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Love Sensation LineUp 2019

Heading to the Love Sensation Festival this August? Here's the complete Love Sensation lineup, one of the most colourful festivals in Ireland this summer.

Ready to party the end of summer away to the sounds of pop, dance, electronic and so much more? The full line-up for the Love Sensation festival is here!

Check out below the amazing artists sparking this two-day music and arts festival celebrating the LGBT+ community and their many friends at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin this August.

Love Sensation Festival LineUp 2019:

Love Sensation Line Up Saturday, 17 August:

MAIN STAGE

  • Lily Allen
  • Kelis
  • Soulé
  • Panti Bliss
  • Toucan
  • Mother DJs
  • Miss Kate

GEORGE STAGE

  • Monet X Change
  • Laganja Estranga
  • Sonique
  • Victoria Secret & Dragged Up
  • Davina Devine
  • Stephen Dowling
  • Shirley Temple Bar
  • ELM
  • Sink The Pink DJs
  • Drag Aerobics
  • Paul Ryder
  • Pixie Woo
  • Regina George
  • Faux
  • Chanel
  • Phil T Gorgeous
  • Dolly Grip
  • Mizza
  • Sophia Harte

MOTHER DANCE TENT

  • Horse Meat Disco
  • Andy Butler (Hercules & Love Affair)
  • Daithí
  • Karen Reddy
  • Raw Silk

Love Sensation LineUp Sunday, 18 August:

MAIN STAGE

  • Clean Bandit
  • Gossip
  • Panti Bliss
  • Le Galaxie
  • Mother DJs

GEORGE STAGE

  • Naomi Smalls
  • Jujubee
  • Victoria Secret & Dragged Up
  • Vedas Coven
  • Conor Behan
  • PrYmary Colours
  • Paul Ryder
  • Pixie Woo
  • Regina George
  • Faux
  • Chanel
  • Phil T Gorgeous
  • Dolly Grip
  • Mizza
  • Sophia Harte

MOTHER DANCE TENT

  • Secret Headliner
  • Jenny Greene
  • Kelly-Anne Byrne
  • Bukkake All Star DJs

 

Kelis has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry – having recorded with willl.i.am, Bjork, Outkast, Raphael Saadiq, Moby, Enrique Iglesias, David Guetta, Burnz, Diplo/Switch & Breach to name a few.

Monét X Change is a born and bred New York City entertainment spitfire now appearing on Rupaul’s Drag Race season 10. Known for delivering energetic and show-stopping performances, Monét’s showmanship is a reflection of her tireless work ethic to cultivate and perfect her immaculate lip-syncing skills, comedic chops, and (mostly) pitch-perfect live vocals.

Naomi Smalls is the supermodel-obsessed alter ego of Davis Heppenstall. Known for delivering brilliant concepts online, across social media, and in on-stage performances, Naomi’s artistic eye gives her a leg up on the competition. RuPaul’s Drag Race season 8, and now all stars 4, will give the world an insight into Naomi’s hard work and determination to perpetually outdo herself.

Performer, writer, speechifier, landlady of Pantibar, professor of Gender Discombobulation at the Marcia Blaine School For Girls. National fucking treasure. Catch her hosting the main stage!

RAW SILK is the alias of best pals Grace and Steph, an ode to one of their favourite 80’s boogie groups. They know how to add in a few surprises and always keep you moving. Grace and Steph have been residents for much-loved London boogie crew Percolate since 2017, supporting the likes of Horse Meat Disco, Bicep, Maurice Fulton, Todd Terje, CC Disco, Greg Wilson, Dan Shake, Honey Dijon, Derrick Carter, Nabihah Iqbal, Seven Davis Jnr. + many more.

Kylie “Sonique” Love, also simply known as Sonique, is a drag queen, performer, actress and one of the Season 2 contestants of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (placed 9th). Sonique’s drag name comes from a same-named British artist. She likes it because sounds powerful (like sonic powers) and it’s a one-word name, just as she wanted.

