For the second year running, Rocktoberfest is coming to Monroe’s Live, Galway. It’s the city’s only indoor music festival and it’s sure to be a real cracker, with some amazing talent playing over two stages. So, who’s performing this time around?
The Hot Sprockets are a phenomenal live band! The blues-rockers have played over 200 gigs and support slots with The Zutons, The View, Divine Comedy along with festivals including Indie-Pendence, Castlepalooza and Electric Picnic, as well as a sold out show at The Roundhouse, London.
Alternative rock group, The Woodburning Savages burst onto the music scene in 2012 and have since performed at the Glastonbury BBC Introducing Stage, 2014 and have completed a UK wide tour promoting their current EP, ‘Boom’. Their live sets are ablaze with fuzz guitar and infectious, pop/rock melodies. A must see!
Orchid Collective bring their cool, alternative indie/folk to the festival. The Dublin based group launched their debut single ‘Figure it out’ this Summer, which defines their unique pop, indie/folk, sound.
D-day are Galway’s own hot up and coming rock band. Having opened for Thin Lizzy at the Volvo Ocean Race festival in 2012, they have continued to grow their fanbase, owing to their kick ass rock and roll. This year alone has seen them feature in new rock documentary, ‘Musical Exchange’.
Plutonic Dust are Ireland’s coolest live electronic act. Their original upbeat disco sound has a punk/funk style laced with sensual vocals from Veronica Moran.
Alternative Indie Rock group Youth Mass formed in 2010 and the same year released their debut EP Misanthropy to critical acclaim. Their sonic guitar riffs are not to be missed!
Grounds for Invasion are one of Ireland’s most exciting electro pop groups to come on the scene in the last three years. The Galway duo have already been tipped as the band to watch for 2015 by both HotPress magazine and The Irish Times. They released their debut album, ‘Dying Stars’ earlier this year, bringing their dark, disco pop sound to the masses.
Electric pop quartet, Vann Music reached no. 7 in the Irish Airplay charts with their synth-based hit ‘Tina’. They have just released their brand new EP ‘Running’ in March 2015 which was produced by Stephen Hague (New Order, The Pet Shop Boys). You may have been lucky to have caught them performing at Electric Picnic, 2014.
Young, emerging band The Klares, continue to develop their infectious, indie, punk sound. In May 2015, they released their second EP ‘Cookoo’ to critical acclaim, causing U & I Magazine to comment that they ‘could very well be the first Irish band in a generation to actually get excited about’. Ones to watch!
New Irish Indie band My Violet, are an electric pop group from Dublin. The trio’s current release ‘Disintegrate’ was produced by Philip Magee (Kodaline/Miles Kane) and was voted New Song of the Day with joe.ie. If you didn’t catch them at Indiependance, come see why they are billed to become a massive pop hit in Ireland.
Dublin based pop/rock group – ‘The Geddes’ have been causing quite a stir on the Irish music scene since they released their debut single ‘Frontline’ in November of 2014 which was a massive success. Their debut EP (Human), released in May 2015, reached No.1 on the iTunes pop album chart and No.2 on the overall iTunes album chart.
R’n B’ and soul comes to the festival in the guise of Tobi Kaye. Since playing bass for Tolu King at Volvo Ocean Race 2012, the up and coming artist has grown a steady following for his soft rock tones and soulful voice.
Rocktoberfest tickets are available from Monroes.ie.