What’s the craic for the weekend: 17.08


Another Love Story Festival


If, like me, you love music and arts festivals, then check this out! The magical and intimate festival Another Love Story is back this summer, from Friday to Sunday.

This favorite festival of many people is a bespoke weekender of music, art, whimsy, fun and good vibes. Held in and around the rooms, halls, sumptuous lawns and mysterious woods of an 18th century manor home – ALS17 presents cutting edge performances from the cream of Irish contemporary musicians, artists, talkers, doers, as well as select international guests, in the most spectacular fashion.

Check out the line-up and details here!

Friday (18.08) to Sunday (20.08)

Tickets: 35 / 185 Book here. You can also find tickets on sale on the event page.

All tickets include regular weekend camping. 

ALS Manor – Killyon Manor, Co. Meath

Dublin Quays Festival

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Dublin Quays is a new music, comedy and arts festival taking place this weekend in The Workman’s Club, Dublin, The Sound House, The Liquor Rooms, The Grand Social, The Wiley Fox , Sin É Dublin and Bagots Hutton.

Expect a great live music programme, curated afternoons of spoken word, cultural talks, literary events, pop up performances and club nights. All events are free!

Check out the line up here!

Thursday (17.08) to Sunday (20.08) 

Free admission

Wellington Quay, D02 VX36, Ireland

Solas Electronic Music Festival


Solas Electronic Music Festival will be highlighting and showcasing some of Ireland’s top electronic music artists & Djs this Saturday.

All in Aid of Pieta House supporting suicide prevention and mental health issues.

It will also be the official launch of the Irish Electronic Music Awards 2017.

Music: House / Disco / Techno / Dub Step playing in 3 indoor areas and 1 outdoor stage.

Special Guests: LOCO & JAM (Terminal M / Tronic) / Full Funktion (KMS / 1605) and more!

Saturday (19.08) – 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Tickets: €35 Book here

Ticket Includes bus to event and back to city and afterparty at 39/40, Aaron Quay.

Mystery Location – return transport provided (20mins from Dublin city)

The Big Grill Festival 2017


The Big Grill BBQ Festival & Competition is back this summer for its 4th edition in Herbert Park, from Thursday to Sunday.

It will feature famous Pitmasters from all over the world, mastering flame and fire to create a multitude of dishes using different BBQ techniques and flavours.

The new ‘Bastecamp’ area will be the smoking hub of the festival. Barbecue experts and novices alike can take part in in-depth butchery, barbecue and smoking workshops. There will be heated chats and interviews.

You can also expect live music and DJs playing throughout the weekend, creating a truly international flavour in the heart of leafy D4.

Check out the festival’s timetable here!

Thursday (17.08) to Sunday (20.08)

Tickets: €15 / €18 / €29 (4 day ticket) Book here

Herbert Park, Ballsbridge Dublin 4

Groove Festival


Groove Festival brings together the perfect blend of music, food, and fun activities to create a feel good festival for the whole family. Killruddery, the world-renowned gardens and house, was the perfect choice for this summer escape, its unique location offering an oasis of calm, open space for well-being, fun and creativity.

Groove’s rocking line up will play host to over 25 acts across two stages in the two day festival this Saturday and Sunday.

Check out the festival’s programme and music!

Saturday (19.08) & Sunday (20.08) – 11:00 am to 10:30 pm

Tickets: 59.50 (day tickets) / 99.50 (weekend tickets) – Discounts for teens and groups. Book here

Killruddery House, Bray, Ireland


Format: B – At District 8


The electronic duo formed by Franciskus Sell and Jakob Hildenbrand, Format: B is playing at District 8 this Friday.

Ruling dance floors for about ten years now under their moniker Format: B and amazing crowds with their trademark MotorFunk-style, Franziskus Sell and Jakob Hildenbrand have come a long way music wise, even before they started to awe punters and DJs alike with their first releases put on the circuit via labels like Highgrade Recordings, Stil Vor Talent or Opossum Recordings.

Check out Format: B latest single here!

Tickets: €18 / €20 Book here

District 8 – 135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8

Sim Simma Carnival Special w/ Hipsters Don’t Dance


This Friday the intimate Yamamori Tengu will be hosting  the World Carnival Special with Hipsters Don’t Dance.

Hipsters Don’t Dance are DJ duo Kazabon and Hootie Who. Inspired by their respective heritages (Trinidad and Nigeria) the selectors combine their love of Dancehall, Soca, Afropop and more to create their unique World Carnival sound that they bring to their club and radio sets.

Kazabon and Hootie Who are known for getting dancefloors across the UK bubbling and wining, and have played at Glasgow’s The Art School, The Tate Britain, The Southbank Centre, Bloc Festival, Electric Brixton, Wireless Festival, Hackney One Carnival and Toddla T’s Soundsystem at Notting Hill Carnival.

Friday (18.08) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €10 / €12 Book here

Yamamori Tengu – Great Strand Street, Dublin 1

Maxi Jazz (Faithless) – At The Wright Venue


Max Jazz, the former front man for one of the most popular dance bands, Faithless, will be playing at The Wright Venue this Friday.

Al Gibbs (Freaks On Friday) and Ronan O will also play on the night.

