENERATION PRINCES LEGENDARY BAND * JIMMY CLIFF * KELELA * GROOVE ARMADA (DJ SET) * BOOKA SHADE * DAVID AUGUST LIVE *
THE BLACK MADONNA * HOT CHIP (MEGAMIX) * HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR * MARIBOU STATE * JAPE * GHOSTPOET * TALOS * SAUL WILLIAMS * THE GO! TEAM * ISAAC GRACIE * J COLLERAN * THE LOST BROTHERS * THIS IS THE KIT * HORSE MEAT DISCO * SAINT SISTER * ELDER ISLAND * THE BOOTLEG BEATLES *
SHANTI CELESTE * GRANDBROTHERS * whenyoung * OSCAR JEROME * BOOKA BRASS * FISH GO DEEP * BIIG PIIG * MARIA KELLY * DAVID KEENAN * NIALLER9 *
Plus many more to be announced across 10 stages of music, theatre, comedy, spoken word and more
August Bank Holiday Weekend – 3-5, 2018
Curraghmore Estate, County Waterford
All Together Now. A brand new festival in a stunning setting steeped in beauty, drama and history.
This August Bank Holiday, join us for a weekend of freedom and escapism through music, spoken word, comedy, theatre, debate, art and workshops.
The fantastic Curraghmore Estate is Ireland’s largest private estate and will play host to 10 stages including an alfresco crystal ballroom, Spiegeltent and a multitude of hidden and quirky gems. This 3000 acre world is home to lakes, fields, tree lined lanes, an intricate shell house, stone circles, crystals, courtyards, streams, fountains, woodlands, lawns – scenery truly befitting an festival of this nature.
Music is integral part of this intimate and special gathering. We have announced a series of amazing musical acts joining us for our maiden voyage. If you are keen for a little taste of some of the acts we’ve got coming to play, check out the live feed from Coachella to see the likes of All Together Now guests Fleet Foxes, First Aid Kit and more. We are now delighted to reveal TWELVE more incredible musical talents who will take to the magical stages of All Together Now.
VILLAGERS have been prominent on the Irish and international scene since the release of their Becoming A Jackal. The record was nominated for tonnes of awards, including bagging nominations for the Mercury Prize and Choice Music Prize. In 2013 they released Awayland, which won the Choice Music Prize and was once again short listed for the coveted Mercury Prize. In 2016, their 3rd LP Darling Arithmetic won the prestigious Ivor Novello Award. With the release of their fourth studio album on the cards later this year, and a reputation as one of the most captivating performers on stage today, this show will be very special indeed.
We are thrilled to announce that hip-hop artist YASIIN BEY will be performing at this year’s festival. Since his emergence on the world stage in the late 90s, Bey, best known by his stage name MOS DEF, has earned a reputation not only as a highly respected recording artist, but also as an actor and activist. Having started out as one half of Black Star with fellow hip-hop artist Talib Kweli, they recently announced that after 20 years they’ll be joining forces once again to work on a new album. In the meantime, we can’t wait to see what Bey has in store.
At the beginning of March, DAVID AUGUST released his second album, DCXXXIX A.C. This record sees August, who’s been on hiatus for a year, embracing ambient music. The hour-long release is made up of 24 tracks, mostly recorded in single takes, that form “one long breath,” as the artist puts it. This is the first release from his label 99CHANTS, a new platform through which August aims to put out 99 total releases from an array of producers. August was last heard with a pair of 12-inches for Ninja Tune’s Counter Records offshoot back in 2016.
Next up, we’ve got a cast of performers and musicians collectively known as HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR. With an ever-revolving lineup, this dance project continues to mix genres like house and disco and all led by Andy Butler. Four albums later, collaborations with John Grant, Rogue Mary, the smoky voiced Krystle Warren and many more along the way helps keep the project inventive and creative. They have soundtracked thousands of dance parties with their fun disco sound!
