Ireland Music Week are delighted to announce the 50 acts that will showcase at IMW20, as just revealed on the Tracy Clifford Show, RTÉ 2FM.
Artist line-up: https://www.irelandmusicweek.com/showcasingartists2020 and listed below.
The festival made the annual call in June for artists to apply, and over 400 applied via First Music Contact’s platform Breaking Tunes. The acts were chosen independently by international and some Irish music industry professionals.
Ireland Music Week places a strong focus on export-ready artists with an increased success rate year on year. Bookers, labels, publishers, managers, agents and many more international professionals have confirmed to virtually attend this annual showcase which is an essential step in any Irish acts development.
The festival will be going ahead with the international-facing showcase and conference online in October 2020. The conference will take place via the IMW website across four days, with the music showcases taking place over three nights from Lost Lane, Dublin – Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th from 8pm.
Ireland Music Week Line-up
Aoife Nessa Frances
Beyond The Wash
Bleeding Heart Pigeons
I Have A Tribe
Run Off Broke
Angela Dorgan, CEO of First Music Contact, comments: “We will be one of the first Irish festivals this year to move the complete event online while hiring back all of our annual team who work freelance and have been left with little or no work because of the restrictions on live events. Artists will also be receiving a fee.
We are a leader in this sector, so will be encouraging as many people as possible to purchase an online ticket (at a significantly reduced price) and support these 50 amazing acts as the world gets to see many of them for the very first time.“
As with so many other events, in these COVID19 times, IMW has adapted the event to suit current restrictions. With a stellar production company on board to film the artists, there will be gigs taking place in various virtual rooms with plenty of opportunity for fan interaction. Each act will perform three songs and will get to keep the recording for themselves afterwards.
2019 round up video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78VWDt7oVFc&feature=emb_logo
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