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RTÉ 2fm announces Rising stage at Body&Soul Festival this June

RTÉ 2fm announces Rising stage at Body&Soul Festival this June

RTÉ 2fm announced today that it will host a 2fm Rising stage at this year’s Body&Soul Festival in Ballinlough, Co. Westmeath on Friday 22 June.

2fm Rising is dedicated to championing new Irish artists that they believe in for the year ahead. The Rising list is a curated list of 12 artists and acts to listen to in 2018 allowing the station to bring these artists to listeners’ attention and share their music on air and online.

The artists confirmed to play 2fm Rising at Body&Soul are: Ships, Le Boom, Laoise, Lyra, Mango x Mathman, Fontaines D.C, Search Party Animal and DAY_S

Bringing 2fm Rising to the live Irish stage this summer 2fm believes Body&Soul is the perfect festival in which to curate this unique line-up of explosive new talent on the Irish music scene.

Director of Music for 2fm Alan Swan said:

"2fm Rising is an integral part of what the station does, we are a public service media station for the Irish youth and for that reason giving airplay to emerging talent and making new music discovery part of our content plan is at the very core of what we do. We want to celebrate new music talent across our schedule with Rising acts play listed across that day and that’s why we are taking a stage and curating acts form the 2018 list along with some other fresh new sounds to one of Ireland’s most prolific music festivals. It’s a privilege that we launch the 2fm Rising stage today with Body&Soul."

Avril Stanley, Festival Director Body&Soul, said:

"One of Body&Soul’s core pillars is that of incubation of the next generation of incredible Irish talent. We are thrilled to partner with RTE 2fm Rising to further this, providing a platform for the very best and brightest Irish musical talent for Friday night on our Woodlands Stage."

Body&Soul takes place at Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath 22-24 June 2018.

Tickets for Body&Soul are on sale via Ticketbooth. Tier 3 tickets are now on sale at €199. Sunday only tickets are available for €70. Instalment plans are available.

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Current announced line up:

Fever Ray / Chronixx / Jon Hopkins (Live) / Iron & Wine / Arca / Baxter Dury / James Holden & The Animal Spirits / Mano Le Tough / Shamir / WhoMadeWho / Son Lux / Fatima Al Qadiri (Live) / Susanne Sundfør / Tank & the Bangas / Pantha Du Prince / Shame / Reykjavíkurdætur / Olof Dreijer / Faka (Live) / Lankum / Saint Sister / The Drifter / Av Av Av  / Baikal / Soulé / Tshegue / Daithi / Riley Pearce / Gus Dapperton / David Keenan / Smerz / R.S.A.G. / Lilla Vargen / Bearcubs / Gundelach / O Emperor / Bitch Falcon / The Busy Twist / Mama Snake / ROE  / Pillow Queens / Barq / I am the Cosmos / Bon Voyage / Super Extra Bonus Party / W.H.Lung / Paddy Hanna / Slow Place Like Home / Sing Along Social / Dowry / Dreamcycles / R.Kitt / Hvmmingbyrd / Kendy Gabl