If you like music and you have yet to hear of youbloom, prepare to be thrilled by the following information. youbloom is a fresh coalition of international artists and music lovers designed to help new talent develop and prosper. And this summer from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June 2013, youbloom is coming to Dublin’s fair city to bring you no less than 50 of the best ‘brave new music’ artists from all over the world, along with 50 local ‘brave new music’ acts who will be flying the flag for Ireland.
"youbloom@Dublin is an amazing opportunity for independent bands/artists and has the potential to become Dublin's SouthbySouthWest" – Bob Geldof
The 100 multi-cultural and multi-genre artists have been chosen from the youbloom international platform by its A&R team which is headed up by Lindsay Reade (Factory Records - Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays, 52nd Street), legendary A&R man Nigel Grainge (Thin Lizzy, 10cc, The Boomtown Rats, Sinead O’Connor, World Party, The Waterboys, The Steve Miller Band) and 6 members of the youbloom team in Ireland, the UK, EU and US.
Artists will be travelling from all corners of the world to play in Ireland’s bustling capital this June 2013! You can expect to see performances from 14 different countries including the US, UK, Denmark, Norway, Germany, France, Spain, Gibraltar, Israel, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, Austria and Switzerland. The bands will be performing in five of Dublin’s best venues over the weekend, namely the Mercantile, Odessa, Workman’s Club, Grand Social and Twisted Pepper. On each night, in each venue, there will be a distinct musical flavour, be it electro, reggae, soul, jazz, metal, indie, rock or a clever cocktail of them all. There will be something to please everyone’s tastes so be sure to slink your way into each venue to get a great spot for the live acts!
youbloom is a development programme created for unsigned artists, and for both live and online discoveries. The programme is driven by a love of new music, a desire to give back to the community and to support the emerging artists of tomorrow. It is a community of fans, promoters and artists that have a single overriding interest - the promotion of new artists and their music.
In order to ensure the coalitions growth and implementation in Dublin this year youbloom is being supported by Dublin City BID (Business Improvement District) under its DublinTown.ie programme.
A part of this youbloom@Dublin weekend is also to nurture this emerging new talent. With this in mind youbloom is hosting a music conference to be held in the College of Surgeons on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th which is open to any musicians and members of the public wishing to attend. The conference will include panels, speed sessions and rountables with panelists. Roundtables will focus on songwriting, performance, social media, demo creation, and international marketplaces.
The keynote speech will be delivered by the innovate and irreverent Dave Robinson of Stiff Records (www.stiff-records.com) with a high profile line up of speakers/panelists coming in from across the music industry include Richard Gottehrer (The Orchard/Founder, US), Ralph Simon (Mobile Entertainment Forum, UK), Tom Silverman (New Music Seminar and Tommy Boy Records US), Chris Roe (Billboard / Hollywood Reporter, US), Darryl Ballantyne (Lyricfind,Canada), Nigel Grainge (Ensign, US), Rupert Hine (BMG Chrysalis, UK), Robert Singerman (Exchange/88tc88/CMJ, US), Alex Von Soos (Garnish School of Sound, UK), and Vince Bannon (Getty Images, US). Irish speakers include Donal Scannell, Siobhan O’Dowd, with more to be announced.