Here’s a look back at what youbloomDublin and LA festivals have been doing since 2010.
youbloomDublin 2017 took place in Dublin’s city centre (Dame District) and at Bloom with a mix of Irish and international bands. The conference keynote was by Scott Cohen, founder of The Orchard.
youbloomLA 2017 took place in the NELA area of LA. Over 90 acts played in venues including HiHat, Highland Bowl, Old Towne Pub, La Cuevita, Griffins of Kinsale, Offbeat Bar and Five Star Bar with conference keynote speaker Andy Gould (Linkin Park, Pantera, Rob Zombie) with a total of over 40 speakers.
youbloomDublin 2016 took place in Dublin’s city centre and at Bloom with a mix of Irish
and international bands. The conference keynote was by legendary trad Irish musician Donal Lunny.
youbloomLA 2016 took place in the NELA and DTLA areas of LA. Over 80 acts played in venues including Old Towne Pub, La Cuevita, Griffins of Kinsale, The Lexington and Five Star Bar with conference keynote speakers Liz Garo, Talent buyer for Spaceland (The Echo/Echoplex/Regent Theater) and Darrell Brown, Hit Songwriter, Arranger & Producer with a total of over 40 speakers.
youbloomDublin 2015 took place in Dublin’s Dame District with a mix of Irish and international bands, and saw over [insert figure] of acts plat over the three days. The conference keynote was by Martin Elbourne (Founder of Great Escape, booker for Glastonbury, New Order, The Smiths etc).
youbloomLA 2015 took place again in the NELA area of LA. Over 50 acts played in venues including Old Towne Pub, La Cuevita and Griffins of Kinsale with conference keynote speaker Tom Sturges.
youbloomDublin 2014 where Alan McGee, the legendary manager of Oasis, Primal Scream and The Libertines was the keynote speaker, had 110 bands from 20 countries play to venues in Dublin’s Dame District.
youbloomLA 2014 took place in November 2014. Los Angeles hosted over 60 bands from all over the world for a rockin’ 3 days/nights of live music and networking. The conference hosted UK A&R legend, Nigel Grainge as keynote speaker. Other speakers included Dede Flemming, Jan Fairchild, Mike Bone, Vince Bannon and Tom Sturges.
youbloomDublin 2013 took place in June 2013. This consisted of a two day industry led music conference and 90 bands from 11 countries playing over three nights. The conference included music industry icons Dave Robinson of Stiff Records who gave the keynote address, Tommy Silverman of the New Music Seminar and producer Rupert Hine.
youbloom Music Awards 2010: The youbloom Music Awards began in 2010 primarily as an online event with fan voting and high profile judges led by Bob Geldof, Nigel Graine (Thin Lizzy, Boomtown Rats, Sinead O’Connor, 10 CC, Waterboys) and Rupert Hine (Tina Turner, Rush, Stevie Nicks). youbloom formed an A&R team that ran alongside the roll out of the live program in the UK, Ireland and Argentina.
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