What’s the craic for the weekend: 15.09


Fuinneamh Festival 2017


If you thought festival season had ended, then check this out! Some of Ireland’s most talented Musicians, DJs, Producers, Artists and Performers collaborate to bring you a Festival of psychologically enthralling wonder and beauty.

Fuinneamh is an Arts and Music Festival taking place at Loughcrew House & Gardens, Oldcastle, Co. Meath from Friday to Sunday.

Expect 6 stages designed and inspired by this enchanted Emerald Isle., 6 auxiliary entertainment areas showcasing performances, poetry, storytelling, spoken word, yoga, healing workshops, craft workshops, science gallery exhibition installations, virtual reality experiences and much more.

Check out the festival’s programme here!

Friday (15.09) to Sunday (17.09)

Tickets: 65 (Saturday day ticket) / 105 (weekend camping) Book here

Loughcrew House & Gardens, Oldcastle, Co. Meath



Oktoberfest is back in Dublin for its 9th edition! Needless to say the event is always lots of fun. The Festival kicked off this Thursday and runs for 18 days bringing the best of the German culture. Expect live music, traditional food and obviously loads of beer.

Feel free to wear your traditional Bavarian costume and have fun!

Thursday (14.09) to Sunday (01.10)

Admission: 0 / 10 (Friday and Saturday evening)

IFSC Docklands

Dublin Fringe Festival


Dublin Fringe is an amazing Arts festival that will take you to places you have never been to before. Let’s go and see the theatre, music, comedy, dance and much more. It’s a knockout sixteen days with more than 400 events being presented in over 30 venues right across the city in buildings and outdoor spaces. The festival is a great opportunity for artists to innovate, bring new and bold ideas and attract adventurous audiences.

If you want to be part of the magical experience check out what’s on here

Saturday (09.09) to Sunday (24.09)   

Various Venues, Dublin City

BlueFire Street Fest 2017


If you don’t have plans for Saturday but would love to enjoy a one day Festival full of music and arts you should check out the BlueFire Street Festival which is back this year and even bigger at Smithfield Square, Dublin. The family friendly event offers workshops, street performances, graffiti jam, pop up performances, youth talks, market fair (with food, craft & art), kids area and a line-up of musicians, bands and performances playing a variety of musical styles.

Check out the festival’s line-up here!

See the programme for events After 8 pm here!

Saturday (16.09) – 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm – After hour 8:00 pm until late.

Free Admission 

Smithfield Square, Smithfield Square, Dublin, Ireland


Closing Night


If, like me, you love cabaret shows then you can’t miss this very special event going on this Friday and Saturday!

After “Ich Liebe Dich Cabaret” — one of the hottest tickets in the Dublin Fringe Festival 2016, Film Fatale are back in the event with their new cabaret show Closing Night. This promises to be a Cabaret show with all the sparkle, energy, fun and spectacle of their famous parties.

Hosted by cabaret superstar Dusty Limits, Closing Night brings the audience on a journey through the theatres history from vaudeville, variety, showtunes and musical numbers to Burlesque and the avant garde.

Join Film Fatale for an intimate evening of classic cabaret performance, burlesque and old school vaudeville, set to a soundtrack of broadway hits and cabaret solos.

Friday (15.09) – 8:00 pm

Saturday (16.09) – 6:00 pm / 9:30 pm

Tickets €24 Book here  – Free entry to “We Bleed Glitter” Closing Party in Wigwam on Saturday for all ticket holders.

Theatre Royal – Liberty Hall, Dublin

Rainbow Run 2017 

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Ireland’s biggest colour run takes place this Saturday and you can run, jog or walk the 5km route on Dún Laoghaire’s West Pier while getting blasted with colourful paint as you pass through five zones of music.

The run ends in a festival village where the fun continues with ’90s cover band Smash Hits pumping out the tunes.

Get some exercise and have lots of fun at the same time!

Saturday (16.09) – 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Tickets: 24.99 Book here

Dun Laoghaire Pier West – dun laoghaire, Dublin


Dax J – At District 8


District 8 receives none other than Dax J this Saturday!  Dax J is a London born, Berlin based artist, known as a powerful DJ, producer and label boss. His trademark sound is on constant rotation from the biggest DJ’s in electronic music today.