With their fifth album Semicircle released at the start of this year, we are ecstatic to welcome Brighton band THE GO! TEAM to our stage. The six-piece produce infectious songs that are jam-packed with pop, rock and indie combinations. Famed for their awesome videos, their live shows are a treat – so prepare to dance and smile your way through their set. Expect ‘girl-group bubblegum, giddy cheers, and peppy drums’ (The Gaurdian)
22-year-old British musician ISAAC GRACIE will take to the stage. Inspired by familiar greats in Radiohead, Leonard Cohen, and Bob Dylan, Isaac has an instinctive knack for writing a devastating melody, and a voice honed to precision. His self-produced debut track Last Words was picked up by the likes of Huw Stephens, Annie Mac, Zane Lowe and John Kennedy, and has hit over one million plays! Following an acclaimed spot at BBC Introducing SXSW showcase in Texas, he has also appeared at Glastonbury, Latitude and The Great Escape. This month saw the release of his debut album “Darling I’m Not OK”.
Irish songwriters and musicians Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland are THE LOST BROTHERS. These are two very special musicians working in harmony and in unison. Since their debut album Trails of The Lovely in 2008 they have gone from strength to strength with the build-up to their brand new acclaimed album produced by Howe and Gabriel Sullivan called ‘Halfway Towards A Healing’ – “a sequence of beautifully crafted reflective songs that cruise along in an admirably unshowy way” – The Irish Times. Fresh from wowing audiences at SXSW in Austin this March, we look forward to their show.
J COLLERAN, formally known as MMOTHS, has dropped the moniker and has changed direction. An electronic producer and creator of textured pop-electronica, his latest release, “O+SOH” is a hypnotic sweeping soundscape, an amazing taster from his eagerly anticipated debut LP, which will be released this summer, ahead of his show at All Together Now!
Bristol based trio ELDER ISLAND are swiftly becoming renowned for their rich and unique sound. Katy’s sweet and soulful tones flow over multi-layered synths, beats, and melodic broodings to stir up any crowd to get up and dance. Sonically placed somewhere between the likes of The xx, Sylvan Esso, Mount Kimbie & Maribou State, there is no denying Elder Island are carving out a home for themselves in our musical landscape.
The world’s most successful Beatles tribute band ever – THE BOOTLEG BEATLES have been bringing audiences of all ages sheer joy with their hit-packed setlists. Established in 1980, they have gone on to play huge, notable shows across the globe – and have become stalwarts and favourites of the Glastonbury Festival scene. Imagine lying back on the grass in the August sunshine while they play – love is all you need.
OSCAR JEROME has been honing his craft as a musician from a young age. He has worked as vocalist, guitarist and composer with countless acts and grown through the thriving South London music scene. Jerome brings all of his influences together, sighting artists such as Gil Scott-Heron, George Benson, John Martyn, The Clash, Ali Farka Toure and Jay Dilla. His creative vision is to make music with sincerity and pay homage to his countless inspirations. With an acclaimed live show that has taken in Boiler Room, Jazz Cafe, Union Chapel to name a few, Oscar Jerome is well on his way to becoming a major draw.
The atmospheric folk of MARIA KELLY will be a great addition to our line up. Growing up in Mayo, Maria spent many years crafting and developing her sound into a delicate blend of atmospheric-alt-folk. First taking influence from the story-telling elements of Irish-trad, as well as artists like Regina Spektor and Lisa Hannigan. Maria released her track ‘Stitches’ and was quickly named one of ‘The 50 Best Tracks of 2016’ in The Irish Times. The track went on to garner an impressive 180,000 streams on Spotify. Her brand new double sided single Dark Places / Small Talk is out on 27th April.
12 miles of stone walls enclose the grounds, creating a magical space for this 15,000 capacity event. There will be plenty to see and to do, to spark your imagination, to capture your attention. Music to dance to, spoken word to be moved by, theatre to be entranced by, treats for the senses. Bespoke cocktails, fantastic feasts, musical treats and so much more.
It is important to us to create a festival for families and kids to enjoy, be inspired by, to be safe at and to feel cared for. We have curated an area to adhere to this ethos called…. Kids Together.
This glorious setting is perfect for its proximity to some of Ireland’s largest cities – just 50 minutes from Cork and 90 minutes from Dublin – with plenty of transport links from all main hubs. Unpack your tent for this 3-day camping festival or check out our bespoke accommodation options. Those with families can make their 3 day home in our Family Camping Area, an independent space to retreat to with your little ones. With a handy instalment plan (only available up until 27 April), it’s never been easier to book. Tier One and Tier Two tickets are now totally sold out, with limited Tier Three Tickets on sale – so move quickly!
Fabulous landscapes, the dramatic backdrops, secret spots and hidden gems all lie in wait for you at All Together Now.