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July 1, 2021

Quarantine FM has announced details of its Cana Music Festival which aims to help reignite the Irish music scene after the effects of the global pandemic with 4 unmissable gigs featuring the very best in up and coming Irish talent.

Cana Music Festival is filmed in all four provinces of Ireland, with each gig filmed in specially selected locations from an epic Atlantic coast castle to the iconic Irish Cultúrlann Centre in Belfast. Each gig will also feature emerging local artists and the streamed gigs will take a look behind the scenes with interviews and a sneak-peek at how QFM’s first ever festival came to life!

Each streamed concert will showcase three of the best up and coming local acts that Cork, Galway, Belfast and Dublin have to offer. You may not have heard of all of these artists yet, but QFM and Cana Music Festival promises that you will!

The When and Where

Streamed via YouTube from JULY 8th – 29th 2021

Cork, Thursday July 8th, 7:30pm QFM HQ, Cork City
Rapper, hip-hop artist and proud Cork man Kestine is aiming to put Cork on the map just like Dublin or London, and with his recent EP ‘Reflection’ he looks set to do just that. Self-described as the world’s loneliest boyband, Arthur Valentine is the South West’s indie/alt pop prince on the rise. Trap artist and DJ Blakkhart can get any room dancing with her smooth tunes and infectious beats.

Galway: Thursday July 15th, 7:30pm, Oranmore Castle
Sligo singer and harpist Bridin brings ethereal beauty to the classic pop world of the loop pedal. Indie singer-songwriter Seba Safe brings chill vibes and genius lyrics to the Connaught event. Spotify breakout star Honas promises to deliver some great ear-worm tunes.

Belfast: Thursday July 22nd, 7:30pm, Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich
Irish-Egyptian artist Dena Anuk$a will deliver RnB/hip hop fusion. Derry singer-songwriter Krypton Son communicates all of our pandemic feelings with his soulful tunes. Rock/punk duo and winners of the Northern Ireland Best Live Act award 2019 Ghost Sister are on board for some major rocking out.

Dublin: Thursday July 29th, 7:30pm, GlassMask Theatre
Real-life couple Sinead and D will break your heart with their soulful harmonies and gentle tunes. Soulful RnB tunes and incredible vocals are the order of the day from Dubliner Zeinab. Young up and comer Sophie Doyle Ryder takes us into her teenage dreams with fun and cool pop.

Quarantine FM (QFM) was a digital radio station set up in March 2020 and born out of Covid-19 unemployment. It ran as a radio station from March 2020 to March 2021 and during that time it broadcast over 1,100 hours of completely new and original radio content, including nearly six hundred interviews before pivoting to producing podcasts and creating live events. Cana Music Festival is run by QFM’s impassioned Irish music enthusiasts Anna-Rose Charleton, Sam Hardiman, Heather Lawrie and
Cailean Coffey.

The aim and ethos of Quarantine FM (QFM) from the beginning has been to support young Irish people paving their way in the fields of music, theatre, visual arts, dance, sports and more, and to provide a platform to allow people to share their COVID-19 experiences.

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