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Ireland Music Week announce the 50 acts playing the festival this October

Ireland Music Week announce the 50 acts playing the festival this October


The annual Irish music showcase Ireland Music Week has announced the bands playing the festival from October 1st to 4th.

750 bands applied this year and were chosen by a panel of Irish and International industry professionals (I marked some) to set criteria and the 50 that emerged are below. The festival will, once again, achieve a gender-balanced lineup.

  • 1k3
  • Affection to Rent
  • Ahmed, With Love.
  • Alex Konchar
  • Annie-Dog
  • Balderdasch
  • Binmen
  • Bucket
  • Burglar
  • Cable Boy
  • Canned Pineapple
  • Carpark Sci-Fi
  • Celaviedmai
  • Charlie Hanlon
  • Child of Prague
  • Daire Heffernan
  • Daughter Of A Drum
  • DeCarteret
  • Dose
  • Dove Ellis
  • For Nina
  • Holly Munro
  • I Dreamed I Dream
  • Isidore
  • James Fennell
  • Kean Kavanagh
  • Leo Miyagee
  • Maria Kelly
  • Niamh Bury
  • Patricia Lalor
  • Patrick stefan
  • Peer Pleasure
  • Ramper
  • Salamay
  • Seánie Bermingham
  • Shark School
  • Solis
  • Some Remain
  • Still Blue
  • Stupid Son
  • The Amniotics
  • The Awning 
  • The Cliffords
  • The Daisy Chain
  • The Fae
  • THEO
  • Winnie Ama

The music showcases take place on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th across six stages in The Grand Social, The Workman’s Club and The Button Factory. Lost Lane will once again be the festival hub and location for the conference during the day and for October 1st and 2nd.

Tickets are on sale now. 

“Despite the many, complex challenges facing artists today, Ireland continues to outdo itself with the sheer volume of undeniably excellent talent making music here. With a record number of almost 750 applications for Ireland Music Week 2024, the panel of both international and Irish music industry professionals certainly had their work cut out for them. This year’s lineup of 50 showcasing acts is testament to the ever-increasing amount of export-ready musicians, across an increasingly diverse variety of genres, on this small island. We are truly so excited to showcase these stellar acts to music-lovers and international music industry alike across stages in Dublin city this October” 

Ireland Music Week Team

About Ireland Music Week

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 attend, which can be an essential step in any Irish artists’ development. Many of the IMW acts each year go on to showcase at international festivals such as ESNS, The Great Escape, Primavera Pro, c/o pop and more. Ireland Music Week are excited to launch daytime showcases alongside the regular night shows

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