The Pogues Irish Whiskey and Academy Events launch A shot at discovery

Posted on 8 December 2016
By Khyle Deen
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The Pogues Irish Whiskey and Academy Events are tuning up to find the UK’s next big rock group. The search has started and the winning band will receive £3,000 [1] towards band equipment as well as recording and releasing an EP, where members of the legendary band, The Pogues, will guest produce.

The team is looking for bands with spirit from all over the UK to enter and the competition will hot up with regional heats at the following O2 Academy venues between March 5th and March 16th, 2017: Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool, London, Newcastle, Oxford, Sheffield, Leicester and Bournemouth.

Finalists from the regional events will rock out in front of music industry professionals in April at O2 Academy Islington, London.

Comment from The Pogues: “This is our opportunity to foster courageous and original music. If you have what it takes to record with us and perform at the UK’s best music venues, we’d love you to enter. This could be a wholly new and exciting shot at a music career.”

To have your shot, enter online at by Monday 16th January 2017.

The Pogues’ Irish Whiskey contains the legendary spirit and poetic rebelliousness of the Irish band. A robust blend of 50% Irish grain whiskey aged in bourbon oak casks and 50% single malt Irish whiskey aged in sherry casks, The Pogues whiskey has an aroma of malts and cracked nuts and an ABV of 40%, it’s not for the faint hearted. Available in 70cl bottles from online retailers including Amazon, Drinksupermarket and Master of Malt for around £30.

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