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Eastbound returns in 2020!

Dublin’s New Music Festival 2020 in association with RTE 2FM

Featuring the very best new and breaking artists over six nights in some of Dublin’s best music venues: Vicar Street // The Sound House // The Workman’s Club // Grand Social // Whelan’s // Button Factory // Sugar Club.

May 12-17th 2020

Aiken Promotions are delighted to announce the return of EASTBOUND for its second year running, the festival which creates a live space for the best in new and breaking to Irish and International artists. Aiken Promotions have teamed up with RTE 2FM as the media partners for 2020. RTE 2FM are known for championing new and breaking acts, providing air play and a platform for fresh talent to be heard on National radio. 

EASTBOUND is proud to announce the second round of acts for live shows in 2020!







ODD MORRIS announced as special guests with SHAME

KIWI JR announced as special guests with SQUID (show upgraded to Button Factory due to demand)

HIS FATHER’S VOICE announced as special guests with DREAM WIFE

HEY RUSTY announced as special guest with SMOOTHBOI EZRA



DISQ // Tue 12 May // SoundHouse

Sounds like:    super infectious US college rock

Big song:        ‘Communication’ - HERE

For fans of:      Peach Pit, Pavement, Weezer


LIZ LAWRENCE // Wed 13 May // SoundHouse

Who is she:     Bombay Bicycle Club-collaborator and one half of electro-pop duo Cash + David

Big song:        ‘The Good Part’ - HERE

For fans of:      The Big Moon, Florence & The Machine, Marika Hackman, Bombay Bicycle Club


FRANKIE STEW & HARVEY GUNN // Wed 13 May // Workman’s Club

Who are they:  Rap/production duo from Brighton

Big song:        ‘Put It On Me’ - HERE

For fans of:      Loyle Carner, Kojey Radical, Rejjie Snow, Octavian


EMMA STEINBAKKEN // Thu 14 May // SoundHouse

Who is she:     A 17-year old Norwegian superstar in the making; ‘Not Gonna Cry’ has racked up 11million + streams on Spotify

Big song:        ‘Not Going to Cry’ - HERE

For fans of;      Sigrid, Girl In Red, Astrid S, Aurora


THE MYSTERINES // Thu 14 May // Workman’s Club

Sounds like:    Anthemic garage-grunge with huge choruses

Big song:        ‘Take Control’ - HERE

For fans of:      The Amazons, Band Of Skulls, Inhaler, Royal Blood, Foo Fighters


MAIJA SOFIA // Fri 15 May // Workman’s Club

Who is she:     Choice-nominated Galwegian who released her debut album ‘Bath Time’ in 2019

Big song:        ‘The Glitter’ - HERE

For fans of:      Aldous Harding, Big Thief, Squirrel Flower


WUNDERHORSE // Sat 16 May // SoundHouse

Who is he:      Wunderhorse is London artist Jacob Slater.  Expect an explosive show! 

Big song:       Atlantis HERE


TAYLOR JANZEN // Sat 16 May // Grand Social

Sounds like:    Incredibly honest pop/folk/rock. Paramore’s Hayley Williams is a big fan!

Big song:        ‘What I Do’ - HERE

For fans of:      Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker. Torres

+ special guest MOLLY PAYTON

Why we like:    First ever Irish play for this incredible Auckland artist

Big song:        ‘No One Else’ - HERE

For fans of:      Lana Del Ray, Lykke Li, Birdy


ULY // Sat 16 May // Sugar Club

Sounds like:    “old-school deep soul, jazz, funk, dusty production quality and topped with some pop sensibilities”

Big song:        ‘Redlight’ - HERE

For fans of:      Lee Fields & The Expressions


TOKYO POLICE CLUB // Sun 17 May // Workman’s Club

Sounds like:    Canadian pop-punk heroes’ first Dublin show in 6 years

Big song:        ‘Your English Is Good’ HERE

For fans of:      The Strokes, Death Cab For Cutie, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Shins

+ special guests WILD FRONT

Sounds like:    Fresh, new wave indie-pop

Big song:        ‘Rico’ - HERE

For fans of:      Phoenix, Two Door Cinema Club, Metronomy, Vampire Weekend





SHAME + special guests Odd Morris // Vicar Street // May 12

Tickets €23.50 on sale now


DISQ // Sound House // May 12

Tickets €13.50 on sale now


CONCHÚR WHITE // Upstairs at Whelan’s // May 13

Tickets €13.50 on sale now


DREAM WIFE + special guests His Father’s Voice // Whelan’s // May 13

Tickets €16.00 on sale now


LIZ LAWRENCE // The Sound House // May 13

Tickets €15.00 on sale now


FRANKIE STEW & HARVEY GUNN // The Workman’s Club // May 13

Tickets €13.50 on sale now


EMMA STEINBAKKEN // The Sound House // May 14

Tickets €13.50 on sale now


THE MYSTERINES // The Workman’s Club // May 14

Tickets €15.00 on sale now


SMOOTHBOI EZRA + special guest Hey Rusty // The Sound House // May 15

Tickets €12.50 on sale now


MAIJA SOFIA // The Workman’s Club // May 15

Tickets €15.00 on sale now


WUNDERHORSE // The Sound House // May 16

Tickets €13.00 on sale now


TAYLOR JANZEN + special guest Molly Payton // The Grand Social // May 16

Tickets €13.50 on sale now


MAHALIA  // Vicar Street // May 16

Tickets €26.00 on sale now


DRY CLEANING // Whelan’s // May 16

Tickets €13.50 on sale now


ULY // The Sugar Club // May 16

Tickets €13.00 on sale now


KITT PHILIPPA // The Sugar Club // 16 May

Tickets €13.50 on sale now


SQUID + very special guests Kiwi Jr // The Button Factory  // May 17

Tickets €13.50 on sale now


Tokyo Police Club + very special guests Wild Front // The Workman’s Club // May 17

Tickets €15.00 on sale now


 EASTBOUND - Brought to you by Aiken Promotions in association with RTE 2FM


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May 12th, 2020
Doors: 07:30 pm
May 16th, 2020
Doors: 07:30 pm