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Acast announced as partners for the inaugural Cork Podcast Festival

PRESS RELEASE — August 16, 2019

Cork, co Cork, Ireland—Cork’s first Podcast Festival takes place in various venues across the city, from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th October 2019, and organisers have announced the world’s largest podcast company, Acast, as official partners for the event.

Since 2014, Acast has been the engine powering audio for creators all over the world. At its core, Acast connects podcasters with the financial support they need, as well as the tools to build audiences for their shows. Acast works with a number of popular podcasts in Ireland including Blindboy, The 2 Johnnies, Irish History Podcast, Niall Breslin’s Where is my Mind?, Des Bishop’s The Shift and Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast. Globally, its roster includes My Dad Wrote a Porno, Griefcast, The HighLow, The Football Ramble, Off Menu, David Tennant Does A Podcast With… and The Adam Buxton Podcast, as well as those of publishers such as The Times, The Economist, Guardian, VICE, and Vogue. As a global business, Acast has offices around the world from Stockholm to Sydney and a team of 160 talented audio lovers working diligently to create a sustainable audio and voice ecosystem to ensure that the industry continues to grow and flourish.

Jennifer Dollard, Acast Ireland’s content manager said: "Supporting such an important new event like Cork Podcast Festival is a no-brainer for us. As the world’s largest podcast company we’ve been working hard over the last year to help really accelerate the podcast market in Ireland - there are so many brilliant established shows, and so much potential to be nurtured. Having Acast podcasts such as Blindboy featuring at the festival is also a real treat for us. We can’t wait!"

Ed O’Leary of The Good Room, organisers of Cork Podcast Festival added: “We are ecstatic to have Acast come on board as our major partner for the festival. It’s such a great fit to have the world’s largest podcast company, who host more Irish podcasts than anyone else, supporting Ireland’s largest podcast festival. Already they have been fantastic to deal with and we’re looking forward to working together on this project and more in the future. Exciting times ahead.”

The Cork Podcast Festival line-up boasts a broad palette of talkers, thinkers and doers, covering everything from fact to fiction, stories and tales, sports to comedy, and beyond. Popular podcasters on the line-up include: Blindboy, Tara Flynn, Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart, the West Cork Podcast with Sam Bungey and Jennifer Forde, the It Galz, and much, much more. Follow the festival’s announcements on their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/corkpodcastfestival), Twitter (https://twitter.com/CorkPodcastFest), and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/corkpodcastfestival/).

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