Check out some Faithless tunes: Insomnia We Come 1 / God Is A DJ

Friday (18.08) – from 10:00 pm

Tickets: €20 Book here

The Wright Venue – South Quarter, Airside Retail Park Swords

Summer Day & Night Party – Wah Wah Club – South William


Wah Wah Club is having a special Summer party this Friday. Expect 9 hours of music spread throughout the lane way, main floor and basement from some of Dublin’s best locals. Kicking off at 6 pm and continuing till the early hours they’ll be providing you with the finest house and techno.

Line up : Maggie Rose (BDU) / Fio Fa (Pear) / Karl Guest (Toast) / Micu (Eve) / Syl Black (Local Heroes) / Mulljoy (Melodic) / Sarah Mooney (PLT) / Eoin Delaney (PLT) / Dylan Hughes (Melodic) / Andrew colgan (abstract)

Friday (18.08) – from 6 pm till late

Tickets: €5 (at the door)

South William – 52 South William Street, Dublin 2

The Early Shift: 10:30 am Morning Party


The Early Shift Morning Party is back this Saturday. Morning party or after party, call it whatever you prefer. The thing is if you’re more of an early morning gargles with a healthy dose of house and techno than lie-ins and breakfast rolls type of person, then The Early Shift is the party for you.

Taking place at 10:30 am (new kick off time) in Ned’s of Townsend St, The Early Shift is a morning party with a simple concept: quality house and techno in a pub, early in the morning.

Saturday (11.02) – from 10:30 am

Admission: €10

Neds Of Townsend Street  – 44 Townsend Street, Dublin 2


Mutefish – At Whelans


After a long European tour Mutefish is back in Ireland and will be at Whelans this Thursday. They are one of my favorite Irish bands, if we can call them Irish. Mutefish is formed by musicians from Ireland, Poland, Lithuania, Portugal and Ukraine. This mix of musical sounds and cultures of Eastern Europe with traditional Irish influences results in a unique type of music that is just engaging and full of quality.

Sounds interesting? Have a look at them playing live here!

The venue will be receiving the bands Markas Carcas and the Trail Gang and Itty Bitty Diddy Committee on the same night.

I won’t miss it!

Thursday (17.08) – 8:00 pm

Tickets: €5 

Whelan’s – 25 Wexford St, Dublin 2

Souletiquette Culture – At The Sugar Club


The Sugar Club will be hosting a party to Celebrate the Souletiquette Culture of 90 Hip Hop & RnB, Soul, Future Beats, Trap, Baile Funk and more this Friday.

Sounds good? Check out the music line up featuring:

Emmavie (UK) / UNIIQUESOUL / Mona Lxsa / Hendrick Lane / Ma-Ka / The Eclectics (Live set) / Abi Scorpio / King Leo and more.

Friday (18.08) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €10 / €12 Book here

The Sugar Club – 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

RobotRock – Live – At the Grand Social


RobotRock will be playing live at The Grand Social this Friday. By mixing, mashing, slicing and dicing classic dance anthems the band creates the ultimate floor filling experience that will bring you back to the halcyon days where dance anthems reigned supreme and club nights brought the party people together.

Friday (18.08) – from 11:30 pm

Free entry

The Grand Social – 35 Liffey Street Lower, Dublin 1



Fancy going to a slamming metal show in Fibbers this Thursday? 4 great bands are set to take the stage this night spanning over many genres of metal. 

Check out the line up:

Just Me & The Devil // Hard Rock – Check out their new video here!

Outbreak // Metalcore

Horrenda // Black Metal

Humanity Check // Melodic Death Metal

Thursday (17.08) – 8:00 pm

Free admission

Fibber Magees – 80-81 Parnell Street, Dublin 1


National Heritage Week 2017


Each year, during the last week of August, many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate in the National Heritage Week by organising events throughout the country. Many of the events are free and the programme highlights the abundance of great work being carried out incommunities across Ireland to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage.

From urban wildlife walks to boat tours to building bee hotels, there’s so much to enjoy this Heritage Week!

Heritage Week 2017 will take place from 19-27 August and we’re making 2017 the year where we teach more people about and how to enjoy Ireland’s nature.

With nearly 2,000 events happening across Ireland find out what’s on near you at www.heritageweek.ie

Friday (19.08) to Sunday (27.08)

Location: various

Riverdance – At Gaiety Theatre


Riverdance returns to Dublin and will be on at the Gaiety Theatre until 3rd September.

For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.  The worldwide phenomenon which is Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin and has continued to set new records in packed theatres and arenas throughout the world.

Thursday (17.08) to Sunday (03.09)

Performance times: Tues – Sat 19:30/ Sat matinee 15:30/ Sun: 17:00

Tickets: From €21 Book here

Gaiety Theatre – South King Street

The Great Gatsby – At The Gate Theatre


Step into this heart-racing immersive adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal jazz-age novel which puts you at the heart of the action. Expect music, cocktails and scandal as you follow the action around all areas of the Gate – The Gate is open – as you dance into one of Jay Gatsby’s legendary parties.

1920’s dress encouraged. Dancing shoes mandatory!

Running every Tuesday-Sunday until 16th September

Evenings: Tue to Sat – 7.30pm / Sunday Performances: 4.00pm / Saturday Matinees: 2.30pm

Tickets: €28 – €42 Book here

The Gate Theatre – Cavendish Row, Rotunda, Dublin 1

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










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