Indiependence – Ones to Watch 2013

Indiependence 2014 Stage Times

indiependence-music-festival-2012-smallHitting up Indiependence this weekend? Check out our Ones to Watch that you just cannot pass up the chance to see while you’re there!


Slow Skies and the haunting captivating vocals of Karen Sheridan are back 5.15pm on The Bier Halle stage. Our Ciara Sheahan said passers by were just “drawn to her” at KnockanStockan and we just can’t wait to see them live again.

The Hot Sprockets are taking over the musical blogosphere following an absurdly mind-blowing set at KnockanStockan. We tipped them as one of our top picks then and just can’t resist giving them a top spot now. Like last time, if the video isn’t convincing enough…  They hit The Bier Halle stage at 11.15pm.


Jack Colleran a.k.a. MMOTHS takes to the Maxol Big Top Stage at 7.30pm. Kildare-born Colleran has garnered attention on the worldwide blogosphere due to his signature spellbinding ethereal tracks. He’s pushing electronic music to new heights and at only 20 years old, he really is on his way to incredible heights.

Miracle Bell topped our Ones to Watch for Castlepalooza, and lucky for you, they’re also hitting the stage at Indiependence’s Canadian Main Stage at 4pm. Well, they did promise an “assault on the live scene” and they really are giving us just that. The electro pop duo have a repertoire as being one of the best live bands going on the irish isle, so take your chance to catch them this weekend!

Enemies grace The Bier Halle Stage at 11.15pm. Following the release of their latest record “Embark, Embark”, Enemies haven’t left our playlists and rightly so. They’ve come so far from their first record and with the addition of vocals on their tracks while maintaining their stirring guitar riffs, they’ve really made an impression on us.


The Reverse take to The Bier Halle stage at 2pm, and there are few better ways to start off your Sunday afternoon than with this crowd. The Cork natives are an indie folk/rock four piece with skilfully written lyrics and great tunes. Expect it to range from acoustics and harmonicas to sheer bluesy guitar greatness.

Silhouette kick off the day at the Canadian Main stage at 4pm. With their track “Can’t Keep Up” featured on the Discover Northern Ireland advert, they’ve been stuck in our heads for months. Expect impassioned high energy alt pop and enthusiasm from songstress Shauna Tohill.

Orla Gartland also takes to The Bier Halle stage at 8pm. Our favourite irish redhead is finally on her way to becoming a leader of the irish singer-songwriter scene after climbing the most difficult of hurdles for irish musicians – the dreaded leaving cert. Catch her here before she is whisked off to unfathomable heights!

Indiependence 2014


Laur Ryan

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