What’s the craic for the weekend: 27.04

Check out what’s on in town over the Bank Holiday and enjoy it!


The Ball 2017 – Music Festival


The Ball is a brand new multi-stage STUDENT ONLY music festival taking place on Friday in the unique setting of St Michael’s Pier in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The festival will offer students a world-class music lineup with top quality production and entertainment to create the ultimate end of year college experience. Expect 3 stages, over 20 acts, food yard, funfair, bars and more.

The line up includes: Gavin James / Bakermat LIVE / Klangkarussell / Route 94 / Waze & Odyssey / HARE SQUEAD / Mark McCabe / Smash Hits / SOULÉ / AikJ / Frank Jez / Fabu-D / Dan Stritch / Bedlam Events Djs / Boots & Kats / Lui – DJ . Future Stops (UCD Battle of The Bands Winners)

Friday (28.04) – 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Tickets: €55 Book here

Dún Laoghaire Harbour

Route 94 – At Button Factory


So you want to go out and dance this Friday night? The Amazing Route 94, who will be playing at The Ball as well, will bring the best of the house music to the Button Factory and will keep you moving for sure!

Route 94, is a British music producer and DJ from London. He has worked with the likes of Skream, Benga and Katy B. He produces house and his single “My Love” has been a commercial success having charted to number 1 in three countries. Yeah, you know him!

Listen to Route 94 music here!

Friday (28.04) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €17.50  Book here

Button Factory – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

New Jackson “From Night To Night” Album Launch


The Irish musician/producer David Kitt, who is also currently known as New Jackson, will be having his “From Night To Night” album launch this Sunday at the Button Factory.

His debut album was recorded in Kitt’s bedroom studio overlooking Dublin bay, its nocturnal hues are very much a product of the night shift often working on headphones with the rest of his housemates fast asleep. It takes full advantage of the scope of the LP format, ebbing and flowing between deep house club ready gems and more restrained and meditative beatless moments for the morning after. The recording process yielded many eureka moments with Kitt finally nailing sounds that had hitherto proved elusive.

Check out Kitt’s music here!

Sunday (30.04) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €15 Book here

Button Factory – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

4th Year Bank Holiday White Party at Tivoli


The 4th Year Bank holiday White Party will take place at the Tivoli Theatre on Saturday. Expect great DJs, state of the art venue, Exclusive VIP Area for reps and competition winners and plenty of giveaways.

Pick your favorite white outfit and have fun!

Saturday (29.04) – from 8:00 pm to 0:00 am

Tickets: €15 / €20 Book here

Tivoli Theatre – 138 Francis Street The Coombe, Dublin 8

François K – At Pygmalion


This Bank Holiday François K is playing at Pygmalion. His DJ career can be traced right back to New York in 1975, forever making his mark on disco through his productions and sets. François performed frequently with Larry Levan at the famous Paradise Garage at invite only parties where no alcohol was on sale, the focus was entirely on the DJ and dancing.

Fast forward to the present, François K has since played with Derrick May as the ‘Cosmic Twins’, toured the world over and vastly expanded his repertoire to include just about any genre so long as it has people moving all night long.

Support from Baba Robijn b2b Colin Perkins

Sunday (30.04) – from 9:00 pm

Tickets: €11.25 Book here

Pygmalion – Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin 2

The Disconauts with Dex and Percussion – At Yamamori Tengu


Looking for some good house music and a nice club to go and dance? Yamamori Tengu is receiving Disconauts with Dex and Percussion this Saturday.

Disconauts have been DJing or playing live in the biggest clubs and festivals – Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, Cork Jazz Festival, Interlude, Sea Sessions and many more – around Ireland. They also run club nights with their infamous boat parties and their One Night Love Affair soirees in their native Galway for nigh on 20 years now. Their “Dex and Percussion” show sees Disconauts percussionist John McGrath add extra layers to the the moods and grooves laid down by DJs Keith and Padraic.

Support on the night comes from Dublin based DJ collective Flipside

Saturday (29.04) – from 10:00 pm

Tickets: 10 (on the door) – FREE ENTRY for the first 20 people to write “DISCONAUTS AT TENGU” on the Facebook event wall and share the event.

Yamamori Tengu – Great Strand Street, Dublin

The Ball Afterparty with WAZE & Odyssey + Bontan –  At Opium Room


The party doesn’t have to stop once the festival is over! This is one of the festival’s after parties with Terminal Stage headliner Waze & Odyssey with special guest Bontan in Opium Rooms.

