Led by accomplished frontman and album producer Conor O'Brien, Villages’debut album in 2010 Becoming a Jackal was shortlisted for both the Mercury and the Choice Music Prizes. They delivered their follow-up album Awayland in January. Two albums, two crowning glories, both immediately claiming #1 on the Irish Albums Chart and the Irish Indie Albums Chart on the eve of their release. Their rich melodies, emotional lyrics and dreamy instrumentation won them recognition from Neil Young, Tracy Chapman, Bell X1 and Elbow for tour supports. These lads will make their way to our splendid fields after wooing thousands at Glastonbury and T in the Park.