What’s the craic for the weekend: 01.06


Forbidden Fruit Festival


This Bank Holiday weekend the festival goers will celebrate the start of the summer at Dublin city centre’s multi-stage music and arts festival, FORBIDDEN FRUIT, which returns for its seventh instalment this Saturday and goes on until Monday. A unique city centre festival that combines music, art, fashion, food and simple good vibes.

Set across four stages (Original Stage, Outcider, Lighthouse, Someplace Else), offering a wide selection of different styles of music, to suit all tastes, you can expect the usual fruity cocktail of great cutting-edge sound, comedy, art, good food, and festival fun.

Check out the line up day by day here!

Saturday (03.06) to Monday (05.06) – from 2:00 pm

Tickets: 109.50 (Saturday and Sunday) / 64.50 (Saturday or Sunday day ticket) / 59.50 (Monday day ticket) Book here

IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art – Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Military Road, Dublin 8

YouBloom Dublin 2017 Music Summit & Festival


Youbloom is a Music Summit & Festival that will be on in Dublin from Thursday to Monday. For its fifth year, the festival will incorporate a music conference, learning from and networking with industry professionals, and live gigs showcasing over 35 emerging talents across a selection of city centre venues, including 4 Dame Lane, Dame Tavern, J.T. Pims, The Mercantile, The George, The Globe and Whelan’s.

Discover new local talents in the music scene!

Check out the line up here!

Thursday (01.06) to Monday (05.06)

All city centre gigs are free to enter

Location: various

International Harbour Food Festival

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The International Harbour Food Festival is on this Sunday and Monday, at the East Pier. The event will celebrate the Bicentenary of Dún Laoghaire Harbour with food stalls representing countries from around the world, an outdoor marine art exhibition, historic street theatre performances, bands on the bandstand and strolling entertainers.

Music will come from Upbeat Generation, the Lindsay Ryan Jazz Band and The Retronauts throughout the afternoon on both days of the event.

Check out further details here!

Sunday (04.06) & Monday (05.06) – 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Free admission

Dun Laoghaire Harbour


Forbidden Fruit Festival – After Parties


If you intend to keep the night going after the Forbidden Fruit Festival check out the list of festival after-parties that will be on in official locations around the city:

Saturday: Booka Shade at Button Factory / Mall Grab & 67 at The Grand Social / Snakehips & LUI at Opium Rooms / Special Guest to be announced at Tengu / Hot Chip (DJ Set) at Wigwam / Ghost Culture & More at Wah Wah Club / Mother Club.

Sunday: Maceo Plex & Gardens Of God at Button Factory / District Magazine with Brame & Hamo + more to be announced at The Grand Social / KiNK & Hybrasil at Opium Rooms / Peggy Gou, and more at Tengu / Special Guest to be announced at Wigwam / Denis Sulta and more at Wah Wah Club / Special Guest to be announced at Chelsea Drug Store / Special Guest to be announced at Xico.

Monday: DJ Deece at Button Factory / Wastee at The Grand Social / Orange Tree Edits at Chelsea Drug Store.

Please note that after party tickets are only valid with a forbidden fruit festival Saturday, Sunday or Monday ticket or weekend wristband. Tickets are available only on the festival site across the weekend. You need to also have a Forbidden Fruit Festival wristband for the relevant night or a day ticket in order to get in.

Saturday (03.06) to Monday (05.06)

Location: various

Button Factory – Free Entry All Night


The Button Factory is offering you free entry all night long this Friday. The venue will have various local DJs playing good house / disco & tech on the night.

Line up: Jake Seal / Jordan O’Donoghue / Paul Barrett Fay / Kyle O’Neill

Friday (02.06) – from 11:00 pm

To get your name for FREE ENTRY all night simply comment “FREE” in the Facebook event, tag a friend and share the event.

Button Factory – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Altern 8 – At District 8


District 8 will have Altern 8 playing this Sunday. Mark Archer started his production career in 1988 when along with Dean Meredith, he ventured up to the newly opened Blue Chip Studio’s in his hometown of Stafford. Starting off as a hip hop/sample house group called Rhythm Mode D, they recorded a few tracks for the studio’s own label before branching out with different styles including acid house and techno among others. Archer was a founding member of Bizarre Inc. before starting up a new project under the name Nexus 21 as well as the side project Altern 8.

Line up: Altern 8 / Automatic Tasty – Live / Witch Trials – Live / Modern Magic

Sunday (04.06) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: 15 Book here

District 8 – 135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8

90’s Night at The Wright Venue – Free


This Bank Holiday Sunday The Wright Venue is bringing you back to the golden era with all the best throwback hits.

Sunday (04.06) – from 10:30 pm

Free entry before 11:00 pm with Guest List

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

The Early Shift: Bank Holiday Weekender


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: Boots and Kats (Toast) / Ryan O’Connor (Small Talk) / Mark Gill (Room19)

Monday: Secret Special Guests / Syl Black (Balls Deep) / James Rogers (Orange Tree Edits) / Jack Thompson (Sense)

Saturday (03.06) & Monday (05.06) – from 7:00 am

Admission: €10 (Each Day)

Neds Of Townsend Street – 44 Townsend Street, Dublin


Kraftwerk 3D Concert


Electronic-pop band Kraftwerk will perform at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre this Friday.

