FALLS FESTIVAL SIDESHOW
Endorsed by Taylor Swift, mentored by Glen Hansard and compared to the likes of James Blake and even Drake - Irish singer songwriter Dermot Kennedy lands at this year’s Falls Festival tailing a truckload of well deserved hype. Possessing a mighty set of pipes that have sent his tunes ‘After Rain’ and ‘Moments Passed’ to the top of streaming charts worldwide, Kennedy is fast becoming a young master in melding soulful Irish folk elements and glitchy pop production techniques. His most recent release, Young and Free, showcases this skill perfectly as the track builds its eccentric core around powerful vocals. Mesmerising, sincere and outrageously talented, Dermot Kennedy will be a New Year’s gem to be treasured.