Posted on Thursday 15 March 2012 by Ulster Business
Northern Ireland’s very own Snow Patrol, are one of the world’s most popular bands, selling more than 11 million albums since their breakthrough record Final Straw debuted in 2003.
The two-day handcrafted festival will be the first ever staged in an Irish Whiskey distillery. The artists will play a series of intimate gigs in age-old buildings around the distillery. Other performers announced at this stage include renowned musician Foy Vance, who along with David Holmes composed the music for the OSCAR® winning short film, ‘The Shore’ and award-winning singer songwriter and producer Iain Archer.
Snow Patrol’s Jonny Quinn, commented: “Playing live on a bill of great artists and friends, in the Old BUSHMILLS Distillery that's been around for centuries - it doesn't get much better than that!"
‘BUSHMILLS Live’ will be a truly ‘money can’t buy experience’. Tickets for the event will not go on general release, instead fans of BUSHMILLS Irish Whiskey can win the chance to attend the festival by entering a competition on the BUSHMILLS Facebook page – www.facebook.com/bushmills1608
To stand a chance of winning they will have to submit a photo of themselves and friend and explain why they and their friend should be in the audience for ‘BUSHMILLS Live’.
As well as listening to great music, those fortunate to win a ticket to the festival will also have the opportunity to make their own blend of BUSHMILLS Irish Whiskey.
Commenting, Colum Egan, Master Distiller, Old BUSHMILLS Distillery said: “The line-up for ‘BUSHMILLS Live’ so far is truly remarkable. Snow Patrol, Foy Vance and Iain Archer are known and loved around the world - much like our whiskey.
“What excites me is they, like all the artists who are coming to play, are fans of our whiskey. BUSHMILLS and music have always gone well together. Handcrafted whiskey and handcrafted music – it just makes sense!”