Jameson launch 'The Circle' a new immersive stage at All Together Now

By Lovin Media

July 20, 2022 at 2:42pm

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Waterford-bound festival goers will be in for an August Bank Holiday treat when they skip through the gates of Curraghmore Estate.

After a two-year hiatus, one of Ireland's most anticipated festivals All Together Now is back with a bang and thankfully a new traffic plan.

Set in a natural amphitheater, with rolling hills and hidden forests this year the 3000 acre estate will play host to 18 stages of music, spoken word, comedy, theatre, debate, art, workshops, wellness, and everything in between. Together with Jameson Connects festival organisers are welcoming a new area called The Circle to the mix. Promising to be a hybrid space which hosts unmissable sets from a host of Ireland's finest acts, alongside facilitating some exclusive collaborations and performances.

Curated by The Tenth Man the stage will play host to some of the best live musicians around, alongside conversation, food, cocktails and a special B2B DJ set each night.

The live performances are shaping up to have some of the best live musicians around from Kean Kavanagh, Loah, John Francis Flynn to Elaine Mai. Festival-goers can expect back-to-back DJ sets and exclusive collaborations from household names like from household names like David Kitt, Tara Kumar, Mango alongside exclusive collaborations.

The space will also host a series of workshops hosted by multi-instrumentalist Zaska, offering festival goers some immersive experiences, like a bodhrán masterclass run by Dermot Sheedy (of Hermitage Green), a Spoken Word Circle hosted by poet laureate Sasha Terfous and visual artist and screen printer Execute Exist will be on site to provide fans with the tools to put their own stamp on merchandise via a host of immersive screen-printing sessions where attendees can learn screen onto tote bags, t-shirts and their own cotton-based clothing.

Festival goers entering The Circle will also be treated to Jameson Signature Serve cocktails alongside some whiskey infused BBQ grub from Pitt Bros BBQ.

Speaking about the launch of the new stage, Ciara Brennan, Jameson Senior Brand Manager, Irish Distillers Pernod-Ricard has said, “We are incredibly excited to bring The Circle to life at All Together Now. Our Widen The Circle campaign is all about fostering connections and collaboration and with The Circle stage, we want to immerse music fans in an unforgettable experience which creates authentic human connection. From our music performance line up featuring incredibly acts & collaborative DJ sets to our immersive workshops and riveting talks, The Circle stage will be a space where everyone can come together to enjoy something truly unique over a Jameson Ginger and Lime.”

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Day by Day stage breakdown of The Circle:

Friday:

X Collective Showcase

Kean Kavanagh

Mango B2B Roo Honeychild

Soft Boy B2B David Kitt
Sean Johnston B2B Cian Ó Cíobháin

Saturday:

Loah

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Senita Appiakorang

& Shiv DJ Set

Celaviedmai

Chamomile Club & Friends

Tara Kumar b2b Sally Cinnamon

Nooriyah B2B Moving Still

Sunday:

Aidan Kelly

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Jordan O’Leary & Claire Kinsella
John Francis Flynn

MuRli

Elaine Mai

Narolane B2B Diffusion LaB

All City & Friends DJ Set

The Circle Workshops:

 

The Big Jam with Zaska

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Join multi-instrumentalist and producer Max Zaska for the ultimate jamming session at the Jameson Circle stage. The Big Jam is an immersive musical experience which sees Zaska lead an audience through the creation of a song, inviting attendees to lend their voices and musical abilities to the jam.

Bodhrán Beats with Dermot Sheedy

Fusing traditional bodhrán with some up-tempo beats, join acclaimed instrumentalist Dermot Sheedy (Hermitage Green, Strangeboy) for a bodhrán masterclass with a twist. Dermot will share some basic techniques in a guided masterclass before leading attendees through a set of high energy tracks,  courtesy of Aidan Kelly

Screen Printing with Execute Exist 

Experience the art of screen-printing in a guided session with visual artist Execute Exist. Create a printed tote bag, t-shirt or add a design to your own cotton based clothing using exclusive prints only available at the Jameson Circle stage.

Spoken Word Circle with Sasha Terfous

Embrace the power of spoken word with poet laureate Sasha Terfous in the Jameson Spoken Word Circle experience. Listen to a curated collection of incredible stories in an open and welcoming space that invites attendees to listen, share their own stories or just simply connect with some kindred spirits.

For ticketing information visit the All Together Now website

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