Acts announced for first ever Love The People festival in Offaly
The line-up of acts for the first ever Love The People festival in Offaly has been announced.
The music festival will take place in Lee's Live Music Venue in Tullamore kicking off at 6pm on Saturday, June 25.
Singer-songwriter Dave Peyton heads up the amazing group of performers at the festival. The Daingean native became a household name when his band Dave’s Radio reached the finals of RTE's You're a Star in 2005, performing their original song '100 Ways' at the Helix in Dublin. He has shared the stage with many notable musicians, including The Frames, The Blizzards, Avril Lavigne, The Editors,The Pogues and Sister Sledge. After a ten year hiatus from music Dave released the single 'Baby Come On' in 2020.
Galway musician Daithí who is best known for producing electronic music inspired by Irish culture will perform at the new festival. The two time choice award nominee combines nature recordings, old Irish samples and analog synths to create a unique type of Irish house music. His single 'Mary Keanes Introduction' went viral in Ireland in 2015. It featured Daithi's 90-year-old grandmother at the start of the track, talking about how she met her husband.
Singer-songwriter Farah Elle will take to the stage. She has melded her combined North African and Irish heritage to create a sound that is thoroughly contemporary. To date, Farah has played at numerous prestigious venues and festivals in Ireland including Vicar Street, The Sugar Club, Electric Picnic, and All Together Now. In November 2021, Farah collaborated with renowned folk musician Liam Ó Maonlaí for a performance commissioned specially for the RTÉ Radio1 Folk Awards.
Successful music artist, Mik Pyro will make an appearance at Love The People. Mik has shared stages with U2, The Roots, Ian Brown, The Neville Brothers, Guns n Roses, Snow Patrol and the New York Dolls. He also co-produced a track for Sinead O’Connor and has appeared with her on stage several times.
Rapper Nealo is no stranger to the festival circuit and is sure to provide an entertaining performance. Taking influence from Jazz Rap, Conscious Rap and R&B, his lyrics blend deeply rooted personal philosophies with classic Dublinisms in a manner that is equal parts emotive and compelling. Nealo's 2020 debut album, 'All The Leaves Are Falling' has been praised by press and fans alike, with The Irish Times commenting that "Nealo wins by tapping into the disillusionment he shares with so many peers."
DJ Steve Reddy will close out the festival, bringing his eclectic mix of indie, house and disco music.
Tickets for the festival cost €27 and are available from eventbrite.ie.