Orchid Collective, Jinx Lennon and more highlights

Orchid Collective and Jinx Lennon are just two further highlights at this year’s Swell Music & Arts Festival.

With less than four weeks to go until our fifth annual festival on the beautiful island of Arranmore, we are pleased to reveal further acts joining this year’s line-up.

We have a number of acts returning this year following an appearance at Swell ’17. Besides Accidents In The Workplace returning from The Wee County, we are thrilled that Dublin outfit Orchid Collective will yet again appear.

Having just released their latest single (Otherside) in June, the four-piece have a busy month ahead of them before their hit the island, performing in Galway, Buncrana and Listowel, with more dates to be announced.

It’s over ten years since ‘Noisemaker’, the episode of the RTÉ One documentary series Arts Lives, which also propelled Damien Dempsey to stardom, put Louth artist Jinx Lennon into the national spotlight. Since then the Irish punk poet from Dundalk has built a loyal following with his rap-style vocals and hard-hitting topics.

As a not-for-profit festival our goal is to provide a platform for both established, and emerging artists. It’s great to see bands grow and therefore we are so delighted to see the return of Donegal band, Aul Boy.

The four-piece are an indie-rock type quartet that combine the sounds of New York, California and Donegal in a genre-jumping collage of clever lyrics, loose guitars and tight rhythms. Sometimes sharp and noisy, sometimes light and poppy, sometimes big and spacey, always groovy.

Alos making a welcome return to this year’ Swell, following a performance on The Mountain Stage in 2017, are Tanjier. From performing at major festivals around the country, the Dublin trio make a welcome return with their catchy electro pop music.

In other line-up news, Earagail Arts Festival have just added Dirty Faces to the line-up of Distorted Perspectives on The Mountain Stage on Saturday night. For further acts on the Kinnegar Brewing-sponsored stage, including none other than The California Feetwarmers, click here.

Earlier this month we of course announced that Portferry’s Ryan McMullan and Derry band The Wood Burning Savages, two of Ireland’s biggest rising acts, will be appearing.

Tickets are on sale now! We hope to see many of you at this year’s fifth annual Swell Music & Arts Festival on Arranmore Island, Co Donegal, July 27 to 29.

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