E4S2PicAIT’S just under 10 weeks to go now to Daytripper 2014 which is shaping up to be a fantastic weekend of music to celebrate Waterford’s 1,100th Birthday in style. Two of the headliners Kaiser Chiefs and Paloma Faith have been dominating the UK charts in recent weeks, and the other one David Gray is releasing his hotly anticipated new album just before the event. As happened last year the 2 stages at Daytripper will alternate, so there will be 5 hours of continuous live music from 6pm to 11pm each day. That all important line-up day by day is as follows:
Friday, 4 July:
Kaiser Chiefs, led by the star of this year’s Voice UK Ricky Wilson, are regarded as one of the best festival acts on the whole European circuit and will be belting out their greatest hits on the main stage at their exclusive Irish festival date for 2014. Two of Ireland’s brightest new acts, Walking On Cars and Hermitage Green, also play the main stage and will show why they are both building massive fan bases around the country for their unique live shows. O Emperor, winners of the 2013 entertainment. ie Album Of The Year, head up the second stage with support by a phenomenal live band from Dublin, The Hot Sprockets, who have a great modern take on rock and roll and the blues. Kodakid from Waterford, who release their debut album the week before Daytripper, kick things off.
Saturday, 5 July:
David Gray last played Waterford at the very beginning of his career and returns after 2 decades of success and 12 million album sales worldwide, including the biggest selling album ever in Ireland, White Ladder. Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott (The Beautiful South) will be playing that band’s biggest hits, plus some from their new album and Paul’s fi rst band, The Housemartins. Booka Brass Band and Jerry Fish who have been going down a storm at Electric Picnic, Body & Soul and Longitude festivals, will be bringing a New Orleans vibe when they kick off the main stage proceedings. Propeller Palms, Corner Boy and Susan O’Neill & The Low Standards all hail from the South East and will be bringing rock, soul, blues and funk to the second stage.
Sunday, 6th July:
Paloma Faith’s brilliant new album ‘A Perfect Contradiction’ is one of the biggest sellers of the year so far in the UK and has just been certifi ed Gold. Featuring man of the moment, Pharrell Williams, as well as John Legend and Plan B, it’s her funkiest record yet and should translate brilliantly to the main stage. Festival favourites around the world, James, will play 3 decades worth of greatest hits and Cathy Davey will kick things off on the main stage with her perfect indie pop. King Kong Company are getting high profi le slots at all the top festivals around the country now but nothing beats playing to their hometown crowd with good friends, Solar Taxi, also on the second stage. Hogan starts things off on Sunday with their infectious blend of rock and pop.
Day tickets (€37.50) and weekend tickets (€90) for the event of the summer are on sale now at Next Door (Forum), 051 87 11 33 and Service charge applies.

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