Dublin’s heading for the desert, with two Irish acts set for Coachella 2020

by Rachel Darcy

Two Dublin-based bands have been announced for Coachella 2020, joining a stellar line up at the world renowned California festival.

Fontaines DC and The Murder Capital, who have both previously featured in Dublin Gazette, will both play the Saturday of this year’s festival. Coachella 2020 is headlined by Frank Ocean, Travis Scott and Rage Against The Machine.

Many wished both bands a congratulations on the announcement, saying it was great to see Irish music take a place on a global stage.

Cian Gartland wrote: “Unreal to see The Murder Capital and Fontaines DC on the lineup for Coachella, bitta representation for Irish music!”

Last year, Dubliner Dermot Kennedy played the festival to a packed crowd, earning him a loyal fanbase both at home and abroad.

If you’re looking to catch Fontaines DC or The Murder Capital on Irish shores, they play the Iveagh Gardens and Vicar Street respectively this year, with more details available on Ticketmaster.

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