Match&Fuse Festival: Dublin 2017

Match&Fuse Festival: Dublin 2017

Saturday, 16 September 2017, 2.00pm

Diatribe presents

Match&Fuse Festival Dublin 2017

Twelve musicians, six countries, four days, three brand new bands - featuring the best of a new wave of cutting-edge European musicians.

In the spirit of reunifying Europe at a time of unrest and disparity; this September, Match&Fuse are placing an even greater emphasis on the 'fused' side of things. After hugely successful past festivals in London, Oslo, Rome, Warsaw and Toulouse, this year, nine musicians have been invited from France, UK, Switzerland, Norway and Belgium to collaborate with some of Ireland's most exciting artists. After three days of collaborative workshops, the newly formed ensembles will perform at dlr LexIcon on Saturday 16th September at 2pm. Tickets available from

These groups will then go on to perform at other M&F events around Europe at later dates, including Match&Fuse Festival Zúrich 2017 from the 28th - 30th September.

Irish artists : Brendan Doherty (drums) | Sam Comerford (sax) | Chris Guilfoyle (guitar)

French artists : Julien Desprez (guitar/electronics) | Carla Gaudré (sax) | Maxime Delporte (bass)

Swiss artists : Nils Fischer (sax) | TBC (drums)

Belgian artists : Anneleen Boehme (bass) | Lynn Cassiers (vocals/electronics)

UK artist : Heidi Heidelberg (vocals/guitar)

Norwegian artist : Hilde Marie Holsen (trumpet/electronics)

Between them, these artists have represented their countries at the highest level, won numerous awards, performed at the most prestigious festivals around the world and recorded with the leading lights of their respective scenes.

So, expect fireworks in Dublin this September as Match&Fuse rolls into town...

Match&Fuse – it’s all in the name: we match bands from different countries and then they ‘fuse’ together to create new works. Run by a genuine network of supportive producers, we commission collaborations and are building a reputation for events in imaginative contexts. Bands get the chance to play outside their homeland and audiences the opportunity to see the most exciting instrumental and vocal music from the European underground.

Diatribe is Ireland's leading record label for new sounds. Founded in 2007, they have released over 20 critically-acclaimed albums from the most innovative and boundary-pushing artists working in Ireland.

Support from:

Pro Helvetia, Music Norway, Les Productions du Vendredi, Newpark Music Centre, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Bureau Export France, Aubergine Artist Management, Kagitani, Arts Council Ireland

Previous M&F Festivals:

London 2012 | 13 bands | 8 countries | 2000 people attending |
Oslo 2013 | 24 bands | 10 countries | 2500 people attending |
Rome 2014 | 23 bands | 9 countries | 3500 people attending
Warsaw 2015 | 10 bands | 8 countries | 1000 people attending |
Toulouse 2016 | 16 bands | 8 countries | 2000 people attending |


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Published on 5 August 2017

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