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Disclosure, Bastille and Jess Glynne added to Guinness Amplify lineup

Guinness Amplify is a new initiative which aims to support new and upcoming Irish bands and acts through a programme of pub gigs (with some large well-known artists), industry workshops, studio time and media coverage. Full details of all of it are here including the judges (they include me).

Today, Guinness added Bastille, Disclosure and Jess Glynne to the lineup of established bands who will join Kodaline, Ellie Goulding, Walking On Cars and Daithi on the 500 pub gigs taking place throughout September and October. The application for bands to get involved closes tomorrow at midnight (July 31st), so you can log on at

Guinness Amplify Live scheduleDate
Leinster11th September to 14th September, 2014
Ulster18th September to 21st September, 2014
Connacht25th September to 28th September, 2014
Munster2nd October to 5th October, 2014
Dublin9th October to 12th October, 2014


Bands for the gigs are chosen by the publican and must agree a fee for playing with the publican directly.

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