Music Cork Announces Further Showcasing Artists at Inaugural Event
May 10 – 12
The inaugural Music Cork will be showcasing a small selection of new Irish artists in a series of shows over two days, combining the newest talent and some of the best acts emerging from the Irish scene. It is now confirmed that on Thursday 11th May, showcases will take place in Cyprus Avenue, Crane Lane, Triskel Christchurch and The Old Oak. There will also be a special show on the opening night, Wednesday 10th May, in Cork Opera House.
The artists announced as of today are:
@ Cyprus Avenue (curated by Nialler9) – Ailbhe Reddy, Le Boom, Lyra …plus final act to be announced very soon
@ Triskel (curated by IMRO) – Cry Harridan, Jafaris, Little Hours, Super Silly
@ Crane Lane (curated by Music Cork) – Alex & Echoes, BARQ, Rob Burch …plus final act to be announced very soon
The final announcements for these shows and the full lineup for The Old Oak and Cork Opera House are also coming soon.
Taking place over three days in May, Music Cork will create a unique opportunity in Ireland to listen to some of the best industry professionals talk about their work and experiences, see the best new talent perform and enjoy plenty of opportunities to network with speakers and delegates over three days of intimate social gatherings and shows.
Music Cork has already confirmed a wealth of industry speakers for the event, including Key Note Speaker, Darcus Beese, President of Island Records. In addition to Darcus, Music Cork will also welcome Mike Smith MD of Warner/Chappell and Rob Stevenson Executive Vice President of Republic/Casablanca.
Music Cork will also bring together agents of the calibre of Geoff Meall (UTA / Muse), Steve Zapp (ITB / Biffy Clyro) and Josh Javor (X-Ray / Coldplay), alongside people who understand publishing like Martin Toher (B-Unique) and Tommas Arnby (Locomotion). Other speakers include manager of Kodaline and Stephanie Rainey, Ricardo Zambak, Adam Barker, Director of Business Affairs for Universal Music UK, Rebecca Allen, Managing Director of Decca and Marc Robinson, Managing Director of Globe.
“We aim to provide an opportunity for some of the best new Irish artists to be seen by the highest possible calibre of international industry professionals”, said Jim Lawless, one of Music Cork’s organisers.
In addition to this, there will be opportunities for attendees to network with some of the industry’s top minds on the Music Cork Pub Crawls, at Networking Breakfasts and during Friday’s Networking Day Trip – more details on these to follow.
Further information and ticket details can be found at www.musiccork.com