The first unmissable gig of the year, First Fortnight closes with another typically diverse bill of musical talent.
Headliners HEATHERS have enjoyed a meteoric rise in Ireland and are now making in-roads internationally. Twins Louise and Ellie Macnamara, who make up the band, have enjoyed a hugely successful 2013 so far having played a run of sold out shows across the country. The 23-year-old sisters are currently writing songs for their third album, while their 2013 Choice-nominated album Kingdom will be released through Sony Red in the USA next April.
One of the best live bands in the country, Come On Live Long last year complemented their stunning sets in dingy Dublin venues with the release of one of the debut albums of the year. Bridging the gap between folk and electronica, Everything Fall is laced with fast-paced summer-tinged rock amid slow burning atmospherics that must be heard in a live setting to truly be believed. If Come on Live Long were one of the bands of 2013, then Vann Music look poised to occupy a similar position in 2014. Having released their debut EP last June, the four-piece have sold out headline shows and rocked Longitude and Electric Picnic with their pulsating and melodic electro-rock. A much anticipated debut album is expected in the coming 12 months.
The First Fortnight finale gig is held in association with SpunOut.ie, a not-for-profit website created by young people for young people, aiming to promote general wellbeing and healthy living.
More acts to be announced soon!