The band’s compositions, using innovative techniques, synthetic voices and computerized rhythms, have had a major international influence across an entire range of music genres: from Electro to Hip Hop, from Techno to Synth-Pop.

Kraftwerk was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.

Friday (02.06) – 7:45 pm to 9:45 pm

Tickets: €89.50 Book here

The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre – Grand Canal Quay, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2

Picture This – At Olympia Theatre

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The band “Picture This” will be playing at the Olympia Theatre this weekend.

Hailing from Athy, Co. Kildare, Jimmy Rainsford (22) and Ryan Hennessy (21) joined forces at the end of October 2015, after Jimmy spotted Ryan performing in local pubs and venues. Upon hearing Ryan’s unique voice, Jimmy invited Ryan to join him in his studio to record some tracks. After quickly hitting it off the duo decided to make the partnership more permanent and Picture This was born.

Setting up the band’s Facebook as a way to promote their music quickly saw Picture This’ fan-base rise from 100 friends and family to over 16,000. They have received over 2.5 million views on Facebook and over two hundred and fifty thousand views on YouTube.

Friday (02.06), Saturday (03.06) & Sunday (04.06) – 7:00 pm

You can find some tickets here!

Olympia Theatre – 72 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Prince night – At Street 66

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This is the launch of the Purple Grain lager at Street 66. The Celebration of Prince Birth and 1st release ofStreet 66 Purple Ribbons which will guarantee entry (in most cases) to their Pride events including their day of live music and DJs on the big day.

Street 66 are delighted to announce the launch of their own Purple Grain beer in connection with Rascals brewery.

Videos of the process coming soon. They will be kegging this tasty brew the Monday before!

Sunday (04.06) from 8:30 pm

Free admission

Street 66 – 33-34 parliament Street, Dublin 2

Karaokalypse – Alternative Karaoke

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Karaokalypse is back with one of the most fun nights on the alternative scene in Dublin. Get ready to have your own show. Check out the track list here and pick your songs!

Friday (02.06) – from 9:00 pm

Admission: €6 / €5 Entry (When you click “Going” on the event)

Fibber Magees – 80-81 Parnell Street, Dublin 1


Super Milk Wild Air Run – Inflatable 5k

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Super Milk Wild Air Run returns to Malahide Castle this summer, even bigger. They are bringing new obstacles, new elements and a whole lot more fun!

Best thing is that you don’t need to be a child to play like one!

Saturday (03.06) – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tickets: 18.50 (kids) / 32.50 (adults) / 80 (family) Book here

Malahide Castle and Gardens – Malahide Village, Malahide North Co. Dublin


Retro Drive-in Movies


Discover a cinema experience like no other. Retro Drive-In Movies are bringing the World’s Biggest Movies to a city near you this year. Rock Up, Roll In and watch your favourite movies from the comfort of your car listening to the movies on your car stereo. Yes, you can listen to the movie from your car stereo!

This family event provides on site catering including Ireland’s largest BBQ trailer – Flamin Good BBQ, our Coca-Cola trailer, Freshly Prepared Burgers and Hot Dogs. Not to mention, Ireland’s Best Tasting Popcorn. Toilets are also provided on site. So grab the kids (the neighbours kids too) and the family (don’t forget the dog) and take a spin out to watch Retro Drive-In Movies at a real American Drive-In.

Movies:    Disney’s Finding Nemo – 1 pm    –    Back To The Future – 5 pm    –   Jaws – 9:15 pm (SOLD OUT)

Tickets: 28 (5 seater car) / 32 (7 seater car) Book here

Dublin Port Riverfest, Alexandra Road, Dublin 1

Hepburn Forever: Boozy Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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The Light House Cinema are kicking off their Hepburn Forever season with a very special afternoon screening of the film that cemented Audrey Hepburn’s status as an icon.

Come early and treat yourself to a very special pre-screening breakfast and maybe even some sneaky bubbles. Enjoy a selection of Mini Pastries including delicious croissants, pan au chocolat, danishes and choose between a variety of yoghurts, fruits and seeds. To finish, choose from assortment of French Macaroons including, red berry, chocolate, salted caramel, lemon and pistachio.

You’ll receive Bottomless Tea + Filter Coffee (until film starts)

Saturday (03.06) – 12:30 pm

Film Tickets: 10 / Breakfast Tickets: €19 Book here

Light House Cinema – Market Square, Smithfield, Dublin 7


A Fabulous Market

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The Fabulous Market is coming back to the George Bar on Saturday, from 12:00 pm. This is a really quaint market, not too big, but charming and with interesting stuff. You will find things like fashion, home decor, vintage, jewelry, arts. The bar will be open and there will be music as well.

Saturday (03.06) – 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

Free Admission

The George Bar – 89 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

Pop Up Warehouse Market

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This is a market in the Heart of Dublin 8 with unique stalls bringing crafts, vintage, vinyl, upcycle, art, restored furniture, fashion, accessories, collectors, jewellery, artisan coffee, hot food, baked goods and even live music.

Sunday (04.06) – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Newmarket Sq Dublin


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