ACTOR ELIJAH WOOD OF DJ WOODEN WISDOM TO PERFORM AT ‘BUSHMILLS LIVE’ – Irish Whiskey News

ACTOR ELIJAH WOOD OF DJ WOODEN WISDOM TO PERFORM AT ‘BUSHMILLS LIVE’

Bushmills Village: 23rd April 2012: Bushmills™ Irish Whiskey has announced that globally-renowned actor Elijah Wood will perform a DJ set at ‘Bushmills Live’ – the festival of handcrafted whiskey and music taking place at the Old Bushmills Distillery on the 20th and 21st June.

He joins a bill that already features multi-platinum selling band Snow Patrol – whose fee for the festival is being donated in full to the Oh Yeah Music Centre in Belfast – and award winning artists Iain Archer and Foy Vance.

Wood, along with his friend Zach Cowie, will take to the stage under the name Wooden Wisdom. The duo has DJ’d at Bushmills launch events in the past, but this will be the first time that they will have performed at an event together outside of the United States.

Widely regarded as one of the most gifted actors of his generation, Wood has recently completed production for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, where he will be reprising his role as Frodo Baggins. Wood made an indelible mark in the trilogy of films based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings in the lead role of the hobbit, Frodo. Directed by Jackson, the films; The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and Return of the King were all critically lauded as well as being box office record setters. In addition, Return of the King won the Academy Award* for Best Picture as well as 11 Academy Awards in all, tying Titanic for the record. Wood is also the founder of record label Simian Records.

Elijah Wood recently appeared in ‘Bushmills Since Way Back’– an initiative that celebrates the friendships of artists across the world, and works with them to produce unique content inspired by their passions.

Fans of Bushmills Irish Whiskey can win the chance to attend the festival by entering a competition on the Bushmills Facebook page – facebook.com/bushmills1608.

To stand a chance of winning they will have to submit a photo of themselves and a friend and explain why they and their friend should be in the audience for Bushmills Live.

As well as listening to great music, those fortunate to win a ticket to the festival will also have the opportunity to make their own blend of Bushmills Irish Whiskey.

Colum Egan, Master Distiller at the Old Bushmills Distillery said: “I am really looking forward to welcoming Elijah to the Old Bushmills Distillery. He is a great actor and DJ and I have already seen him perform at a fantastic Bushmills party in Los Angeles. The line up for Bushmills Live just keeps getting better and I now can’t wait for 20th June!”

To win tickets to Bushmills Live or to find out more, visit facebook.com/bushmills1608. Entry closes at 23:59 GMT on 27th April 2012. Terms and conditions apply.

*OSCAR® and ACADEMY AWARDS® are registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Notes

Biography

Widely regarded as one of the most gifted actors of his generation, Elijah Wood continues to challenge himself with roles spanning the spectrum of style and genre.

Wood was recently seen among an ensemble cast in Celeste and Jesse Forever, a Rashida Jones and Will McCormack film that was screened at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. This summer, Wood returns for a second season of the hit FX comedy Wilfred. He has recently wrapped production on Franck Khalfoun’s re-make of the thriller Maniac and on Stewart Harcourt’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, in which he plays Ben Gunn, alongside Eddie Izzard and Donald Sutherland.

Wood has also recently completed production for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, where he will be reprising his role as Frodo Baggins. He made an indelible mark in the trilogy of films based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings in the lead role of the hobbit, Frodo. Directed by Jackson, the films: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and Return of the King were all critically lauded as well as being box office record setters. In addition, Return of the King won the Academy Award for Best Picture as well as 11 Academy Awards in all, tying Titanic for the record. Wood is also the founder of record label Simian Records.

Captions

Elijah Wood: Elijah Wood performs with DJ partner Zach Cowie as DJ Wooden Wisdom at the Bushmills Irish Whiskey ‘Since Way Back’ event in New York City. Elijah and Zach are set to appear at the Bushmills Live music and whiskey festival June 20-21: the first music festival held at the Bushmills Irish Whiskey distillery, and the first time the pair has DJ’d together overseas.

‘Bushmills Live’: The stage is set for ‘Bushmills Live’, the landmark whiskey and music festival taking place at the Old Bushmills Distillery on 20th and 21st June 2012.

Competition

The Facebook competition is open to people in:

· Belgium

· Bulgaria

· Germany

· Great Britain

· Netherlands

· Northern Ireland

· Portugal

· Republic of Ireland

· USA

From each, one pair of finalists will win tickets to ‘Bushmills Live’.

  1. Richard Beatty says:

    Hi, I am on the shortlist to win tickets together with my best mate Michael! We need votes on facebook so I you want to help please head over to https://apps.facebook.com/bushmillslive/ select Netherlands and vote for Richard and Michael. All votes will be ‘greatly appreciated by the both of us'(tm)! \m/

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