50 new and emerging Irish acts have been announced for Ireland's Annual Music Showcase and Conference, which takes places from October 1st to 5th in various venues around Dublin.

Ireland’s largest annual music business event sees bookers, labels, managers, music supervisors, and media from around the world and Ireland gather for workshops, discussions and panels.

50 new and emerging Irish acts will play

The festival made the annual call in May for artists to apply and over 500 acts did so via First Music Contact’s platform Breaking Tunes and were chosen independently by both international and Irish music industry professionals.

"The overwhelming feedback from our eight Irish and over 30 International judges was the level of competition in this year’s applications. Year on year our judges remark on the quality of Irish bands in a global and not just local context," says Angela Dorgan, CEO of First Music Contact.

That is beyond encouraging to hear especially for all those who applied as well as the 50 who will showcase in October."

The full line-up, as revealed on the Tracy Clifford Show on RTÉ 2FM, the festival’s media partner, for Ireland Music Week is:

Ailbhe Reddy, Alex Gough, April, Autre Monde, Badhands, Basciville, Beauty Sleep, Callum Orr, Caoilian Sherlock, CYNEMA, Conchur White, Delush, DemiGosh, Elaine Malone, ELKAE, ELKIN, ELM, GROSS NET, Happyalone, Jamie Adam, Junior Brother, JyellowL, Kitt Philippa, Kyoto Love Hotel, Laura Elizabeth Hughes, Lilac, Local Boy, Lydia Ford, Maija Sofia, Mango X MathMan, Marcus Woods, Meghan Murray, MELTS, MOXIE, New Pagans, Pearly, People Club, Postcard Versions, Robert John Ardiff, RUNAH, Rushes, Sinead O’Brien, Somebody’s Child, Sun Mahshene, Super Silly, Tebi Rex, THUMPER, TOUTS, True Tides, uly.

Events and gigs will take place at The Grand Social, Lost Lane, The Button Factory, The Workman’s Club and tickets via Eventbrite are priced as follows (excluding charges):

Delegate Pass €100.00 (conference and showcases) (discounts available to AIM Ireland members)

Conference only €65.00

Weekend Showcases €35.00

Friday Night Showcases €25.00

Saturday Night Showcases €25.00

Single Venue Showcase €12.50 (only available on the door at the venues)

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