DayTripper Friday – 25th August 2017
— CLEAN BANDIT —
Clean Bandit are a global pop phenomenon. They first came to the attention of the UK’s music scene in 2013 with their debut Top 20 hit ‘Mozart’s House’. It was their next single though ‘Rather Be’ in early 2014 which made the whole world sit up and take notice. It was Number 1 in the UK, Ireland and most other European countries and Top 10 in the USA, where it also won the 2014 Grammy for Best Dance Recording. The stats on the track are simply amazing with over half a billion plays on Spotify and the same number of views of the video on YouTube. The band topped this achievement again with recent chart smash ‘Rockabye’, which spent 9 weeks at Number 1 in the UK (including the coveted Christmas Number 1 position). ‘Rockabye’ has had half a billion plays on Spotify to date and a mind blowing 770 million views on Youtube. These type of figures put them at the very top of the world’s pop success table alongside the likes of Drake, Ed Sheeran, Major Lazer and The Chainsmokers. The band currently sit proudly at the top of the Official UK Charts with their third number 1 single ‘Symphony’. As one of the most infectious and dynamic pop groups of the 21st century, Clean Bandit’s fusion of classical strings, electro beats and vintage pop hooks have made them a treasured and adored part of global pop culture.
As a live force, Clean Bandit have been wowing festival audiences over the last few years with high profile slots at Glastonbury, Coachella, Benicassim and T In The Park amongst others. For Summer 2017 they have high profile slots again at Glastonbury and V Festival in England and Vital in Northern Ireland, and now we are delighted to announce that they will be headlining Daytripper on Friday, 25 August as an Irish exclusive, their first Irish show since their ‘Special Guest’ slot with Avicii at a sold out 40,000 capacity Marlay Park in Dublin in 2015.
Tickets are available now from Daytripper.ie and the Theatre Royal box office. Under 16s must be accompanied by an Adult.
— CLEAN BANDIT —
— JENNY GREENE —
Jenny Greene is one of Ireland’s best loved and most successful DJs and will play a headline set of classic dance music tracks (old & new) to get everyone in the mood for closing act Clean Bandit at Daytripper 2017. Jenny got her first set of decks at the age of 12 and learned her craft on vinyl by hanging around Dance pirate radio station Pulse FM after school. Her first big break came at the age of 15 as the warm up DJ in The Palace Nightclub in Dublin. Then at 17 Jenny was given her own weekly dance column in The Sunday World newspaper. That same year she became the youngest DJ on national radio, landing the Weekend Breakfast Show on Dublin station FM104. Jenny made the move to the national broadcaster (2FM) in 2007 and now presents a highly rated weekday morning show with co-host Nicky Byrne, as well as Ireland’s longest running and most listened to weekend dance music show, The Electric Disco. In September 2016 Jenny teamed up with The RTE Concert Orchestra for what turned out to be one of the most talked about gigs at Electric Picnic. Such was the demand following the festival, they have gone on to play 2 sold out shows at Dublin’s 3 Arena and will also play 2 headline shows at The Marquee in Cork in June and the Galway Arts Festival in July.
— SMASH HITS —
The people of Waterford LOVE Smash Hits. From humble beginnings playing to 50 people on their debut at Electric Avenue back in 2009, Ireland’s favourite party band have consistently sold out Waterford’s biggest entertainment spaces (The Forum and Project) over the last few years. Their winning formula is very simple; fully decked out in 90s gear they perform a fun filled and high energy set of 90s dance, pop and R’n’B chart classics. Just take a look at their current set-list highlights… “U Can’t Touch This”, ”Rhythm Of The Night”, “Gangster’s Paradise”, “It’s My Life”, “Ice Ice Baby”, “Pump Up The Jam”, “I Like To Move It”, “Mr Vain”, “Free From Desire”, “Jump Around”, “Here Comes The Hotstepper”, “Never Forget”, “Insomnia” and “Born Slippy”. Smash Hits are a throwback to the FEEL-GOOD time of old skool DJs, all night raves and packed out dancefloors. Having smashed it at previous Daytrippers on the second stage, for 2017 Smash Hits will really get the PARTY started when they play before Jenny Greene and Clean Bandit on the BIG stage. Here Come The Hotsteppers !
— SMASH HITS —
— JOHN GIBBONS —
John Gibbons began his career as a radio DJ before becoming a dance music producer, eventually hitting the big time with his 2016 single “Would I Lie to You”. The previous year Gibbons had based himself in the UK and signed a publishing deal with London-based Good Soldier Songs, home to Biffy Clyro, Birdy, the 1975, and Gavin James – a savvy business move that propelled him into the big league. For his break-through production, Gibbons sampled Charles & Eddie’s smooth 1992 pop-R&B hit “Would I Lie to You”, crafting a high-energy electro-house version which became a global success, garnering over 25 million streams to date and Top 40 chart positions in the UK and Ireland. John’s latest smash hit single, ‘P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing), is currently dominating global airwaves and looks set to propel him to further mainstream stardom around the world. Celebrating one of the greatest pop vocals of all time, Gibbons takes on the original Michael Jackson classic and re-boots it for a new generation. The track is set to become the soundtrack to summer 2017 and with upcoming tours and shows in the UK, Europe and Australia alongside Tiesto, Justin Bieber, Clean Bandit, Sigala, Disciples, Robin Schulz and more, this looks set to be the year when John Gibbons joins the global music A-List.
— JOHN GIBBONS —
— CHASING ABBEY —
Freshly formed in July of 2016, young Tullamore group Chasing Abbey bring a unique pop, dance and hip-hop style to the forefront of the current Irish music scene. Having grown up with a shared love of music and performing, Ro, Bee & Teddy C have an unparalleled charisma that culminates in an explosive live show. Their debut single ‘That Good Thing’ is already one of the hottest radio tracks of the year and has led to the lads getting booked for all this summer’s music festivals and their own headline show at Dublin’s Academy in September.
— MARSHAL —
Marshal is a young DJ/Producer from the South East who has been getting plenty of profile recently, both from his debut production ‘Hey Mama’ which has been getting loads of radio play and his weekly Saturday night residency ‘Marshal & Friends’ at Waterford club Project. In 2013 at just 18 years of age he battled it out with some of the country’s best DJ’s in the Movida Corona DJ Finals at the Wright Venue in Dublin. Marshal has also played with major names such as Laidback Luke, Jax Jones, Tom Zanetti, Jonas Blue & Secondcity over the last 12 months and also held a club residency in Mallorca during the summer of 2016.