What’s the craic for the weekend: 03.08


Beatyard Festival 2017


This is one of the reasons why I love summertime, we have plenty of festivals to enjoy while the sun is shinning. The Beatyard Festival is one of the good ones, offering music, arts, tech, games, sports , drink, food, design & discussion.

Does it sound good? Why not check out the line-up and the details of all the attractions here!

Saturday (05.08), Sunday (06.08) – 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Bank Holiday Weekend)

Tickets:  €59 – Day / €89 – Weekend ticket Book here

Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin

Howth Jazz & Blues Festival 2017


How about spending the bank holiday having enjoying an excellent jazz and blues gig, all for free? The Howth Jazz & Blues Festival is back this bank holiday! The gigs will take place in various venues around Howth from Friday to Monday.

Check out the festival’s line up here!

Friday (04.08) to Monday (07.08)

Free admission

Howth (various locations)

Dublin, Blues, Roots & Brass Festival

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 Blues, Roots and Brass! Does it sound interesting? Then check it out! The Dublin Blues, Roots and Brass Festival returns for its 4th edition, bringing some of the best and most unique acts from around the country to perform at this free entry festival this bank holiday.

The Dublin Blues, Roots and Brass Festival is an annual event happening in Whelan’s. This year’s festival is supported by the good people in Failte Ireland, the music enthusiasts at O’Hara’s Irish craft brewery, and IMRO, the back bone of Irish music makers.

Find out who will be playing at the festival here!

Check out the timetable!

Friday (04.08) to Sunday (06.08) – from 7:00 pm

Free admission

Whelan’s + Camden Quarter – 25 Wexford St, Dublin 2


Hip Hop Night – At The Button Factory


This one is for those who love to party to Hip Hop! This Saturday the Button Factory will host an incredible night of the freshest Hip Hop and Grime tracks. From new skool to old skool and everything in between.

Expect tracks from the likes of:  Drake / Kanye / Kendrick / J Cole / Notorious B.I.G / Skepta / Wiley / Kano / Stormzy.

Saturday (05.08) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: 10 Book here

Button Factory – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Leftover Crack – At The Bowery


Does a rock night interest you a bit more? The American punk rock band Left Crack will be playing at the Bowery this Saturday. All Torn Up will be performing on the night as well with support from: The DubtonesDEATHBUS and The Divils.

Satuday (05.08) – from 7:30 pm

Tickets: €17.50 Book here

The Bowery – 196 Rathmines Rd Lower, Dublin 6

YS – Festival 2017


YS has risen again and it has captured a selection of the finest Rock & Alternative musicians in Ireland. With Chancer / New Valley Wolves / Megacone / Wolff / Munky / Blackbird & Crow.

“Non-believers will tell you the city of Ys does not exist, but once a year the Mistress invites you to the most seductive rock’n’roll party imaginable – hold your breath.”

Friday (04.08) – from 6:00 pm

Tickets: 10 Book here 

The Bowery – 196 Rathmines Rd Lower, Dublin 6

Alternative Karaoke – 80’s Special


The Alternative Karaoke at Fibber Magees is back this Friday, with a one-night-only 80’s twist and more tracks from that decade added.

Get ready to have your own show. Check out the track list here and pick your songs!

Friday (04.08) – from 9:00 pm

Admission: €6 / €5 Entry (When you tag a friend and click “Going” on the event page)

Fibber Magees – 80-81 Parnell Street, Dublin 1


Steve Aoki – At The Wright Venue


Steve Aoki  returns to The Wright Venue this Friday after his sold out show last October. He is sure to bring you the best of his electronic music and keep you dancing like there is no tomorrow!

Listen to some of Steve Aoki’s tunes: Pursuit of Happiness / Boneless / Turbulence

Run and get your tickets!

Friday (04.08) – from 10:00 pm

Tickets: 30 / 35 Book here

The Wright Venue – South Quarter, Airside Retail Park Swords

Red Axes – At Pygmalion


Red Axes will be making the night at Pygmalion this Sunday. Arguably one of electronic music’s more diverse and exciting duos, their performances always electrify the dance floor in an inimitable style. Their approach to DJ’ing and performing live has brought them critical acclaim and taken them the world over. 2017 has seen them become one of the most in demand acts on the circuit.

Check out Red Axes’ music here!

