2014-01-28 16:07:23 - Indie Week Ireland 2014, a celebration of independent bands and musicians, will take place in Limerick City this year.
The festival's Canadian organisers say they are relocating the event from Dublin, where it has been located for 3 years, due to a combination of Limerick's strong music scene and support from Limerick City of Culture 2014.
Taking place at the end of April, the festival programme will feature up to 30 bands spread across four top Limerick music venues; Dolans, Bourkes, Cobblestone Joes and The Blind Pig. One band will be selected by a panel of judges to win the top prize of flights and accommodation for Indie Week Canada in October 2014, where they will support the festival's headline act and have the chance to connect with industry professionals from North America.
The organisers of Indie Week Ireland have
today issued a call-out to independent bands seeking to prove their credentials on the international stage. Bands have until 15th March to apply online via www.sonicbids.com or www.reverbnation.com. The line-up will be selected by music executives at Indie Week Canada. A panel of judges, drawn from the Irish music industry will select the winning band.
Local band and previous Indie Week Ireland winners, Leading Armies launched the search for new bands this weekend with a semi-acoustic gig at Limerick city music venue, The Blind Pig.
Scheduled to take place in Limerick City on April 23-26, Indie Week Ireland is presented by Limerick Independent Music Committee, a local voluntary group, and is funded by Limerick City of Culture 2014.
Committee member Monica Spencer commented: “Locating Indie Week Ireland in Limerick, during Ireland's inaugural National City of Culture, gives Irish and international bands opportunities for synergy and offers music fans from Limerick and beyond a chance to celebrate this significant, international festival in a city that is hungry for a distinctive music festival.”
For further information on how to apply for the Indie Week Ireland 2014 programme see ireland.indieweek.com or visit www.facebook.com/limerickindependentmusiccommittee or www.facebook.com/indieweekireland