Garageland Galaxyz at Cruinniú na nÓg 2022


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.

Garageland in Strategic partnership with Creative Ireland – Supported by RTÉ

8 Locations Nationwide – live performances streamed directly on multiple patforms.

150 bands and solo artists

8 x Busking Stages

Special Guests

Music Industry Workshops – Live and online

1 x Giant online 12 Hour broadcast across multiple platforms

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 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

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.

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