The Music Show 2012, promoted by Hot Press and widely hailed as the finest show of its type in Europe is coming back to the RDS on February 25th and 26th. Supported by RTÉ 2fm and IMIR (Irish Music Intellectual Rights), this event combines under the one roof a major exhibition of musical instruments, equipment and technology; a live stage featuring Ireland's leading acts; musical masterclasses and demonstrations; seminars and panels featuring some of the world's leading music industry figures; public interviews with major stars, special appearances, PAs, photographic and other exhibitions and lots more.
The show, which attracts over 12,000 people has been praised by musicians and by top music industry professionals alike.
"I was bowled over by the scale and professionalism of the event," said Lord of the Dance composer Ronan Hardiman.
"The Music Show was great so thanks for having me," said U2 producer Steve Lillywhite.
"It was a real pleasure being involved in the show. It is such an important idea," said Glen Hansard of The Frames and Swell Season.
"The atmosphere at The Music Show was electric," said Sharon Corr of The Corrs.
"The Music Show is a great event," said Justin Green of MCD.
"It was a great weekend," James Emsden of Yamaha Music (UK) said of The Music Show. "It's not often we can work so hard and enjoy the show in equal measure! It was so well run and everyone was so passionate, it really makes you proud to be in the industry we are in."
If that's not enough recommendations for you just wait for the full line-up. This will be announced over the coming weeks so stay tuned!
This is an exhibition for all music fans.
Doors open 10am on Saturday and 11am on Sunday. Tickets are available from usual outlets and are priced €16 for the weekend and €12 for day tickets.