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04-05-01 news
Baby Spice wants Green Energy...

Starting today an impressive list of top international acts, fantastic live street carnival, music seminars and the hugely popular Heineken Hot Press Band Challenge all make up the Heineken Green Energy Festival which run's until Monday night and finishing with a star studded party in Dublin's Sugar club where Baby Spice, Emma Bunton is rumoured to be a surprize guest.

This year there is a new aspect being added to the mix, a street exhibition commemorating the life of The Diceman, Thom McGinty, Dublin's most amazing and much-loved street mime artist.

A wall of water, a giant bottle shaped marquee and a pontoon on the Liffey are also featuring in the Festival The Music - Some of the world's biggest acts Dublin's street will be buzzing and alive with music over the May Bank Holiday weekend when some of the world's top acts take to the stage.

Buena Vista Social Club, the Manic Street Preachers, Travis, The Divine Comedy, St Germain, JJ72 and many more will be entertaining thousands of concert goers in Dublin during the 3 day Heineken Green Energy Extravaganza.

But it's not just the big venues - Smithfield, Dublin Castle and the Olympia - that will be jumping to the beat, many music venues, pubs and clubs around the city will be alive with music to suit everyone!

The Band Challenge - 30 of Ireland's young hopefuls A record number of bands entered this year's Heineken Hot Press Band Challenge and over 50 A&R representatives will be thronging the Band Challenge Performance trail over the weekend.

Thirty of Ireland's young hopefuls will be playing in Eamonn Dorans, Isacc Butts, Fitzsimons, O'Briens and Howl at the Moon starting on Friday 4th May with the Finals on Monday 7th May in the Temple Bar Music Centre.

The Seminars - Careers in the Music Business A series of free seminars will take place in the Temple Bar Music Centre on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May, at 11.30am - 1.30pm and 2pm - 4pm on each day, as part of the Heineken Green Energy Festival.

The 'Careers In Music' seminars provide an unique opportunity for face to face informal discussions with some of Ireland's best known experts in the music industry for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the business.

The Street Carnival - Exhibition commemorating the life of 'The Diceman' Twenty of the most amazing costumes ever worn by The Diceman will be on display around the streets of Dublin, adding colour and excitement to the street carnival aspect of this year's Festival.

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