The first two acts for this year’s Trinity Ball have been announced– Mr Hudson and Jape.
Mr Hudson, best known for his collaboration single “Supernova” with Kanye West, began his career with “A Tale of Two Cities,” which found its way into West’s hands. Following this, West offered to produce Hudson’s second work, the album “Straight No Chaser,” which was released on October 19 last.
The resulting success has seen Mr Hudson collaborate with a wide selection of artists, including Dizzee Rascal, Jay-Z, Calvin Harris, Amy Winehouse, Paulo Nutini, Mika and Groove Armada. He has also been awarded Best breakthrough Act at the 2009 Q awards and Best newcomer at the 2007 UK Festival Awards.
Jape have been confirmed fresh from their performance at last week’s Rag Week Ball. Perhaps most well known for the hit single “I Was a Man,” Jape performed at Oxegen, Glastonbury and Electric Picnic last year.
The Irish band formed in 2003 and have three albums to date. While the most recent, “Ritual”, brought the band the most commercial success, the single from their previous album, “Floating” was used as the background music for a Bulmers Light ad, and has been frequently covered by the Raconteurs.
Entertainments Officer Mick Birmingham is keeping the remainder of the lineup a closely guarded secret until closer to the ticket sales date. He has, however, previously indicated that he is very pleased with the final lineup.
Ball tickets go on sale Wednesday February 24 at €78. Trinity News will publish its annual Ball Guide with in-depth coverage of the full line-up and tips to make the most of the night. Pick up your copy from February 22.