Dermot
Kennedy

THU 27.08.20
MAIN STAGE

Life and death. Joy and pain. Love and loss. Dermot Kennedy has always been fascinated by extremes. The young Dubliner draws inspiration from all the moments of brightness and darkness this world has to offer, crafting music that’s at once soaring and intimate, stripped-back and explosive. Stuttery hip-hop and R&B-influenced percussion underpins his weathered vocals as he combines organic and electronic elements into an arresting, emotional blend that calls to mind the adventurous arrangements of Bon Iver, James Blake, and James Vincent McMorrow.

Rich beyond just its production, Kennedy is a writer in possession of a sophistication well beyond his 25 years. He pens lyrics with a poet’s eye and a rapper’s precision, conjuring vivid imagery and transfixing audiences with the unique rhythm and flow of his soulful delivery.

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Dermot
Kennedy

THU 27.08.20 I MAIN STAGE
Tickets
He pens lyrics with a poet's eye and a rapper's precision: Dermot Kennedy at ZOA 2020!

Life and death. Joy and pain. Love and loss. Dermot Kennedy has always been fascinated by extremes. The young Dubliner draws inspiration from all the moments of brightness and darkness this world has to offer, crafting music that’s at once soaring and intimate, stripped-back and explosive. Stuttery hip-hop and R&B-influenced percussion underpins his weathered vocals as he combines organic and electronic elements into an arresting, emotional blend that calls to mind the adventurous arrangements of Bon Iver, James Blake, and James Vincent McMorrow.

Rich beyond just its production, Kennedy is a writer in possession of a sophistication well beyond his 25 years. He pens lyrics with a poet’s eye and a rapper’s precision, conjuring vivid imagery and transfixing audiences with the unique rhythm and flow of his soulful delivery.

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