Three exciting acts added to Denise Chaila’s Summer Show at King John’s Castle


HAVING wowed audiences at Glastonbury, appearing on BBC’s festival coverage, selling out shows in London and Dublin and recording and touring with Ed Sheeran, Limerick rapper Denise Chaila has announced the addition of three major artists to play at her Summer Show at King John’s Castle. Taking place on Saturday August 20, this will be Denise Chaila’s largest headline show to date and is testimony to her growing status in music internationally. Chaila will be joined by Le Boom, Negro Impacto and Beedle The Bardcore.
Announcing the acts performing, John Hennessy of Seoda Shows said: “We are beyond excited to be able to host such a high-profile show with Denise Chaila. Seoda and Dolans have worked closely with Denise and Narolane over the last few years. She is truly an authentic and highly talented artist. We were lucky to run a number of very small socially distanced shows during COVID-19 with Denise. This show in the hallowed grounds of King John’s Castle will be a major highlight in Limerick’s musical history. We are thrilled to have artists of the calibre of Le Boom, Negro Impacto and Beedle The Bardcore joining the bill.”
Mick Dolan of Dolan’s stated:
“This major show by Denise Chaila, joined by Le Boom, Negro Impacto and Beedle The Bardcore will, without doubt, go down in the annals of Limerick. We have worked with Denise from the start of her career. From Glastonbury to the Gaelic Grounds, she has already proven herself to be a major star. The Castle gig will be an opportunity to see Denise perform in this medieval setting prior to her Electric Picnic show. She will truly be the King of The Castle!”
Denise Chaila came to mainstream attention with her 2020 hit single ‘Chaila’, the Limerick rapper went on to take home Ireland’s highest music award, the Choice Music Prize album of the year award, for her debut mixtape ‘Go Bravely’. That a mixtape was named ‘album of the year’ is emblematic of Chaila’s penchant for challenging stereotypes (“what’s female rap?”) and deliberately flouting convention.
Rejecting the tropes that society attempts to assign is childsplay to Chaila; favouring kings, pharaohs and fantastical creatures as aspirations above queens and princesses. Call her a diva, a prima ballerina, but she’s still on point.
2021 saw her perform at a number of major European festivals. In the UK, The Guardian named Denise as ‘one to watch’, stating that “With deft, immersive production, Chaila’s slick delivery shines through, her voice exuding confidence amid rap brags and references to mythology, mental health and being ‘the black James Bond’.” Chaila was, unquestionably, a shining star of Glastonbury 2022, performing such hits as ‘061’ a song she also performed at the Gaelic Grounds to welcome home the victorious Limerick Hurling Team.

Also on the bill is Le Boom, Negro Impacto and Beedle The Bardcore.
With 10 Tracks, over 6 million streams, 100 shows across Europe including sold out shows at the famed Olympia Theatre Dublin as well as performances at Primavera and Electric Picnic, Le Boom is looking forward to his most exciting year to date. His forthcoming album – set for release later this year – traces the highs and lows of a Summer of House Parties – cans in hands, buzzing around a Bluetooth Speaker with your favourite people. Ranging from disco workouts to electro pop bangers to heartfelt synth ballads and nostalgic dream-techno, Le Boom’s album marks a new beginning, building on his reputation for mixing melodic pop song structures with a myriad of electronic music styles – a mix of melody and body-shaking music, that never loses sight of an earworm chorus.

From Dundalk, Negro Impacto are vocalist-songwriter Chi Chi and producer and multi-instrumentalist Laurence (AKA StrangeLove). The duo has been compared to The Internet and have quickly gained attention in the Irish music scene thanks to their alternative neo-soul sound, unique groovy sets and youthful energy.

Described by the Getty Museum as the “architect of the genre”, Beedle The Bardcore transports listeners to a distant but familiar past – sonically carving out a cinematic medieval landscape which reverberates with the melodies and swagger of a different time. Championed by Wu-Tang Clan and commissioned to soundtrack catwalks at London Fashion Week, the popularity of Beedle’s production aesthetic has led to a wide array of collaborators including Tommy Cash the Wheel of Time on Amazon Prime. With the decline of COVID-19, Beedle is back on the road DJ’ing for peasants and nobles alike.

Tickets €38 + booking fee from & Ticketmaster
Strictly Over 18’s
Doors 6pm