Music festival inspired by Irish freedom
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Music festival inspired by Irish freedom

Tullamore D.E.W. is a whisky brand that has supported beginner musicians in Ukraine in 2015. When Ukraine defended its right to be independent, the brand from Ireland, a country known throughout the world for its freedom-loving spirit, united the hearts of millions with music.

Tullamore D.E.W. and MAINSTREAM created a project that embodied the idea of national unity — Rock the Nation music festival.


Selection for the Rock the Nation festival began with the creation of an online page where bands could upload videos of their performances.
The second stage was online voting. Each band shared a link to its profile with fans and friends. And already at an early stage, the project received extensive coverage.

As a result of voting, five bands from five cities (Kyiv, Odesa, Kharkiv, Dnipro, and Lviv) became participants of the festival.

Rock the Nation fest

The festival semifinals were held in local pubs of each of the five cities where guests listened to the music of contestants and tasted Tullamore D.E.W. whisky. By results of semifinals, only five bands got a pass to the final.

barmen sing on Rock the Nation fest

To gain prestige among musicians and to show the transparency of the contest, we invited the popular radio station Prosto Radio to become a media partner of the project. The main prize of the competition was the rotation of the winning band on Prosto Radio.

poster with whiskey

The final competition was held on July 11 in Kyiv on a separate Rock the Nation stage at the Atlas Weekend music festival. The young contestants had a chance to perform along with famous pop and rock stars.

Rock the Nation fest


Such a chance for young local bands to become popular was noticed. In less than two months Tullamore D.E.W. brand, which been barely known in Ukraine, had become a symbol of music movement uniting hearts of people from east and west of the country.

The total media coverage of the project was 18,623,344 people.
The total number of participants of the semifinals and the final was 11,000 people.

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