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talent search 2FM on the hunt for new musical talent to appear on rising star list


RTE's 2FM is calling on musicians to apply to its 2FM Rising initiative - an annual talent search that aims to uncover the next big thing in music.

The national station will welcome applications from Irish singers, songwriters rappers and bands or artists and will choose a select few to appear on “the Rising list” for 2021.

Successful acts will gain exposure and airplay on the youth music station, as well as industry promotion and live radio slots.

In previous years, names on the Rising list have included: Fontaines D.C., Wyvern Lingo, Lyra, and Dermot Kennedy.

Director of Music at 2FM Adam Fogarty said: "In a time where the music industry looks for opportunities to adapt and evolve during the pandemic, 2FM is looking to the future as we conduct a national search for new Irish talent.

“We're looking to uncover the next rising star and use our 2FM Rising platform to help this artist, band or group develop on their journey.

“We know the talent is out there, so this national search opens us up to finding just that.”

All entrants must be 18 years or older and the closing date for entries is 27 November.

For more details, click here.

Online Editors