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General News / December 17, 2019

‘New Voices’ to showcase breakthrough talent including April, Jeorge II & more on NYD

General News / December 17, 2019

‘New Voices’ to showcase breakthrough talent including April, Jeorge II & more on NYD

New decade, new voices.

Brush off the cobwebs from the previous night’s antics and get down to Wigwam to see a carefully curated showcase of some of the country’s most exciting acts on New Year’s Day in Wigwam.

The new year gives an opportunity to look back on what’s happened and chance to make predictions, set new goals and refocus. With that in mind we rounded up a number of acts that left their mark in 2019 in their respective fields and are set to be trailblazers in 2020.

Not restricted to any one genre or sound, the line-up is a reflection of the huge variety of talent existing across the country and is a vignette into what the future holds for Irish music.

Following her stunning performances at Other Voices Rachael Lavelle will be on hand to provide hypnotic and haunting vocals sure to dissolve any lingering NYE hangover.

Rachael Lavelle

Good Buzz collective’s Bobbi Arlo recently released an absolute anthem in the shape of ‘Berries’. Her pop sensibilities and ear for a catchy hook are obvious and she’ll be getting things moving upstairs in Wigwam.

Jeorge II is a relative new comer but he’s been making serious noise in 2019 with his hard hitting delivery, no holds barred approach and emphatic live performances. Ready to start 2020 with a bang he’ll be spitting some serious bars at ‘New Voices’.

Bedroom pop is certainly having a moment, with the emergence of Girl In Red and Clairo’s rise to superstardom, April could be next in line for a breakout year in 2020. Her soft and introspective sounds are as comforting as they are catchy.

Longford’s Ama dropped one of the most slept on albums of 2019. He frequently chops it up between crooning vocal patterns and rapid-fire bars, but whatever he does is underlined by a commitment to clean production and head nodding tracks.

Credit:  Byhoney
Credit: Byhoney

Lacing themes of self-love, acceptance and resilience throughout her catalog, Tolu Makay has a knack for pulling at heartstrings. There’s obvious potential for her to become a household name and we’re delighted to have her perform.

In association with FOURFOUR the basement is being taken over by a number of DJs. On New Year’s Day providing tunes right through until 21.00 is Peggsy, Hank LW, Pagan, Purple Ice and Aaron Nolan.

‘New Voices’ takes place at on 1 January, kicking off at 12.00 with District DJs in Wigwam.

Click here for the Facebook event.