Radio NOVA has been announced as main media partner of the 2016 Canalaphonic Music & Culture Festival.
The festival showcases the best of Irish independent music and arts and takes place in the areas around the Grand Canal in South Dublin each year, including Portobello, National Concert Hall Quarter and Camden Quarter.
More than 120 acts will participate in this year’s event including Mick Pyro, Gavin Glass, Nick Kelly, Rocstrong, The Eskies, Zaska, Mongrel State, Barq, Mongoose, White Mice, The Word Up Collective, Mother Mooch, Late City Edition, Flecks Fox E and the Good Hands, Travis Oaks, Homebeat Events, T.A.S.T.E and many more.
For the month of September, NOVA will highlight acts playing at this year’s festival. The station will have its own takeover of the main indoor stage at Whelan’s, Camden St as well live outdoor broadcasts. In addition, NOVA presenters will perform MC duties throughout the festival.
CANALAPHONIC will be the largest free showcase of independent Irish music in Dublin this year. It is the result of an ongoing collaboration between Dublin City Council’s South East Area Office and Abner Browns Barbershop, supported by Fáilte Ireland, Waterways Ireland, Dublin City Council Arts Office, IMRO, Heineken and Radio NOVA.
NOVA’s Kevin Branigan told RadioToday: “CANALAPHONIC is a community-based festival featuring music, art and photography exhibitions and lots more, using a mix of bars, coffee shops and local businesses to showcase independent music and arts. We’re delighted to be involved in the festival this year. We love new Irish music here at NOVA and we’re really looking forward to meeting everyone and showcasing some of the great talent taking part on-air”.