Soulé is the leading force in a new wave of emerging Irish music. The two time ‘Irish Song of the Year’ nominee recently released her debut EP ‘Love Cycle’ to positive feedback, which resulted in the single ‘Love tonight’ peaking at number 1 on Irish radio chart and also being the only independent artists in top 50 in Ireland.

DJ Stephen Dowling is an institution on the Dublin gay scene. Cutting his teeth back in the Dragon from 2012, he moved to the George in 2014 where he quickly rose to the top. Stephen has played across the UK & Ireland at Prhomo, War @ ALT, Boombox (Belfast), Cruz101 (Manchester) to name a few. He currently holds residencies in The George, Pantibar & Bukkake and he’s brining his POP BANGERS set to Love Sensation this August.

Grand high witch, fashion icon and drag legend Veda, has spent the last twenty years on cabaret stages around the world becoming the over night success she is today. She’s a self made man made women and drag mother to a gaggle of gorgeous witches who are joining her here for a weekend of hex, drag and rock n roll.

 

Bunny O’Hare is the Irish Queen with more curves than a rollercoaster and an ass you could bounce a brick off, though don’t because that would be an act of manslaughter. She’s bringing her Drag Aerobics show to Love Sensation, so limber up, do your disco stretches and get ready to WERK.

Clean Bandit has consistently pushed the boundaries of modern pop with their diverse blend of electronic, dancehall, classical, R&B and pop. Their breakthrough success came in 2014 with the single ‘Rather Be’, feat. Jess Glynne, a Grammy award-winning worldwide hit that has now surpassed 10 million global sales.

Conor Behan is a DJ, broadcaster and writer. Based in Dublin he is one of the resident DJs at The George, a regular host on RTÉ 2fm and co-hosts the popular podcast Popsessed.

Daithi is an electronic music producer obsessed with the culture of Ireland. The two-time choice award nominee combines nature recordings, old Irish samples and analogue synths to create a unique type of house music that’s soaked in Irish culture.

Davina Devine is Dublin’s Hottest Original Blonde Bombshell & Infamous Party Girl. Born and bred in Dublin; She has been working and thriving on Dublin’s Club Scene over the Last Decade. She has worked alongside many LGBTQi organisations and charities internationally.

The trio’s blistering brand of soulful swagger brought queer politics to the mainstream, confronted body politics head on and singularly refused to be pigeonholed or ignored, landing magazine covers around the world. Ahead of their time they garnered huge critical acclaim and cemented their reputation as one of the most exciting and relevant must-see live bands.

Taking inspiration from a diverse, counter-cultural history of clubs and DJs, as well as from the sprawling, ever-expanding musical collections of it’s resident crew, the sound of HMD is impossible to place. Nonetheless their style is undeniable, as is a popper-scented air of sheer authenticity. Rooted in hedonism, rhythm, freedom and emotion, a Horse Meat Disco set reinforces everything invigorating about disco, as comfortable as shattering old-school mirror ball cliches as basking in their light.

Jujubee is the stage name of Airline Inthyrath, a professional drag performer, makeup artist, singer, and comedian from Boston, Massachusetts. He is best known for being a contestant on season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Her drag mother is Karisma Geneva Jackson-Tae.

Presenter of The Beat Goes On, Sat/Sun nights on Today FM, dj/booker at BURNIN’ UP in The Grand Social, Kelly-Anne Byrne has been djing in Dublin for the past 12 years, once a resident of Mother Club, she plays all Dublin’s hot spots including, Hangar, Opium Rooms, Twisted Pepper, Workman’s, she’s also dj’d at all of Ireland’s top festivals, such as Electric Picnic, Longitude, Indiependence, Forbidden Fruit, Sea Sessions.

Karen Reddy has worked on the DJ circuit for the last 28 years. No mean feat in an island that has seen musical styles and venues change over the years. You can find Karen in The George on Tuesdays and Sunday’s and once a month at Sweatbox in the hub playing a selection of dance tunes and genres from dance remixes , funky house thru to pumping Electro house.

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