Waze & Odyssey‘s sound brings together house music, techno, disco influences and UK bass music. Coming together in Autumn of 2011, the duo came to prominence after releasing on labels such as Wolf Music, Lets Play House, Tsuba and Throne of Blood. In 2014, Waze & Odyssey had a top 3 hit in the UK with a remix of R. Kelly’s Bump n’ Grind.

Bontan has notched up an impressive set of achievements since he scored the biggest selling track of 2013 on Beatport – the remix for long-time friend and collaborator Josh Butler won ‘The Best Remix of the Year’ in the retailer’s awards, and as it stands, is Beatport’s second best-selling track ever. Rarely have introductions been so well executed, and his long list of supporters include the likes of Pete Tong, Annie Mac and Carl Cox, Roger Sanchez and Sante.

Check out the duo’s music here!

Listen to Bontan’s music here!

Support: Bedlam Djs, Boots & Kats + Josh Coakley

Friday (28.04) – from 11: 00 pm

Tickets: €10 / €15 / €20 Book here

Opium Rooms – 26 Wexford Street, Dublin

Free Entry at Button Factory – Saturday


If you don’t want to spend your entire April salary on the Bank Holiday then check this out! The Button Factory is having a free party this Saturday. Expect house and tech vibes all night.

To get your name on the free list comment “FREE” on the Facebook event wall, tag mates and share the event.

Steven McAdam b2b Luke Lynch
Jake Seal b2b Jake Malone
Jordan Byrne
Gearoid Peggs b2b Cian Lynch

Saturday (29.04) – from 11:00 pm

Free List closes at midnight sharp.

Button Factory – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Early Shift: May Bank Holiday Weekender / Sat & Mon


This weekend The Early Shift party will take place on Saturday and Monday at 7AM in Ned’s of Townsend Street.

If you’re more early morning gargles with a healthy dose of house and techno than lie ons and breakfast rolls, then The Early Shift is the party for you.

Check out the line up for both days:

Saturday: Mark Gill b2b Ian Duffy (Room19/UFO Club) / Ryan O’Connor (SmallTalk) / Maggie Rose (Empty Spaces)

Monday: Syl Black (BallsDeep) / Nitetales (Pygmalion) / Bobofunk

Saturday (29.04) & Monday (01.05) – from 7:00 pm

Admission: €10 (Each Day)

Neds Of Townsend Street – 44 Townsend Street, Dublin

Forro Dublin Festival 2017


This is a Brazilian Dance Festival taking place across venues. Forro is a nice and sexy couple’s dance that is becoming popular in Dublin too. Expect a lot of dancers, performances and live bands.

Check out the full programme here!

Wednesday (26.04) to Sunday (30.04) – 7:00 pm

Tickets: €5

Location: various


Bruno Mars: 24k Magic World Tour – At 3Arena


The Grammy Award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer/director/musician, Bruno Mars, will be performing at 3Arena this weekend as part of his global tour – The 24K Magic World Tour.

If you’re a big fan of the guy run and get your ticket!

Saturday (29.04) & Sunday (30.04) – 8:00 pm

Tickets: €92

N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1

Rumbullion – A Rum Festival – Free in


After a one year hiatus, Brewtonic’s Rumbullion, a celebration of all things rum returns to Dublin, and will be taking over the whole of Wigwam.  From Friday through Sunday the event will combine the serious with the fun, so if you’re not into learning the specifics and just want to taste some good rum and have fun, you’ll be covered.

There’ll be talks with some key rum ambassadors, the Tiki or Tacky Cocktail Competition, Pedro’s cooking with Rum demos, Jerk Cooking, Bloody Marthas, Havana Mojito Market, Caribbean Voodoo, El Ritual de Pampero, Chanchachara Pottery Class, Rum & Politics  chat w/ Kev & Kav, Oakheart Jenga League, Dominos & Daiquiris, Dublin Salsa & Bachata Academy & much more to be added.

Check out the programme here for times and info on the bands and Djs playing at the festival!

Friday (28.04) to Sunday (30.04) – from 12:00 pm

Free admission

Wigwam – 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Dublin Ska Festival 2017


Dublin Ska Festival 2017 will take place on Saturday and Sunday at The Grand Social.

