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:-
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 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