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Friday 13 December 2019

Hozier, London Grammar and Rudimental to perform surprise gigs around Ireland with Guinness Amplify

DUBLIN, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 27: Rudimental performs at Dakota, Dublin as part of the annual Arthur's Day celebrations on September 27, 2012.
DUBLIN, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 27: Rudimental performs at Dakota, Dublin as part of the annual Arthur's Day celebrations on September 27, 2012.

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Chart toppers such as Hozier, London Grammar, Rudimental, Duke Dumont and George Ezra might be popping up in a location near you in the next few weeks.

As part of Guinness Amplify, some of the industry’s biggest names will perform in random pubs across the country in September and October.

The star studded line-up already includes the likes of Kodaline, Ellie Goulding, Walking On Cars, Disclosure, Bastille and Jess Glynne.

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Today, Guinness announced several additions to the secret shows including critically acclaimed Bray musician Hozier, indie heroes London Grammar and contemporary acts such as Rudimental, George Ezra and dj Duke Dumont.

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Guinness Amplify is a music talent search that aims to foster homegrown talent by giving hopeful hit-makers guidance and support.

Over 800 acts applied online and publicans all over Ireland have started selecting bands to perform live pub gigs at Guinness Amplify Live throughout September and October.

The regional live gigs kick off in Leinster on 11th September and will rotate around Ireland, focusing on a different region each week over the course of the five weekends.

Following his stellar performance on Electric Picnic’s main stage, Andrew Byrne aka Hozier applauded Guinness on its new initiative:

“Starting out as a musician can be daunting. All you want to do is play to as many people as possible but that can often be a tough task. I was delighted to hear that Guinness Amplify is offering so many up and coming musicians the chance to gig in pubs. I’m really looking forward to playing as part of the line-up in the coming weeks.”

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Hozier on stage at Longitude 2014 in Marley Park. Photo: Tony Kinlan

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