Tuesday, 27 March 2018

News: VINYL Festival - Royal Hospital Kilmainham (5th - 7th May)

Rory Gallagher - VINYL - Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Info: This coming May Bank Holiday Weekend sees a unique music culture event taking place at The Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin 8. There will be a star-studded list of personalities from the music world and the arts appearing over the weekend to discuss the timeless music medium which refuses to die. Despite the digital age of streaming, the oldest format of listening to recorded music is enjoying yet another revival well into the 21st century. Record sales increased again in 2017 according to the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) with a year on year growth of 26.8%, experiencing levels not seen since the release of Nirvana's Nevermind in 1991.

Amongst those discussing this beautiful medium over the weekend are Shane MacGowan, Chrissie Hynde, Snow Patrol (performance), Bob Geldof, actors Cillian Murphy and Martin Freeman, Tim Burgess, Billy Bragg, Huw Stephens and Gruff Rhys.

Exclusive exhibitions at VINYL will include James Lavelle’s 'Daydreaming With UNKLE', Vaughan Oliver’s 'Walking Backwards', Peter Boettcher’s ‘Photographing Kraftwerk', and Rory Gallagher’s vinyl collection as assembled by the guitarist’s brother, Donal.

Across the three days of VINYL there will also be a Tower Records pop-up store stocked with the back catalogues of our various attendees along with hard-to-source special editions and books, whilst long established Irish hi-fi store,Cloney Audio, will be onsite showcasing their specialist audiophile systems.

The first festival of its kind anywhere in the world, VINYL will present the people who made the records that would define not just a number of eras but also their respective cultures. It runs from Saturday, 5 May to Monday, 7 May and will take place in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin.

More additions to VINYL will be announced over the coming weeks, and tickets go on sale this Thursday, 29th of March at 9am via Ticketmaster.

Visit http://vinyl-dublin.com/ for more details.

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