Indie Week Ireland 2014, a celebration of independent bands and musicians, will re-locate this year from Dublin, its home of the last three years, to Limerick City. The double whammy of Limerick's strong music scene and support from Limerick City of Culture 2014 have led to thefestival's Canadian organisers to set this year's Irish event in its new home and it should be some event.
Taking place at the end of April, the festival programme will feature up to 30 bands spread across four top Limerick music venues; Dolans, Bourkes, Cobblestone Joes and The Blind Pig. One band will be selected by a panel of judges to win the top prize of flights and accommodation for Indie Week Canada in October 2014, where they will support the festival's headline act and have the chance to connect with industry professionals from North America.
Indie Week Ireland are launching a call out for independent bands who want the chance to prove their credentials on the international stage. Bands have until 15th March to apply online via www.sonicbids.com or www.reverbnation.com The line-up will be selected by music executives at Indie Week Canada. A panel of judges, drawn from the Irish music industry will select the winning band.
Scheduled to take place in Limerick City on the 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th April, Indie Week Ireland is presented by Limerick Independent Music Committee, a local voluntary group, and is funded by Limerick City of Culture 2014.