kickstart 2018 shortlist

Kickstart 2018 Finalists Revealed

by / May 2, 2018

Our esteemed panel of judges have had a busy week narrowing down the ten shortlisted artists for this years Kickstart competition. As we alluded to before the quality of the entries this year was exceptional but after much deliberation, we can unveil the lucky finalists as:-

Gemma Bradley

Chordblossom Kickstart 2018 Finalist Gemma Bradley


Chordblossom Kickstart 2018 Finalist Paper Boy

Pale Lanterns


Chordblossom Kickstart 2018 Finalist SX70

Kickstart 2018 Showcase

The four lucky artists will play a special showcase gig in Foundry on Saturday 12th May 2018 where the overall winner will be announced.

Admission is free so it would be great to see plenty of friendly faces down to support them. You can find more information on the event page here.

Kickstart 2018 Final Poster

Kickstart 2018 Finalists Playlist


We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Help Musicians NI for their support throughout the competition, to Shizznigh Promotions for helping organise the showcase gig and of course to all the organisations donating their time and energy to offer our eventual winner some awesome prizes.

Professional Career Advice – Courtesy of Third Bar Artist Development

Single Recording – Courtesy of Start Together Studios

Video for your Single – Courtesy of Empty Horoscope Media

Festival Slot – Courtesy of Stendhal Festival of Art

Festival Slot – Courtesy of Sunflowerfest

Festival Slot – Courtesy of Atlantic Sessions

One Month PR – Courtesy of Lemon PR

First Play of your Single – Courtesy of Electric Mainline

Music Industry Contacts – Courtesy of The Unsigned Guide

Professional Photoshoot – Courtesy of Conor Kerr Photography

Single Launch Gig in Belfast – Courtesy of Chordblossom

Support Slot in Portrush – Courtesy of Atlantic Live Lounge

Support Slot in Derry/Londonderry – Courtesy of Bennigans Introducing

Support Slot in Omagh – Courtesy of HenCav Events

Support Slot in Bangor – Courtesy of Goat’s Toe

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