Pale Waves (UK)

Pale Waves

If you are the type who falls for unabashed pop rock melodies, combined with stories about love and being the odd one out, Pale Waves should be at the top of your list for summer 2019!

Hailing from Manchester, the Mecca of modern indie music, Pale Waves released their debut album, My Mind Makes Noises, in September 2018 and instantly caused a stir in the global music scene. This summer they are bringing their world tour to Finland for the first time, and visitors to Ilosaarirock will get a taste of Pale Waves and their soul-soothing melodies. Their much-acclaimed sound is all about dominating synths and chugging guitars, and it deceivingly brings to mind The 1975, who stole the show and won many hearts at Ilosaarirock in 2016. The connection is clear when you discover that The 1975’s Matt Healy and George Daniel are in fact patrons of Pale Waves, and co-produced their first singles.

Pale Waves manage to be both intimate and whole-hearted while maintaining an alluring distance from their audiences – a juxtaposition that is guaranteed to make it one of the most memorable gigs of summer 2019.

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Friday 12 Jul: AidaArchitects (UK)DJ Snake (FRA)EllipsEttaEva + ManuIBELuukas OjaPale Waves (UK)Pariisin KevätPää KiiSwallow the SunVesalaVestaViikate – Kuu kaakon yllä 10vVille Valo & AgentsWheelSaturday 13 Jul: Alcest (FRA)Beast in BlackCheat Codes (USA)ChisuDermot Kennedy (IE)Elias GouldFGettomasaHenrik!Ida Paul & Kalle LindrothJ. KarjalainenJesse MarkinJori SjöroosJVGLost SocietyLxandraMONO (JPN)MouhousOlavi UusivirtaPasaRicky-Tick Big Band & Julkinen SanaRumaSamuli Putro – Big PrayersSunrise AvenueSydän, sydänTurmion KätilötSunday 14 Jul: AdikiaAlmaAnna PuuGasellitHuoraJoni Ekman & KoiraJukka NousiainenKingston Wall by JJylli, Kuoppis & VHBKynnetMaustetytötPauliina KokkonenPerturbator (FRA)Pyhimys & SaimaaRadio SupernovaRae Sremmurd (USA)RistoSANNIShame (UK)SOFAStam1naThe Chainsmokers (USA)


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