Dublin – March 31st , 2014
Radio Nova has joined forces with Budweiser and Hogs & Heifers Rockin’ Bar & Grill to launch the ultimate Battle of the Bands competition that will support and promote emerging Irish talent and possibly find the next U2! The new initiative will be biggest showcase of emerging Irish talent of 2014 and will guarantee professional recording time, photography and airtime to the winning artists.
The competition commences on April 3rd and will run over 13 weeks, with bands competing each Thursday night at Hogs & Heifers, Swords for a place in the final. The awards will be judged by a panel of industry experts from which the overall winner getting a prize of studio time at Temple Lane Recording Studios and guaranteed airtime on Radio Nova and commuter belt. The selected runner-up bands will each receive €1,000.
Radio Nova intends to tie the initiative into its hugely popular ‘Locals Only’ Show, which showcases bands and artists every Sunday evening at 6pm. The winning band each week will be featured on Radio Nova the following Sunday and listeners will be kept up to date on the entering bands from week to week.
Radio Nova’s CEO and Programme Director Kevin Branigan said, “Nova has always supported local, Irish music – both through our Locals Only show and also through airplay across our schedule. The Irish music scene is booming and we’re proud to be playing our part in supporting it with airplay and promotion. Nova is all about guitar music and we’re looking forward to seeing all the new talent that will come through!”
Radio NOVA broadcasts to Dublin city, county and commuter belt, including Wicklow, Kildare and Meath on 100.3FM. The station plays a diet of guitar-based music from the 60s to today including artists like The Killers, Kings of Leon, Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, Guns & Roses and The Police.
Attached Photo:(L-R): Kevin Branigan CEO Radio Nova, Danielle Reilly Radio Nova Corporate Accounts Manager, Shane Hartnett Group Sales & Events Manager (TWV), Karen McMenamy Budweiser Brand Manager, Johnny Bowe Presenter ‘Locals Only’ Radio Nova.