LAST CALL FOR MUSICIANS TO ENTER GUINNESS AMPLIFY!

BASTILLE, DISCLOSURE AND JESS GLYNNE ADDED TO THE GUINNESS AMPLIFY LINE-UP

Guinness Ampliy

PRESS RELEASE:

Earlier this summer, Guinness unveiled a new exciting music programme with the launch of Guinness Amplify. Guinness Amplify will turn up the volume for emerging musicians in Ireland and Northern Ireland by supporting them as they unlock their full potential. These acts will take to the stage in pub venues across The Island of Ireland over five weeks starting in September. There will also be a few surprises along the way, with established talent turning up at various gigs in pubs across Ireland and Northern Ireland. To date the line-up includes; Kodaline, Ellie Goulding, Walking On Cars and Daithi. New to the line-up today is Bastille, Disclosure and Jess Gylnne. Bands and musicians have until 31st July to upload their music to www.guinnessamplify.com. 

Speaking about the Guinness Amplify entries to date, Lisa Fitzsimons, Guinness Marketing Manager said; ‘We are delighted with the response so far from bands and musicians.  Over 500 acts, representing an exciting mix of music genres have uploaded their music to the site to date.  We’ve been blown away by the quality of the talent and are really looking forward to Amplify Live kicking off in September when we will see the acts take to the stage in pub venues around Ireland and Northern Ireland.’ 

Guinness Amplify will connect the freshest new music talent across the Island of Ireland with audiences all over Ireland, as well as providing them with some of the resources and expertise they need to help them along the way. 

Guinness Amplify - Bastille
Bastille

Speaking about the announcement, Bastille said; ‘We are really excited to play such an intimate gig in an Irish pub and be on the bill with some great Irish bands. Guinness Amplify is providing a great platform for new artists to gain exposure, experience and a fan base.’ 

The music programme has four key components each designed to cater for the different needs of emerging talent.

Guinness Amplify Live, offering the opportunity to perform in hundreds of pubs across Ireland and Northern Ireland from Thursday through to Sunday across 5 weekends, kicking off on the 11th September in Leinster and will rotate around Ireland, focusing on a different region each week over the course of the five weekends.

Guinness Amplify Live schedule:

Guinness Amplify Live schedule

Date

Leinster

11th September to 14th September, 2014

Ulster

18th September to 21st September, 2014

Connacht

25th September to 28th September, 2014

Munster

2nd October to 5th October, 2014

Dublin

9th October to 12th October, 2014

Once a weekend, over the five weeks of Guinness Amplify Live, some of the biggest names in the music industry will perform surprise gigs in pubs in unknown locations. To date the line-up includes; Kodaline, Ellie Goulding, Walking On Cars, Daithi, Bastille, Disclosure and  Jess Gylnne.

Guinness Amplify Studios, 60 days of free studio time, will be offered to musicians, as chosen by our expert panel, to record, or rehearse, in studios located around Ireland. In addition, the Guinness Amplify Workshops, a series of intimate music workshops around the Island of Ireland will be developed and delivered by First Music Contact and will feature music industry experts. Places at the workshops will be offered to musicians on a first come, first served basis and those interested should log onto www.guinnessamplify.com for further details.

Following months of live performances, studio recording, rehearsal time and workshops, the cream of the crop, as decided by our expert music panel, will get the chance to perform at Guinness Amplify Live Stages – 5 showcase events in some of Ireland and Northern Ireland’s most renowned music venues in February, 2015.

LAST CALL FOR MUSICIANS TO ENTER GUINNESS AMPLIFY!

The Guinness Amplify expert panel includes, David Kitt, Jonny Quinn, Nialler9, Sinead Troy and Stuart Clark all of whom have a wealth of experience to share with emerging talent in Ireland.  These industry experts will decide on which bands will be chosen to avail of the free studio recording time, as well as those who will go through to perform at Guinness Live Stages in February, 2015, following months of performances, studio time and workshops.

Full details of the Guinness Amplify programme are available on www.guinnessamplify.com. 

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