What’s craic for the weekend: 09.03

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Bicep at District 8


Bicep will be playing the best of their house at District 8 this Friday. The Belfast DJ duo, Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson, have quickly established themselves on the international festival & club circuit via their deep digging DJ sets and their record label Feel My Bicep. Not to mention their cult-defining music repository of the same name. House Music All Night Long.

If you like these guys then run and get your ticket if you don’t, listen to Bicep’s music here!

Line up: FEEL MY BICEP / Hammer / DJ Deece

Friday (10.03) – from 10:00 pm

Tickets: 25

District 8 – 135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8

Klangkarussell at Button Factory


Looking for electronic music this weekend? Button Factory will be receiving the Austrian electronic music duo Klangkarussell this Saturday. The two members of the group, formed in 2011, are Tobias Rieser and Adrian Held. Their biggest hit to date is “Sonnentanz”, which reached the top 10 in six countries (Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Switzerland).

Check out Klangkarussell’s music here!

Line up: Klangkarussell / Ross MacMahon / Marcus O’Laoire

Saturday (11.03): from 11:00 pm

Tickets: 20,50 € Book here

Button Factory – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Mr. Scruff at Button Factory (Exclusive 5 Hour Set)


If you want to go out and dance all night long to different types of music this Friday, then head down to Button Factory where Mr. Scruff will be at the controls for the whole night, serving up a melting pot of jazz, soul, hip hop, funk, disco, deep house, reggae, dubstep, afrobeat, latin, electrofunk and plenty of goodies that don’t fit into any category. Expect great sound, a mixed crowd and good atmosphere.

Listen to Mr. Scruff’s tunes here!

Friday (10.03) – from 10:00 pm

Tickets: €20 Book here

Button Factory – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Saoirse at Pygmalion (4 Hour Set)


Pygmalion will be receiving Saoirse for a special 4 hour set this saturday. Expect dub, ambient, house, jazz, electro, garage, techno and some surprises, alongside a unpredictable and cheeky mixing style coupled with palpable passion and creativity.

Saoirse recently joined the likes of Nina Kraviz, Carl Craig & Luke Slater on Paramount Artists booking agency and since then has featured on line ups in some of the most illustrious clubs in the world including Fabric, Concrete & Space Ibiza.

Check out Saoirse’s music here

Saturday (11.03) – from 10:00 pm

Tickets: €10

Pygmalion – Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin

Go FUNK Yourself – At The Bowery


This will be a night of funkin, groovin, dancin & booty shakin from three emerging talents, Soul Badger, Bring Out The Chimp and Fever Solstice at The Bowery, this Sunday.

SOUL BADGER – Bringing energy to an otherwise quiet part of Dublin, Soul Badger hope to spread their love and vibrancy throughout. An eclectic mix of all kinds of music is what Soul Badger are about. Being inspired by the groove-masters of the past, the mission statement is simple: get people to dance, play, laugh, and most importantly groove.

BRING OUT THE CHIMP – Born out of Dublin, Bring out the Chimp is spreading a new wave of funk to the people. Seven soulful musicians from all corners of Ireland and Europe come together to bring you a collection of floor filling classics along side fresh funk fables to get you up offa that thang and shake it.

‘A lot of problems in the world can be solved by dancing’ – James Brown

Sunday (12.03) – 7:00 pm to 12:30 am

Free admission

The Bowery – 196 Rathmines Rd Lower, Dublin 6

Art’s House at Wah Wah Club


After Summer Long residencies at XOYO in London and Pike’s in Ibiza plus a huge sold out Xmas party at London’s Brixton Electric, Artwork is taking his now legendary party ‘Art’s House’ on the road with 12 dates across, the UK, Ireland and beyond. At each stop Artwork will either play all night long or at the very least a very extended set. Expect, House, disco, techno and everything in between!

Support from Jack Dunne and more to be announced.

Strictly Over 20’s

Friday (10.03) – from 10:30 pm

Tickets – €10 Book here 

Wah Wah Club – 52 South William Street, Dublin 2


C2C Country To Country 2017


Country to Country is an annual multi-day country music festival created by AEG Europe and SJM Concerts in association with the Country Music Association. The festival takes place each March in London, Glasgow and Dublin.

This year’s festival will bring three full days of the best in country music and programming that fans have come to love and expect at from the weekend. Fans can see and enjoy performances from the world’s best country stars as well as emerging talent from Nashville, UK and Europe.

C2C 2016 welcomed over 60,000 fans who enjoyed the best in country from artists including; Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves and lots more. 2017 sees C2C turning 5 – and now reaching over 80,000 fans across three days in London, Glasgow and Dublin.

Friday (10.03) to Sunday (12.03)

Tickets:   €75.05 / €198.50 (3 day ticket) Book here

3Arena – East Link Bridge, Dublin 1

Blossoms at The Academy


Blossoms will be at The Academy this Saturday. The five-piece band from Stockport, who in a relatively short space of time (forming in late 2013) have become one of the hottest live bands on the circuit, performing at festivals including SXSW, The Great Escape, T in the Park, Latitude, Reading & Leeds as well as two shows in Tokyo. In 2016, Blossoms played at the iconic Glastonbury Festival and reached #1 with their eponymous debut album.

Saturday (11.03) – from 6:00 pm

Tickets:  from €16

The Academy – 57 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin 1

Oddisee & Good Compny Live with Oliver St Louis


How about a hip hop night with Oddisee? The son of Sudanese and American parents, Amir Mohamed was born and raised in the United States capital city of Washington DC, spending hot summers in Khartoum learning Arabic and swimming in the Nile. Growing up amidst the sounds of New York hip hop, his father playing Oud, Go-Go, and gospel, Amir took his first steps as an MC producer in the analog basement studio of his legendary neighbor, Garry Shider (Parliament Funkadelic).

