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Full line-up announced for Right Here, Right Now Festival 2018

Full line-up announced for

Right Here, Right Now Festival 2018

Friday 1- Sunday 3 June 2018

Featuring…  The Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra performing alongside The Frank & Walters, Marlene Enright, and Ye Vagabonds in the main auditorium.

Jack O'Rourke

Jack O’Rourke

And Iarla O Lionáird with Steve Cooney and Greenshine, Wallis Bird with special guest John Blek, Jack O’Rourke and Anna Mitchell, in the Right Room.

Presented by Cork Opera House and Coughlan’s Live Promotions, Right Here Right Now is a three-day festival, all under one roof, that showcases all that is good in Cork city – the music, the culture, the people. Now in its second year, the festival continues its mission of celebrating and supporting the local music scene, and providing unique platforms to artists.

Right Here Right Now kicks off Friday 1st June with an opening party in The Green Room, featuring DJ’s, live music and special guests.

On Saturday 2nd June, be part of one of Cork’s most important conversations and join #CorkLovesMusic in the Green Room at 2pm, discussing issues and topics that affect musicians in Cork.

Marlene Enright

Marlene Enright

That night, be immersed in a rare and specially curated experience as the Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra, lead by John O’Brien, perform on stage with Marlene Enright and Band, Ye Vagabonds, and Cork legends The Frank & Walters. This specially commissioned arrangement will allow the audience to enjoy the music of these incredible performers in a new and all-encompassing way, with the 30 of finest orchestral musicians from or based in Cork.

Frank and Walters

Frank and Walters

Sunday 3rd June will see the main auditorium transformed into a much more intimate, 200 person capacity pop-up ‘venue within a venue’ creating a whole new space and atmosphere for audience and artists alike. Renowned two-time Grammy nominee Iarla O’Lionard take to the stage in The Right Room with acoustic guitar virtuoso Steve Cooney and special guests Greenshine for a special lunchtime show at 3pm. At 7pm, experience the irrepressible energy of Wallis Bird who will be joined by John Blek, followed by a double bill of more home-grown talent as Jack O’Rourke and Anna Mitchell take to the stage at 10pm. Sunday Day tickets (€45), which also grant access to the official closing party featuring ska stars The Service, are on sale now.

Speaking at the announcement, Eibhlin Gleeson, CEO Cork Opera House said, “Cork is a hotbed of creativity and a breeding ground for a huge range of fantastic artists across a multitude of genres. Cork Opera House is proud to provide a stage for local, national and international acts to collaborate together. This festival is a celebration of the music scene in Cork Right Here, Right Now.

Tickets on sale from www.corkoperahouse.ie or from box office 021 427 0022

THANKS BROTHER – We Are Different [official video]

Leopardstown Spin 1038 Student Raceday

Leopardstown Spin 1038 Student Raceday
Wild Youth set to headline

Wild YouthIreland’s biggest student event returns to Leopardstown Racecourse this April  4th with a packed programme of horse racing, entertainment and great music.  The Spin 1038 Student Raceday has been a 12,000 capacity event for the last two years and headliners Wild Youth look set to ensure a third sold out year at Leopardstown Racecourse.

The breakthrough band of 2017, Wild Youth have seen their first two singles ‘All or Nothing’ and ‘Lose Control’ clock up well in excess of one million streams, while the band finished a triumphant year playing alongside the likes of Niall Horan and Picture This.

The young quartet are no strangers to festival stages this early in their career, having already played the likes of Longitude, Indiependence and Sea Sessions. It’s with huge anticipation that Leopardstown Racecourse invites Wild Youth to play Student Raceday, taking place on Wednesday, April 4.

The Spin 1038 Student Raceday is an all ticket event and pre-purchase is required. Tickets start at only €12 and rise to €16 before the event. Gates are open at 1pm and the race card will feature seven races during the day, starting at 3.25pm, completing a vibrant afternoon of fun, sports, celebrity, fashion and music. The Best Dressed Guy & Gal Competition is once again supported by Jack & Jones & Vero Moda and there are fantastic prizes on offer for those who put in the extra effort.

Shuttle buses will run from DCU, UCD & Maynooth to Student Raceday, operated by JJ Kavanagh & Sons, while Leopardstown Racecourse is only 20 minutes from Dublin City Centre on the Luas Green line. Leopardstown is located off exit 14 or exit 15 on the M50 southbound or exit 15, M50 Northbound. Ample FREE parking is available onsite.

Vicki Donlon, Leopardstown Racecourse – “Leopardstown SPIN 1038 Student Raceday is one of the highlights of the calendar; this sell-out event gets better each year welcoming students for a day of fantastic racing, entertainment and fun. The younger generation are so important for the future of racing and we are delighted when we see students returning to Leopardstown for other race meetings after first sampling the product at Student Raceday”.

