With Life festival just on our doorstep, we thought we would get some thoughts of the local artists playing on the Toast stage this year. The Toast stage has become legendary down at the festival grounds, with the stage hosting some of the strongest locals the country has to offer and one of the loosest early hours stages in 2016. I’m sure you’ve all saw the video of Boots & Kats playing to a rowdy crowd in the am. If not, have a look here.

Ciara Brady

What’s the one thing you’re most excited for at Life this year?
Building a raft out of empty cans and setting sail across the lake at Life Fest at sunset to go buy more cans in Mullingar.
What’s your essential festival piece you can’t go to a festival without?

Confetti cannons without a shadow of a doubt.

What track are you most excited to play at Life?

Classics on Wax

What’s the one thing you’re most excited for at Life this year?
I’m most excited to see Eats Everything or DJ EZ.
What’s your essential festival piece you can’t go to a festival without?
Speakers with an iPod
What track are you most excited to play at Life?

Dead Wax

What’s the one thing you’re most excited for at Life this year?
Seeing the locals do their thing, It’s always a buzz to see a local DJ on a big stage. It has to be the best thing about Life for me over the years.
What’s your essential festival piece you can’t go to a festival without?
Cans. Lovely cans.
What track are you most excited to play at Life?
Booty Industries – Gorgeous Tribal Milkshake.

Kark Guest

What’s the one thing you’re most excited for at Life this year?

I’m obviously really looking forward to playing (for the 1st time at Life) but also to just cracking open a cold one with the lads.. Oh, and seeing Regis of course.

What’s your essential festival piece you can’t go to a festival without?
An absolute heap of rollies, no matter how much you think you have with you, you don’t have enough. And if even you actually do have enough, you’ll never have enough filters. And these are the facts.
What track are you most excited to play at Life?
That’s a tough one, I have a lot of tracks I’m really excited to play but there’s one in particular, which just arrived today actually! It’s a fackin’skitz white label record that’s guaranteed to get the taps aff.

Charlie Garrett

What’s the one thing you’re most excited for at Life this year?

I think I’m most looking forward to just being back at Belvedere house. I love the layout of the site and how nothing is more than a short walk away. That, combined with such a serious lineup, and hopefully, some of the last year’s amazing weather will surely amount to another great year.

What’s your essential festival piece you can’t go to a festival without?

My granny trolley. You know the tartan two wheeled ones that auld ladies use to carry home the messages? They also serve as a great means of transporting cans. Pretty sure I got it in a Chinese bargain store for around €10, haven’t gone to a festival without one since.

 What track are you most excited to play at Life?

Seven Davis Jr. – Friends (Detroit Swindle Friends on Acid Remix)

Mitch Presents

What’s the one thing you’re most excited for at Life this year?

I am most excited to play if I’m to be honest. Can’t beat daytime disco & sunshine.

What’s your essential festival piece you can’t go to a festival without?
Fresh socks, can’t go anywhere without a pair!
What track are you most excited to play at Life?
The Tavern – Burlie Mac

AJ

What’s the one thing you’re most excited for at Life this year?

I’d say the thing I’m most excited for at Life this year would be the Toast stage being there for a week and the amount of other collectives and mates who’ll all be playing one stage!

What’s your essential festival piece you can’t go to a festival without?
I generally don’t go to a festival without my red jacket & legendary camping chair, not too mention a few Capri suns.
What track are you most excited to play at Life?
I’ve a few tunes I’m very excited to play at Life like Crackazat – What you’re feeling or Anil Arnas – 1994 and there are a few new records there too. Sweely and 2-bit crew and some others.

Boots & Kats

What’s the one thing you’re most excited for at Life this year?
Cans for breakfast and hopefully seeing Timmy Nolan fall off stage in bits again.
What’s your essential festival piece you can’t go to a festival without?

Dioralyte and spare cans.

What track are you most excited to play at Life?
An unreleased remix of Midland’s Final Credits we acquired recently, canny wait.

Dan Ring

What’s the one thing you’re most excited for at Life this year?

The Toast Stage. The local talent is gonna be the life and soul of the party.

What’s your essential festival piece you can’t go to a festival without?

Gareth Elliot.

What track are you most excited to play at Life?

A good magician doesn’t reveal his secrets

Elliot

What’s the one thing you’re most excited for at Life this year?

It has to be being involved with the Toast stage and the sheer amount of local cowboys/cowgirls playing on it. Seeing the brand grow strength to strength each year at festivals across Ireland is very good to see and it makes me happy.

What’s your essential festival piece you can’t go to a festival without?

Dan Ring and his hot ass beats

What track are you most excited to play at Life?

It has to be this one, I’ve been wanting to play it out for quite some time now.

Dåser

What’s the one thing you’re most excited for at Life this year?

Haven’t caught a Villalobos set yet, so looking forward to seeing what the fuss is about by the river.

What’s your essential festival piece you can’t go to a festival without?

Cans, of course.

What track are you most excited to play at Life?

Whigfield – Saturday night.

Mark Doyle

What’s the one thing you’re most excited for at Life this year?

I would be lying if I didn’t say my own set.

What’s your essential festival piece you can’t go to a festival without?

It’s gotta be a be my chair and speaker.

What track are you most excited to play at Life?

The track that I am most looking forward to play, would probably be ‘Soulsearcher I just can’t get enough’, It’s one of my all time favourites.

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