The Kooks: Few bands have as many consistently recognised hits as The Kooks, this four member band have spent the last 11 years since their formation making their mark on pop music. With classics such as “Naive”, “She Move in Her Own Way” and “Ooh La” there is no doubt everyone will be singing throughout their set
Gorgon City: Gorgon City will be an absolute delight to dance to them in person after all the hours you've probably already spent dancing to them. The London duo which have been actively creating music together since 2012 have had some hugely distinctive hits such as “Ready for Your Love” and “Right Here”
All Tvvins: All Tvvins are a Dublin duo who have recently been gaining traction. They aren’t actually twins, but the two members, Lar Kaye and Conor Adams have known each other since they were teenagers. With songs like “Darkest Ocean” they have demonstrated a dark and scintillating rock sound.
Seth Troxler: Being from Detroit, Troxler has grown into being on of the heavy weights of house music throughout his career. Year after year he is found in the Resident Advisor Top 10 DJs and we know that this is going to be an incredible performance at Trinity Ball.
Stormzy: As one of the most talented artists in the recent grime revival, Stormzy has been making waves with his signature tunes “Know Me From” and “Shut Up”, a free style over XTC’s Functions on the Low. As being the first unsigned rapper to perform Jools Holland and the fact that people are already extremely familiar with his music, this is bound to be an hugely popular act at the ball this year.
Honne: The London duo have a beautiful sound that has been described as “futuristic soul”. With a soothing, sexy sound we know this act provides something on the line up that no one else will.
Blonde: The deep house and garage duo consisting of Englefield (who created the popular YouTube channel Eton Messy) and Manson (his former alias is Thieves) have released some of the biggest summer house records of the last year and with a monthly listenership of just short of 1m on Spotify, their set is going to be a lot of fun.
Waze & Odyssey: Well known for their diverse style of music, expect anything from disco to techno in their set at Trinity Ball. Well known for their single “Bump and Grind 2014” which reached No.3 in the UK charts.
Jonas Rathsman: He is a Swedish DJ and is no stranger to Ireland’s shores, with a deep melancholic sound that is typical to many Scandinavian producers. Rathsman has huge fans in Pete Tong as well as Disclosure, he released the single Wolfsbane in 2015 to a warm reception.
Bodhi: Cardiff 25 year olds Olly Howells and Luke Welsby) shows the funk influenced, completely fresh take on dance music this young duo have to offer. Channeling the vibes of uplifting, dusty house into the sleekest forms of modern bass music, their enchanting, dancefloor-ready vibe is already demanding considerable attention. With huge singles like “Good Vibrations” this is not an act to miss.
Wyvern Lingo: Wyvern Lingo are a three-piece band from County Wicklow, Ireland playing on the keyboard, guitar, drums and on the vocals. Pop trio Wyvern Lingo’s deeply structured vocal harmonies and palpable blend of organic sounds and pop-sensibilities has identified the three-piece as a band on the ascendancy.
Novelist: Novelist rose to fame as part of Square, a Lewisham grime collective. In 2014 he recorded an EP called 1 Sec with the highly regarded producer Mumdance. Songs like “Endz” demonstrate the catchyness of his tunes.
Daíthi: Well known for his electronic fiddle-work, Daíthí melds both traditional and synthesised perfectly. With some exciting releases in 2015, we cannot wait for his set at the Ball. His biggest single to date has been Chameleon Life, and in the past he has supported The XX, DJ Shadow and Santigold.
Formation: Consisting of Identical twins, the Ritsons have a punky electro sound. With upcoming performances at LoveBox and Green Man this summer as well as their EP being released, we know that these two are destined for bigger things and we can’t wait to catch them at the ball.
CCBrez: CC Brez plays soul influenced pop music, and has played Electric Picnic and plays Sea Sessions this summer. He’s perhaps best known as the guitarist of Republic of Loose. His debut EP, Her Alibi, came out in the summer of last year.
Picture This: Consisting of Irishmen Ryan Hennessy and Jimmy Rainsford from Kildare, they’ve only been together since September this year but their sound, lyrics and emotion resonate extremely deeply with their audience. With “Take My Hand” and “You & I”, this is going to be an incredible performance before this duo blow up.
Horse Meat Disco: HMD have been playing a regular residency in the Eagle in London for about 14 years. They’re one of the finest disco collectives in the world right now, and have been for a significant time now. HMD make a point to stay true to the inclusive nature of fun, and creating an authentic disco experience. They’ve been releasing HMD compilations for a decade now, where they bring their crate digging skills to the fore in selecting the creme de la creme of disco oldies. They’re commandeering the Lounge stage at Trinity Ball for a five hour set
Trinity Orchestra: Trinity Orchestra plays LCD Soundsystem
Trinitones: An all male a cappella group made up from members of Trinity College, they cover a wide range of classic and current songs in their snappy, fun style while still having the power to move you to tears.