Global stars including THE 1975 and Gary Lightbody and Peter Buck’s supergroup TIRED PONY came together along with friends of BUSHMILLS to complete an unforgettable day at ‘Bushmills Live 2014’ – the festival of handcrafted whiskey and music that took place yesterday at the Old Bushmills Distillery on Ireland’s north coast.
They were joined by rising stars JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW, LUKE SITAL-SINGH, DAVID C. CLEMENTS, MATTHEW AND THE ATLAS, LEVITY BREAKS and RUBBLEBUCKET on what was a fantastic day of music.
The intimate festival on Ireland’s north coast was attended by 700 music and whiskey fans from around the world, including countries as far-flung as the US, Bulgaria, Portugal and Russia.
Artists more used to playing to crowds of thousands performed a series of small gigs in centuries-old buildings at the Old Bushmills Distillery where the art of whiskey-making, perfected over generations, is practiced every day.
Gary Lightbody from TIRED PONY said: “Last night was TIRED PONY’s first gig in Ireland and it was unlike any other gig we’ve played before. The atmosphere was great.”
Master Distiller at the Old Bushmills Distillery, Colum Egan, said: “Bushmills Live 2014 was a great success.
“I was looking around and everywhere people were smiling and having a great time, enjoying the wonderful music – and the exceptional whiskey, in moderation of course.
“THE 1975 and TIRED PONY were sensational and it was fantastic to continue to provide a platform to up-and-coming talent. The atmosphere backstage was like an old school reunion with so many friends of the festival in attendance – the craic was brilliant!”
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