PX2017 Set To Host The Greatest Videogame Show On Earth!
The greatest video game show on Earth is set to headline PlayersXpo 2017, as the world renowned Dublin International Game Music Festival (iDIG) is revealed as the latest act to top the PX2017 bill. Coming to the Convention Centre Dublin on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October, iDIG will present two unique concerts across the bank holiday weekend, with a host of special guests joining them along the way.
The brainchild of award-winning Irish composer and conductor Eimear Noone, best known for her work on the hugely popular "Overwatch" and "World of Warcraft" games, and her Emmy-nominated husband Craig Stuart Garfinkle, the iDIG Music Festival first launched as a three-day event in Dublin in 2015, with all the very best of the fest and more returning as part of PX2017.
Hosting a series of seminars and interactive panel discussions across the weekend, the celebrated duo will be examining the business of video game music from bespoke beat patterns to trailer track secrets, with a Demo Derby also giving fans and aspiring creators the chance to submit their own works on the day for review.
Welcoming the DIT Traditional Irish Music Ensemble to PlayersXpo for one night only, iDIG will host the exclusive world launch of their highly anticipated album, “The Celtic Link,” as part of the Saturday night session. Michael Finucane, Creative Director for PlayersXpo, announcing the collaboration said; “It is truly an amazing feat for PX2017, in its first year, to attract creators and performers of the caliber of Eimear and Craig. They are hugely successful on the world stage, connected to some of the biggest game and film franchises and their work has been heard and enjoyed by millions of fans all over the globe.”
After travelling the world conducting sold out video game music concerts in places like Sydney Opera House and Madison Square Garden, Eimear Noone, who is a Trinity Graduate and proud Galway native continued; “Ireland always punches above its weight in terms of creativity and musicality. We are a tiny country with huge ability and big dreams. To be home, to be able to perform, to be able to share the stage with first class, professional musicians both international and Irish is momentous. I am so proud to be involved with this showcase of talents.”
Closing PX2017 on Sunday with a CCD take-over, iDIG will be accompanied by a live Orchestra for the Irish premier of RetroGames Live, giving fans the chance to enjoy an epic musical performance featuring some of the most memorable tunes from games of the 80’s and 90’s. This stand-alone headliner event will end a weekend of high-octane entertainment with the latest schedule now live on www.players.ie
iDIG join global gaming and entertainment superstars Slogoman, Jelly and iamSanna along with homegrown Irish streamers AllCast Irish Gamers, Anti-Tinklebell (Tink) and Retro Gamer Ireland for Ireland’s Ultimate Gaming Event, with more exciting news still to come! General admission student, adult and family pass tickets are available now for both the Saturday 28th October and Sunday 29th October at www.players.ie priced from €25.00 each, with the chance to register for the individual in-session events coming soon.