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Fontaines DC set for Marquee

Wednesday, 29th January, 2020 4:02pm

One of the most exciting Irish acts to break into the recent mainstream music scene have announced a date for Live at the Marquee 2020.

Dublin post-punk five-piece Fontaines DC have announced a performance at this year’s Live in the Marquee. The boisterous Dublin punk rockers burst on to the scene in 2019 with their debut album ‘Dogrel’. The band will hit the stage at Live in the Marquee 2020 on 28 May. Exploring themes such as emigration and gentrification, their explosive debut saw the band gain instant international attention, with sell-out shows throughout Europe, the US and Australia. The album was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize, and won both the BBC 6 Music Album of the Year, and Rough Trade Album of the Year.

The band's shamelessly Dub-centric vocals paint a romanticised picture of modern Dublin. Referencing locations throughout the capital, working class inflections comment on a city changing in the era of modern capitalism.

As their first single ‘Boys in the Better Land’ references, the album aims to capture the spirit of Dublin and present it almost like a punk album incarnation of a “James Joyce novel”.

The band display a mix of energetic punk riffs combined with vocals and themes reminiscent of the Pogues, most noticeable on closing track ‘Dublin City Sky’.

Their performance announced for Iveagh Gardens in June has sold out, and tickets for the Marquee are likely to move just as fast.

Also recently announced for the Marquee was Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Live Show, for three performances. Speaking about the live show, star and award-winning comedian Brendan O’Carroll said: “It’s the funniest thing I’ve ever written. Even I laugh, and I know what’s coming next.”

It will be a debut Cork performance for Mrs Brown and the gang. Since the sitcom’s debut in 2011, Mrs Brown’s Boys has won five BAFTAs, four National Television Awards, three TV Choice Awards, a host of other awards, and was voted the number one sitcom of the 21st century. Mrs Brown will take to the stage on Friday 12 June at 8pm, and Saturday 13 June at 2pm and 8pm.

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