What’s the craic for the weekend: 22.06


LGBT Pride Festival


The LGBT Pride Festival started last Friday with events promoting and celebrating LGBT diversity and is on until this Saturday. Check out the full programme here!

The highlight of the festival will be the Gay Parade that is happening on Saturday from 2 pm and the celebrations afterwards. People and floats taking part in the parade will be assembling at St. Stephen’s Green.

There will be a pre-parade rally at the start point of the parade from 12 noon onward with speeches and entertainment.

At the parade endpoint in Smithfield there will be entertainment with music, drag acts and speeches.

Let’s get together to celebrate diversity, inclusiveness and mutual respect!

Friday (16.06) to Saturday (24.06)

Location: various

Body&Soul Festival


The arts & music festival Body&Soul takes place from Friday to Sunday on the grounds of Ballinlough Castle in Co. Westmeath.

There, people explore and discover new music, secret hideaways and glittering late night discos in the woodlands. There are inspirational art trails, spoken word and debate, a magnificent masquerade ball, culinary feasts, steaming hot tubs and seaweed baths and much, much more. It appeals as much to fans of electronic music as to nature lovers, families with young kids as well as 30 somethings that like the finer things in life. It’s a celebration for foodies, folkies, funksters and late night revellers alike.

Celebrate life in all its shapes and colours!

Check out the line up here!

Friday (23.06) to Sunday (25.06) 

Tickets: €195 (weekend tickets) / €65 (Sunday only) Book here

Ballinlough Castle in Co. Westmeath


Official Dublin Pride After Parties


check out the Official Dublin Pride After Parties and be part of this party!

The George Bar – Fun as always.

Mother Block Party – Expect a massive main stage, bars, food stalls, bespoke interactive installations & everything needed for a bangin’ proud block party. From 4pm –  Tivoli, 138 Francis Street – Tickets: 20 Book here

Pantibar – All Street Party

Spinster – Spinster brings you the Pride party to end all Pride parties at Bad Bobs, Temple Bar. Superhero themed madness ahoy! –  From 4pm –  Tivoli, 138 Francis Street – Tickets: 12 Book here

Oscars Bars at Smithfield & Christchurch – Outdoor cocktail bars, BBQ and  €5 Bombay Gin and Tonics available all day.

Street66 – The Covers singer David McGuinness plays a perfect tribute to Morrissey, The Beatles, Van Morrison, The stones, The killers, Prince, David Bowie and more. From 5 pm.

Euphoria presents WE PARTY Olympic Gaymes Dublin Pride 2017 – The the Button Factory will be transformed  into a true WE PARTY Production with their famous lights ,sound, Podiums, LED displayed Visuals with the theme of OLYMPICS accompanied by local and International Dancers including WE PARTIES own hot and sexy GoGo’s too. From 7 pm. Tickets: 15 Book here

All Day Pride Party – At The Bernard Shaw


The Bernard Shaw will be hosting an all day pride party this Saturday. Check out the line up:

Venus Dupree (GIRL, Belfast) Fierce New York Ballroom disco party

Lime & Fancy 80’s Pop Perfection

Fulton & Gold Disco + Afro Beat Party Animals

Festifox Body Glitter Artists + Bejewellers

Saturday (24.06) – from 12:00 pm

Free entry

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

Summer Cookout – At The Sugar Club


How about a low-key gathering with Soul Brasilian Afro Rap Jazz Disco vibes at The Sugar Club? The party will be hosted in the back area of the venue and will have the bar open from 5pm. Complimentary drink on arrival and food is included in the prices.

Line up: DJ Scope, Fruitman, DJ Rizm, Jizzy Key Ting (We 3 Kings), Great Barrier Keef ( We 3 Kings) and Lando.

Food courtesy of Jackrabbiteats (Ian Marconi).

Sunday (25.06) – from 5:00 pm

Tickets: €15 (includes food serving and 1 cocktail/beer)

The Sugar Club – 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Festa Junina 2017 – At Tivoli Theatre


On Sunday, Tivoli will be hosting a party to celebrate the Brazilian Festa Junina. Invite your  family and friends for an all day event with lots of fun and entertainment!

Live bands: Carlão Melendez & band / Forró Namangaia / Trio the pé no chão

DJs: Tamara Maravilha / Samuuh

Food: The Brazilian BBQ Dublin / Treats by Pri

Expect a fun fair, kids area, dance, face painting and Festa Junina accessories.

Check out the video of last year’s party here!

Sunday (25.06) – from 1:00 pm

Admission: €5 (before 5 pm), €7 (after 5 pm). Kids go free!

Tivoli Theatre – 135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8

Dan Stritch & Friends – At Wah Wah Club – Free Entry


This is the first of many summer parties at Wah Wah club located in the basement of South William bar, with the best in house music.

