BIMM graduates and students will be kept busy this summer with festival performances in their own bands and as session musicians with other artists across Ireland and abroad. Check out below for where and when you can catch some of their gigs!
Body & Soul, Westmeath June 21st – June 23rd
Celebrating their ‘10th Year of Joy Anniversary’, Body & Soul invite you to ‘shed your weekday skin and transform for a weekend of spellbinding music and performance, immersive art installations, mind-expanding workshops, thought-provoking discussions, glittering woodland discos, soothing wood-fired hot tubs and unparalleled gastronomic experiences.’
Sea Sessions, Donegal June 21st – June 24th
Ireland’s answer to beach festivals, Sea Sessions is sure to be bigger and better than before, with headliners, such as, Sigrid, Clean Bandit and Two Door Cinema Club along with BIMM graduates and and students, Le Boom, Classic Yellow and Thumper.
Glastonbury, UK June 26th – June 30th
Returning from its yearlong break, Glastonbury is back and possibly better than ever! Crowds of 135, 000 festival goers will descend on Worthy Farm this year for artists such as BIMM Bristol Success Story George Ezra, The Killers, The Cure, Stormzy, and Miley Cyrus to name a few. Sharing the stage along with them will be Fontaines D.C, All the Brave Hunters, Leila Jane and Moon Looks On.
Knockanstockan, Wicklow July 19th – July 21st
Returning to Blessington Co. Wicklow for another year, Knockanstockan is the festival where you can find some of the most exciting Irish artists performing. Catch Wastefellow, Farrah Elle, Vernon Jane, Leila Jane, Munky, Bicurious and Thumper over the weekend.
All Together Now, Waterford August 2nd – August 4th
Settling into its second year, ATN will return to Curraghmore House this bank holiday weekend. Set on the grounds of the Marquess of Waterford, festival goers can take in music, theatre, comedy and some of the best festival food in Ireland! Headliners for 2019 include, The National, Patti Smith, Hot Chip and John Grant. Fontaines D.C and The Murder Capital, plus many more acts to be announced will take to the stage across the weekend.
Indiependence, Cork August 2nd – August 4th
Also taking place during the August bank holiday, Indiependence will be returning for its 13th year! Performing over the weekend will be Bastille, Biffy Clyro, Catfish and the Bottlemen along with BIMM grads Le Boom and AE Mak and current students Laoise and Somebody’s Child.
Summer in the City, Waterford June 1st – August 17th
Looking for free gigs this Summer? Check out Summer in the City in Waterford. With gigs taking place every weekend, you can catch some music, comedy and dance, with acts, such as, Mundy, Fred Cooke and Junior Brother. BIMM alumni and students, Chinese Newspaper, Thumper, Sick Love, Munky and Becky Cody will perform across the summer.
Beatyard, Dublin August 3rd & 4th
Looking for food, fun and the sea? Beatyard returns to Dun Laoghaire for 2019 with Groove Armada, Grandmaster Flash and Soulé. Dublin’s r’n’b singer-songwriter Erica Cody and Toshín will be performing over the weekend, expect soul and funky goodness!
Another Love Story, Dublin August 16th – 18th
Another Love Story is in its 6th year and is a bespoke festival weekender of music, art, conversation, food & frolics nestled amongst the graceful charm of and 18th Century home – Killyon Manor. BIMM graduates, AE Mak, Wastefellow and Anna Mieke will be taking to the stage across the weekend.
Lollapolooza, Berlin September 7th & 8th
Berlin’s two-day music festival returns with its fifth festival. Artists, such as, Twenty One Pilots, Kings of Leon and Billie Eilish will perform in the Olympic Stadium and Park along with BIMM graduate Colin Lyons with Lilla Vargen and Laoise.