‘Garageland Galaxyz at Cruinniú na nÓg’

Saturday June 10th 2023 – 9.00am to 9.00pm Live and online

 In 2022 Garageland Galaxyz at Cruinniú na nÓg staged 8 massive live music events for young musicians in 8 locations around Ireland, all at the same time on the same day. Over 100 young bands and artists performed alongside special guests, with live workshops in each location. The whole event was broadcasted live throughout the day, with videos from even more artists shown throughout the 10 hour day. Music industry guests also joined us for this mammoth day which featured over 400 young musicians and which had an online reach of over 300,000 – Garageland Galaxyz at Cruinniú na nÓg 2023 is happening on June 10th!…….



Watch The Full Live Stages & Highlights Here every Weekday at 5.30pm all the way to August 15th.

WOW! Well THAT happened!

Thank you to everybody involved in an incredible day of music from the young musicians all over Ireland! Thank you to the many many mammies and daddies and guardians, youth workers, teachers, and to the huge amount of Crew who pulled this enormous project together! What an achievement! Thanks so much to our strategic partners Creative Ireland  for making this possible, and to RTE for the huge backing. Well done everybody on super work – you should be all very proud. Dermot Lambert, Garageland.

Garageland Galaxyz is for the new generation- The biggest ever Youth Music project designed by the Garageland Team – designed during some of the most challenging times in living memory – designed for this new Ireland – we believe in inclusion for all of Ireland’s young musicians – it’s A Safe Space To Shine.

In a wave of excitement and anticipation, Garageland can announce the full line up for Garageland Galaxyz at Cruinniú na nÓg 2022 on 8 different stages and online…

Online show starts at 9.00am and all Galaxyz Live Stages all go live at 12.00pm

Castleblaney – Iontas TheatreBrinda Irani / Orla McDermott / KCD / The Violet Lamps / Dearbhla & Fionn MarronZac McCormick / The Responce – Special guests Hudson Taylor / Harry Mold (flying in from UK for us!) Also live workshops with Krista Hamilton for 2 x Youth Theatre workshops, Daragh Slacke and Liam McCabe & Padraig Conaty will work with young people to write a song and film it there and then! Presented by Bronagh Joyce and Conall Sheehan

Dublin – National Concert HallThe Floats / Anna Kearney / INSUBS / Mondaze / The Magnetics / Parallex / Fulvetta / Fiona Cassandra / Corey Lacey / Taylor Hayes / Jack Brett and Friends. Presented by Shannon Keenan

Kerry – St John’s Church Listowel – Young artists include Lillie Foley / Dan Phelan / Gabriel Falvey / Ruby Falvey / Trina B & Mikey / Killarney School of Music Stageworks / Kevin Clark / Thomas & Matthew / Lily Rose / St John’s Theatre Group – Special guests Fuzz Gigolo, Craig Cooney and Queenless Kings – Also live workshops with Fluttertone Promos and Craig CooneyPresented by Dermot Lambert

Meath – Ashbourne Library – Young artists include The Kaj / Pants On Fire / Ruby Moss / Luke Martin / Teagan Nolan /  Bethany Sugatan / Amplifi / Thanks Mom / Maliha Lisis – Also live workshops with HAWKE THE BAND / Mel G Productions and a hip-hop dance workshop with Veronika Sardiko – Special guests HAWKE THE BAND

Tipperary – Rockwell Music Academy – Cahir Comhaltas / Michael Pollard / Jack Tiernan / Culleton / Orla Duggan / Eve Whelan / Carlo / Cahir Twins / The Buttimers Jack Doheny/ Last Minute / Pheasant Pluckers / Richie Delahunty / Alana / Pres 5th Year Group / Izzy / Pete Taylor Band….

