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RTÉ 2FM Rising List for 2022 Announced 

January 24, 2022

RTÉ 2FM today revealed its prestigious 2FM Rising list for 2022. This exciting list, chosen by a panel of experts, consists of ten music acts tipped for success and will have listeners thrilled with their catchy sound.

The ten artists are: Lucy Blue, Sophie Doyle Ryder, Aby Coulibaly, Bklava, Efe, New Dad, Sprints, Cian DuCrot, Sello, Smoothboi Ezra.

Some of the alumni from 2FM Rising in recent years are: Fontaines DC, Denise Chaila, Dermot Kennedy, Jafairs, Lyra, Pillow Queens, Wild Youth, JC Stewart, The Murder Capital, For Those I Love, Monjola and Gemma Dunleavy.

The announcement was made on The Tracy Clifford Show 2FM and between 31 January – 4 February Rising Week will kick off. Rising Week will see the ten chosen acts, which 2FM will champion during the year, promoted extensively across the station. It will also broadcast exclusive new music and interviews with these up and coming artists.

Director of Music 2FM Adam Fogarty said: “ We’re really excited to announce our ten new 2FM Rising artists for 2022. The music team and I deliberated over the list for a number months – which shows just how strong Irish music is right now.” Adam added: 2FM Rising is a key initiative for all of us and our support of Irish music and artists is something we are incredibly enthusiastic and passionate about. We believe our Rising list for 2022 is a great example of how strong and diverse the Irish music scene is right now. We look forward to supporting our Rising acts and the many other great Irish acts across our platforms in 2022.” 

2FM Rising is in association with IMRO and each of this years ten acts will also receive a €1,000 bursary (€10,000 in total) from the IMRO.

Keith Johnson, IMRO Director of Marketing & Membership said: IMRO is delighted to continue its association with RTÉ 2FM Rising. It remains to be an incredibly challenging time for the music and wider artistic community and the RTÉ 2FM Rising initiative will provide an invaluable showcase and support platform for all of the participating acts throughout 2022.

2FM Rising, in association with IMRO, is an artist development initiative providing airplay, promotional and content opportunities for its chosen participants.

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