“What a beautiful and essential event Beyond the Pale has already become… it’s more than a festival – it’s complete rehab from the nonsense of everyday life,” Irvine Welsh
Joyous Wicklow music & arts festival Beyond the Pale gets its first summer 2024 shout out today by releasing details of the first 14 names from its diverse action-packed programme.
This includes top quality names such as Jungle, Jessie Ware, Nova Amor and Kelly Lee Owens – all of whom will be playing their only Irish shows next summer at BTP – as well as Irish talents like Gilla Band, Daithí and Anna Mieke.
It’s a first taster of what will prove to be an amazing line-up of well over 100 acts.
This will be the third edition of the hugely well-received festival which takes place across 9 areas in the beautiful verdant surrounds of Glendalough Estate, and which previous two editions have made a huge splash, especially with the overall atmosphere and crowd energy. The site is just 30 minutes drive from Dublin and offers camping options for adults and kids.
“Gloriously fun… Beyond the Pale is set to become a new summer staple on the Irish festival scene,” – Hot Press
The first headline act being announced for BTP’24 is electronic soul 7-piece Jungle – whose well-received fourth album Volcano came out last week, hitting number 3 in the charts. Beyond the Pale 2024 will be Jungle’s first live show in Ireland in two years whilst last Saturday saw them perform their biggest ever headline show at London’s Victoria Park.
Another exciting act on a roll playing BTP’24 will be the revitalised Jessie Ware whose highly-acclaimed fifth album came out earlier this year and is on the shortlist to win next month’s Mercury Music Prize for best album of the year. Her new disco-inflected live show has been storming main stages such as Primavera and Glastonbury.
For both Jungle and Jessie Ware, BTP’24 will be their only live show in Ireland in summer 2024.
Other acts in announced in today’s taster of the extensive 2024 music programme include the lilting vocals of rising Welsh singer-songwriter Novo Amor, hugely-acclaimed electronic producer Kelly Lee Owens and Dublin post-punk maestros Gilla Band – all of whom will also be playing their only Irish shows in 2024.
Fans of high-quality live electronic music will be excited to see BTP bringing the likes of the audiovisual beats and melodies of Tourist, Erased Tapes’ latest star Rival Consoles, Berlin’s Parra for Cuva, Mancunian rave legends 808 State and Burren electro-trad legend Daithí, who played such a storming set at this year’s event; he just had to be invited back.
Rounding up the diverse bill of names being announced today are the blissful sounds of Ninja Tunes neo-classical pianist James Heather, Wicklow’s Normal People songstress Anna Mieke, Goan yoga-rave titans Hang Massive and the timeless reggae classics of Trojan Soundsystem
Beyond the Pale has discounted children’s tickets with shows and activities for kids. In addition to the music, there will be Cabaret, Comedy, Theatre, Art Installations, Wellness, Yoga and excellent food & drink options. More details of these will be announced in the coming months.