Troubadour Jake Bugg has been added to the bill for Bushmills Live 2013, alongside headliners Of Monsters and Men.
Jake and Of Monsters and Men will be in good company at the festival, playing alongside Sons and Lovers, Willy Mason and Bear’s Den, and friends of the festival and successful Northern Irish singer songwriters, Iain Archer and Foy Vance.
Iain and Foy are set to make a triumphant return to Bushmills Live following electric performances in 2012.
Since playing at the festival last year Foy has toured Europe and the US with Ed Sheeran and Iain has worked with headliner Jake Bugg to co-write and produce tracks for his number one debut album, earning them an Ivor Novello Award nomination*.
Iain says: “Bushmills Live is a unique experience: the line-up could rival some of the biggest festivals but with a much smaller crowd in a really cool setting. It’s really like a festival of friends hanging out and making some great music together. I’m really looking forward to seeing Jake playing live – although we’ve written and produced together, we’ve never actually been on the same live bill so this will be a first.”
Tickets cannot be bought for the 500 person event which takes place on 19th and 20th June 2013 in the grounds of the historic Old Bushmills Distillery on Ireland’s stunning North Coast. Instead these can be won by entering a draw on the Bushmills Irish Whiskey Facebook page facebook.com/Bushmills1608 entry closes at 23:59 on 5th May 2013.
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