What’s the craic for the weekend: 11.05

Plans for the weekend? Find some ideas here!


Sigala – At The Wright Venue


Want a night out to dance this Saturday? Well, if you head down to The Wright Venue you will have none less than Sigala playing for you. The British DJ, producer and remixer is best known for his 2015 debut single “Easy Love“, which samples “ABC” by the Jackson 5. It debuted at number 71 on the UK Singles Chart on 4 September 2015 and jumped to number one the next week. His follow-up single, “Sweet Lovin’“, which features Bryn Christopher, reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart. His next single “Say You Do“, which features Imani and DJ Fresh, was released on 18 March 2016 and reached number 5 in the UK Singles Chart.

Get your tickets and lose yourself to dance!

Friday (12.05) – from 10:00 pm

Tickets: €15 Book here

The Wright Venue – South Quarter, Airside Retail Park Swords, Co. Dublin

Ellen Allien (Album Tour) – At Opium Rooms


Ellen Allien is coming to the Opium Rooms this Saturday! The Berlin born DJ is famous for her eclectic sets, where she perfectly combines a wide range of styles. Her music is best described as a blend of IDM and Techno, which is dance-floor oriented and has noticeable experimental elements. After growing a global reputation as a DJ and producer she launched her label BPitch Control in 1999 in Berlin and transformed it into a hub of techno, house and other electronic sounds from beyond. Today she holds DJ residencies in clubs like DC10 / Ibiza or Nitsa / Barcelona. You can frequently find her on the bills of festivals like Melt in Germany or Name in France.

List to Ellen Allien’s music here!

Saturday (13.05) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €15 Book here – Comment “Ellen Allien (Album Tour) @ Opium Rooms” on the Facebook event page, click “Going” and tag a friend for you both to be added to the concession list on the night.

Opium Rooms – 26 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Daft as Punk (Daft Punk Tribute) – At The Grand Social


After two sold outs nights in Dublin last year, a sell-out tour of the UK and a now infamous Electric Picnic 2016 show, the Daft Punk Tribute Act DAFT AS PUNK return for another show on Friday at The Grand Social. With replica helmets, a cracking light show and of course, an amazing live set you’re guaranteed a great night!

They have been described by Ministry of Sound Magazine as “the best night of your life” after their sell-out London shows last year.

If you think you can’t miss this, run and get your tickets in advance as there won’t be any at the door!

Friday (12.05) – from 11:30 pm

Tickets: €15 Book here

The Grand Social – 35 Liffey Street Lower, Dublin 1

Latin American Fest Dublin – 2nd Edition


This is the second edition of “LATIN FEST” in Dublin, with more artists, performances, cultural activities and lots of fun.

There will be a Latin Band, Mariachis, 5 Djs, Cuban salsa dance classes, dance performances, kits entertainment until 6:30pm and food from 8 different Latin American countries.

Sunday (14.05) – from 3:00 pm

Tickets €7 (at the door)

The Grand Social – 35 Liffey Street Lower, Dublin 1

Sense with DJ Boring & Bobofunk – At Button Factory 


Another option for electronic this Saturday is The Button Factory who will have DJ Boring playing garage, house, bass and other related genres and Bobofunk bringing his house and garage sounds to the night.

Listen to the DJ Boring music here

Check out Bobofunk’s tunes here

Saturday (13.05) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €10 Book here / €15 at the door

Button Factory – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Tom Trago – At Yamamori Tengu


Friday brings Tom Trago for Nightcap‘s 2nd outing in Yamamori Tengu. A huge home town favorite in Amsterdam, the lad keeps himself busy playing every major dance music festival and club in Europe, while releasing on labels such as Rush Hour Records, Intacto Records, LET’S PLAY HOUSE and his own Voyage Direct

Support comes from Jimmy Rouge of Orange Tree Edits, Mix & Fairbanksand Dublin Digital Radio – DDR boyo Breen.

Friday (12.05) – from 10:30 pm

Tickets: €12 Book here

Yamamori Tengu – Great Strand Street, Dublin 1


Buffalo Soul – A Tribute To Bob Marley – At Wigwam


This a tribute to the late, great Bob Marley on the 36th anniversary of his death, with Buffalo Soul at Wigwam this Thursday.

Buffalo Soul is a collective of musicians from all over the world based in Dublin playing cover versions of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ songs. The band pays tribute to the most influential Jamaican musicians of all time and their timeless spiritual grooves.

Thursday (11.05) – from 8:00 pm

Free admission

Wigwam – 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Nirvana Unplugged – Tribute Show – At The Bowery


Scentless Apprentice – A tribute to Nirvana is bringing the Nirvana Unplugged show to you live on Thursday at The Bowery.

If you’re a big fan of Nirvana I’d say this is a great way to enjoy your Thursday evening!

Thursday (11.05) – 10:00 pm 

Tickets: €5 Book here

The Bowery – 196 Rathmines Rd Lower, Dublin 6

LOAH: “This Heart” EP Launch – At The Sugar Club


Ensemble Music is extremely proud to present the long-awaited launch of Loah’s debut EP This Heart and her first Dublin headline show in almost 2 years!