2016 saw Dax voted into Resident Advisor’s top 100 DJ’s at No.56. He was also nominated by Mixmag, Groove Magazine and DJ Mag as best breakthrough DJ. He played closing sets at monumental parties including Awakenings for ADE in the Gashoulder as well as a 10-hour marathon set in the worlds most notorious techno club, Berghain.

Listen to Dax J’s music here!

Get ready to loose yourself to dance!

Saturday (16.09) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: 18 Book here

District 8 – 135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8

Josh Wink – At Hangar


One of the true legends of the 90’s dance music scene will be playing at Hangar this SaturdayJosh Wink has been one of the few artists that has managed to perform at the highest levels of electronic music consistently since the early 90’s. He has laid down club classics such as “Don’t Laugh” and “Higher State of Consciousness” which, to date, still destroys dance floors.

Check out some of Josh Wink’s tunes:  Higher State of ConsciousnesAre You ThereDon’t Laugh and Swirl.

Friday (15.09) – from 11:30 pm

Tickets: €12 – Cheaplist for the first 100 through the door who have written “JOSH WINK AT HANGAR” on the Facebook event wall, plus shared the event.

Hangar – Andrews Lane, Dublin

Soundstream – At Pygmalion

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This Saturday Soundstream (aka Frank Timm aka Soundhack aka one half of Smith n Hack) brings the best of his electronic music to Pygmalion. His sample heavy, tight spliced, looped up trademark sound is instantly recognizable and has made every new release a buy-on-sight event. As a DJ, he has carved out a reputation as one of the most impressive regulars at Panorama Bar in his home town of Berlin, with his high octane extended sets lighting up those hazy weekends. Expect a similarly extended set at Pyg too.

Colin Perkins and  Daire Carolan will be playing on the night as well.

Saturday (16.09) – from 10:00 pm

Tickets: 10 Book here

Pygmalion – Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin 2

Red Greg – At Telephones


Joining this month’s Telephones party in Yamamori Tengu is this special guest Red Greg. A deep digging DJ with impeccable taste, responsible for some of our fave mixes and compilations of recent years. Support comes from Papa Lou.

Check out Red Greg’s music here!

Upstairs Kraft presents an evening of Kraut and psychedelic supergroupery featuring a myriad of magical musicians from across Dublin’s sonic landscape. Featuring an improvised set by Jenkinson/Kehoe/Kitt/McAuley  and the first Dublin show from Ickis Mirolo’s SMUTT project featuring a rotating cast of futuristic favourites. Sam Burton, Tadhg O’Sullivan and Jason McNamara are along for this journey.

Leave your ears at the door, take a new pair from the jar provided and stick your head in an oscilloscope.

Saturday (16.09) – from 10:00 pm

Tickets: 12.50 Book here

Yamamori Tengu – Great Strand Street, Dublin 1

Prok & Fitch – At Button Factory


Prok & Fitch, one of the most exciting  DJ/production duos in House music at the moment, will be playing the party at the Button Factory this Saturday.

With their original tracks this year seemingly ubiquitous across Beatport charts and clubland alike, their rise to success has been swift and unrelenting. Staying current whilst building year-on-year in today’s music climate takes diversity, focus and raw talent, something that has earned Prok & Fitch the right to join a prestigious list of electronic music household names hailing from the UK’s hedonistic city of Brighton.

Check out Prok & Fitch’s music here!

Saturday (16.09) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: 12 / 15 Book here

Button Factory – Temple Lane South, 19, Dublin


Whiplash – Metallica Tribute – At Gypsy Rose


Whiplash, the Metallica Tribute band, return to the Gypsy Rose Rock and Blues Bar this Saturday to thrash out another 2 hour Metallica show. If you’re a big fan of this band this is not to be missed.

Have some craic, beer and Metallica played the way it should be played!

Saturday (16.09) – from 8:00 pm

Admission: €8 

Gypsy Rose Rock and Blues Bar – 5 Aston Quay, Dublin 2

 Jehst – At The Grand Social


What about a hip hop night with Jehst? Probably the most influential rap artist to ever emerge from the UK, Jehst has been at the forefront of his home country’s Hip Hop scene since the early 2000’s. With an extensive discography reaching into triple figures, and a string of critically acclaimed albums under his belt, Jehst’s heartfelt lyricism and true school production sound has earned him a global reputation as a master in his chosen field.

