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Friday, June 9, 2017
dlr Grainestore
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CANVAS youth arts committee, and the Grainstore, dlr’s youth arts facility, are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s Long Road to Longitude competition. These talented young musicians will receive the unique opportunity to play at this year’s Longitude festival in Marlay Park, July 14 – 16.  The winners, who were chosen by the audience and a panel of judges at the final on 4 June 2017, are Nobody’s Heroes, Govinda and Joanna Byford.

The Long Road to Longitude competition, which took place from April to June 2017, is organised by Canvas youth arts committee in partnership with the Grainstore, dlr’s youth arts facility and MCD Productions. It offers young bands throughout the county a chance to showcase their talent to audiences at the Grainstore and on a professional stage at Longitude.

The Grainstore, dlr's Youth Arts Facility, continues to be a leader in offering unique arts experiences to the young people from the county, through classes, projects and providing a space for young people to create their own projects and events in a supportive environment.

CANVAS is a group of young people who help choose and run different arts projects that happen in the Grainstore, dlr’s youth arts facility. Canvas is officially the Grainstore’s Youth Arts Committee and they are actively involved in shaping and influencing the artistic life of the Grainstore.

Nobody’s Heroes are an alternative rock/ indie band who first formed in September 2009. Their influences include artists such as Paulo Nutini, Ray Charles, The Beatles and John Legend as well as many others.

Govinda are a four piece alternative rock band from Dublin whose influences include Radiohead, Frank Ocean, and Beach House. Although their music is quite varied, they gravitate towards a sound that all audiences can enjoy, making music with feeling and atmosphere.

Joanna Byford is a singer/songwriter, producer, sound engineer and open mic host influenced by Glen Hansard, Bon Iver and the Beatles, who performs with a hint of folk in her sound.

The Grainstore, dlr’s youth arts facility, is supported by funding from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.



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For more information about Longitude 2017: www.longitude.ie