Bloom is a new free five day music event held in Tralee (ireland). The event will run parallel to the Rose of Tralee festival from Friday August 18th to Tuesday August 22nd. 20 bands that will play on an open air stage in Tralee's town square.
The festival is billed as an independent fringe aspect of the Rose of Tralee festival. Bloom will bring a selection of Irelands up and coming bands to Tralee. The initiative was launched by a group of volunteers. Bloom aims to promote contemporary music and art in Kerry. Artists such as the Chalets, Delorentos, Cartoon, The Red Neck Manifesto and the Republic of Loose are all confirmed to play. In addition to the featured national acts, each nights line-up will feature a local Kerry act including Killarneys Ten Past Seven and Helio Pause, Listowels Dwight and Tralees Avatar, Philtre and Scenes.
As well as the nightly music events in the town square, Bloom is running a series of art and music based workshops and showcases including music distribution and management, live graffiti and performance art showcases as well as a dance workshop.
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last updated: Mon 7th Aug 2006