Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol), Peter Buck (REM), Richard Colburn (Belle and Sebastian) and multi-instrumentalist, writer and producer, Iain Archer to perform at festival of handcrafted whiskey and music

Tired Pony, the critically-acclaimed supergroup created by Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody, were today confirmed to appear at the intimate ‘Bushmills Live’ festival on Ireland’s north coast on June 12, 2014. It will be the band’s first ever performance in Ireland.

Lightbody’s appreciation of country music led to him calling on his friends within the music industry to help him make an album and TIRED PONY is the result. The band features Lightbody; REM’s Peter Buck; Belle & Sebastian’s Richard Colburn; and fellow artists Iain Archer; Jacknife Lee; Scott McCaughey and Troy Stewart.

‘Bushmills Live 2014’ will be headlined by breakthrough British act ‘The 1975’ with more acts still to be announced. Whiskey and music fans will be invited to the Old Bushmills Distillery on June 11-12 for the world’s only festival of handcrafted whiskey and music in an Irish whiskey distillery. 700 festival-goers will witness emerging and iconic artists sharing the stage for a series of intimate gigs in age-old buildings, where the art of making whiskey has been perfected over centuries.

The ‘money-can’t-buy’ festival tickets are not on general release. Instead, whiskey and music fans can win the chance of enjoying the unique Bushmills Live experience, to include flights and accommodation, by entering a draw at The draw closes on April 28 (April 18 in Russia).