Oppenheimer all ages gig and special competion

Oppenheimer1Local indie-pop band Oppenheimer have announced a competition for all the teenage bands in Northern Ireland, offering the chance for one act to support them at a special all-ages concert in Belfast’s Spring & Airbrake on Saturday December 19th this year. Applications will close on November 30th and the winner will be announced on December 1st.

Oppenheimer, formed in 2005 by Rocky O’Reilly & Shaun Robinson have toured the world playing concerts with bands like They Might Be Giants, Kings Of Leon, Ok Go, The Presidents Of The USA, The Flaming Lips, and many more and have had their music used in TV shows like Ugly Betty, Gossip Girl, How I Met Your Mother and Pimp My Ride.

They have spent recent months recording a brand new album, set for release next year and will finish up this year with a short Irish tour, culminating in this special all-ages concert on December 19th. Knowing how important live music is and how difficult it is for young acts to be given the platform to play live music venues in Belfast, Oppenheimer & CDC Leisure want to do what they can to include and encourage the under eighteens to experience live music performance in one of the city’s premier concert venues.

Oppenheimer will select one winner to support this show and give the chosen act advice and help with load in, soundcheck, venue protocol, interacting with production staff and will also offer tips and advice on live performance.

The winners will be selected from demo submissions, either via email, web link or post.

Applications will close on November 30th and the winner will be announced on December 1st.

The winning act will appear live on stage in The Spring & Airbrake on Saturday 19th December at 3.30pm playing alongside local up & coming act The Key Of Atlas and headliners Oppenheimer. The selected act will also be paid a modest fee for their set. All genres from pop to metal to hip hop and dance are accepted and encouraged.

To apply please email band information and contact details and either an mp3 recording or link to one of your songs on the web (such as myspace) to [email protected] or send your act’s information and contact details along with a CD to
c/o Start Together Studio
15-21 Gordon Street
Belfast, BT1 2LG

Plus support from
The Key Of Atlas
Special Competition Winners TBC
The Spring & Airbrake, Belfast
Saturday December 19th, 3-6pm.

Tickets £6.00 advance from Katy Dalys & www.cdcleisure.com

FOR PARENTS: This event is about providing unforgettable entertainment for teenagers in a safe, friendly and responsible environment. CDC works closely with local police, councils and licensing authorities to ensure all our events are run in accordance with relevant codes of conduct. All employee’s and sub contractors of CDC are screened in accordance with BS Standards.All security staff are council registered. All first aid personnel are fully qualified. All CDC staff along with Security and First Aid are fully briefed on the event and are there to provide assistance as well as being capable of answering any child’s queries during the event. CDC are committed to taking every measure possible to ensure your children have an enjoyable experience at our events.We will at every stage endeavour to treat them with respect and dignity; however we must stress that your child is responsible for their own behaviour. We will not accept bullying, swearing, vandalism or other disruptive behaviour from any patron. If your child does not comply with the rules as laid out clearly on our website, they will be asked to leave. Parents can rest assured that we at CDC consider the Health and Safety of all patrons as paramount. Prior to entry all patrons will be vetted and searched by event security, anyone refusing to be searched will be denied entry. All CDC All Ages Live events are alcohol, smoke, drug and gambling free environments. No alcohol branding will be on display at any time during any All Ages event. Smoking is not permitted within the venue nor is there any re-admission. All tabacco and gaming machines will be de-branded and switched off for the duration of the event. Anyone found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be rejected/ ejected from the event and banned from all future CDC All Ages events. Should your child have any illness, medical condition or medical dependency, we would ask that they make this known to staff on entry. We would further ask that should your child need to carry any medication they also carry a letter of information to assist our first aid staff. No Sports Wear is permitted at any CDC All Ages Event unless stated on Event Press. Management reserve the right to refuse admission. On ejection and at any time during or after the event we will provide a safe area, where children can await their transport home. We would strongly advise if patrons are to use private hire Taxis they contact a registered firm known to them. If you have any queries or require further information on any of our events please feel free to contact us. Information/ Emergency Hotline: 02890 327007 Email: [email protected]