The race to play on Arthur's Day, on September 23 this year, is getting hotter.
With just over a week to go before the deadline, hundreds of bands and artists have already put themselves into the frame by entering the Our Thursdays competition being run by Guinness. As part of the activity there's the amazing opportunity to play alongside Snow Patrol on Arthur's Day – with the intriguing prospect that no less than Gary Lightbody and co. will themselves be among the judges charged with the vital task of sifting through the final shortlist of 100 entries.
"The reaction has been fantastic," Stuart Kinch for Guinness Our Thursdays told Hot Press. "There is a lot of excitement about the event, which promises to be a real summer-long festival of music in pubs and venues all over the country."
Our Thursdays is open to artists from Ireland and Northern Ireland.
"There are no restrictions in terms of music styles," Kinch confirmed. "What's important is that bands will need to be able to deliver a really good live show at the gigs taking place in a hundred different pubs during July and August. Acts who can generate a real sense of excitement among audiences will be in with a great chance."
With July 8 set as the closing date for entries, the time to enter is now. To do so, click here
A little diction from The Cold 100 and they could rock it out, but tonight belongs to MaudRead More
The winners' moody electronica veers from smooth to spiky, while still always retaining an atmospheric grooveRead More
Flying Columns take on The 83s in the sunny south-east...Read More
Some of the action from heat one of Our Thursdays with GuinnessRead More
Ireland's hottest new talent competes in the second round of Guinness Our Thursdays gigsRead More
It's a battle for glory between Fia Rua and Black Tooth tonight...Read More
Fans of guitar-driven rock were generously catered for by the two bands on offer tonight.Read More
Some of the brightest emerging bands in the country have been lined up for the Guinness 'Our Thursdays' series of gigs that launches in pubs all over Ireland on Thursday, Hot Press can confirm.Read More
Snow Patrol are on board for the adventureRead More