youbloom 2016 Music Summit & Festival returns to Dublin for its fourth edition this June at various venues across the city.

Now a very definite fixture on the local music calendar, the 2016 edition of the youbloom Music Summit & Festival is back in the capital, running from Wednesday 1st, to Friday, 3rd June.

The line-up for the live music element proves once again the range and depth of exciting talent that this city has produced. The gigs take place on each of the three nights of the festival at The Grand Social, The Workmans Club, Wiley Fox, Bloom, and KC Peaches.

Headlining acts include local favourites Buffalo Sunn, Aine Cahill, and Silent Noise Parade, Mo Kenney from Canada, Luxembourg’s Austinn, BJ SMITH from the USA, and English combo Tokyo Taboo.

Other acts on the bill include Nina (UK), Jamie Stanton (Ireland), Samyel (Ireland), Carito Plaza (Chile), The Smoking Giants (Ireland), Killian Ruffley (Ireland), Great White Lies (Ireland), Echoes from mars (Ireland), Seskin Lane (Ireland), Luke Clerkin (Ireland), Toya Delazy (South Africa / UK), Kellie Marie Reynolds (Ireland), Those Ghosts (Northern Ireland), Dawn Chorus (Ireland), Grainne Hunt (Ireland), Dovecote (Ireland), Youth Mass (Ireland), among many, many others. For the full line-up, check the youbloom website.

As well as the live music showcases, there is the ever popular Music Summit, which takes place at Lillie’s Bordello. Prepare for two intense days of industry networking and artist learning from leading experts with panels, masterclasses and keynotes.

Speakers at the 2016 summit include the great Dónal Lunny, regarded as having being central to the renaissance of Irish Music over the last three decades, Matthew Covey, whose varied career has afforded him a comprehensive understanding of the entertainment industries, Dan Hegarty from RTE 2fm, Suzanne Doyle, Robert Singerman, Nick Kelly of The Fat Lady Sings, and a whole host of others.

youbloom banner 2016youbloom takes place from 1st to 3rd June at a variety of venues throughout Dublin city centre. Tickets for youbloom may be reserved online, and cost from €20.


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