Following months of live performances, studio recording, rehearsal time and workshops, 22 bands have been chosen by an expert music panel to perform at the Guinness Amplify Live Stages.

The shows will take place in some of Ireland’s most established venues in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick on Thursday, February 26th and in Belfast on Friday, February 27th.

Guinness Amplify Live connected the freshest new music talent with audiences all over Ireland in the form of hundreds of gigs that took place throughout September and early October 2014 - including a number of surprise performances from some of the biggest names in the music industry, such as Disclosure, Duke Dumont, Kodaline, Ellie Goulding, London Grammar & Bastille.

Throughout their journey, the 22 bands selected to perform at the Guinness Amplify Live Stages by a panel of music industry experts, have shown the tenacity and creative bravery to develop their careers in music and further their craft. Sixty free days of studio time was offered to the selected acts with additional workshops and masterclasses developed and delivered by the First Music Contact organisation.

The Guinness Amplify Live Stages produced in association with First Music Contact will provide the selected acts with the perfect platform to showcase their talents and bring their music to a larger audience.

The gigs and venues are as follows:


The Mercantile, Dublin: The Dead Heavys, Wild Promises, Frankenstein Bolts

Roisin Dubh, Galway: Elm, Saramai, GANGS

Monroe's, Galway: Hare Squead, Rocstrong, Chris Haze

Coughlan's, Cork: Katie Laffan, Amano, Ciaran Lavery

Cyprus Avenue, Cork: Bitch Falcon, Crook, Mkai

Dolan's, Limerick: OneKnown, Lethal Dialect, Dah Jevu


Aether & Echo, Belfast: A Cult Called Man, Garr Cleary, The Academic and Wild Promises.