With a bumper line up for November and December, Garageland can reveal that The legendary Garage Gigs have had their busiest year ever, with the National Expansion Strategy creating more and more gigging opportunities for bands and artists of all ages, while also expanding the broadcast audience!
In 2018 there have been over 40 Garage Gigs in Cork, Limerick, Drogheda, Dundalk, Kilkenny and FIVE different regular locations in Dublin. These shows have featured over 130 artists, with a combined audience of over 6,000.
On top of that we’ve produced INDY City, Ireland’s first All Ages Music Festival for young contemporary artists. AND as if that wasn’t enough, we’ve started regular All Ages shows in Dublin, with a view to expanding this across our national network!
Our Radio show Garageland on RTE 2XM with Dermot Lambert goes out live every Monday evening from 7 to 9pm, with a reach frequently in excess of 30,000 weekly across our platforms.
What next?…… Garageland TV! Watch this space!
Garageland is an artist resource which fosters and encourages new artists in music. We stage live gigs for bands and artists in our partner venues throughout Ireland and The UK. These venues include The Sound House Dublin, Drop Dead Twice Dublin, The Grand Social Dublin, Crane Lane Theatre Cork, Pharmacia Limerick, The Button Factory Dublin, McPhails Drogheda, The Islington London. We are supported by IMRO, The Arts Council, RTE, The Daily Star, Hot Press Magazine, IRMA, RAAP, and Dublin City Enterprise Board and we are in partnership with Sound Training College and The Button Factory. We work regularly with youth organizations such as City of Dublin Youth Service Board, as well as Dublin City Council and County Councils to deliver quality bespoke music projects.
Transparency and quality are the dual pillars on which we operate. Artists who started their careers on The Garage Gigs include Inhaler, The Script, Kodaline, Ham Sandwich, Delorentos, Fight Like Apes, Ryan Sheridan. Projects created or produced by Garageland include The Garage Gigs, INDY City Youth Music Festival, The Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMAs), Criunniu Na Nog, Record & Release. Garageland also has a radio show and TV show – Garageland on RTE 2XM and Garageland on Buzz.ie