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Brand new one-day event "In The Meadows" announced for 2024

From the people behind All Together Now & Forbidden Fruit Festival comes a brand new one-day event in the heart of Dublin City Centre. The event is curated for true music fans in one of the most special and unique settings for a concert in Ireland, the grounds of the Irish Museum Of Modern Art.

The inaugural 'In The Meadows' will take place on Saturday, June 08th, 2024, headlined and co-curated by mercury-nominated Irish band Lankum who will perform their only Dublin show for 2024. The event will occur across two stages with Mogwai, This Is The Kit, John Francis Flynn & Black Country New Road the first to be announced. 

Lankum | Photo by Sorcha Frances Ryder

Dublin four-piece Lankum (brothers Ian and Daragh Lynch, Cormac MacDiarmada and Radie Peat) have gained worldwide acclaim for their first three albums and captivating, euphoric live performances. Their fourth album “False Lankum” has been universally heralded, reaching no.2 in the Official Irish Album Charts on release, receiving a Mercury Prize nomination and significantly eclipsing the success of their previous album, the Choice Award winning, “The Livelong Day”. The record heralds a new stage in the metamorphosis of the band into a modern-day powerhouse, drawing on traditional and primitive methods to create bold and singular music that transcends its folk roots: an entrancing, widescreen sound incorporating experimental overtones and rumbling drones wedded with classic songwriting, close vocal harmonies and timeless narratives. Their live show has evolved into a deeply moving collective experience, with the band performing together as though they are a single lung: sounds expand and collapse from indistinguishable mouths, lungs, fingers, keys and feet, while a wall of amp stacks push the intensity of the show to new levels.

With near-mythological cult status and two decades of noise-making under their belts, Mogwai are sure to enthrall the RHK audience. The Scottish post-rock purveyors are still at the top of their game, inviting their audiences on a journey through their wall of sound. No doubt their set will feature tracks from Mogwai’s 2021 number-one record, “As The Love Continues”, as well as classic Mogwai tracks from their innovative career.

This Is The Kit | Photo by Cedric Oberlin

The hypnotic twang and sparse folk of This Is The Kit. This Is The Kit, the nom de plume of Kate Stables, has been in existence since the 00s, when Kate moved to Bristol and started playing and collaborating with local musicians. Now four albums in, and based in Paris, the story of This Is The Kit is itself one of time and change and listeners. It has carried Kate Stables from Winchester to Bristol to Paris, across tours and festivals and the admiration of critics and her peers.

Singer and multi-instrumentalist John Francis Flynn whose work centers around traditional and folk. A musician in demand, John has recorded with artists such as Lankum and Ye Vagabonds. His incredibly moving debut album ‘I Would Not Live Always’ received stunning reviews. He has won Best Folk Artist at the RTE Folk Awards. 

Black Country, New Road have returned with their second album, “Ants From Up There”, released on Ninja Tune. Following on almost exactly a year to the day from the release of their acclaimed debut “For the First Time”, the band have harnessed the momentum from that record and run full pelt into their second, with “Ants From Up There” managing to strike a skilful balance between feeling like a bold stylistic overhaul of what came before, as well as a natural progression.

More acts are to be announced.

General tickets for 'In The Meadows' go on on sale at 9am on Wednesday, December 13th via Ticketmaster Ireland & usual outlets. For more information, check out In The Meadow on Instagram.

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