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Our Story

We’ve helped launch the careers of some of Ireland’s most popular acts as well as thousands you’ve quite likely never heard of.

Garageland started way back in August 2000, with a handful of Garage Gigs in a venue called Eamon Dorans, which had previously been a venue called The Rock Garden (1990 – 1995), which in turn, borrowed it’s original mission from a venue called The Underground (1985 – 1990) a very special spiritual home for music in Ireland. Between them, these venues had hosted the earliest gigs of The Cranberries, Snow Patrol, A House, Something Happens,Whipping Boy and Power Of Dreams, to name just a few.

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, with bands and artists popping up out of everywhere to play The Garage Gigs. Early Garageland artists included The Script, Ham Sandwich, Delorentos, Lisa O’Neill, The Immediate (Villagers), and 21 Demands (Kodaline).

From 2008 to 2014 the Garageland project concentrated on working with young musicians through the creation and production of The Irish Youth Music Awards, alongside many of Ireland’s youth organisations.

In August 2015, having been approached by like-minded individuals I gave the green light to re-start the central Garageland Project, using online tools previously unavailable, to help artists of all ages engage with audiences both online and in the live ‘Garage Gigs’ setting.

In Feb 2016, we piloted the new model in The Grand Social in Dublin.

The pilot was a great success, launching a sustainable model that has led to almost 100 shows since, and a huge demand for more from happy artists and venues.

Supported by IMRO, RTE Radio, Hot Press Magazine, The Arts Council of Ireland, Sound Training College, The Daily Star Newspaper and a host of recording studios and retailers nationwide, Garageland is now the fastest growing service for emerging artists in Ireland, with regular Garage Gigs in over 10 locations.

Myself and my team are constantly opening new venues and seeking new opportunities for new artists.

We work with musicians of all ages, from our INDY City collaborations with City of Dublin Youth Service Board to our ‘Folk-Land’ shows.

We have a popular regular Monday evening live radio show on RTE ‘Garageland on RTE 2XM’, which features 2 hours of brand new music weekly.

In December 2018 we launched Garageland TV in partnership with www.buzz.ie – The Daily Star online platform.

We’ve created the first ever Automatic Booking Engine for emerging artists to book their own shows with ease (see Book Your Gig).

We have begun the process of expanding the project and the network into the UK (Brexit or no Brexit).

If you are in a band, or if you are an original artist of any genre, gender or age, please feel free to hop on.

Garageland is for you.

Dermot Lambert – Founder & CEO – Garageland.

Contact Us:

By Email: info@Garageland.ie

By Post:

17 Rathfarnham Road,
Dublin 6w

By Phone:
Bookings: Abigail – info@garageland.ie / 01-2548827
Tech: Lauren – lauren@garageland.ie / 0876786848
Tickets: tickets@garageland.ie
RTE Radio Show: press@garageland.ie
Director: Dermot info@garageland.ie / 0877981311
PR & Marketing:www.top6.ie