OK so after a lot of thought, phone calls, and late nights we can announce our Lineup for 2014. We are really happy with it and feel we have not only lots of strong international acts but a good mix with some of the best Irish acts out there. For the first time we have 2 Americans, Kelis and The Dandy Warhols as our headliners but feel immense pride in announcing The Strypes as our 3rd Headline act. The Strypes have played the last 2 years and have rocketed from our surfers village in front of a 100 people to headlining our Main Stage. We have also launched our Unsigned Sessions competition for new and upcoming acts, info here
We have lots of other news which we will fill you in on in the coming weeks. For now feast your eyes on some amazing artists below.
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First out of the blocks is Harlem-bred vocalist Kelis. With a brand new album called “Food” to be released in April and a string of hits, “Milkshake” “Trick Me” “Acapella” anyone? Kelis is real headline material. Her new album is “Rootsy but not Retro” with lots of percussive beats , brass and funk on a platform of modern production.
The Dandy Warhols
Alongside Kelis are fellow Americans “The Dandy Warhols.” Known worldwide for their global smash “Bohemian Like You” The Dandy’s, as they’re known to their loyal fans, have 8 albums and a lot of mind blowing tours behind them.
Speaking of America “The Strypes”, who are gong down an absolute storm stateside, have come a long way since they played way down the line up at Sea Sessions 2012. They’re now one of the headliners and their energetic Bluesy Rock’n'Roll is what Sea Sessions is all about. The Cavan natives are by all accounts really excited about their landmark set.
Another act who’s star is rising quickly is “Ella Eyre” She’s 19, sings on the monster hit “Waiting all Night” by Rudimental and has a voice way beyond her years.
Next up there’s Erol Alkan. He’s been a DJ at the centre of the Electronic music scene for about 15 years. From his legendary Electro club night “Trash”, alongside countless remixes he’s a DJ that is just as relevant now as he was 15 years ago.
Flight Facilities are an Australian Indie / Electrco live act that are really making a name for themselves. Their tune “Crave You” was a massive underground hit all around the world
Speaking of relevant, one of the most exciting acts to come out of the UK at the moment has to be “Drenge” Their mix of heavy blues rock with only 2 on stage won them best new band in the NME.
The Dub Pistols
Rabble rousers “The Dub Pistols” are a band that have been on The Sea Sessions radar for a while. Few acts can ignite a festival crowd like this lot. Expect a mix of Punk / Reggae/ Drum and Bass and whatever else you’re having to send the SS crowd into a frenzy.
Back by overwhelming popular demand is “DJ Yoda” His audio visual DJ set went down so well that the promoters were literally begged to bring him back. His eclectic miss-mash is always a real treat.
Lonnie Liston Smith
The term legend is thrown around a little too often these days but that term needs to be reserved for Jazz/Funk maestro “Lonnie Liston Smith” He’s played with Miles Davis no less and his track “Expansions” is a bona-fide classic
“Walking On Cars” “The Minutes” “Hudson Taylor” and “Raglans” are a quartet of Irish bands all on the up and up. These are 4 of the best live Irish acts out there and could easily be headlining festivals in the near future. We can promise these acts will produce sets that will electrify the audiences. It really will be ‘you should have been there kinda sets’.
There really is a wealth of International and Irish talent throughout the lineup. All the way from Tennessee you have Bluegrass or should we say Rock-Grass stars “Hayseed Dixie“. From Georgia U.S you’ve got singer-songwriter “Ron Pope.” From London and Leeds respectively “Trojan Sound System” think Reggae with bleeps and “Gentlemans Dub Club“, think Reggae with Brass. From Dublin and Africa you’ve got the 14 piece “Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble“. Sun Ladders from Brooklyn, Friction from BBC Radio 1, Fish Go Deep from Cork, Hermitage Green from Limerick, Southern from Belfast, 2 Bad Mice and Ghost Culture both from London and you truly have a world wide line-up.
Other acts on the line up include, Funeral Suits, Billy Scurry, Sirkus Sirkuz, The Dead Prezidents, Rackhouse Pilfer, Mojo Gogo, Slowplacelikehome, Corner Boy, New Secret Weapon, Cause ‘n’ Effect, G Frequency, Pyramid Hill, Eoin Glacken, Dean Gurrie, Stone Free, In Their Thousands, Fiona-Maria Fitzpatrick, Anthony C, Will Softly plus more to be announced.
Check out our Lineup page for full details here