Convincing his entrepreneurial father that he too had business acumen, Amir laid the check from his first commercial release on the kitchen table before his 21st birthday and never looked back. Though Oddisee has gone on to perform with The Roots, produce for Freeway, Jazzy Jeff, Little Brother, De La Soul & Nikki Jean, and has MC’d on production from Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke and Kev Brown, his proudest moment was the birth of his critically acclaimed group Diamond District with fellow Washingtonians X.O. and yU.

Thursday (09.03) – 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Tickets: €15 Book here

The Sugar Club – 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

ONRA at The Sugar Club


The Sugar Club will have hip hop with Onra this Sarturday. Arnaud Bernard, better known by his stage name Onra, is a French hip hop beatmaker based in Paris. His musical style has been described as worldly: a “chopped up set of RnB laden beats and electronically produced experiments laced with influences spanning the entire globe.

As a producer who has released records inspired by 80’s Funk, 90’s Hip-Hop and R’n’B, Electronic and even a Spiritual Jazz project, “Pt. 3” brings this stylised set to a close.

Listen to Onra’s music here!

Saturday (11.03) – 8:00 pm to 1:00 am

Tickets: book here

The Sugar Club – 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

RTÉ Choice Music Prize Live Event


This is the live show and announcement of the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Album and Song of the Year 2016 prizes.

Acts performing at Vicar St on Thursday include: All Tvvins, BANTUM, Wallis BIRD, The Divine Comedy, Lisa Hannigan,katie kim, Overhead, The Albatross, Rusangano Family, We Cut Corners and more!

The Irish Album of the Year 2016 shortlist can be listened to in full on the RTÉ Choice Music Prize website. The winning album will be announced at the live event on Thursday 9th March. As part of the new partnership with RTÉ, the event will be broadcast live on RTÉ 2fm in a special four-hour extended programme from 7-11pm and on RTÉ2 as part of a special RTÉ Choice Music Prize TV programme, approximately one week later.

The winning act will receive €10,000, a prize fund which has been provided by The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and The Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA). All of the shortlisted acts will receive a specially commissioned award.

Thursday (09.03) – 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Tickets: €26.50 Book here

Vicar Street – 58-59 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Wailers Tribute Night at Turks Head


Catch A Fire will be playing the best of The Wailers – Peter, Bunny & Bob. Cheeko Nolan will be playing some tracks from his recently released EP ‘Treasures’, Kingsativa will be playing an unplugged set of their album tracks followed by Del Bionic with a vinyl selection of roots, rock and reggae.

Catch A Fire play a tribute to Bob Marley, Peter Tosh & Bunny Wailer – with support from Cheeko Nolan & Band and Kingsativa (unplugged) plus DJ Del Bionic with a roots vinyl selection.

Friday (10.03) – from 9:00 pm  to 2:30 am

Tickets €10

Turks Head – Parliament Street Temple bar, Dublin 2


5th Silk Road International Film Festival


The 5th Silk Road International Film Festival, takes place from Wednesday 8th March to Sunday 12th March across the city of Dublin, Ireland.

The festival screens international films with a particular focus on the cinema of the Silk Road including Persian, Arab, Middle Eastern, Asian, African & European works.

Festival Highlights: Premieres, screenings of feature films, animations, student and short films with 11 awards offered including Best Student Film, Ireland, Best Documentary plus Special Honorary Award.

The public can attend all screenings and events except for the opening Gala which is by invitation only. The Closing Gala in collaboration with Arabesque Events is open to the public in The Sugar Club which will take place Sunday 12th March.

Check out the full programme here!

Wednesday (08.03) to  Sunday (12.03)

City Centre, Dublin – 46 parnell square west, Dublin

International Women’s Day + Weekender – At The Bernard Shaw


On Friday March 10th The Bernard Shaw regular, Cait Fahy of DIP Collective, will lead the charge on the decks for the night.

The Bernard Shaw will have an all-female Graff Jam rom 12pm – 6pm on Saturday March 11th with some of the regular graffiti artists who grace our walls with their amazing works and they’re encouraging any young girls or any women at all who are interested in getting involved to come down with their cans, chat to some of the experienced artists and get stuck in.

Later that evening they’ll round off the weekender with a guest set by Venus Dupree of GIRL Collective (Belfast) who recently graced the halls of Shine Belfast and AVA Festival with their special brand of Disco-via-Arthur Russell.

Friday (10.03) – from 8:00 pm / Saturday (11.03) – from 12:00 pm

Free admission

The Bernard Shaw – 11-12 South Richmond Street, Dublin 2


Fusion Market


Spring has sprung and its time to celebrate the return of colors and new found energy at the next Fusion Sundays -World Culture Market this Sunday. Amazing international stalls, delicious street-food, interactive workshops and live performances can be experienced at this unique event. Don’t miss the opportunity to get an Indian Henna tattoo, purchase cool hand-made souvenirs from Peru, try delicious Korean street-food, or relax in a real Moroccan Tea Tent! There will also be a chance to see a traditional arabic belly dance performance, Spanish flamenco or to join one of the pop-up workshops.

Check out this vibrant event of colours, tastes, and smells brought to Dublin from all corners of the globe!

Sunday (12.03) – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Free admission

Fusion Sundays – The Dublin Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket Square, Dublin 8

The Music, CD & Record Fair – At Filmbase, Temple Bar


Find 50 tables of vinyl, CDs and memorabilia in the Ireland’s largest Record Fair, held every March, July & November.

Friday (10.03) – 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Saturday (11.03) – 10:30 am to 7:00 pm

Sunday (12.03) –  10:30 am to 6:00 pm

Filmbase – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2




















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