What’s the craic for the weekend: 20.07


KAHUNA Secret Location Festival – BYOB


KAHUNA will be a one day one night secret location festival extravaganza! Hosted at an extraordinarily, atmospheric coastal location, the likes of which has never been witnessed or experienced at an Irish festival before, KAHUNA promises to be something incredible.

The festival will be spread over three themed main stages which will play host to some of the best underground (and overground) DJ’s, bands and collectives on Irish shores. KAHUNA will also host two exciting international acts for your listening and dancing pleasure.

Expect some house, techno, Hip Hop, Grime, Reggae and Rock music.

Check out the line up here!

Bring your own booze and your dance shoes!

Saturday (22.07) – from 2:00 pm

Tickets:€55 Book here

Secret Location – Dundalk,  Co.Louth – View Map

The Festival of Curiosity 2017


The 2017 Festival of Curiosity is on from this Thursday to Sunday. The event takes place every July and is Ireland’s annual celebration at the intersection of art, science, technology and design and has quickly grown into being one of the most exciting and innovative festivals of it’s kind in Europe.

From Playful Days (family programme) to Curious Nights (adult programme) they create, produce & curate a cultural feast of unique, visual and interactive experiences in Dublin that merge cutting edge technology, design, art and science in playful, immersive & curious ways.

Interested? check the info on the events and tickets here!

Thursday (20.07) to Sunday (23.07)

Location: various

Liberties Festival

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Liberties Festival is on this week until Saturday. The event is a highlight of the summer in Dublin with a series of family-friendly, sporting and community events, and an exciting multi-cultural and arts programme encompassing visual art, film, dance, comedy, literature and music.

Good news is that most of the events are free!

Check the full programme and book your tickets here!

Sunday (15.07) to Saturday (22.07)

Location: various


Passenger – At The Iveagh Gardens


The English singer-songwriter Michael David Rosenberg, better known by his stage name Passenger, will be performing in the Iveagh Gardens this Sunday.

His most successful single, “Let Her Go“, has topped the charts in many countries. In 2014, the song was nominated for a Brit Award for British Single of the Year, and he received the British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award for Most Performed Work.

If you’re a big fan of passenger run and buy your ticket!

Sunday (23.07) – 8:00 pm

Tickets: €35 Book here

Iveagh Gardens – Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

Belle and Sebastian – At The Iveagh Gardens


The amazing Scottish Indie Pop legends Belle & Sebastian return to Dublin this summer to perform in the stunning surroundings of the Iveagh Gardens this Thursday.

Belle & Sebastian have re-invented the pop festival. They signed to a tiny independent label but still beat Steps to a BRIT, before sweeping into the Top 40, then the Top 20. They’ve brought their lost sixties heroine, Evie Sands, over to play a show in Glasgow. They’ve sold out a concert at the Hollywood Bowl. And, in 2014, they cut an album – their ninth – called Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, that blends electro-glide, baroque balladry, and giant-sized Europop hooks. Belle & Sebastian are unique, unpredictable, and fiercely loved.

I am personally a big fan of Belle & Sebastian. If you haven’t heard their tunes yet check out their music here!

Thursday (20.07) – 6:30 pm

Tickets: €45 Book here

Iveagh Gardens – Harcourt Street, Dublin

Zooropa – U2 Tribute – At The Button Factory


If you wanted to go to the U2 concert in Dublin but you were one of the unlucky folks not to get a ticket you might like this. The U2 Tribute band, Zooropa, take to the stage in the Button Factory this Friday. With a full 2+ hour performance expect to hear all the classics, the new and of course the rare gems.

Get ready for lift off!

Friday (21.07) – 7:30 pm

Tickets:€10 Book here

Button Factory – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Mama Kasbah & Mongrel State – At Whelans


This Friday Mama Kasbah and Mongrel State will perform at Whelans.

