Dublin getting ready to come into Bloom.
It's only a few weeks to go until Dublin city's streets will come alive with the sounds of the world taking place at youbloom@Dublin 2013.
The festival takes place from June 28 to 30 and if you're into music and love listening to different genres and a mixture of sound, you'll be glad to hear artists from all over the world will be joining 50 new local acts.
Clyde Carroll, director of DublinTown.ie says "Live music is a huge part of Dublin city centre's thriving social scene and youbloom is bringing some of the best up and coming musicians, nationally and internationally, to the city."
The bands will be performing in some of Dublin's top venues making it a great weekend to come into the city and enjoy multicultural talent.
e The festival takes place in seven of Dublin's top venues - The Workman's Club, Twisted Pepper, The Grand Social, Speakeasy, Odessa, The Mercantile and The Stag's Head.
You can expect to see performances from 14 different countries including the US, UK, Denmark, Norway, Germany, France, Spain, Gibraltar, Israel, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, Austria and Switzerland.
Kicking off the festival on Friday are Elevation Falls, inset, who only recently achieved their first No1 position in The Official European Charts with over 90,000 digital listens of their debut song Fantasy.
Dropping in from the UK is only the blood relative of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov himself, George Borowski, who has toured the world and has performed with the Pixies, Meatloaf, Radiohead, Bonnie Rait, Teenage Fanclub and Paul Brady to name just a few.
Denmark's Substereo will be raising the roof of The Mercantile with their indie-rock resonance on opening night. The band have recently self-released an album called Fuel for the Revolution with world renowned producer Dito Godwin who has also produced bands like No Doubt, Kiss and Motley Crue. Other acts performing in The Mercantile on opening night are Fox E and the Good Hands, Juliet's Rescue, Grace Wilde and Tongue Bundle. pNMaTo FHRa If it's 80s electropop that might tempt you to do your best robot moves then you'll want to check out Israeli group Bill and Murray who will be last upon stage in The Workman's Club Friday night. b However, if it's visual extravagance you're after then UK band The Tuesday Club who are known for their lively and experimental sounds are not to be missed in The Workman's Club.
Tickets are priced from [euro]15 for a night ticket, [euro]35 for weekend or if you want to get in with the business side of things delegate passes are [euro]40 for a day pass and [euro]75 for a weekend pass, with some student discounts available.