Four new artists have been added to the 2018 Live at the Marquee lineup.
The long-running festival’s promoter Peter Aiken was in Cork today to announce a batch of new acts for the summer lineup, revealing singer-songwriters Gavin James and Jack Johnson as well as soul group Chic featuring Nile Rodgers and electronic innovators Kraftwerk as the latest additions.
Dublin songwriter James will play the festival on Saturday 16 June. The Dublin native achieved a top 5 album with 2016’s ‘Bitter Pill’, playing a headline show at the 3Arena in December the same year.
— Gavin James (@gavinjames) February 2, 2018
Soul/dance group Chic return after a number of successful outings in Cork, bringing dance classics like ‘Le Freak’ to the venue on Sunday 17 June.
Johnson, who plays the Marquee for the first time on Monday 2 July, has garnered worldwide success with songs like ‘Better Together’ and ‘Sitting, Waiting, Wishing’. It will be the Hawaii artist’s first Irish gig in 12 years.
Kraftwerk will also play the festival for the first time on Wednesday 11 July. The krautrock legends will perform a 3D show, complete with glasses for audience members.
The foursome are added to the current Marquee lineup which features Kodaline, a-ha, Don McLean, Bell X1, Picture This, The RTE Orchestra & Jenny Greene, The Script, Dara O’Briain, Christy Moore, Nathan Carter, Alanis Morissette and The Coronas.
Tickets for Kraftwerk and Jack Johnson go on sale on Thursday 8 February, with Gavin James and Chic on sale on Friday 9 February.