Mama Kasbah is a band or, as the name says itself, a “community” of sounds, rhythms and languages from many corners of the Mediterranean Sea with colors from Latin America and Jamaica. The fresh and original mix of rumba, ska, reggae, balkan and Latin American rhythms makes Mama Kasbah a real dancing machine and a source of positive vibrations.

Mongrel State is a four-piece band from Dublin with a sound that incorporates a wide sonic palette – from Rockabilly to Rock, Latin-American grooves and Cinematic Western Scores. Aside from their unique songwriting, what really sets them apart is the fire, commitment and energy that goes into their live performances.

Friday (21.07) – 8:00 pm

Tickets: €8.50 / €12.50 at the door Book here

Whelan’s – 25 Wexford St,  Dublin 2

Listen at Arthurs


This month at Listen at Arthurs there will be another stunning infusion of genres with jazz, cello duo, prose, songs and a new composition.

The cello duo of Yue Tang and Sokol Koka will be performing the Sonata for Two Cellos in G Major, No. 10 by Jean-Baptiste Barrière and The Butterfly Lovers Concerto by Zhanhao He / Gang Chen (Arr. For Two Cellos by Yue Tang). Writer and Songwriter Jona Xhepa will be reading from her new Novella interspersed with beautiful songs. Guitarist Michael Nielsen will be performing on his beautiful Microtonal Guitar with vocalist Ellen Demos and drummer Shane O’Donovan. The Dukes of Banjax: Joe O’Farrell (banjo) and David Bremner (live electronics) will be performing their wonderful composed/improvised madness. And finally, soprano Elizabeth Hilliard will be performing excerpts from Christopher Fox’s Catalogue Irraisoné.

This night of eclectic music and spoken word is kindly supported, in their infinite wisdom, by Music Network.

Saturday (22.07) – 8:00 pm

Tickets: €10 at the door

Arthur’s Blues’n’Jazz Club – 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8


Lumo Club at Tengu


Lumo is back at Tengu this Saturday. Lumo is a club for dancing featuring a great sound system, a decent bar and DJs in the corner playing classics and curve-balls.

Expect everything from Arthur Russell to Abba, LCD Soundsystem to La Bionda, Phil Collins to Caribou, Grimes to George Michael, Robert Hood to Mood Hut, Kate Bush to Kraftwerk, Beastie Boys to Bruce Springsteen, Four Tet to Fleetwood Mac, Robyn to Ryan Paris, Steely Dan to Soulwax, ZZ Top to Zapp & Roger.

Check out the Lumo Club chart here!

Saturday (22.07) – from 10:30 pm

Tickets: 7.10 Book here

Tengu Yamamori – Ormond Quay, Dublin (back entrance)

Neon Neon feat DJ Yoda – At The Academy


NEON NEON will have the special guest DJ Yoda playing in their Green Room this Friday. 

Primarily a hip hop turntablist, DJ Yoda is hailed as one of the most creative and the most fun party DJs in the world. As well as numerous legendary mixes the London born DJ has released three albums of original material, most recently ‘Breakfast of Champions’ in 2015. Joining Yoda will be resident LUI RWEGO.

The whole venue also gets a new deserted island and tropical theme for the summer, with a new stage set, costumes, production!

Music – Room 1 – pop, house & floorfillers with James Hannon / Room 2- hip hop & rn’b with Lui Rwego

Promos: €4 cocktails / €3 beers / €3 spirits

Friday (21.07) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €5 cheaplist or Vipsy / €7 on the door – For cheaplist join & post “legend in the green room” on the Facebook event. 

Academy Club Nights – 57 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Matthew Dear – At Pygmalion


Looking for a party to dance your socks off to this weekend? Pygmalion is receiving Matthew Dear this Saturday. Depending on whom you ask, Matthew Dear aka Audion is a DJ, a dance-music producer, an experimental pop artist and a bandleader. He co-founded both Ghostly International and its dancefloor offshoot, Spectral Sound. He’s had remixes commissioned by The XX, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Spoon, Hot Chip, The Postal Service, and Chemical Brothers; he’s made mixes for the Fabric mix series and Get Physical’s Body Language. He straddles multiple musical worlds and belongs to none—and he’s just hitting his stride.

