City Stages

City Stages came to Dublin on February 11th on South Anne St, Dublin 2. The custom-built stage hosted a line-up of some of Ireland’s most talented up-and-coming musicians with a special guest performance from Brad Heidii.

The line-up will consist of Brinda IraniSalamayZeztraDaniel ArmstrongConor Marcus, Applications for buskers to perform on a City Stage are now open at

City Stages supports the next generation of musicians, currently learning their trade by busking on Ireland’s city streets, to progress their careers by offering them the opportunity to perform on the biggest stages in the country.

The initiative will tour Ireland throughout the year, providing a platform for buskers and emerging musicians to showcase to new audiences and promote their music with opportunities for those to take their performance from the smallest stages to some of Ireland’s biggest by opening for major artists at selected shows at 3Arena and 3Olympia.

Those chosen to perform will be given their own dedicated performance slot and recorded content of their performance while every musician who applies will be offered access to a series of mentoring masterclasses led by a panel of Irish music industry professionals. The mentorship will provide the burgeoning musicians with information on everything they need to help progress their music careers, from advice on management and booking live shows to increasing their fan base and pitching their music to media.  

Social is driving a huge amount of awareness with over 4.6m video views and a total reach of 3m people. Engagements stands at 117,000 (likes, clicks to watch, comments, shares) and our video engagement rate of 3.9% is above our benchmark of 2%. TikTok is leading the way in terms of both views and engagement on each burst of activity. 

This week Self Esteem picked Tia Burke as the winner of our first support slot.  Tia will open for Self Esteem when she plays the 3Olympia this Sunday 26th February. Check out the moment we told Tia she won!