CHART toppers Kodaline have been revealed as the first headliners for Sea Sessions 2021.
Festival director Ray O’Donovan said this week that things were “looking good” for the return of the Bundoran beach party following a year out due to Covid-19. Now in its twelfth year, Sea Sessions has become an important part of the Irish festival calendar and draws tens of thousands of people to south Donegal each year.
Among previous headline acts are Paul Wellar, Dizzee Rascal, Clean Bandit and Dermot Kennedy. And with a career that has to date encompassed three number one albums in Ireland, two top five albums in the UK and more than a billion streams at Spotify, Kodaline will be right up there with them.
In 2019, Kodaline played some of the biggest shows of their career. At home in Dublin they sold out two huge outdoor shows at St Anne’s Park, while a ten-date UK tour culminated with a packed show at London’s historic Roundhouse. Further afield they hit festivals including Lollapalooza, Benicàssim and played to huge audiences throughout Asia.
Most recently there has been the storming success of their studio album ‘One Day At A Time’, which has now been streamed more than 74 million times and has seen them garner another 10 million monthly Spotify listeners.
Looking ahead to the return of Sea Sessions, festival director Ray O’Donoghue said, “What can we say but 2020 has been a bit of a crazy year. There does seem to be a bit of positive news around now though and things are looking good for Summer 2021. Kodaline are one of those bands that we’ve had our eye on for a while so it’s great that they’ve finally agreed to headline the festival.”