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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.
 

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Global gaming and entertainment superstars join the bill at this year’s PlayersXpo, as the first line-up for Ireland’s ultimate gaming event is revealed. Delivering on a promise to be bigger and better than anything Ireland has seen before, this blockbuster cast of triple A talent includes 20-year-old YouTube celebrity Slogoman (Josh Temple), Dutch vlogging sensation Jelly (Jelle Van Vuch) and popular Norwegian star iamSanna (Sanna).


Coming to the Convention Centre Dublin on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of October, this trio of industry legends will join a jam-packed roster of new and emerging homegrown talent, with even more top international acts yet to be revealed. Presenting with a combined YouTube subscription base of over 11 million fans worldwide, these very special celebrity guests are famed for their comedy gaming content, real-life challenges and interactive Q&A videos.


Having launched his channel at just 16-years-old, UK superstar ‘Slogoman’ has already amassed over one billion views, while his English speaking Dutch counterpart “Jelly” doubles the dose, with his 6.6 million subscribers gifting him a jaw dropping record of over two billion views to-date. Jelly’s well-known girlfriend and fellow gaming maven Sanna (iamSanna) also joins the PlayersXpo bill, posting immersive fan focused content daily with an impressive 93 million views of her own.



Commenting on the first line-up announcement Michael Finucane, Creative Director of PlayersXpo said: “We’ve been sitting on this amazing news for weeks now, so it’s really exciting to be sharing it with the fans! I think the fact that this is just the first in a series of planned line-up announcements is testament to our commitment to this event. We were so determined to give fans the chance to see their heroes, but equally to be inspired by our own home-grown talent, with some fantastic grassroots acts joining the bill.”


Also confirmed, as part of this legendary line-up, is Irish comedy gaming trio AllCast Irish Gamers, stream queen Anti-Tinklebell (Tink) and Dublin based retro game enthusiast, Naoise O’Hara (Retro Gamer Ireland). Giving pros, fans and families alike the chance to see the hottest gaming celebrities and get hands on with some of the most anticipated videogames of the year, this interactive event will be hosted in a series of action packed sessions, carefully crafted to ensure all guests have a chance to experience the very best that Ireland’s Ultimate Gaming event has to offer!


From independent developers to gaming legends, PlayerXpo promises to be a festival of fun, a symphony of sociability and a celebration of connectivity with student, adult and family pass tickets available now for both Saturday 28th October and Sunday 29th October at www.players.ie priced from €25.00 each per session.
 

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