Birdy is the latest name confirmed to play an outdoor show in the intimate confines of Dublin's Iveagh Gardens this summer. Following a sold-out performance in Vicar Street this week, the 17-year-old will return for a much bigger show in the pop-up venue off Harcourt Street on Sunday 20th July next.
Since first emerging as a shy teenager in 2011, Birdy has catapulted herself into a realm of pop stardom across the world. Her debut single, a rendition of Bon Iver’s 'Skinny Love', placed Birdy amongst some of the UK's most promising singer/songwriters of our present time and her young age immediately drew obvious comparisons with the likes of Laura Marling. The track proved to be a huge success around the world, reaching gold certification in the UK and Ireland, platinum certification in Belgium, France and Switzerland, triple platinum in Holland and a ground-breaking five times platinum in Australia. Her follow-up singles 'People Help The People' and '1901' again followed suit, selling hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide.
Birdy’s self-titled, UK gold-certified debut album shot straight to #1 in Australia, Belgium, Holland and France upon its release in 2011 and debuted in the Official Top 20 in the UK. The album featured her unique interpretations of songs by much-loved artists of the singer such as Bon Iver, Cherry Ghost, Phoenix, The National and The xx.
Definitely one to watch and considering that she's joining the likes of The National, Little Green Cars and Christy Moore in headlining an Iveagh Gardens gig shows exactly how highly thought of she is.
Tickets go on sale Thurs March 13th at 9am.