The 1975 to Headline Bushmills Live
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:50:59
The 1975 will take time out from their massive world tour to headline the intimate Bushmills Live festival on Ireland's north coast on June 12, 2014.
This year, the festival, previously headlined by the likes of Snow Patrol, Jake Bugg and Of Monsters and Men, will see 700 whiskey and music fans invited to the brand's home on June 11 and June 12 to witness emerging and iconic artists sharing the stage for a series of intimate gigs in age-old buildings, where the art of making whiskey has been perfected over centuries.
We love when rock and whiskey mix in a manner such as this.
Matthew Healy, lead singer of The 1975, said, "We've never played a show in a distillery before so it's a first for us. We've gigged all over the place but to play a festival like this, in a setting as unique as this, will be pretty special."
There is a first for EVEYTHING!
To celebrate the launch of Bushmills Live 2014, the music-loving whiskey makers at the Old Bushmills Distillery have collaborated with two local artisans to craft the world's largest barrel oak headphones, which will enable friends to share in the music in a unique way.
Made using almost a dozen giant whiskey barrels, the headphones stand at over 10 feet high and will form an interactive centerpiece with music from Bushmills Live artists past and present played through the unique, handcrafted headphones. Festival-goers will be able to sit between the ear pieces to experience a truly unique combination of handcrafted whiskey and music.
How. Fucking. Cool.
What festivals do you plan to hit up in 2014?