Line-up includes: Skazz, The Outciders, Bionic Rats, The Service, The Hacklers, Boss Sound Manifesto, The Jackmans, The Statuesques, The Scalps, The Rebel Souls, The Dubtones, The Little Beauties, Clash Jam Wallop, Trenchtown and Gangsters.

 With DJ sets from: Nathasa Scott, Del Bionic, Ska Patrol, Aunty Shimmy and Guilty Boy and Ray Gilligan.

Check out the schedule here!

Saturday (29.04) & Sunday (30.04) – from 6 pm (Sat) / from 4 pm (Sun)

Tickets: €22.50 (each day) / €38.50 (weekend ticket)

The Grand Social – 35 Liffey Street Lower, Dublin 1

Mutefish – At The Mercantile – Free show


Mutefish will be bringing their unique stylings to The Mercantile this Saturday. If you haven’t seen these guys playing live yet, this is your chance! 

The Multinational Mutefish was formed by musicians from Ireland, Poland, Lithuania, Portugal and Ukraine. This mix of the musical sounds and cultures of Eastern Europe with traditional Irish influences results in a unique type of music that is truly engaging and full of quality.

I particularly love this band!

Check out Mutefish playing live here!

Saturday (29.04) – 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Free admission

The Mercantile Venue – 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Whiplash – Metallica Tribute – At On The Rox


Whiplash, Metallica Tribute Band, return to On The Rox in Dublin on Saturday to thrash out a 2 hour Metallica show to include classics like Master of Puppets, One, Fade to Black, Seek And Destroy to name just a few. Also expect to hear one or two from Metallica’s new album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct.

So prepare for an epic night of Metallica, beer and good craic.

As always, singing and moshing is highly advised!!

Saturday (29.04) – from 8:00 pm

Tickets: €8

On The Rox – 8 Coke Lane, Dublin


Mad Max: Fury Road – Black and Chrome Edition – At The Light House Cinema


The Light House Cinema is bringing back to the big screen what has become a modern classic and one of the best action movies of all time on Bank Holiday Sunday.

Mad Max: Fury Road is a visually stunning experience in any of its versions, but the Black and Chrome Edition is unlike all the others. Where Miller’s dystopian landscape appeared perilously beautiful in color, in black-and-white it is positively otherworldly.

Sunday (30.04) – 12:30 / 15:00 / 20:30 / 22:30

Tickets: €8 – €10  Book here

Light House Cinema – Market Square, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Awake Film Screening – At Filmbase


As part of the People’s Climate Movement, a global demonstration taking place this Saturday, Young Friends of the Earth will host the newly released documentary film AWAKE, A Dream From Standing Rock.

Awake premiered at Tribeca Film Festival on April 22nd, marking Earth Day 2017. The film tells the dramatic story of the historic #NODAPL native-led peaceful resistance at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, which captured the world’s attention as one of the biggest stories of 2016.

Saturday (29.04) – 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Entry is free but numbers are limited so be sure to book your ticket here.

Filmbase – 2 Curved St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Monster? – At Theatre Upstairs


EGM Productions in association with Theatre Upstairs presents the world premiere of Monster? by Emily Gillmor Murphy starring the stellar Aisling O’Mara, Michael Glenn Murphy & Jamie O’Neill with design by the wonderful Lisa Krugel & Eoin Stapleton and all with Theatre Upstairs Artistic Director, Karl Shiels at the helm.

“I’m the Big Bad Wolf who wants to eat Little Red Riding Hood. I’m the witch who wants to boil Hansel and Gretel alive. I’m the evil creature that mothers warn their children about. I don’t want to be a mother. So that makes me a monster.”

Friday (28.04) & Saturday (29.04) – 7:00 pm / 1:00 pm (matinee on Saturday)

Tickets: €12.00 / Concession (Student / 65+): €10.00 Book here


Enjoy a pre-show or post-show dinner in Lanigan’s Bar along with an evening performance of MONSTER? at Theatre Upstairs, both in the same location.
Full Price: €18.00
Concession (Student / 65+): €16.00

Theatre Upstairs – 10 Eden Quay, Dublin 1


The Dublin Alternative Market


Dublin’s biggest alternative market is back. This market is exclusively for ‘alternative / metal / goth / retro / esoteric / medieval’

Expect crafts, music, gifts, clothes, foods, art and more.

Meet up with friends and hang-out, have a beverage or two and of course support local small business.

Sunday (30.04) – from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Free admission

Voodoo Lounge – 39-40 Arran Quay, Dublin 7







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