Indie Week Ireland kicks off this Wednesday

Siobhán O'Brien Indie Week2Indie Week Ireland will kick off in Limerick from this Wednesday (April 23) and at least 45 bands will perform in four different venues—Dolan’s, Cobblestone Joe’s, The Blind Pig and The Crafty Fox.

The four-day music festival—a celebration of independent music—will run until Saturday April 26.

Door prices for each gig range from free to €10 BUT you can buy festival passes for just €10 from www.dolans.ie. This will get you a festival wristband (access to all gigs every night).

The opening night and launch party of the festival takes places at Dolan’s Warehouse on Wednesday (doors at 7pm) and will include performances by Limerick bands, Going 90 and Raging Sons and Indie Week Canada 2013 winner, Sumo Cyco.

Thursday night is the first competition night of the festival, with each venue hosting a headline act and 4-5 competing acts. Headlining at The Blind Pig is Kai Exos; at The Crafty Fox is Silent Noise Parade; at Cobblestone Joe’s is Protobaby and at Dolan’s is dREA.

Going_90_2Friday night is another night promising a huge selection of music for festival-goers to choose from with 22 bands performing across the four venues. The headline acts are: Limerick’s own Siobhan O’Brien at The Blind Pig; Fox Jaw in Cobblestone Joe’s; Dead Red Light in The Crafty Fox and The Hot Sprockets in Dolan’s Warehouse.

Saturday night is all in Dolan’s Warehouse and will comprise of the festival competition finals and performances from Vesta Varro, Leading Armies and Sumo Cyco. Seven bands will be selected from Thursday and Friday nights to play in front of the judges. One band from these will win the grand prize of flights, accommodation and a gig at Indie Week Canada in October.

Doors open for each venue at 7.30pm and the full schedule of listings is available at ireland.indieweek.com.

Indie Week Ireland is now in it’s sixth year and is organised by Darryl Hurs, who also co-ordinates Indie Week Canada. Indie Week Ireland 2014 has moved to Limerick city with support from Limerick City of Culture 2014.