youbloom is coming to our nation's capital city this year and bringing with it a festival featuring 100 of the most promising music acts from both home and abroad. A fresh coalition of international artists and music lovers, youbloom is designed to help new talent develop and prosper. This summer from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June, youbloom is coming to Dublin to bring you no less than 50 of the best ‘brave new music’ artists from all over the world, along with 50 local ‘brave new music’ acts who will be flying the flag for Ireland.

Shareholder Bob Geldof had this to say about the impending festival: "[email protected] is an amazing opportunity for independent bands and artists and has the potential to become Dublin's South By Southwest."

The 100 multi-cultural and multi-genre artists have been chosen from the youbloom international platform by its A&R team which is headed up by Lindsay Reade (Factory Records - Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays, 52nd Street), legendary A&R man Nigel Grainge (Thin Lizzy, 10cc, The Boomtown Rats, Sinead O’Connor, World Party, The Waterboys, The Steve Miller Band) and 6 members of the youbloom team in Ireland, the UK, EU and US.

The festival will take place across some of Dublin's most popular venues and tickets will be available via

More info: | @youbloom

PIctured: Jarlath Canning (Swords), Julyo (Julyo & The Photosonic Orchestra), Lisa McLaughlin, Robbie Murphy (Radio Room)

Photo: Aidan Oliver Photography