All Together Now will return to the beautiful Curraghmore Estate for its fifth chapter on the August Bank Holiday Weekend 1st - 4th, 2024.
Ahead of tickets going on sale on Monday 11th December, the festival announces 5 amazing acts that will be taking the stage next summer - Jorja Smith, The National
Future Islands, Bakar & Barry Can’t Swim.
Jorja Smith combines captivating songwriting and an incredible voice with a natural ability to move across styles including modern hip-hop soul, garage, and alt-pop. Her album debut was acknowledged with three Brit Awards nominations and a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. She has continued to build on her success with Be Right Back (2021), an EP preceded by the Top Ten U.K. hit "Be Honest," and Falling or Flying (2023), a wider-ranging second album led by the speedy dancefloor track "Little Things." Smith's international profile was elevated in 2017 with contributions to Drake's playlist More Life. Both of the songs on which she appeared, "Jorja Interlude" and "Get It Together," charted in multiple territories. In early 2018, Smith released the conflicted ballad "Let Me Down," which featured grime artist Stormzy, she appeared on the Black Panther soundtrack with "I Am," a collaboration with album orchestrator Kendrick Lamar. This activity neatly set up the June arrival of Lost & Found, Smith's debut LP. Smith made more featured appearances throughout 2022 as she continued to work on her second album. Her contributions to songs such as FKA Twigs' "Darjeeling," Ibeyi's "Lavender & Red Roses," and Calvin Harris's "Somebody Else" served as a kind of indication of the many styles she would explore with the proper follow-up to her debut LP. Preceded by singles covering vast ground from contemporary R&B to garage to alternative pop, Falling or Flying was released in September 2023.
Formed in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1999, The National have received widespread critical acclaim for their music, right from the release of their very first album. In recent years, that critical acclaim has gone hand in hand with much commercial success too. The National is comprised of vocalist Matt Berninger and two sets of brothers, Aaron and Bryce Desner and Scott and Bryan Devendorf. The band's sound has been influenced by a diverse mix of musical styles including indie rock, Britpop and country-rock.
American synthpop quartet Future Islands pour their heart and soul into every minute on stage, channelling art’s great power to spread love and hope. Long years on the road, and the sense of constantly traveling away from something, have shaped the band in many ways, both spiritually and physically. Their eagerly awaited 7th LP People Who Aren't There Anymore is out in January 2024, and features ‘The Fight’, ‘Deep in the Night’, ‘King of Sweden’, ‘Peach’, and ‘The Tower’
The Guardian said of our next act Barry Can't Swim that his ‘warm, uplifting and hugely danceable music provides welcome escapism’. Anyone who caught his live debut at All Together Now 2023 will know that his live show is exhilarating, with his Vicar Street show selling out in minutes he’s one of the hottest artists around right now, so his return to All Together Now 2024 is not to be missed. Barry also recently performed a stand-out set at Warehouse Project ‘Boiler Room Presents’ to a packed out room alongside Overmono, DJ EZ, Casisdead and Moodymann, played Portola festival to a huge crowd, played multiple sold-out headline shows and supported Ben Böhmer in New York, LA and Chicago. Billboard named him as one of their 10 Dance Artists To Watch, while influential voices such as The Blessed Madonna and Annie Mac are huge fans. His long-awaited debut album ‘When Will We Land?’ was released in October through Ninja Tunes.
Bakar is quite simply one of the most exciting artists in Britain right now. Resisting categorisation during his steady growth into the spotlight, he offers all the lyrical power of a rapper, the virtuosic poise of a producer and the pop craft of a singer-songwriter. He announced himself to the UK music scene in 2017, self-releasing his official debut single ‘Big Dreams’ — a fast, catchy post-punk work of post-punk that sounded like nothing else around. 2022 brought the debut album Nobody’s Home, a collection of darker meditations on Bakar’s constantly evolving sound. Combining acoustic guitar licks and swinging rhythms with lyrics about identity, politics and mental health, the album saw Bakar exploring subject matter close to his heart.
More acts are to be announced. Tickets on sale at 9am on Monday, 9th December. Go to alltogethernow.ie for more information on prices and installment options.
Check out some footage from the 2023 edition below!