Live Suppport from: GRIM PICKINZ-TSS & Cuttin’ Heads Collective

Expect also an Open Mic Competition. Bring your bars!

Saturday (16.09) – from 11:30 pm

Tickets: 10 Book here

The Grand Social – 35 Liffey Street Lower, Dublin

RNB – Hip Hop Party – At Turks Head


Turks Head is having an exclusive Hip Hop / R&B party this Friday. Expect Djs playing  new and old school Hip Hop & RnB all night long with a twist of Trap, Grime, Dancehall, Reggae + Funk N Soul.

You will hear tracks from Migos, Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, Drake, Desiigner, OT Genasis, Young Jeezy, Kanye West, Rihanna, Beyonce, Bobby Shmurda, Yo Gotti, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, Ty Dolla Sign, Young Thug, Tyga, Future, The Game, Kid Ink, Dej Loaf, The Game, 50 cent, Bryson Tiller, Kevin Gates, Fetty Wap, YG, Biggie, Pac, Busta Rhymes, Jay Z, Mobb Deep, M.O.P, KRS One, Run DMC, Public Enemy, Nas, L L Cool J, A Tribe Called Quest, MC Lyte, GrandMaster Flash, Sir Mix A Lot, Queen Latifah, NWA, Eric B, Rakim, Wu Tang Clan,Ja Rule, DMX, Fat Joe, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Missy Elliot, Dr Dre, Outkast, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Gangstarr, Redman, Method Man, Lil Kim and many more.

Friday (15.09) – from 10:00 pm

Tickets : €10 on the Door / €5 Earlybird here

Turks Head – Parliament Street Temple bar, Dublin


IFI Open Day 2017


Experience a whole day of FREE screenings while the IFI throws open its doors to guests. Get a glimpse at the inner workings of the IFI Irish Film Archive and grab a place on the highly coveted Projection Booth tour, you can even touch their 70mm projector!

In addition to free screenings of old favourites and archive gems, you will also have a chance to learn about the incredible preservation, digitisation and restoration work of the IFI Irish Film Archive team at the ever-popular ‘Ask the Archivists’ desk.

You will get to enjoy a jazz brunch in the IFI Café Bar or afternoon BBQ on their renovated terrace as well.

Tickets – They will be distributing tickets for each film in the IFI Foyer one hour before each screening starts. Limited tickets for the Gala Cine-concert will be available at 18.30. Tickets for all shows are strictly on a first-come, first-served basis, so arrive early to avoid disappointment! Maximum of two tickets per person, per film.

Check out the programme here!

Saturday (16.09) – from 11:00 am

Irish Film Institute (IFI) – 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Foil, Arms and Hog – OinK


Up for some laughter this weekend? Check this out! Ireland’s top comedy sketch group Foil Arms and Hog  will perform their new live show at the Abbey Theatre as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival.

The Irish sketch group formed by Sean Finegan, Conor McKenna and Sean Flanagan perform on TV, radio, stage and YouTube. They work out of an office in Dublin where they write, film and edit their own sketches for their YouTube channel. They do a new video every Thursday, sometimes topical, but mostly completely random. Some of their more successful sketches are ‘How to Speak Dublin‘, ‘A Kerryman gives Directions‘ and ‘The Ryanair Song’.

If you don’t know these guys yet then check out their YouTube channel here!

Tickets are selling fast, run and get yours!

Friday (15.09) to Friday (22.09) – 10:00 pm

Tickets: 18 / 20 Book here

Abbey Theatre, 26/27 Lower Abbey Street

Indian Film Festival Of Ireland


The annual Indian Flim Festival of Ireland is taking place this weekend. The purpose of the event is to make Indian films more mainstream and to introduce people in Ireland to the global appeal and popularity of Indian cinema. The festival also aims to create an environment of collaboration between Irish and Indian film makers and to enable the making of Indian-Irish films.

Check out the programme here!

Friday (15.09) to Sunday (17.09)

Tickets: 0 / 5 / 10 

Location: various


The Best Little Market


If you haven’t been to The Best Little Market yet then this Saturday can be a great opportunity. The market takes place in The Vintage Inn (a proper little pub) and brings arts and crafts, pottery, photography, jewelry and more.

Saturday (16.09) – 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Free admission

The Vintage Inn – 74 Irishtown Rd, Dublin 4








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