Trenchtown returns to the woods of Stradbally Estate this September, bringing an immersive multi-cultural experience through music, arts, dance, cuisine and performance. Trenchtown’s music line up is packed with Reggae, Ska, Afrobeat, Hip Hop and Dancehall but most importantly it is bursting with Irish talent.
Galway based rising reggae star CIAN FINN is set to play his debut live performance of his newly released and celebrated album ‘This Applies’ accompanied by his band. Cian has been instrumental on putting Irish reggae on the global map with numerous international tours and collaborating with legendary artists and producers Max Romeo, Hollie Cooke and Prince Fatty to mention just a few.
Multi-instrumentalist, producer and Musical Director of Dublin’s African Gospel choir ADENIYI ALLEN TAYLOR & his Afrobeat Orchestra are set to thrill with their blend of African Gospel, Afrobeat & Jazz. From Poland, producer and DJ RADIKAL GURU is set to have the soundsystem rumbling with his unique fusion of Dub and Reggae.
JAFARIS (FKA Profound) is part of an exciting new wave of Hip Hop from Dublin, the emerging artist, rapper and poet has been making waves since releasing his debut material.
Elsewhere in the tropical getaway in the woods… Treasure Beach (yes, we did say Beach), Caribbean Restaurants, Tropical Cocktail Bars and interactive workshops including African Drum & Dance, all surround the four music stages.
REVELATION SOUND SYSTEM are back in full effect bringing the positive and conscious vibes to The Roots Inna Da Woods Arena while the best in roots, rocksteady and world music, can be found at Treasure Beach. The Kingston 12 Café will bring the festival goer on a journey through the history of reggae led by REGGAE RICHIE of Dublin’s Phever fm.
“It’s a real pleasure for us to curate an all Irish entertainment line-up this year, with the exception of a couple of special guests, our performers all call Ireland home. We have an abundance of creative talent on this island from all around the globe and in Ireland 2016 it’s of great importance to us to embrace and celebrate that” – Martin Hickey, Trenchtown.
CIAN FINN (PERFORMS ‘THIS APPLIES’ LIVE) | RADIKAL GURU |
DIRTY DUBSTERS ft. MC KWASI, MANGO & RV | ADENIYI ALLEN TAYLOR |
WORRIES OUTERNATIONAL & GUESTS | JAFARIS | AJO ARKESTRA | WOB! (SAMBASS SET) |
AFTER THE IBIS | REVELATION SOUND SYSTEM | JUNIOR SPESH | THE BIONIC RATS | BEVIN RIMSON | DAH JEVU |
THE LITTLE BEAUTIES | DJ WILL SOFTLY | DAMOLA | AIK | DYRAMID | THE HACKLERS | WORLD BASS CULTURE |
FLIPSIDE SELEKTA & DJ FAKE ROLEX | GANGSTERS | REGGAE RICHIE (THE PEOPLES CHOICE) | MISS SCOTTY |
TOM BEARY | MC LITTLE TREE | JOHNNY PLUSE & THE STORM TROOPERS OF LOVE | SKAZZ | T - WOC | TIM TIMMAH | RUB A DUB CREW | THE SERVICE | IRIE COOL | SLICK NORMAL | PROF. RUFF CHUFF | FYAHRED | AN GALAR DUB | RANKIN REZ | RAS TINNY | V.J PRESENT | ONE WORLD SOUNDS | SIBH C | DJ NIGEL WOOD | DJ SHERRI | DJ DODGY | JIGZZSAW | SAMJAY | FRANKIE B | GALAFARI | MICK H (SAOIRSE SOUNDS) | DUB FOUNDRY ft. RANKING FOX