INDIE WEEK IRELAND has announced the line-up and Industry Panel for this year’s festival, running from the 23rd – 26th April in Limerick City.

The headlining acts performing at the four day festival are The Hot Sprockets, Leading Armies, Vesta Varro, dREA, Fox Jaw, Protobaby, Sumo Cyco (Canada), Parliament Square, Dearly Beloved (Canada) and Silent Noise Parade.

Taking place in four venues around the city (Dolan’s, Bourkes, Cobblestone Joe’s & The Blind Pig), each gig will include one or more headline acts and a number of unsigned bands who will be competing for the grand prize of a trip to Indie Week Canada in October.

Access-all-gigs tickets cost €10 and are available from www.dolans.ie Tickets can also be bought on the door at each gig for €5 – €10.

Commenting on the festival Indie Week Ireland Manager Darryl Hurs says,

INDIE WEEK is a music festival like no other. We celebrate talented emerging artists from different countries and give them a chance to win a showcase in a foreign market in front of music industry reps.

Indie Week Ireland is committed to building careers and professionalism among young bands. Central to this focus is the Industry Panel Discussion taking place in Dolan’s Warehouse on Saturday 26th April from 3pm to 4:30pm. The Panel presents a wealth of music industry knowledge and experience, and includes promoters, musicians, music journalists and academics.

Eoin Devereux of the Indie Week Ireland Organizing Committee says,

How bands are booked, how to promote your music, who makes the artistic decisions – the Industry Panel will dispel the myths and dispense the facts, this is the perfect place for  young bands to learn how the global music industry works.

The Industry Panel Discussion is open to anyone with an interest in the national and international music industry. There is no entry fee for this event.

Tickets for Indie Week Ireland 2014 are available from today on www.dolans.ie

Indie Week Ireland 2014 is supported by Limerick City of Culture 2014. For full programme listings and event details see ireland.indieweek.com

******************NOTES TO THE EDITOR**************************************

The Industry Panel will be chaired by Eoin Coughlan (Musician & Composer & Co-organiser of Indie Week Ireland 2014)

The members of the Industry Panel are:

Ferg Lawlor (Drummer; Cranberries founder member), Eamon Sweeney (Music journalist), Paul Boland (Band and Technical Manager Limerick City of Culture), Deki Hogan (Tour Manager, Stage Manager), Mick Dolan (Owner Dolans Limerick), Dr Aileen Dillane (Ethnomusicologist, Performer, Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, UL), Eoin Devereux (Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, UL. Co-editor of Morrissey: Fandom, Representations and Identities).

Indie Week Ireland is managed by Darryl Hurs – Music Promoter and Producer Darryl Hurs manages Indie Week Canada, Indie Week Ireland, Reel Indie Film Fest, Indie 101 and is talent booker for renowned Toronto music venue Rivoli Backroom. Also a freelance graphic designer Hurs has spent the last 6 years working for the world’s largest music promoter Live Nation on projects for U2, Madonna, Jay-Z, Nickelback, Dave Matthews Band and companies such as House of Blues, Visa, Wal-Mart, Ticketmaster and Billboard Magazine.

Indie Week Ireland 2014 is organised by The Limerick Independent Music Committee: Monica Spencer, Valerie Dolan, Eoin Coughlan and Eoin Devereux.

Monica Spencer – Monica Spencer has worked in the arts for over 25 years as a theatre producer, company manager and community arts facilitator.  She is a student in the MA in Festive Arts in the Irish World Academy at UL, an active member of PLAN, Professional Limerick Artists’ Network and Creative Communities Limerick.

Valerie Dolan – Valerie Dolan is a director of Dolans Limerick. Dolans have hosted top International and local bands in their prizewinning venues and this year they celebrate their 20th birthday anniversary. Dolans are also promoters for the “Live at the Big Top” series of concerts in Limerick’s Milk Market

Eoin Coughlan – Musician, composer and academic Corkonian Eoin Coughlan has been involved in the Irish music scene since the mid-nineties. Eoin brings his varied experience as a performer with the hugely successful group NOMOS and his years as a solo performer to the Limerick Independent Music Committee.

Eoin Devereux – Senior Lecturer in Sociology at University of Limerick Dr. Eoin Devereux is internationally recognised as an expert on media, media audiences and popular culture. He is the co-editor of Morrissey: Fandom, Representations and Identities and is currently co-editing a major book of essays about David Bowie.

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