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Whiskey distillery announces free ticket lottery for on-site festival

By | Published on Friday 9 March 2012

Bushmills Live

Irish Whiskey maker Bushmills has announced it’s to stage a brand new music festival on-site at its historic distillery. No gags about piss-ups in breweries please.

No acts have yet been announced for the two-day festival, but organisers hint that all announced artists will bear some association to the Bushmills brand. Bon Iver, Chromeo, Theophilus London, Foy Vance and Iain Archer all feature in the company’s current advertising campaign, so it stands to reason that at least one will appear on the festival’s final billing.

Free tickets for the event, which takes place in the County Antrim locale from 21-22 Jul, aren’t available by conventional means. Entrants must instead apply for pairs of passes by submitting a photo and an explanation as to why they’d like to attend the festival. Full details of the contest, which runs from 17 Mar – 27 Apr, are available on the Bushmills Facebook page.

Says Bushmills’ Master Distiller Colum Egan: “It will be fantastic to host some of our most famous friends as part of Bushmills Live this summer. It will be a unique occasion and will bring the best of handmade music and the best of handmade Irish Whiskey together under one roof”.