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Mindriot

“MINDRIOT originally formed in 1992 and were influenced by bands of the time ranging from Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Metallica, Kerbdog, Life of Agony and everything in between. Being very close childhood friends, over the years MINDRIOT have broken up, gotten back...

CRAIC APPEAL

Craic Appeal is an Irish hip hop collective, formed in Ireland in 2013. The group consists of adept rappers Zisto, Shak, SMann and S.G Guillotine. In unison, these members bring together their various cultural backgrounds and experiences of their home countries such...

THE PALE

THE PALE A band that refuse to be pigeonholed, tied down by genres, trends or musical movements, The Pale are one of the most compelling live acts to emerge from Ireland's Indie Scene. Gearing up for the release of their thirteenth album, the band will be showcasing...

WOLFF

'A busy port town in Ireland's South East is the last place you'd expect such a fearless, dark & raw sound to emerge from. With the respective birthplaces of blues & grunge situated thousands of miles away, location becomes a mere fact of conscious reality once you...

MICK KONSTANTIN

MICK KONSTANTIN How did it all start?  I started getting into music in my early teens. We had a piano at home so I taught myself how to play and the singing quickly followed. Busking on Grafton Street seemed like a brilliant idea of how to make a few bob during...

THE LOST BROTHERS

THE LOST BROTHERS There is something special about two musicians in unison. Solo artists bear the brunt of pretty much everything – be it success or failure, joy or misery, it is all on their shoulders. Groups, meanwhile, are mostly perceived as ideal examples of...

GOK WAN

GOK WAN GOK WAN Fashion expert, award-winning TV presenter, author and all round national treasure, Gok Wan has taken the fashion and TV world by storm and has become one of the UK’s most sought-after entertainers.  He made his mark by giving women the confidence to...

SEAMUS FOGARTY

SEAMUS FOGARTY “You know when a song is good enough to let go,” muses Seamus Fogarty of his patient and meticulous approach to songcraft. Over time and tide it’s given rise to the London-based Irish alt-folk and electronica alchemist’s truly magnificent second album...

KILA

Formed at school in Dublin's late 1980's, Kíla are heralded as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands. Their unique sound has been ever evolving, rooted in tradition, yet inspired by a myriad of influences and ideas from all around the world. Often...

NATTY WAILER

NATTIE WAILERNatty Wailer is from and inspired by the old school Reggae of the legendary Bob Marley and the Wailers. Natty recorded and toured with Bob Marley and the Wailers as a keyboard player for over nine years. Natty recorded numerous albums and compilations...

RAT BOY

RAT BOY Rat Boy is the project of Essex native Jordan Cardy. After a few unsuccessful attempts at putting a pop-punk band together in his hometown of Chelmsford, Cardy turned himself into a one-man band, recording a shambling 23-minute mixtape that blended punk...

SWIFTY & KUNIVA D12

SWIFTY & KUNIVA D12, an initialism for The Dirty Dozen, is an American hip hop supergroup from Detroit, Michigan. D12 has had chart-topping albums in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. D12 was formed in 1995, and achieved mainstream success after Eminem...

GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT

GOD IS AN ASTRONAUTGod Is an Astronaut are an acclaimed group from Ireland whose primarily instrumental music combines the epic melodies of post-rock, the precision of electronic-fueled Krautrock à la Tangerine Dream, and elements of space rock. The band is known for...

OBIE TRICE

OBIE TRICE Obie Trice went from no one to someone in the rap world quickly when Eminem signed him to Shady Records and executive produced his debut. Born on the west side of Detroit in the Schoolcraft and Greenfield area, Trice began his rap career humbly. He dropped...

BARE 18 – Our vision for the year ahead

Following 3 sold out years, numerous national awards and one Annus horribilis we are back at it again at our new stately home in Borris House in Co. Carlow for 2018. Early Bird tickets are on sale now from www.barefestival.com and we are also opening submissions for...

Statement Re: BARE17 & BARE18

Hi Everyone, A quick note from us to explain what happened to our festival this year After 3 sold out years and multiple National Awards we felt that the demand for BARE had reached fever pitch. We had grown from a small, local event with festival goers from the...

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