SONS AND LOVERS, FOY VANCE, IAIN ARCHER, WILLY MASON AND BEAR'S DEN also
set to join JAKE BUGG and previously confirmed headliners OF MONSTERS
AND MEN at the only music festival in an Irish whiskey distillery
BUSHMILLS VILLAGE, Northern Ireland, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Breakthrough
act of the year, British singer-songwriter Jake Bugg has today been
added to the bill for Bushmills Live 2013, alongside headliners Of
Monsters and Men. Troubadour Jake Bugg will perform for an audience of
just 500 at Bushmills Live in June, ahead of taking to the Pyramid
Stage at Glastonbury this summer.
Jake will be in good company at the festival, playing alongside Sons and
Lovers, who have just finished touring the UK with Ellie Goulding and
US artists, One Republic; Willy Mason and Bear's Den, who have both
toured heavily with Mumford & Sons earlier this year; and friends of
the festival and successful Northern Irish singer songwriters, Iain
Archer and Foy Vance.
Iain and Foy are set to make a triumphant return to Bushmills Live
following electric performances in 2012. Since playing at the festival
last year Foy has toured Europe and the US with Ed Sheeran and Iain has
worked with headliner Jake Bugg to co-write and produce tracks for his
number one debut album, earning them an Ivor Novello Award nomination*.
With just days to go until the draw for tickets closes, Iain reveals he
is looking forward to playing at the festival in the Old Bushmills
Distillery: "Bushmills Live is a unique experience: the line-up could
rival some of the biggest festivals but with a much smaller crowd in a
really cool setting. It's really like a festival of friends hanging out
and making some great music together. I'm really looking forward to
seeing Jake playing live - although we've written and produced
together, we've never actually been on the same live bill so this will
be a first."
"With last year's festival being such a smash, it was always going to be
a challenge to improve on the line up - that said, I think we've done
it. One of the goals with the festival is to offer an event that is
special for fans and performers alike. With the festival circuit in the
UK growing annually, it's a real challenge to create a day that stands
out. We hope that Bushmills Live will be a festival that everyone looks
forward to," commented Graham Brown, festival curator. He continued:
"I'm really pleased to be part of such an event that hosts
internationally-renowned acts alongside critically-acclaimed emerging
artists in such a unique setting. If you haven't entered the draw for
tickets yet enter now - don't miss out!"
Tickets cannot be bought for the 500 person event which takes place on
19th and 20th June 2013 in the grounds of the historic Old Bushmills Distillery on
Ireland's stunning North Coast. Instead these can be won by entering a
draw on the Bushmills Irish Whiskey Facebook page - facebook.com/bushmills1608 * entry closes at 23:59 on 5th May 2013.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Bushmills Live launch video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjyzNFGuRmo
Bushmills commissioned some good friends who are artisans to make a 3D
Bushmills Live poster using materials inspired by handcrafted whiskey
*Jake Bugg and Iain Archer are nominated for 'best song musically and
lyrically' for 'Two Fingers,' a song they co-wrote: http://www.theivors.com/awards.htm
ABOUT THE COMPETITION:
*To win tickets to Bushmills Live or for more information, visit facebook.com/bushmills1608. Entry closes at 23:59GMT 5th May 2013. Winners will be notified by 9th
May. Terms and conditions apply.
The Facebook competition is open to people of legal purchasing age, in:
Republic of Ireland
From each, one pair of finalists will win tickets to 'Bushmills Live'.
ABOUT BUSHMILLS IRISH WHISKEY
With a heritage rooted in authenticity and quality, Bushmills Irish Whiskey is produced, aged and bottled at Ireland's oldest working distillery in
the village of Bushmills in County Antrim on the far north coast of
Ireland. The Old Bushmills Distillery uses 100% malt barley to make
triple distilled malt whiskey, which is what creates the rich, mellow
and distinct flavour that is the house style. The Bushmills portfolio
includes: Bushmills Irish Whiskey; Black Bush, Bushmills 10 Year Old
Single Malt, Bushmills 16 Year Old Single Malt, Bushmills 21 Year Old
Single Malt, Bushmills 1608 and now Bushmills Irish Honey.
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