Support from the amazing Colin Perkins & Kev Struttin

Sunday (06.08) –  from 7:00 pm

Tickets: 11.25 Book here 

Pygmalion – Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin 2

Cream of Dublin Oldskool


This Bank Holiday Cream of Dublin Old Skool returns to the Grand Social with a host of DJs spread across three rooms from the legendary Dublin clubs such as Sides, Asylum, System, Ormond, Shaft, Waterfront and Temple Theatre. The DJ’s confirmed for this event are The Banana Boys, Dj Orbit & Keno Flanagan, Francois, Dean Sherry, Pat Hyland, Casper, Computer, John Kerrigan, Marty Sheridan, Senan Shortt, Ken Tobin, Adam O Connor, Derek Cully and Laynee, playing all your favorite old school tunes.

Headlining on the night is very special guest Blue Amazon best known for club favourites Hypersleep and No Other Love.

Expect bbq, full club decor, dancers and a laser light show.

Sunday (06.08) – from 6:00 pm

Tickets: 25 Book here

The Grand Social – 35 Liffey Street Lower, Dublin

Fjaak – Live at Index


The Berlin trio Fjaak is back to Dublin this Friday after an amazing show at Hangar late last year. However, this time the show was taken to the raw and ravey settings of Index.

The boys have been busy and have since released a full album, which also features a little input from Rødhåd. Gritty, breakbeat, techno rave is the order of the day.

Listen to Fjaak’s music here!

Support on the night come’s from Meadbh O’Connor and Aeron.

Friday (04.08) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: 15 Book here

Index at 39-40 Arran Quay, Dublin 7

Bank Holiday Sunday Party – At The Workman’s


If you are looking for a free party for Sunday, check out what’s on at The Workman’s!

The venue will have live music from 8pm with 3 brilliant music acts to get you going. First up, Daniel John Paxton will be bringing you his own twist on indie/Americana/ alt-folk. Next, expect an ethereal, mammoth wall of sound from epic band Sun Mahshene. Finally, set your faces to stunned for the awesome This Other Kingdom, Dublin’s finest psychedelic outfit offer an intriguing combination of neo-psychedelia with splashes of garage rock.

Later on there will be The Workman’s Karaoke Club and on the first floor you will find 80’s, 90’s and 00’s music and alternative tunes, psych sounds, Manchester music and indie classics.

Sunday (06.08) – from 8:00 pm

Free admission

The Workman’s Club, Dublin – 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin


GAZE International LGBT Film Festival 2017


The GAZE International LGBT Film Festival is taking place at the Light House Cinema Smithfield from Thursday to Monday.

GAZE International LGBT Film Festival Dublin celebrates LGBT storytelling. The exciting programme of films and events engages filmmakers and audiences in a vibrant social experience.

Check out the festival’s schedule here!

Thursday (03.08) to Monday (07.08)

Light House Cinema – Market Square, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Dublin International Tattoo Convention 2017


The Dublin International Tattoo Convention bring together people who share an interest in tattoos and piercing. You will have the opportunity to meet and hang out with thousands of other people interested in tattoos! The tattoo culture itself is amazing and full of open-minded people. Great opportunity to get out and actually meet people. It is also a chance to network and exchange information on the latest techniques and trends.

There are booths with products and services, competitions and contests, giveaways, seminars and workshops related to tattoo industry issues. There’s also food, drink and entertainment. Keep an eye on the facebook page for more details.

And, yes, you can get tattooed and pierced at the convention.

Friday (04.08) – 1 pm to 10 pm / Saturday (05.08) & Sunday (06.08) – 11 am until late.

Tickets: 15 / 20 / 30 Book here 

National Convention Centre – Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

Nasty Women Opening Event


Nasty Women Dublin is a fundraising exhibition that celebrates the strength and diversity of art by female artists in Ireland, and which acts to promote the cause of women’s rights, in particular reproductive rights and The Campaign to Repeal the 8th Amendment.

All works are kindly donated by artists and will be for sale for less than €100 with proceeds going to Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment  and Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment.

Collaborators include Repeal ProjectThe HunReal Issues, Eve DJs &Telephones.

Thursday (03.08) – from 6:00 pm

Free admission

Pallas Projects/Studios – 115–117 The Coombe, Dublin


The Great Gin Fair


Sunday the House Dublin will be transformed into the most marvelous gin emporium, where the Great Gin Fair will showcase more than 80 incredible gins from home and abroad for you to choose from. The Great Gin Fair will also boast dozens of bespoke gin pop-up bars, guaranteeing that you’ll find the perfect gin for your tonic!

You also have a full bar in the glasshouse and main bar areas, just in case you’re in the mood for a glass of bubbly or an ice-cold beer.

Throughout the day you can enjoy live music and entertainment, interactive blind tastings and gin samplings, accompanied by delicious food and lots of engaging discussions with other gin lovers!

Sunday (06.08) – 12 pm to 8:00 pm

Free admission

House Dublin – 27 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2








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