Line up: Dan Stritch / Josh Green (Get Busy) / Mark Doyle (Shed Sessions) / Jake Malone

Friday (23.06) – from 11:00 pm

For free entry before midnight post “DS & Friends” on the Facebook event wall.

South William – 52 South William Street, Dublin 2

Disco é Cultura – At the Bernard Shaw


Disco é Cultura returns to the yard of the Bernard Shaw this Sunday. The party will have a special guest in the form of Wicklow man Johnny Carrol of Sim Simma and Manma Saor fame. Armed with piles of fresh wax from his recent trip to Brazil to compliment DeC’s usual cache of funk & folk from the tropics. 

As usual the big blue pizza bus will be in place, as well as the eat yard stalls, who’s food you can bring to the yard.

Sunday (25.06) – from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Free admission as always

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

Friday Evening Garden Party with ‘Hustle Djs’ – At Tengu – At 7 pm


Hustle DJs James Morgan and Jimmy Allen take over Tengu this Friday night for the beginning of pride weekender.

Their night pays homage to the original stateside sounds while drawing on modern day influences spawning from UK, European and Worldwide producers of the here and now. Whether it be New York, Chicago or Detroit classics or cutting edge Berlin beats one eye is always remains firmly affixed on that underlying groove that makes you move!

Friday (23.06) – from 7:00 pm

Free entry

Yamamori Tengu – Great Strand Street, Dublin 1


Motorheaders Live – At Fibber Magees


Motorhead Tribute band Motorheaders play at Fibber Magees this Friday. Expect to hear all your favourite Motorhead songs, old and new, in a 2 hour tribute show. Support on the night comes from Saint Slaughter and Just Me and the Devil.

Friday (23.06) – from 8:00 pm

Free entry

Fibber Magees – 80-81 Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Walking On Cars At Royal Hospital Kilmainham


If you’re a big fan of Walking On Cars then you should know that the band will be performing at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham (Dublin) this Saturday.

‘Everything This Way’, the debut album from the Irish band, is certified double platinum in Ireland. Not only was it the only Irish album released in 2016 to be certified double platinum, but it is also the only debut album by an artist, Irish or International, released in 2016 to pass the incredible milestone.

Run and get your tickets!

Saturday (24.06) – from 6:00 pm

Tickets: €39.50 Book here

Royal Hospital Kilmainham – Military Road, Dublin 8

Maleek Berry Live – At Button Factory


The Buttton Factory will be receiving the British-born Nigerian record producer and recording artist Maleek Shoyebi this Friday.

After his break into the spotlight in 2012, Maleek Berry was nominated in the “Music Producer of the Year” category at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

In April 2016 Maleek released the self-produced smash hit “Kontrol” which has gone on to become viral on the internet gathering millions of streams across different platforms. The official video was released on his birthday in August and managed to get over 100k views in less than a week.

Even with all his achievements to date, who knows what the future holds for this young producer. In his own words he plans to, “Create timeless music that will hopefully last longer than his generation.”

Friday (23.06) – 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Tickets: 20 / 25

Button Factory – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2


Ricky Gervais – At 3Arena


Up for some laughter? One of the most influential British comedians since Charlie Chaplin, (received the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy 2016 BAFTA/LA) Ricky Gervais is returning to stage with his first stand-up tour in seven years: Humanity.

The creator and star of The Office, Extras & Derek, Ricky Gervais has won three Golden Globes, two Prime Time Emmy Awards and seven BAFTA’s. Ricky Gervais is an award-winning stand-up comedian with four international tours to date. His 2007 stand up show ‘Fame’ became the fastest selling UK stand-up show in history with 100,000 tickets for his London shows going in 9 minutes!

Saturday (24.06) – 6:30 pm

Tickets:€42 Book here

3Arena – N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1



TV and West End star Wendi Peters, much loved for her acclaimed portrayal of Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street, will headline the UK and Ireland tour of WONDERLAND as Queen of Hearts alongside musical theatre favourite Dave Willetts, who rose to fame for playing the title role in Phantom of the Opera, as White Rabbit and West End and Broadway leading lady Kerry Ellis as Alice.

Following sold out seasons in Tampa, Texas and Tokyo, the multi Grammy and Drama Desk Award nominated Frank Wildhorn’s WONDERLAND comes to Dublin for the very first time in this brand new production.

Hailed by the New York Times as ‘inspirational’, WONDERLAND is an enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, with a huge heart, a medley of magic and a whole lot of wonder.

Enjoy a medley of magic at this enchanted musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.

Thursday (22.06) to Saturday (24.06)

Tickets: from €20 Book here

Grand Canal Quay, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2












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