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The Main Stage announces stellar line up for episode one on RTÉ One

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The Main Stage is set for Friday nights in the summer on RTÉ One. 
The first programme features Lyra, Rejjie Snow, Villagers, Cormac Begley,Mark Feehily and DJ John Gibbons. 

RnB singer songwriter and singer Erica-Cody joins forces with Danny O’Reilly, lead singer with The Coronas to host The Main Stage a new music show for Friday nights on RTÉ One featuring live studio performances, interviews and general craic, celebrating a feast of Irish artists and unique collaborations from the worlds of Rock, Folk, Trad and RnB.
The show will be a musical mash up with a modern twist featuring a mix of legendary acts as well as some of the hottest new talent on the Irish music scene.

Irish Singer-Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lyra opens the first episode with her hit song Falling.

Rejjie Snow gets the audience on their feet with his hit ‘Bye Polar’and he spoke about the incredible international success he has had in the last number of years, telling Erica and Danny‘Ireland is a small country but the cultural footprint is big’. Rejjie Snow has been on tour with Madonna, Kendrick Lamar and Elton John. Later in the show, Rejjie Snow sings his song 23.

Villagers perform their incredible song The First Dayand later in the show they sing another hit Momentarily from their album Fever Dreams.

Lyra and Mark Feehily perform a very special duet together. This is the first time these two artists  have performed together and delivered a hair raising version of Easy On Me.
The night‘s outstanding line up continues with Cormac Begley on the concertina with Stephanie Keane dancing.

Dance hitmaker John Gibbons and powerhouse Lyra close the show witha pumping, exhilarating cover of Stevie Nicks’ eighties-anthem ‘Edge Of Seventeen’.

Acts in episode 2 – 6 include (in alphabetic order)
Belters Only & Jazzy, Damien Dempsey & Pauline ScanlonErica-Cody, Farah Elle, Gabrielle AplinGavin James, Jafaris & Carrie BaxterJames Vincent McMorrow –Including one number w/ Theodora Byrne Ensemble choir, Mick Flannery & Susan O’Neil , Mundy, Narolane – group of Denise Chaila with Murli and God Knows, Róisín O, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Shobsy, Soda Blonde, SouléThe Coronas, The Puro (New band from Noel Hogan from the Cranberries – new single with Mell Peck), The Scratch, The Stunning, Tolu Makay, Wild Youth, Wyvern Lingo.

The Main Stage airs every Friday for 6 weeks from the 1st of July on RTÉ One.
The Main Stage will be available on-demand on RTÉ Player.