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Garageland – What We Do

We do more than people think..

The Garage Gigs

Garageland started way back in August 2000, with a handful of Garage Gigs in a venue called Eamon Dorans – the idea was to re-ignite the live music scene in Dublin, as it had almost disappeared altogether, with Boybands & Girlbands ruling the airwaves. Hot Press Magazine and IMRO supported us from the very start. We had an immediate impact.

Early Garageland artists included Delorentos, The Immediate (Villagers), Ham Sandwich, The Script, and 21 Demands (Kodaline). To date there have been almost 2,000 Garage Gigs all over Ireland and the UK, creating opportunities for thousands and thousands of artists. Our most recent Breakthrough acts are Inhaler (currently touring all over Europe), The Felonies, Niamh Crowther, but like we said, it’s not about that.

To play The Garage Gigs you can simply book your own slot in 75 seconds HERE.

We have rules and guidelines – but, as they say, nothing scary.

INDY City with City of Dublin Youth Service Board – Working alongside City of Dublin Youth Service Board, this Dublin City Centre Youth Music Festival was launched in 2018 to great success. Over 30 acts performed across 3 stages in Dublin’s Meeting House Square in a dizzying day of fun. The acts consisted of young musicians from Dublin projects and clubs alongside Garageland artists, and the whole day was headlined by stellar performance from Picturehouse and Christy Dignam. Hosted by Dave Browne and Paul Walsh (Royseven).

Criunniu Na Nog with Dublin City Council – Working with Dublin City Council to present a great festival line-up on Saturday 15th June 2019 in Dublin’s Liberty Park. The line will feature a mix of young performers from Dublin, alongside some more established acts. More to be announced!

Record & Release with Sound Training College & IMRO – Summer Workshops with Sound Training College and IMRO – Artists record for 1 day, and then we have a seminar day in IMRO where we guide the artists through the basic online platforms and provide publishing and release advice. Limited spaces – book here for 2019 sessions.

Garageland All Ages shows with The National Concert Hall – Currently in planning stages – scheduled for October 2019. Combined workshops and live music events for young musicians aged 12 – 19.

The Irish Youth Music Awards –Designed and created by Garageland’s Dermot Lambert in 2007, The Irish Youth Music Awards was a unique national project which incorporated live music events alongside educational and creative workshops for young people aged 12 – 19. To make this a great success across 8 years intil 2014, Garageland brought in the heavy hitters of the Irish music industry including IMRO, Hot Press Magazine, EMI Records, IRMA, RAAP, as well as top industry personnel Will Ryan (Hozier, The Coronas), Willie Kavanagh, Liza Geddes (Friction PR), Jim Lawless (Coronas, Fangclub), Pete Holidai (Radiators). Jackie Hayden from Hot Press (also the man who discovered U2), helped design the project, and it still runs to this day.

Garageland on RTE 2XM – 2 hours of live radio every Monday on the National Broadcaster, playing music from Garageland artists and others. Great guests, great music and a huge digital reach.

Garageland TV – in partnership with Sound Training College and The Daily Star online platform www.buzz.ie – These 20 minute TV shows launched early 2019, and feature brilliant live performances filmed at Dublin’s Button Factory, as well as interviews and sessions from Sun Recording Studios.

Dermot Lambert – Founder & CEO – Garageland.

Contact Us:

By Email: info@Garageland.ie

By Post:

17 Rathfarnham Road,
Dublin 6w

Bookings: Abigail – info@garageland.ie
Tech: Lauren – lauren@garageland.ie / 0876786848
Tickets: tickets@garageland.ie
RTE Radio Show: press@garageland.ie
Director: dermot@garageland.ie / 0877981311
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