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Two Laois acts among stellar lineup for new stage at Electric Picnic

Two Laois music acts are amongst the stellar lineup announced for the new ‘Made By Music’ stage at this year’s Electric Picnic.

Portlaoise men Kean Kavanagh and Curtis Walsh will be two of the acts performing in the area across the festival weekend.

Saturday night will host a unique collaborative performance from six Irish artists involved in Three’s ‘Made By Music’ initiative.

An early contender for one of the highlights of the weekend, David Kitt, Elaine Mai, Fehdah, Kean Kavanagh, Sorcha Richardson and Soulé will combine their collective talents for a never before seen performance which will include their smash hit collaborations “Follow the Sound” and “Butterflies”.

The first song of this year’s initiative combined the talents of renowned songwriter and producer David Kitt, singer songwriter Kean Kavanagh and future-afro soul vocalist Fehdah who teamed for the hypnotic summer anthem, ‘Follow the Sound’.

18-year-old singer-songwriter Curtis Walsh will take to the stage on Friday night.

Electro-pop star Shura will headline Friday night at the stage, and will be preceded by avant garde vocalist and performance artist Serpentwithfeet, indie pioneers Sports Team and rising Irish stars, Alex Gough – Waterford’s latest rap sensation.

Joining the Three ‘Made by Music’ artists on Saturday is some of best rising talent on the Irish music scene. Jyellowl – one of the stars of the Irish hip-hop scene, acoustic trad-metal fusionists The Scratch, Dundalk trip-hop band Just Mustard, indie rock/pop artist Somebody’s Child, producer & songwriter Rob De Boer and multi-instrumentalist Uly.

The day’s line-up is completed by multi-instrumental five-piece Easy Life, Kentucky garage punk band White Reaper and new wave post-punk trio, Working Men’s Club.

Bringing the stage to a close on Sunday are Electro pop trio Kero Kero Bonito who be joined on the final day of the festival by post genre group Ider, experimental pop duo Let’s Eat Grandma, Italian alt-pop singer Georgia, indie pop outfit Cassia and Bristol punk band Heavy Lungs.

Irish artists such as the genre defying Limerick band PowPig, Brighton rockers Yonaka and poet Sinead O’Brien complete Sunday’s line-up.

Three’s ‘Made by Music’ initiative has brought together six Irish musicians to write, record and release two brand new collaborative songs, contributing to the Irish music industry and helping the next generation of Irish music stars reach a wider audience.

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Siún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.