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Bushmills Hosts Music Festival In Whiskey Distillery

Diageo brand Bushmills has held what it describes as the 'world's only whiskey and music festival in an Irish distillery', at the Old Bushmills Distillery in County Antrim.

The Bushmills Live event ran over two days, and featured artists including Of Monsters and Men, Willy Mason and Jake Bugg, and was attended by 500 invited guests from as far afield as USA, Bulgaria, Portugal and Russia.

“This was an incredible night for Bushmills Irish Whiskey and for music lovers," said Master Distiller at the Old Bushmills Distillery, Colum Egan. "Last night, we welcomed both globally-established artists and emerging talent to our home on Ireland’s north coast. Their music, like our whiskey, represents the very best in hand craftsmanship."

Indie artists David C Clements and VerseChorusVerse were awarded the inaugural Bushmills Live Legacy Fund at the event, a trust of £20,000 set up by Bushmills Irish Whiskey and Third Bar, an artist development company run by last year’s headliner, Snow Patrol’s lead singer, Gary Lightbody and Davy Matchett.

© 2013 - Checkout Magazine by Stephen Wynne-Jones

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