Published Monday, 11 March 2013
Of Monsters and Men will headline Bushmills Live. (© Getty)
The Icelandic five-piece will headline the event at the iconic distillery on Co Antrim's North Coast on 19 and 20 June 2013.
The band are currently enjoying enormous worldwide success having just won the 2013 European Border Breakers Award, which honours the best new European music acts.
Of Monsters and Man have been dubbed the 'must see act' of the year and this summer marks the beginning of a busy festival schedule for the group which will include a performance at one of the biggest international festivals, Coachella in California.
Ragnar Þórhallsson, singer with Of Monsters and Men, said: "Playing a show in such a unique location, around the centuries-old warehouses and whiskey barrels, to such an intimate audience, is an experience we are very excited about.
"It's going to make our first gig in Northern Ireland a memorable one, and not just for us, for the fans too, we hope!"
They join a list of performers such as the iconic Snow Patrol, singer-songwriters Foy Vance and Iain Archer, Elijah Wood, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Marcus Foster, The Staves, General Fiasco and David C Clements who all played at Bushmills Live last year.
Bushmills Live also provides a great platform for up-and-coming music acts to launch their careers, as both iconic and emerging artists share the stage for a series of intimate gigs in the age-old building.
The full line-up will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Speaking at the launch of Bushmills Live 2013 Master Blender at The Old Bushmills Distillery, Helen Mulholland, promised fans that they can expect to enjoy "more great music between great friends at this year's event."
"Whiskey and music have always gone well together", added Helen Mulholland.
"We're of course just as excited to open our doors once more to whiskey and music fans the world over who want to attend Bushmills Live, so get your entry in and good luck!"
Only 500 tickets are available globally for Bushmills Live- they will not go on general release but fans can win the chance to attend the festival by entering a draw on the Bushmills Facebook page.
Entries to the draw will open on Sunday at 4pm.