Rocktoberfest returns with a slew of the finest bands from Ireland, including new and upcoming Irish groups which have burst onto the music scene in the last few years. Over 4 nights, acts will rock out the venue over 2 stages in Galway’s award winning live music venue. Expect to hear everything from rock, electronica, pop, folk and indie from some of the country’s most talented emerging artists. The line-up will include over 20 acts including The Hot Sprockets, Plutonic Dust, Wood Burning Savages, Tobi Kaye, Vann Music, My Violet, D-Day, The Geddes, Orchid Collectives, The Klares and Youth Mass. More are set to be announced over the coming weeks.

Gary Monroe has said, ‘We are extremely excited to be hosting Rocktoberfest again this year. I’m delighted to provide a festival and a stage for emerging Irish talent’. The festival is in association with Bulmers and Becks. Galway Bay FM are media sponsors.

Weekend wristbands will be available for €15/€12 online which will allow you unlimited entry to the festival over the 4 days. Day tickets can be purchased for €10/€8 online. Weekend Early Bird Tickets are on sale now for €10 for a limited time only at!

The Woodburning Savages
The Woodburning Savages – Performing Live at Rocktoberfest 2015

Alternative rock group, The Woodburning Savages burst onto the music scene in 2012 and have since performed at the Glastonbury BBC Introducing Stage (2014) and have completed a UK wide tour promoting their current EP ‘Boom’. Their live sets are ablaze with fuzz guitar and infectious, pop/rock melodies. A must see!

The Hot Sprockets – Performing Live at Rocktoberfest 2015

The Hot Sprockets are a phenomenal live band! The blues-rockers have played over 200 gigs and support slots with The Zutons, The View, Divine Comedy along with festivals including Indie-Pendence, Castlepalooza and Electric Picnic, along with a sold out show at The Roundhouse, London!

D-day – Performing Live at Rocktoberfest 2015

D-day are Galway’s own hot up and coming rock band. Having opened for Thin Lizzy at the Volvo Ocean Race festival in 2012, they have continued to grow their fanbase owing to their kick ass rock and roll. This year alone has seen them feature in new rock documentary, ‘Musical Exchange’.

Plutonic Dust
Plutonic Dust – Performing Live at Rocktoberfest 2015

Plutonic Dust are Ireland’s coolest live electronic act. Their original upbeat disco sound has a punk/funk style laced with sensual vocals from Veronica Moran.

Youth Mass
Youth Mass – Performing Live at Rocktoberfest 2015

Alternative Indie Rock group Youth Mass formed in 2010 and the same year released their debut EP Misanthropy to critical acclaim. Their sonic guitar riffs are not to be missed!

Grounds for Invasion
Grounds for Invasion – Performing Live at Rocktoberfest 2015

Grounds for Invasion are one of Ireland’s most exciting electro pop groups to come on the scene in the last three years. The Galway duo have already been tipped as the band to watch for 2015 by both HotPress magazine and The Irish Times. They released their debut album, ‘Dying Stars’ earlier this year, bringing their dark, disco pop sound to the masses.

Vann Music
Vann Music – Performing Live at Rocktoberfest 2015

Electric pop quartet, Vann Music reached no. 7 in the Irish Airplay charts with their synth-based hit ‘Tina’. They have just released their brand new EP ‘Running’ in March 2015 which was produced by Stephen Hague (New Order, The Pet Shop Boys). You may have been lucky to have caught them performing at Electric Picnic, 2014.

The Klares
The Klares – Performing Live at Rocktoberfest 2015

Young, emerging band, The Klares, continue to develop their infectious, indie, punk sound. In May 2015, they released their second EP ‘Cookoo’ to critical acclaim, causing U & I Magazine to comment that they ‘could very well be the first Irish band in a generation to actually get excited about’. Ones to watch!

My Violet
My Violet – Performing Live at Rocktoberfest 2015

New Irish Indie band My Violet, are an electric pop group from Dublin. The trio’s current release ‘Disintegrate’, was produced by Philip Magee (Kodaline/Miles Kane) and was voted New Song of the Day with If you didn’t catch them at Indiependance, come see why they are billed to become a massive pop hit in Ireland.

‘The Geddes’
‘The Geddes’ – Performing Live at Rocktoberfest 2015

Dublin based pop/rock group – ‘The Geddes’ have been causing quite a stir on the Irish music scene since they released their debut single ‘Frontline’ in November of 2014 which was a massive success. Their debut EP (Human), released in May 2015, reached No.1 on the iTunes pop album chart and No.2 on the overall iTunes album chart.

Tobi Kaye
Tobi Kaye – Performing Live at Rocktoberfest 2015

R’n B’ and soul comes to the festival in the guise of Tobi Kaye. Since playing bass for Tolu King at Volvo Ocean Race 2012, the up and coming artist has grown a steady following for his soft rock tones and soulful voice.

Orchid Collective
Orchid Collective – Performing Live at Rocktoberfest 2015

Orchid Collective bring their cool, alternative indie folk to the festival. The Dublin based group launched their debut single ‘Figure it out’ this Summer which defines their unique pop, indie/folk sound.

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