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98FM’s Local Hero Talent Search with Hot Press IS BACK

Nessa Dinneen
Nessa Dinneen

02:47 6 Jan 2023

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Are you a fresh Irish music talent looking for your big break? 2023 could be your year! 

98FM is supporting Irish Music Month again, and it's all about celebrating the best music this country has to offer.

And part of that is finding new talent to shout about!

If you’re in a band, a DJ, or singer-songwriter, we want to hear from you.

To enter the New Local Hero Talent Search, just email an MP3 with some background on yourself/your band to

Check out more info down below 👇

*** Closing Date for submissions is Tuesday 31st of January 2023 ***


All submissions must include, band/artist name, band/artist bio and an mp3 of a studio-recorded song. All entries must be sent to on or before the closing date January 31st 2023 at 3pm.


Judges will choose the top 5 songs from these entries and these songs will be broadcast on 98FM across the month of February with an interview with each band and their song.

The public vote and the judges’ votes will be combined, and the winning song will be announced by March 13th and this LOCAL HERO will go on to national judging.

The overall winning band across the country will win €5000!

All entrants must be available for interviews and recordings from February 1st. So, be quick! Email your music now to and stay tuned for more details.

Irish Music Month… Proudly supported by 98FM, the BAI, under its Sound & Vision scheme. Other supporters of the project include XL Retail group, MCD Concerts, IMRO and RAAP.


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