The IYMAs will feature performances by young musicians aged 12-19, performing across two stages throughout the day and connects ticket holders and performers, with Ireland’s top music industry personnel at the IYMAs Education Hub via workshops and masterclasses with over 100,000 young people participating in the programme to date with the figure growing each year. The event also marks the start of Youth Work Ireland week with other events happening across the country.
The IYMAs marketplace will feature information for attendees on the creative and music industries, with BIMM Institute Dublin, IMRO and RTÉ 2FM all in attendance with the latter broadcasting live from the event. The marketplace will also have hands on demonstrations and much more.
The event also created a space for young people to connect with Ireland’s top music industry personnel at the IYMAs Education Hub via workshops and masterclasses with. These include our newly added workshop with Ruth Medjber of Ruthless Imagery who is just back off tour with indie legends Arcade Fire her CV also includes Metallica, Beyoncé and Green Day.
We also had a masterclass by critically acclaimed songwriters Little Green Cars who discussed the song writing process. Award winning director Bob Gallagher gave a masterclass on the do's and don'ts of video making. His CV has included music videos for Girl Band, James Vincent McMorrow and Lisa Hannigan.