When Eimear Noone toured as the conductor for The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, she often met with Irish fans who traveled thousands of miles just to see the show. They all wanted the concert to make its way to their home in Ireland. This sparked the idea of creating a video game music festival in Dublin. Backstage at Video Games Live during E3, she met with some of her friends in the industry, seeing if they would be interested in such a festival. The idea received an overwhelmingly positive response, so she and her husband Craig Stuart Garfinkle, an Emmy nominated composer, teamed up with journalist Chris Rooke and got to work.
From April 2-4, 2015, the Dublin International Games Music Festival, or I DIG, becomes the first video game music festival to hit Ireland’s capital. Headlining the event is Tommy Tallarico with Video Games Live.
Now, this isn’t your typical music festival. Aside from incredible concerts, including a debut performance of Eimear Noone’s Zelda arrangement, attendees also get the opportunity to learn from the greats. Craig Stuart Garfinkle will be holding a master class discussing the newest innovations in music technology. Also on the roster is a talk led by Tommy Tallarico. Having composed over 300 video game scores, he’ll recount his years of experience working in the industry and expound upon the rapidly growing popularity of video game concerts. Aside from individual lectures, there will also be a roundtable discussion featuring all of the festival’s guest artists. The three-day event will also include a cosplay contest, dance party and pub night.
I DIG Music Festival is bound to be an unforgettable experience. Tickets for the event are on sale now, with one ticket getting you into all three days.