by / September 26th, 2008 /

Irish acts for CMJ and Popkomm announced

Giveamanakick, Heathers, Hooray for Humans, The Blizzards and Fighting With Wire are amongst the Irish acts chosen to play this year’s Music From Ireland showcase at CMJ in New York.

The Irish line-up takes place on the 23rd October in Bowery Poetry Club on 308 Bowery, NYC on Thursday 23rd October. with the following confirmed line-up:

9:00pm Hooray for Humans
9:45pm Heathers
10:30pm Giveamanakick
11.15pm The Blizzards
12:00am Fighting with Wire

Popkomm is Berlin-based music industry event and there will be an Irish contingent taking over Club Café Zapata at Tacheles on the 8th October also.

Concerto for Constantine 11:15 – 11:4
Jape 10:30 – 11:00
The Brothers Movement 9:45 – 10:15
The Kinetiks 9:00 – 9:30

Music From Ireland or MFI is an FMC led project which runs the Irish showcase event at 8 international music festivals. MFI is funded by IMRO, the Arts Council, Culture Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and Live Wire business management. The project involves running a showcase, booking backline, liaising with venues and festivals, creating a promo cd, website and a buzz about the Irish showcase and those performing at it. MFI also awards a grant to those acts participating. The idea behind MFI is to present a united front with acts travelling from Ireland and the key motivation is to provide those acts showcasing with the best possible support and promotion to enable them to make the most of showcases in foreign territories.

Stay tuned to the MFI site for more info on MFI’s showcase at CMJ 2008 and Popkomm 2008.