ABOUt Lydia 

Lydia Ford is a pop artist originally from Co. Mayo, in Ireland. At the age of 9 she picked up the guitar, inspired mainly by her adoration of pop-punk star Avril Lavigne. From there, she began writing and developing her own songs.


Having spent some time honing her craft in Brooklyn, New York, Lydia has moved on from her singer-songwriter acoustic roots in favor of more glossy, synth sounds whilst keeping her deeply personal lyrics and themes at the forefront of her music. Taking inspiration from acts like Sigrid and  Maggie Rogers, she incorporates elements of slick electronic production with gritty guitars. Lydia currently records, produces and releases her music independently, collaborating with producers in Berlin, London, Tokyo and the US. She has performed at We’ve Only Just Begun Festival, Ireland Music Week and Other Voices.


Her music has been played across various radio stations in Ireland and she has also received the nod from the acclaimed BBC Introducing team. Spotify playlisting includes New Music Friday UK, A Breath of Fresh ÉIRE and Poptronix.


2020 is set to be an even bigger year for the pop artist as she has been featured on both Ticketmaster and Hot Press "Hot for 2020” list. She will play a headline show upstairs in Whelan’s on October 2nd, in association with MCD. 

Tickets on sale now from Ticketmaster.ie 

Press Quotes

"{Bittersweet is} a breezy, electro-pop confection perfect for a chill vibes playlist"

- Billboard

"...we hear an artist that is breaking into the scene on her own terms; vibrant, and full of life she captivates you with her unique musical style time after time again"

- Broadway World

"Louise loved this fresh pop sound and now Lydia is our Play Irish Artist of the week"

- TodayFM

"There’s a palpable glimmer in the upbeat pop of Lydia Ford’s ‘Same Old Rules’....a well-constructed, fully fleshed out pop track."

- Nialler9

"One to watch out for in 2019."


"{Same Old Rules is} Ford’s most accomplished work to date."

- The Last Mixed Tape