Belfast Telegraph

Friday 29 August 2014

The 1975 to headline Bushmills Live

The 10ft set of headphones has been crafted from age-old whiskey barrels (Bushmills/PA)

Manchester band The 1975 are set to headline the Bushmills Live festival this year.

The four friends, who have supported the likes of Muse and The Rolling Stones in the past, will take time out from a world tour to Australia, Japan and America to perform at the more intimate setting of the Old Bushmills Distillery on June 12.

The festival, previously headlined by Snow Patrol, Jake Bugg and Of Monsters And Men, will see 700 whiskey and music fans invited to the brand's home on June 11 and June 12 to witness emerging and well-known artists sharing the stage for a series of gigs in age-old buildings, where the art of making whiskey has been perfected over centuries.

Matthew Healy, lead singer of The 1975, said: "We've never played a show in a distillery before so it's a first for us. We've gigged all over the place but to play a festival like this, in a setting as unique as this, will be pretty special."

To attend the festival, music fans must enter a draw at www.facebook.com/bushmills. Entry to the draw will open next Monday.

10ft headphones at Bushmills Live 

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