The Pogues Irish Whiskey Presents: A Shot at Discovery

Bottling the spirit of the UK’s best new music

Are you in the best developing rock band in the UK? This is your shot at discovery and the chance to play your local O2 Academy in our venue heats. With regional winners advancing to the final at O2 Academy Islington in London where they will get to showcase in front of music industry professionals. All bands will be expected to play a 25 minute set of original material.

The Pogues Irish Whiskey and Academy Events will provide the winning band the ultimate artist development package:

· £3k towards new instruments

· Studio time to record an EP with members of the legendary band, The Pogues, to guest produce 

· Live performance opportunities through the O2 Academy venue estate nationwide, thanks to Academy Events

· Management services from Brontone Management (Muse, The Pogues, Pulled Apart By Horses) to help forward the winning bands' career

And this is just the beginning… The Pogues Whiskey & Academy Events will continue to nurture and develop the winning band over the next 12 months.

The Pogues Irish Whiskey - bottling the spirit of the best new music in the UK. Be The Stuff Of Legends!



This competition is now closed. Stay tuned as winners will be announced on Tuesday 24th January at 10am. Full terms and conditions can still be found here.

About The Pogues Whiskey:

The audaciously Irish spirit from the famed Celtic punk band, The Pogues Irish Whiskey contains the legendary spirit and poetic rebelliousness of the band. Carefully crafted in small batches in handmade copper stills in Skibbereen, West Cork, the whiskey is triple-distilled and aged in bourbon oak casks for three years and a day. The Pogues Irish Whiskey has a warming aroma of malts and cracked nuts. Available at select bars across the UK and from online retailers.  

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