So the wait is finally over and the full Sea Sessions line up is here. The self-proclaimed "Beach Party Weekend of The Year." has a very tasty line up indeed.
Bundoran Sea Sessions - 27th, 28th and 29th June, 2014. We will be running daily surf lessons everyday throughout the festival at 10am, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm. We will also be hiring out surfboards and wetsuits all day everyday. Call in for all your surfing needs.
First out of the blocks is Harlem-bred vocalist Kelis. With a brand new album called "Food" to be released in April and a string of hits, "Trick Me", "Acapella", "Millionaire" anyone? Kelis is real headline material. Her new album is "Rootsy but not Retro" with lots of percussive beats, brass and funk on a platform of modern production.
Alongside Kelis are fellow Americans The Dandy Warhols. Known worldwide for their global smash "Bohemian Like You" The Dandys, as they're known to their loyal fans, have 8 albums and a lot of mind blowing tours behind them.
Speaking of America The Strypes, who are going down an absolute storm stateside, have come a long way since they played way down the line up at Sea Sessions 2012. They're now one of the headliners and their energetic Bluesy Rock'n'Roll is what Sea Sessions is all about. The Cavan natives are by all accounts really excited about their landmark set.
Another act whose star is rising quickly is Ella Eyre. She's 19, sings on the monster hit "Waiting all Night" by Rudimental and has a voice way beyond her years. Flight Facilities are an Australian Indie / Electrco live act that are really making a name for themselves. Their tune "Crave You" was a massive underground hit all around the world.
Next up there's Erol Alkan. He's been a DJ at the centre of the Electronic music scene for about 15 years. From his legendary Electro club night "Trash", alongside countless remixes he's a DJ that is just as relevant now as he was 15 years ago. Speaking of relevant, one of the most exciting acts to come out of the UK at the moment has to be Drenge Their mix of heavy blues rock with only 2 on stage won them best new band in the NME.
Rabble rousers The Dub Pistols are a band that have been on The Sea Sessions radar for a while. Few acts can ignite a festival crowd like this lot. Expect a mix of Punk / Reggae/ Drum and Bass and whatever else you're having to send the SS crowd into a frenzy.
Back by overwhelming popular demand is DJ Yoda. His audio visual DJ set went down so well that the promoters were literally begged to bring him back. His eclectic miss-mash is always a real treat. Walking On Cars, The Minutes, Hudson Taylor and Raglans are a quartet of Irish bands all on the up and up. Exciting things to come from them.
The term legend is thrown around a little too often these days but that term needs to be reserved for Jazz/Funk maestro Lonnie Liston Smith. He's played with Miles Davis no less and his track "Expansions" is a bona-fide classic.
There really is a wealth of International and Irish talent on show. All the way from Tennessee you have Bluegrass or should we say Rock-Grass stars Hayseed Dixie. From Georgia U.S you've got singer-songwriter Ron Pope. From London and Leeds respectively Trojan Sound System think Reggae with bleeps and Gentleman’s Dub Club, think Reggae with Brass. From Dublin and Africa you've got the 14 piece Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble. Sun Ladders from Brooklyn, Friction from BBC Radio 1, Fish Go Deep from Cork, Hermitage Green from Limerick, Southern from Belfast, 2 Bad Mice and Ghost Culture both from London and you truly have a world-wide line-up.