Check www.leopardstown.com for further information and to purchase tickets.


HARD WORKING CLASS HEROES 2017 Call for Applications

Call for Applications 

Ireland’s Annual Music Showcase and Conference
Thursday 28th   | Friday 29th  | Saturday 30th September – Dublin

Hard Working Class Heroes festival is making its annual call to Ireland’s musicians, bands and singer-songwriters to apply for the chance to play and take part in this internationally-recognised event which runs in a variety of venues across Dublin showcasing Ireland’s best emerging talent.

Log on to hwch.net and click on the “BANDS APPLY HERE” button – applications will be through the artists’ Breaking Tunes profile.  Closing date for applications is July 14th.

HWCH is fifteen this year, and as with all teenagers, it’s going to shake things up a bit to mark the occasion.

The first change is going to be the date 28th-30th September.  We pop back in to September every four or five years the way weekends fall, so be sure to put that in your diary.

Secondly, to give things more of a competitive edge, fewer bands will make up this year’s final line-up.

And whilst it is still a three-day event, the live showcases will only take place across Friday and Saturday night. More will be revealed next month.

First Music Contact, who run HWCH, work with Irish acts from the very beginning of their careers. This annual showcase is an opportunity to offer Irish acts some vital exposure provided by the stellar mix of influential Irish and international delegates who attend HWCH.

First Music Contact under the Irish Music Export office Music From Ireland help fund artists and present Irish showcases throughout the year at Eurosonic, SXSW, Canadian Music Week, The Great Escape, Reeperbahn, Mondo NYC and many more.

“As we are planning to expand our showcase portfolio through Music From Ireland in 2018, so to that end we are adding the bookers from BIME Portugal, Primavera Sound,  and the Central Park Summer Stage to the event this year. The HWCH team will take an even more hands-on approach in terms of targeting the delegates for measurable outcomes for the artists taking part”. Angela Dorgan CEO

Some of last year’s big successes to progress from the festival include acts such as Soulé, Elm, Ailbhe Reddy, Maria Kelly, Talos, Barq, Loah, A.S Fanning and Le Boom.

Since its inception in 2003, the festival has showcased many of Ireland’s best-known acts including Hare Squead, Saint Sister, recent Choice Music Prize winners Rusangano Family, Villagers, 2013’s breakthrough act Hozier along with Girl Band, Delorentos, Fight Like Apes, Jape, Coronas, Pleasure Beach, Le Galaxie, The Strypes, Otherkin and many more.

It has never been more important to showcase all the talent this country has to offer. Keep an eye on the socials for tips from some of the local and international judges between now and the application closing date on July 14th.

|| HWCH is supported by The Arts Council, Culture Ireland and Failte Ireland/Tourism Ireland ||




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youbloom@Dublin 2014 – Call for applications

youbloom@Dublin 2014

Call for applications to play

Artist Registration for youbloom 2014 is now open!


June 13/14/15th sees the return of youbloom@Dublin, the multi-genre international music conference showcasing aspiring artists in the current DIY music culture with artists learning the business of music/becoming sustainable (marketing, distribution, legal etc). Artists/Bands from all countries and genres are welcome to apply to play.

This year’s theme is “Beautiful Vision”. youbloom@Dublin will provide opportunities to learn about the business of music with master classes, panels and speed sessions with industry experts. To top it off, in addition to free access to the conference, all selected artists will play at the 3-day music festival in venues in Dublin’s famed Dame District.

If you think that you:

  • can perform a compelling and strong live show
  • have a gorgeous national and international fan base
  • are original
  • have a really good presence online (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter etc)
  • have built a very strong image of yourself

Go to our website: http://youbloom.com and sign up to create a fully completed profile.

Provide us with:

  • your band name
  • your location
  • your musical genre
  • your email
  • your social media links
  • a link to your music preferably soundcloud, bandcamp and/or youtube
  • high resolution band photo

After signing up then apply to play at http:/www.youbloom.com/marketplaces/1/8

Closing date for applications is March 16th 2014. The application fee is €10. Artists will be notified by March 24th 2014.

Internship in the Music Business

Do you have a passion for music? Would you like to work in the Music Industry? You could be exactly what we’re looking for.

youbloom was created and is supported by musicians and industry experts including Bob Geldof, Nigel Grainge (Legendary A&R Agent), Rupert Hine (Renowned Music Producer), Mike Bone (Music Industry Veteran), Jeff Stewart (Music Label), and Phil Harrington (Entrepreneur, Musician and Founder of youbloom).

We are looking for people with graphic design, webmaster, writing and social media skills to help us grow our community. Ideal candidates must also have a musical background and/or a passion for the promotion of independent music.

Positions are limited and we expect to receive substantial interest so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Send your CV to interns@youbloom.com by February 7th, 2014 with a short extract (200 – 300 words) as to why you think you would be the best for the job.