CMAT, MuRli, Anna Mieke, Denise Chaila, R.S.A.G. and Celaviedmai Announced for Ireland Music Week
The Ireland Music Week annual music showcase and conference has announced the acts that will be performing at this year’s event from 6 to 9 October. The showcase usually takes place in venues across Dublin city centre, but this year’s conference events and artist showcases will take place fully online.
After a call for submissions in June, over four hundred acts applied and fifty artists were chosen by a panel of Irish and international music industry professionals.
Included in this year’s showcase are hip hop artist Denise Chaila, who performed as part of Other Voices’ Courage series earlier this summer, and who featured on music documentary Origins: History of Irish Hip Hop on RTÉ One last week. Anna Mieke, who also performed as part of Courage, and hip hop artist MuRli, who released the EP Till the Wheels Fall Off in July, feature on the line-up too.
Emerging country-pop artist CMAT will also perform, as well as multi-instrumentalist and producer R.S.A.G, indie singer-songwriter Aoife Nessa Frances, Galway-based rapper Celaviedmai, folk duo Varo, and indie-alternative band Bleeding Heart Pigeons, whose second album Stir was released in May.
All the artists will record their performances early this month and the concerts will be broadcast online during the festival.
The speakers for the conference have also been announced and include writer and broadcaster with BBC Radio One, Philip Taggart; Lisa Hresko, Senior Director at A2IM; Geoff Travis, joint Managing Director of Rough Trade Records; and Orla Gorman, International Marketing Manager at Universal Music.
Tickets for the full series of showcases and conference events costs €50, while tickets for only the showcases cost €2. Tickets for just the conference events costs €25 and nightly showcase tickets can be purchased for €10.
Further details and tickets can be found on Ireland Music Week’s website: www.irelandmusicweek.com/
Full festival line-up:
Aoife Nessa Frances
Beyond The Wash
Bleeding Heart Pigeons
I Have A Tribe
Run Off Broke