1. Wyvern Lingo – Saturday 20:45 @ Big Top Stage

The Bray trio have been making waves in the music industry both in Ireland and abroad since the release of their debut EP ‘The Widow Knows’ last year. Fresh from touring the US with Hozier, Wyvern Lingo’s eclectic mix of catchy hooks and intricate harmonies are sure to win them a legion of new fans following their appearance this weekend!

Wyvern Lingo – Used (Official Video)

  1. The Academic – Sunday 17:50 @ Main Stage

Despite having only left school in recent years, The Academic have all the live performance experience and ability to rival any Irish band. The Mullingar indie-rock outfit spent time touring with Irish rock veterans Delorentos earlier this year and are sure to lift the roof off the Main Stage at Indie.

The Academic – Different (Official Lyric Video)

  1. Heroes in Hiding – Friday 19:30 @ Beer Hall

Dublin-based Heroes in Hiding released their second EP ‘Decorated Absence’ in June to rave reviews. Old and new fans alike packed out The Twisted Pepper for their EP launch last month to hear the exciting mix of Heroes’ famed folk-rock sound with new electronic elements. The energy of this band’s live performance simply cannot be matched and if there’s one act you’ll want to have seen at this year’s festival it’s Heroes in Hiding.

Heroes in Hiding – Can’t Dance

  1. Róisín O – Saturday 18:50 @ Main Stage

With her recent single ‘If You Got Love’ having become an unofficial anthem in the run up to Ireland’s Marriage Equality Referendum in May, Róisín O has been making huge strides as an artist in her own right this year. Hailing from the musical family that includes Mary Black and Danny O’Reilly, the writing was on the wall that she too would forge a career in music. However, with her band in tow, the music takes inspiration from many genres with indie guitar elements, strong folk melodies and catchy pop hooks and is undeniably original.

Róisín O – If You Got Love

  1. Little Hours – Saturday 19:30 @ Big Top Stage

The Meteor Award nominated Singer-Songwriter duo from Donegal released their debut single ‘It’s Still Love’ this year to a fantastic reception from fans and critics alike. Having amassed over 60,000 plays on Spotify alone this year, Little Hours’ intimate live set is sure to draw a crowd to the Big Top this Saturday.

Little Hours – It’s Still Love (Official Video)

  1. Mindriot – Saturday 20:30 @ Beer Hall

Describing their sound as ‘soul music with grunt’ Mindriot are making their second appearance at Indiependence this year. Playing the festival in their native Mitchelstown means they will draw a home crowd as well as newfound fans from playing around the country in recent months, including a hugely successful gig in Dublin’s esteemed Whelan’s venue earlier this year. For rock fans and just regular music lovers alike, Mindriot’s set is sure to offer something different, albeit still crowd-pleasing, with their stomping rhythms and booming vocals in the Beer Hall this weekend.

Mindriot // LOW (Official Video)