WHELAN’S LIVE STAGE AT LONGITUDE
17th-19th July 2015
Whelan’s Live stage line-up revealed!
The Whelan’s Live stage makes a welcome return to Longitude this summer bringing some of the finest up & coming bands to Marlay Park. Having celebrated their 25th anniversary last year the Whelan’s Live stage at Longitude continues the iconic venues ethos of showcasing quality new artists.
Performing this year will be Wolf Alice fresh from their stunning Glastonbury appearance and release of their critically acclaimed debut album, one of the most exciting homegrown acts this year Girl Band, Mercury Prize nominated Nick Mulvey, Punk duo Slaves and Sheffield rockers Drenge.
Also joining them will be New Orleans based songwriter Benjamin Booker, London psych-pop four piece Gengahr, Australian singer-songwriter Josef Salvat who first captured our attention with his version of the Rihanna hit ‘Diamonds’, US rockers The Districts, London electro pop newcomers Haelos handpicked by Radio 2 as a Next Hype act, Essex indie quartet The Bohicas and homegrown acts Otherkin, Spies and Princess who will be playing their final show ever at the festival.
Also featuring on the Whelan’s Live stage are Level Heads, Madison Front and The Dead Sets.
All three acts were chosen as winners of CANVAS, the Grainstore’s Youth Arts Committee, Battle of the Bands. Each winner was chosen by public vote of those who attended the recent final of the competition at the Grainstore, Cabinteely.