Blizzards part of exciting music blast event
The Blizzards are among a number of Ireland’s best bands who are to participate in 'Songs from An Empty Room' a one-off live music extravaganza, to be broadcast on RTÉ2, RTÉ 2FM, and RTÉ Player on Saturday, July 25.
The event will see performers take to the stage at a number of venues in support of Minding Creative Minds and the Association of Irish Stage Technicians (AIST) Hardship Fund.Presented by Eoghan McDermott and Jenny Greene, 'Songs from An Empty Room' will see viewers at home treated to performances by Aimée, Denise Chaila, Eve Belle, Fia Moon, Gavin James, Jafaris, James Vincent McMorrow, Lisa McHugh, Lyra, Mother DJs, Noel Hogan (The Cranberries) with Danny O’Reilly (The Coronas), Picture This, Sorcha Richardson, Soulé, The Academic, The Blizzards, The Coronas and The Stunning.
Produced for RTÉ by ShinAWil, Songs from An Empty Room promises over two hours of top-class musical performances, broadcast into homes from much-loved venues around the country, including The Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Cyprus Avenue in Cork, Dolan’s in Limerick, INEC in Killarney and Galway’s Roisin Dubh.
The show, which will broadcast from 8.30pm-10.45pm on RTÉ2, will also air on RTÉ 2FM, and will be streaming live and on-demand on RTÉ Player. Hosts Eoghan McDermott and Jenny Greene will be in situ, interviewing a number of the featured artists in The Olympia Theatre, and other performances will take place in various famous live music events across the country.
The event is produced by EPIC - Event Production Industry Covid-19 Working Group - a cross-event working group representing the Live Events Sector formed to help the industry during the current crisis.
A memorable, poignant, and historical night of music in these extraordinary times, the broadcast will also feature footage from behind-the-scenes in Ireland’s event industry, with a focus on the people whose livelihoods have been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.