IFF 2019 Lineup Complete
The full IFF line up is now complete, and details of all remaining artists are below. And with Lowestoft legends The Darkness appearing alongside a feast of fantastic new talent, it’s as diverse a line up as ever.
IFF’s first showcase kicks off at 9pm on Tuesday 24 Sept, when Solo Agency presents 22-year old self made urban pop artist CHINCHILLA whose live show was recently at The Great Escape and Liverpool Sound City, and London-based four-piece Electric Enemy who arrive at IFF following festival slots at Isle of Wight and Standon Calling.
All female trio Paradisia take a break from recording their sophomore album to become the first artists to perform at IFF for a second time, and after thumbs up from the likes of BBC Introducing, Glastonbury’s Emily Eavis, Radio 1 and Johnny Marr, 80s rock and alternative indie four-piece Wild Front complete the bill.
Wednesday 25 Sept. from 17:30 – 19:00 is X-ray Touring’s show at Dingwalls. Kerrang! ‘Fresh Blood’ competition winners PENGSHUi follow performances at Download, Glastonbury and Boomtown; South Yorkshire trio The Blinders showcase their proto-punk politics and psychedelia-laden lyricism; and Glaswegian art pop band Walt Disco – described by NME as “baffling, agile and brilliant” – land after festival shows at Neverworld, Belladrum and Dials Festival.
Topping the X-ray 2019 bill is none other than The Darkness. Describing themselves as “Brooding, magnificent. Like the mighty mother condor sitting upon a rock egg in a nest of curly hair”, the British rock band take the stage at IFF before the release of their sixth studio album, ‘Easter is Cancelled’, on 4 October. The album release is followed by an extensive European tour from this November to March 2020.
Also on Wednesday (14:00 – 15:30), Primary Talent International presents 16-year old songwriter and multi instrumentalist Alfie Templeman (who played every instrument on recent EP ‘Like An Animal’), and Jockstrap, the Guildhall graduate duo who follow their IFF show with a November support for Injury Reserve.
London-based six-piece Sports Team cap a huge summer of European festival shows, and 19-year old native Zimbabwean and South London resident Rachel Chinouriri performs at IFF in advance of an autumn UK tour supporting Local Natives.
Then on Thursday 26 Sept, ITB hold court from 13:30 – 15:00 with guitar trailblazers LIFE landing at IFF after shows at Pukkelpop, Paleo and Glastonbury. And post-grunge/dirty noise-pop trio Sick Joy perform following the release of their new EP ‘Them Days’.
London-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer KIOL performs after support slots with Joan Baez and Jack Savoretti, and indie dream pop band Portland appear before a series of European shows that follow.
Later on Thursday, capping off this year’s IFF showcases, ATC Live present four artists from 17:30 – 19:00. Brighton buzz band Squid perform in advance of an autumn tour including stops at Pitchfork and Primavera Weekender, and London-based, six-piece Black Country, New Road land at IFF before a string of soon-to-be-announced European shows in 2020.
“One of the UK’s most exciting new jazz artists”, Emma-Jean Thackray, drops by before slots at Amsterdam Dance Event and the London Jazz Festival; and Sharky performs at IFF following the release of her debut EP ‘Fruit’, and support from the likes of BBC Radio 1xtra and 6Music.
September 10, 2019