Up In The Attic (UITA) opened it’s doors in Auntie Annie’s over five years ago and since then has established itself as the best place in Northern Ireland to find new and emerging talent. Helping to launch the careers of bands like Panama Kings, Kowalski, Strait Laces, And So I Watch You From Afar, General Fiasco, Joe Echo and Two Door Cinema Club, over 300 bands have graced the stage since March 2005.
18th July 2010[/b:e55ca32dfa] marks the 100th show for UITA and they’re celebrating in style, inviting back 10 previous performers for a one off show in Belfast’s Limelight.
Having been described as ‘local music champions’ by the Belfast Telegraph, UITA organisers Bruised Fruit have constantly and tirelessly promoted Northern Irish music through live showcases and CD releases. Bruised Fruit founder Jennie McCullough says [i:e55ca32dfa]“UITA has been a stepping stone for so many Northern Irish bands who are now enjoying full careers in the music industry. We are so proud and so thrilled that we’re had the chance to work with such talented people at the start of their careers. The 100th show is really a celebration of how great Northern Irish music is and gives all the bands who have played a chance to come back and party with us.”[/i:e55ca32dfa]
The 100th show is free to attend for all band members who have performed on the UITA stage and £5 admission otherwise. There will be promotions and competitions running throughout the night.
The full line up is still to be announced but features a selection of past UITA performers and a few special guests.