The Scratch, Pretty Happy, Kyoto Love Hotel and Thumper Announced for Ireland Music Week 2022

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The Scratch, Pretty Happy, Kyoto Love Hotel and Thumper Announced for Ireland Music Week 2022

ROE, Bobbi Arlo, Paper Clap and Seba Safe also among the fifty acts on the line-up.

The annual music showcase and conference Ireland Music Week has announced the acts that will perform at this year’s event, taking place from 4 to 7 October. The showcase, which is organised by First Music Contact, will take place live in Dublin for the first time since 2019 following online events in 2020 and 2021. 

The showcases, which are attended by international bookers, labels, publishers, managers, agents, and other industry professionals, will take place at the Grand Social, Lost Lane and the Workman’s Club on 6 and 7 October. The conference events, which are yet to be announced, will take place at Lost Lane. 

Over five hundred acts applied and fifty were chosen by a panel of industry professionals. Included in this year’s showcase is Cork art-punk band Pretty Happy, Dublin four-piece The Scratch, and noise rock band THUMPER, who released their debut album Delusions of Grandeur in March.

Also on the line-up is electro-pop duo Kyoto Love Hotel; Derry singer-songwriter ROE; rap artist Bobbi Arlo; Meath hip hop duo Paper Clap; singer-songwriter Seba Safe; and indie grunge band Pixie Cut Rhythm Orchestra. 

Ireland Music Week will again partner with Keychange – a network promoting gender equality in the music industry –  and three international artists will also perform at the festival: Mise en Scene from Canada, Sunna Margrét from Iceland and Misia Furtak from Poland. The festival will have at least a 50% representation of women and underrepresented gender minorities on its line-up.

Commenting on this year’s event, Angela Dorgan, CEO of First Music Contact, said:

Having successfully kept Ireland Music Week and our showcasing artists in the international calendar over two years of lockdown we are beyond excited to see the line-up of spectacular talent that will fill the rooms of our venues over October 6th and 7th. Year after year Ireland is producing world-beating music talent in incredibly diverse genres and we are honoured to present them to local audiences and international delegates, who will help them develop their professional careers.

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Full festival line-up:

Alex Tierney
Aoife Wolf
Arthur Valentine
Bobbi Arlo
Bog Bodies
Bullet Girl
Chris Wong
Ellie O’neill
Floor Show
Grave Goods
Helen Murray
Isaac Jones
Jeorge Ii
Katie Phelan
Kyoto Love Hotel
Last Apollo
Laura Duff
Lauren Ann
Lemonade Shoelace
Lucy Mcwilliams
Lydia Ford
Matt Ó
Mount Palomar
Moving Still
Naked Lungs
Negro Impacto
Of All Living Things
Paper Clap
Pixie Cut Rhythm Orchestra
Pretty Happy
Really Good Time
Ria Rua
Seba Safe
Sky Atlas
Sweet Lemondae
The Scratch

Published on 19 July 2022

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