At Dun Laoghaire Pier – May 31st
It is now 29 years since the band – founded in Glasgow and famously named after a Steely Dan song Deacon Blues” – released their million-selling debut album, Raintown, in 1987. A string of bestsellers followed, then a reunion show in 1999 and a follow-up album in 2001, and the band continued to reconvene whenever there was a good reason to do so…
But it the success of their 2012 release, The Hipsters, which marked the beginning for the band: a return to days when a new, ground-breaking album and a major UK tour was never more than a couple of years away. Their new album, Believers, was released this year.
The British production duo of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe are the talents behind some of the biggest dance floor hits in recent years.
Their works include hits such as Samba Magic, Da Underground and, off course, above all, the chart topping Remedy. Needless to say, house music hasn’t quite been the same since.
Formed in 1985, Stereo MCs hit the public’s attention with 1990 album Supernatural and single Elevate My Mind.
It was 1992 follow up Connected, with hit singles of the same name and Step It Up that confirmed their status at the front of a burgeoning UK hip hop scene.
After an extended hiatus, the group released fourth album Deep Down and Dirty in 2001.
Friday 31 May: Deacon Blue with Basement Jaxx (DJ Set) and Stereo MCs. Early bird tickets priced €39.90 inclusive of booking fee.
Saturday 1 June: Madness with Lightning Seeds and Something Happens. Early Bird Tickets prIced €49.90 inclusive of booking fee.
Sunday 2 June: Primal Scream with The Charlatans and Fun Lovin’ Criminals. Early bird tickets priced €39.90 inclusive of booking fee.