Ever since she first landed on the scene 3 years ago, the Irish/Sierra Leonean ArtSoul singer has been hailed as one of Ireland’s most unique musical prospects – performing at Electric Picnic, Body&Soul, the National Concert Hall, Vicar Street, Other Voices, SXSW, and in Paris and New York despite not having a single official release to her name.

In that time she’s developed a loyal following, while carefully crafting her songs into a distinct sound, bringing together her West African roots, classical training, funk/soul songwriting, and her super-group of jazz musicians to create a totally singular style she calls “Art Soul”. Her “This Heart” EP is the culmination of that process – one which has prioritized mature reflection over haste.

Special guest Farah Elle will open for Loah on the night!

Friday (12.05) – 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Tickets: €10 Book here

The Sugar Club – 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

The Doors – Light My Fire – At The Bowery Rathmines


Light My Fire The Ultimate Tribute To The Doors take their show to The Bowery Rathmines this Sunday.

Light My Fire provides an evening of Doors classics with an energy reminiscent of the original act. Long-time fans and young admirers alike are guaranteed an unforgettable journey with every spirited performance of Light My Fire..

Sunday (14.05) – from 8:00 pm

Free admission

The Bowery – 196 Rathmines Rd Lower, Dublin

IE/DC live – AC/DC tribute – At The Button Factory


Hey AC/DC fans, check this out! IE/DC are bringing their high-octane AC/DC tribute show to The Button Factory this Saturday, from 8 pm. 

Saturday (13.05) – 8:00 pm

Tickets: €17.50 Book here

Button Factory – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Discharge – At Voodoo Lounge


The most intense punk rock band, Discharge, will be playing at the Voodoo Lounge this Saturday!

The band’s music is characterized by a heavy, distorted, and grinding guitar-driven sound and rawly shouted vocals, with lyrics on anarchist and pacifist themes. Discharge’s music influenced hardcore punk, thrash metal, crust punk, grindcore and various extreme metal sub-genres. The most well-known thrash metal bands covering Discharge songs include Metallica, Anthrax, and Sepultura.

Last time they tore the roof off the Voodoo Lounge, this time is likely to be even better!

Support: Okus / Krokodil / Immaculate Deception / the Blow Ins

Saturday (13.05) – 8:00 pm

Ticket: €17.50 Book here

Voodoo Lounge Dublin – 39-40 Arran Quay, Dublin 7

Metal 2 The Masses – Ireland – The Final


Overdrive and Jetrocker.com present the Bloodstock Festival Metal 2 The Masses 2017 competition.

They started off their 2017 journey with 35 Irish Metal bands of all genres and all different shapes and sizes and now they are down to the final 6 bands!

On the night the festival representative Simon Hall will select the band who wins the competition and will represent the Republic of Ireland over in Bloodstock 2017.

Bands on the night: Sectile / Call To Arms / zhOra / Antidotes / The Devil Wants Her Swagger Back / Na Cruithne

Saturday (13.05) – from 7:00 pm

Tickets: €5 / €10 after 8pm

Fibber Magees – 80-81 Parnell Street, Dublin 1


James Connolly Festival


The third annual ‘James Connolly Festival’ will host a broad list of cultural and political acts and events – with music, theatre, poetry, films, art, debates and lectures intended to commemorate the centenary of the Russian revolution.

The mission of the James Connolly Festival is to promote progressive culture and to facilitate debate surrounding current and contemporary politics. The festival is also more broadly committed to promoting non-sexist art, culture and politics, embracing progressive Irish theatre and artists in a comfortable space for debate that promotes the exchange of ideas.

Check out the programme here!

Monday (08.05) to Sunday (14.05)

Tickets: €10 / €15 Book here

Location: various

Culture Date with Dublin 8


Culture Date with Dublin 8 is a new neighbourhood initiative taking place for the first time this Saturday and Sunday.

The weekend will see a series of special events and activities taking place in the historical and cultural landmarks Richmond Barracks, Goldenbridge Cemetery, Kilmainham Gaol, the Irish National War Memorial Gardens, the Magazine Fort in the Phoenix Park and IMMA – The Irish Museum of Modern Art. Each of these institutions will welcome you to explore the rich heritage that lies beyond your doorstep, while offering you a window into the world.

The weekend highlights include specialty tours of Kilmainham Gaol, guided tours and family activities in IMMA, a new exhibition launch at Richmond Barracks and the re-opening of Goldenbridge Cemetery. Discover hidden stories and local treasures with guided tours throughout the weekend by Pat Liddy who will help bring this historical area to life.

Check out the schedule of events here!

Saturday (13.05) and Sunday (14.05)

Free Admission (some events may require ticket booking to secure your place) Book here

Location: various


Fusion Market

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Fusion Market is on this Sunday. Perfect to go for brunch, have some healthy and delicious food, and to buy some gifts!

This multicultural event promises to be a great day with plenty of stalls from around the globe, pop-up workshops, international street-food, live music and exciting dance performances.

It is a great way to explore the various cultures Dublin has to offer and enjoy an experience of vivid colours, tastes, and smells from all corners of the globe!

Sunday (13.11) – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

 Free entry and free parking

The Dublin Food Co-op, 12 New Market Square, Dublin 8 





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