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Galway International Arts Festival & Róisín Dubh present

Kodaline

With special guest Ryan McMullan
Music | Ireland

Date

19 July, 8pm

Fresh from thrilling sets at some of the UK’s biggest venues in 2017, Kodaline return to the Festival Big Top for one night only in 2018.

One of Ireland’s biggest international successes of recent years, Kodaline’s multi-platinum selling debut album In A Perfect World enjoyed massive success in 2012, going into the Top 3 in Britain, spending nine weeks at No. 1 in Ireland and bringing them to the attention of Europe and the US. 

It has sold over a million copies worldwide and imprinted itself on the nation's consciousness, with streaming figures well into the 100s of millions. On Vevo, the band's videos have had over 200 million views, and they have sold over a million singles.

Their song All I Want has appeared on a number of successful TV and film soundtracks, including Grey’s Anatomy and box-office smash The Fault In Our Stars.

2015's follow-up Coming Up For Air, went gold in the UK, with the tracks The One and Honest both reaching the Top 40 in the UK Singles Chart.

In 2016, they featured on Kygo’s global smash Raging and, on their forthcoming album, they have for the first time worked with a variety of different writers and producers, including pop guru Wayne Hector, Jonny Coffer (Beyonce, Emeli Sande, Naughty Boy and Two Inch Punch, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and Sam Smith).

Their stunning new single Brother, which they debuted at Glastonbury last year, was produced by Steve Harris and Two Inch Punch, with long-time collaborator Johnny McDaid (Snow Patrol) as executive producer, and mixed by Spike Stent. It is the first addictive taste from their forthcoming new album.

Kodaline, who are made up of singer Steve Garrigan, guitarist Mark Prendergast, bassist Jason Boland and drummer Vinny May, played two nights at Galway International Arts Festival in 2015, both of which sold out in record time.

Portaferry native Ryan McMullan will play support to Kodaline on the night. McMullan was blessed with a voice that can shift effortlessly between the angelic and the guttural and has honed a song-writing craft that exploits the incredible versatility and power of his God given instrument.

Tickets for Kodaline with special guest Ryan McMullan are now sold out.  

You can't dispute Kodaline's near-mastery of the big and the windswept.

 ★★★★   

The Guardian