For anyone lucky enough to have experienced the Kong in action this year one thing is clear: the competition is certainly heating up. With some of the most talented and imaginative acts from around the country taking part, competition is fierce as every Wednesday at the Mercantile bands have been battling it out for that coveted slot on the OxJam stage at Electric Picnic.
Five acts have been lucky enough to secure their place in the final by impressing the audience and lighting up the Empire State Building at the semi-final; but don’t let your guard down yet, wildcards are always a possibility when it comes to the King Kong Club!
The acts that will play in the final include:
Bodies, a South Dublin based Alt. Rock band, absolutely rocked our socks. These guys won a two day recording session at Area 94 in the semi-final and are definitely ones to watch.
The Rusty Fixtures are an eclectic quintet from Wexford. Having recorded their first EP at the start of the year and now embarking on an extensive touring schedule these guys have been working incredibly hard. They managed to secure a slot at No Place Like Dome in the semi-final and we will be seeing them again very soon.
Radio Room are a four piece from Dublin who are set to have an amazing year. With the release of their EP ‘When You’ve Made It’ they have garnered some media attention and piqued the interest of critics and fans alike. They managed to win two days recording at Area 94 in the semi-final and will be gracing the Kong stage again at the final.
Cold Steel Feel impressed everyone at the Kong with their brand of Rock, so much so that they got themselves a gig at Vantastival in the semi-final and are bound to impress us all again in the final.
But don’t be disheartened, there’s still time for you or your band to make an impression at the King Kong Club and join these lucky guys in the final. Get on the Kong and light up that Empire State Building !
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