We’ve a couple of tickets to give away for a Clown & Sunset night in The Button Factory on 5th August, with Nicolas Jaar, Valentin StipAcid Pauli.

We are delighted to announce that Nicolas Jaar will be performing a very rare live show in Dublin venue The Button Factory as part of a Clown & Sunset Records showcase on Sunday August 5th. He will be joined on stage by new cult favourite Acid Pauli and the enigmatic Valentin Stip both of Clown & Sunset.

He has been voted the no. 1 live act in the Resident Advisor polls and has also appeared in Rough Trade’s end of year chart for the 2nd biggest album of 2011 as well as appearing no. 4 in Mojo’s electronica albums of the year. We have had his album on repeat since it was released and are looking forward to an evening of all things electronic.

It has been a truly outstanding few years for the youngster who is still only 21 years, though much further advanced in terms of artistry and wisdom. He has performed his live show at Nuits Sonores, Sonar, Glastonbury, Roskilde, Body & Soul, Montreux Jazz Festival, and Melt as well as an abundance of European festivals. What sees Jaar’s star rising even further is his own label Clown & Sunset, which has prospered and placed itself as a treasure trove of young and gifted artists from far-flung corners of the globe.

Sunday August 5th will be a showcase for Clown & Sunset – a music company and outlet for Jaar’s most intimate work as well as the debut of some of the more innovative multimedia works that will be released through Clown & Sunset’s parent company, CS Aesthetics (CSA). Since completing his debut album, Nico has devoted himself entirely to developing Clown & Sunset, bringing on the likes of Acid Pauli and Valentin Snip as he cultivates his down-tempo, dark carnival aesthetic.

As Nicolas Jaar continues to dominate the charts for 2012, this event is a set to be a shining light in the otherwise dark and cold summer we have been enduring.

Hidden Agenda & Heineken Present:
Nicolas Jaar (Clown & Sunset, NYC) [LIVE]Acid Pauli (Clown & Sunset, Ger) &
Valentin Stip (Clown & Sunset, CA)
9pm, Sunday 5th August
The Button Factory, Dublin 2

Tickets are €17 inc. booking fee via Ticketmaster, or you can send an email containing your contact details with CASTICKETSPLEASE as the subject to giveaways@thumped.com by midnight on Tuesday 31st July to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets. The sponsors of this fine event would also like you to know that “For a chance to win tickets to some great music festivals around the world with Heineken Live Access visit http://www.heineken.com