Saturday (22.07) – from 10:00 pm

Tickets: €11.25 Book here

Pygmalion – Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin 2


Screening of  “All About Eve” + Vintage Party


On Saturday Film Fatale returns to Sugar Club with a screening of Bette Davis’ finest performance in the superb All About Eve.

The real fun begins when the closing credits roll. Stick around for the Vintage Party, with live performances and Film Fatale’s resident DJs, The Andrews Sisters’ Brothers playing music from the film’s era. This is Ireland’s most glamorous film night so join this party and help set the scene by dressing in your finest vintage, paying homage to 1950s glamour or emulating the characters from the film.

We were in the last screening and vintage party by Film Fatale and it was a lot of fun. You can see our video of the event here!

Saturday (22.07) – from 8:00 pm

Tickets: €17 Book here

The Sugar Club – 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Bray Air Display 2017


Enjoy Ireland’s Biggest Air Festival this Saturday and Sunday! The Bray Air Display will feature over 40 aircraft with 12 jets, 50 support crew and an army of volunteers. 13 acts will perform on the Saturday with a further 5 acts performing on Sunday, bringing the total on Sunday to a whopping 18 high quality participating air display acts.

The two-day aviation spectacle will kick off at 12 noon each day starting with the ‘On the ground’ activity followed by the Air Display at 3:30pm on Saturday and then at 2:00pm on Sunday.

Saturday (22.07) & Sunday (23.07) – from 12:00 pm

Free admission

Southern Cross Rd, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Cat On A Hot Gin Roof Penthouse Party


The Morgan Bar are opening the doors of their beautiful Penthouse for another rooftop party. From 1 pm on Friday, you can go up to their “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof” themed Penthouse party and enjoy some delicious G&T specials by Bombay Sapphire.

Discover a unique Bombay Sapphire & Tonic Twist, tangle the tastebuds with the lemon and thyme special served in a balloon glass. You can try mint & ginger, fresh orange & peppercorn and the classic Bombay Sapphire & Tonic. What better way to enjoy a G&T than sitting in a stunning rooftop garden overlooking Dublin city?

Enjoy a refreshing Bombay Sapphire G&T special for only €5

Friday (21.07) – from 1:00 pm

Free admission

The Morgan Bar – 10 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 1


The Dublin Eight Comic Arts Festival


Discover small press comics in Ireland! Workshops and talks by The Comics Lab. Coffee and food on sale by Thursday Cafe. Meet local creators and celebrate the spectrum of Irish sequential art!

Sunday (23.07) – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Free Admission

Dublin Food Co-op, Newmarket – 12 Newmarket, Dublin 8

ONCE – At The Olympia Theatre


If you haven’t seen this beautiful musical yet, then this is your chance! Due to phenomenal demand, the record-breaking stage show Once returns to the Olympia Theatre.

Once is a funny, moving and life-affirming love story with glorious music that has captured hearts around the world. Seeing it where it all began, at home in Dublin, is very special.  Based on the movie sensation of the same name, filmed and set in Dublin, it features music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova and a Tony award-winning book by Enda Walsh. The show has all the magical songs from the much-loved film, including the Oscar-winning Falling Slowly.

Saturday (21.07) to Saturday (26.08)

Tickets from €25 Book here

72 Dame St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2


The Irish Music Record Fair


At the Irish Music Record Fair at Filmbase you will find all genres, all formats and all Irish. Yes, from Trad and Ballad to Indie and Punk and everything in between. Includes U2, Thin Lizzy, Rory Gallagher, Van Morrison – Vinyl, CDs, Cassettes, DVDs, Posters, and more!

There will be plenty of non-Irish releases too.

Sunday (22.07) – 10:30 am to 6:00 pm
Free admission
Filmbase – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2













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