- 08 Aug 19
Ireland Music Week have today announced the 50 acts that will showcase at IMW19 from October 1-5.
Among them are some of Ireland's most talked-about rising stars, including Junior Brother, Tebi Rex, Kitt Philippa, Marcus Woods, Touts, Thumper and more.
The festival made the annual call in May for artists to apply. Over 500 acts applied via First Music Contact’s platform Breaking Tunes and were chosen independently by both international and Irish music industry professionals.
Speaking about today's announcement, Angela Dorgan, CEO of First Music Contract, said: “The overwhelming feedback from our 8 Irish and over 30 International judges was the level of competition in this year’s applications. Year on year our judges remark on the quality of Irish bands in a global and not just local context. That is beyond encouraging to hear especially for all those who applied as well as the 50 who will showcase in October “ Angela Dorgan, CEO FMC
The venues for Irish Music Week this year include The Grand Social, Lost Lane, The Button Factory, and Workman's Club.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of Irish Music Week will see dedicated B2B conference elements to facilitate the needs of the newly formed FMC-founded AIM Ireland, along with other offerings from new strategic partners introducing new audiences for Irish music around Europe as well as more networking and masterclasses to be announced closer to the dates.
On Thursday, a targeted networking event will take place in Lost Lane, where international delegates will be invited to network with their Irish counterparts and artists attending the conference. The live showcases will take place across Friday and Saturday, the 4th and 5th of October.
The 5-day event will see a mixture of workshops, discussions and panels. For more details, go to: irelandmusicweek.com
IRELAND MUSIC WEEK LINEUP:
Kyoto Love Hotel
Laura Elizabeth Hughes
Mango X MathMan
Robert John Ardiff
Sinead O’ Brien
Tickets via Eventbrite are priced as follows (excluding charges)
Delegate Pass €100.00 (conference and showcases) (discounts available to AIM Ireland members)
Conference only €65.00
Weekend Showcases €35.00
Friday Night Showcases €25.00
Saturday Night Showcases €25.00
Single Venue Showcase €12.50 (only available on the door at the venues)