As you'll know, each year at Tribfest, we're pushing to add something new and make the festival bigger and better, and today we've got a brilliant lineup announcement that takes Tribfest to the next level!
For the first time at the festival, we'll be opening the main stage on Thursday night and the first band that we're announcing is the Thursday night headliner. PLUS, there's no rise in ticket prices and beer prices will be staying the same so you're getting even more for your money! Tribfest is now a full 4 day music festival!
Appearing for the very first time at Tribfest 2015, coming over from Ireland will be The Joshua Tree, The Ultimate U2 Tribute Band.
The Joshua Tree are 4 fans of U2 that recreate the sound and the live feeling of being at a U2 concert. They have managed to replicate The Edge’s sound by using the equipment that The Edge actually uses, so there is a lot of gear needed, to our knowledge no other U2 tribute bands in Ireland are using this set up.
'Even better than the Real Thing' - Meet The Band:
Bono aka Derek Power has played in many acts, original and tribute bands, he has toured Japan and Germany with a U2 tribute band, and has done one man bono shows in Spain, Brazil and Ireland, so he has a lot of experience performing as his hero on stage which explains his great stage presence that the fans love and go mad for.
Mick Kearns aka The Edge has been playing the guitar almost as long as The Edge, he has played in many successful original bands during the eighties and nineties, and has been playing in U2 tribute bands for many years, Mick has invested a lot of time and money in creating The Edge’s sound, which he has perfected down to a fine art. Having the right amps and right guitars is a big plus, but also having the right equipment and the know how to program and use is a fine art in itself.
Stephen Forde aka Larry Mullen Jr. has played along side Mick for many years , which gives a great chemistry between them on stage, Stephen has also gone for the exact drum kit, he got Yamaha in Japan to make him the same drum kit that Larry use’s on stage. Stephen has many hours of work and research into Larry’s playing and the use of click tracks for sequence’s.
Brian Vaughan aka Adam Clayton has been playing the Bass with various original and cover bands based in Dublin and has played all over Germany. A massive U2 fan and in particular a fan of Adam’s style, Brian reproduces Adam’s playing style & sound with his Fender Jazz Bass Guitars and Ashdown Amp.
Together they create the authentic sound, and look, of U2. Do not miss their headline performance on the Main Stage at Tribfest 2015, you will not be disappointed!