Le Cheile 2012 Music Line Up Announced !
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It gives Le Cheile Arts & Music Festival great pleasure to announce its 15th successive year of Music and Arts in Oldcastle this August Bank Holiday
from Fri 3rd to Mon 6th of August.
Following up on last year's critically acclaimed festival, Le Cheile 2012 enters into the festival spirit with a huge nod to what's big and best in
the country in 2012. Looking to build on a great 2011, and listening to our customer's feedback from last year, Le Cheile has lined up something for
everyone for 2012.
From Popular to Cult, from Rock to Ballad, and from Indie to 80's, this year has all the bases covered.
So without further ado, welcome to Le Cheile Festival 2012.........!
Crean's Stage, Friday 3rd of August.
Le Cheile Festival 2012 opens with The Walls
One of Ireland's most respected and successful bands, The Walls were formed by brothers Steve and Joe Wall after the demise of their legendary,
multi-platinum band The Stunning. They started their own record label Dirtbird Records and released their first album Hi-Lo in 2000. It went Gold in
Ireland on the back of good airplay and a helping hand from U2 who added them to their second, legendary, Slane Castle show after the band sent them
the cd. The follow-up album New Dawn Breaking went Top 5 and was amongst the top selling home releases of 2005. It includes the classic To the Bright
and Shining Sun, containing that infectious guitar riff which helped The Walls become a household name when it was used on a major TV commercial.
Other major acts The Walls have graced the stage with include, Bob Dylan, Crowded House
and Red Hot Chilli Peppers
. Having tasted
recent success with latest album 'Stop The Lights' in February, Le Cheile is glad to include The Walls on a leg of their Irish tour this summer.
Do not miss this opportunity to catch one of Ireland's best acts, as they open Le Cheile 2012
Crean's Stage, Saturday 4th of August
We welcome back one of the Le Cheile crew's favourite acts, the amazing Republic of Loose
We could rave on and on about The 'Loose, but everybody already knows what to expect when they hit Oldcastle. Stage diving, crowd mingling, and a
night of the bounciest tunes ever produced in Ireland are all par for the course. You can always judge the quality of a band by their workload, and
having toured the US, played with Sinead O'Connor, Shane McGowan, U2
, and collaborated on TV shows with NBC, MTV, BBC, and a host of
movies, the quality speaks for itself. A guaranteed full house means that early ticket purchase is essential!
Caffrey's Red Room, Saturday 4th of August
Le Cheile is delighted to welcome Paddy Casey
Paddy Casey has been the forefront of the Irish music scene since his debut album Amen (So Be It) in 1999, while his second release Living became
the biggest seller in Ireland out-selling U2. In more recent times Paddy has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with that very band on their
Vertigo Tour, he has had a week long sold out residencies in Dublin’s prestigious Olympia Theatre and RDS. He has even been invited onto and
performed on the Hit American CBS Chat Show "The Late Show" with David Letterman.
Paddy recently wrote the follow up to his last award-winning album Addicted to Company (Part One), for which he won Best Male at the Meteor Awards, and and we are delighted to add one of the country’s best singer-songwriters to this year’s bill.
Creans Stage, Sunday August 5th
The country's favourite ex-rugby playing, ex-Blizzard's frontman, and possibly the cause of a few ex-boyfriends.......Ladies and Gents, but
mainly Ladies, we give you Bressie
The Blizzards were one of Ireland's biggest rock 'n' roll deals, but that didn't stop their guitarist and singer Niall Breslin deciding in
January 2010 that he needed a new challenge. "We had six amazing years together," he reflects. "The gigs, the fans, the other guys in the
band… it was all brilliant, but I've always found myself being embraced by all genre directions. Not only as a writer and a performer, but as
a producer too; I'm fascinated by every part of the music-making process." He has managed to combine both musical genres to glorious effect
as can be heard on his debut solo single, "Can't Stay Young (Forever)". A big-chorused synth-pop anthem that screams "Summer!".
Currently one of the mentors on the Voice Of Ireland, we are looking forward to having Bressie back to where the Blizzards had their first
gig, with us, at Le Cheile!
Caffrey's Red Room, Sunday August 5th
Absolute Irish legends. The 4 of Us
The 4 of Us were voted one of the Top 10 Best Irish Bands Of All Time in a recent TV3 series and hail from Newry, Co. Down.
This multi-award winning band has seven fine albums under their belt and a back catalogue of memorable songs that have featured on American,
British and Irish TV and film soundtracks. To this day, their smash hit Mary, remains one of the most played tracks on Irish radio and is
currently featured on SingStar, one of Sony PlayStation's most popular games. Founding members and brothers, Brendan and Declan Murphy have been
captivating audiences on their recent tours of Germany and Ireland with their superb acoustic performances, and take to our acoustic stage in
Caffrey's Red Room for what promises to be a truly captivating gig.
Tickets are available from April 27th at 8.00 AM online
and also at E2 Music Navan and Mullingar as well
as at all gig venues.
Le Cheile 2012 is proudly supported by the Meath Arts Council.