Wicklow – North Beach Skate Park Arklow – Young artists include Florence Road / Fionn Vigors / Róisín Vigors / Fionn Whelan / Ewan Macadam / Kingdom / Bobby Dowling / Aoife Reilly / James Fennell / Marley Peig / Riaghan Boardman. Also live workshops with The Beardfire Project and special guests Crispr Kid – Presented by John Byrne

Waterford – Cultural QuarterMixing Spirits / The Black Roses / Rhea May / Squish The Kid / No Clue / Oran Byrne / The Harris Brothers – The Shed – and a very special virtual appearance by Waterfords own Moncrief! – Presented by Roddie Cleere

Donegal – Regional Cultural Centre – LetterkennyJessica McKean / Cora Harkin / The Aphades / White Rose / Owen Ferry / Raeem & Elroy / Paul Mooney/ with Special guests Boy M 5 – Presented by Kyle O’Neill, workshops with Jay Dickson and Declan McClafferty

Online  at www.garageland.ie – With over 50 more artists appearing on the online broadcast, Garageland Galaxyz at Cruinniú na nÓg 2022 is now the single biggest event of it’s kind for young musicians in Ireland! Alannah & Juliet Pierce / Bobby Dowling / Calum McKenna / KCD / Cora Harkin / Aftershock / Electric Seaweed / Róisín Vigors / Fionn Whelan / Fulvetta / Insubs / Gabriel Falvey / Ruby Falvey / Hannah, Holly, Luke & Rama / HiT / Amplifi / Japanese Swordfishing / JohnLeo / Michael Pollard / Nicolaas Waale /  Orla McDermott / Klaustrophobia / Dented / Six String Crash / Ineffable / The Wimps / Patsy Jo Culleton / Ruby Moss / The Floats / Trina B & Mikey / Violet Lamps and lots more…

Special Music Industry Online Workshop with Will Ryan (Manager Hozier, The Coronas, Moncrief) / Liza Geddes (PR for Snow Patrol, Villagers, Pillow Queens) / Willie Kavanagh (Chairman of IRMA, former head of EMI Records Ireland) / Jackie Hayden (Co-founder of Hot Press Magazine, signed U2) /  Presented by Dermot Lambert / Ayanna Church / and Hannah & Aoife from Feachtas

Also Dermot chats to Baz Rycraft about the amazing support he’s giving to young artists through the RockJam projects .

Special Guests Moncrief, Swordfist, Boy M5, Crispr Kid, Fuzz Gigolo, Harry Mold, HAWKE The Band

Garageland in strategic partnership with Creative Ireland, and supported by RTE announces Garageland Galaxyz at Cruinniú na nÓg 11th June 2022, an unprecedented day of performances, activities and engagements for young musicians aged 12 to 18.

  1. Cavan / Monaghan – Iontas Theatre – Castleblaney
  2. Donegal – The RCC Letterkenny
  3. Dublin – The National Concert Hall
  4. Kerry – St Johns Listowel
  5. Meath – Ashbourne Library
  6. Tipperary – Rockwell Music Academy
  7. Waterford – Waterford Cultural Quarter
  8. Wicklow – North Beach Skate Park – Arklow

We will also broadcast pre-recorded videos from young artists artists from their homes, youth clubs, schools.

Special guests on Garageland productions are always a treat (last year we had Gavin James, Inhaler, Power of Dreams, Picturehouse, Fuzz Gigolo) and our music industry guests are always a must (Sheena Madden, Edison Waters, Paddy McPoland, Billy McGuinness from Aslan)

If you are aged 12 – 18, in a band, musical group or a solo performer of any genre, and you’d like to take part, please email us at info@garageland.ie simply saying ‘YES Galaxyz’ and your County (YES Galaxyz/wicklow etc), and our team will be in contact.

In all cases, we will need to engage with parents/ guardian / appropriate adult.

Extended closing date for YES emails Monday 16th May 2022.

Video uploads to www.garageland.ie/upload/

Artists will be chosen to perform on live stages based on the following criteria.

  • Video performance – your video will be viewed by our panel and assessed on performance – the quality of the video will not affect our decision. The video will also be put forward for broadcast as part of the show!
  • Experience – we will favour artists who have evidence of having performed in a live setting on previous ocassions.
  • Original material – we are seeking to encourage the writing and creating of new music. Covers are still welcome, but we will favour originals.
  • Live instruments – we welcome artists who use pre-bought instrumental backing tracks for performances on all of our broadcasts, but we will lean towards the playing of musical instruments in this instance. This criteria does not affect an artist where the backing track has been created by the artist themselves.

If you are chosen for one of our live Galaxyz Stages, we will notify you by 20th May 2022.