What’s the craic for the weekend: 21.06

FESTIVALS

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Body&Soul Festival

Body&Soul, one of the Ireland’s most beautiful Music & Arts Festivals is back this summer! Expect a weekend packed full of world-class music, immersive art, soothing therapies, holistic hideaways and gastronomic indulgences to name but a few.

Book your tickets now an discover a truly unique weekend that will leave an indelible mark on your mind!

Watch our video of last year’s festival here!

Check out the line-up!

Friday (22.06) to Sunday (24.06) 

Tickets: €199 (weekend ticket) / €80 (Saturday only) / €70 (Sunday only) Book here

Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath

Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival 

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The Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival returns with this year’s theme “We are Family” and various events such as drag life drawing, queer walking tours, photography exhibitions, street parties and more.

The highlight of the festival will be the Dublin Pride Parade that is happening on Saturday from 2 pm and the celebrations afterwards.  The parade starts in Stephens Green South heading towards Kevin Street. There will be Music and Speeches from 12 pm until 2 pm.

Check out the festival’s events here!

Thursday (21.06) to Saturday (30.06)

Location: various

Irish Gin & Tonic Fest –  Launch Party

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The Irish Gin & Tonic Fest is a 32 county celebration of Irish gins! It takes place from June 23rd – 30th and venues from all around the island of Ireland will be coming on board while lots of Irish gin brands will be hosting special events everywhere.

There will be two opening parties at Urban Brewing on June 23rd showcasing most of the Irish gins that you can find at the festival. For €15 you will receive a full serving of an all Irish Gin & Tonic and you’ll also be able to sample over a dozen premium Irish gins that hail from every province in Ireland!

Saturday (23.06) – from 1:30 pm

Tickets: To keep up with demand, there will be two sittings for the party. The first one will be on from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm and you can get tickets here. The second one will be on from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm and you can get tickets here.

Urban Brewing – Vault C, The chq Building, Custom House Quay, IFSC, Dublin 1

TO DANCE

Todd Terje (DJ Set) at District 8

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If you’re not going to any festivals this weekend but would love to go out to dance, then check this out!  Norwegian DJ, songwriter, and record producer Todd Terje will be playing at District 8 this Friday.

Last year, Todd Terje was nominated for Record of the Year for “Jungle” at the Electronic Music Awards.

Check out Todd Terje’s music here!

Friday (22.06) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: 22.50 Book here

District 8 – 135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8

Day/Night Pride Party – At Pygmalion

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This Saturday Pygmalion is hosting an all day/night Pride opening party on their terrace and in the club with Crazy P Soundsystem.

Fusing slinky underground disco, deep electronic throbs and shimmering pop moments; this is dance music with a voice, a heart, and a soul. With one of the best live dance music shows on the planet, Crazy P have been leaving their mark on the landscape of British dance music for the last 15 years.

Listen to Crazy P music here!

Support: Al Gibbs & Niall Redmond

Expect two for one cocktails all day and Djs from 1:00 pm.

Saturday (23.06) – from 1:00 pm to 3:00 am

Tickets: 10 / 15 Book here

Pygmalion – Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin 2

Indoor and Outdoor Party – At Yamamori Tengu

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This is a full day summer outdoor and indoor party at Yamamori Tengu with Souletiquette X Friends to celebrate 4 Years of music, radio, events, lifestyle, culture and more.

Expect: Souletiquette  – from 11:00 pm to 3:00 am – Hip Hop/Trap, 90s RnB & Soul, Future Beats.

SUCASA w/ Live Percussion – from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm – Soca, Afrohouse, Kuduro, Deep House.

Friday (22.06) – from 6:00 pm

Tickets: 10 / 12 Book here

Yamamori Tengu – Great Strand Street, Dublin 1

MUSIC

Billy Joel – At Aviva Stadium

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If you’re a big fan of Billy Joel you shouldn’t miss this! Following his last sell out Show in Dublin in 2013, the legendary musician is returning to Ireland to play the Aviva Stadium this Saturday in what will be his only Irish appearance in 2018.

Billy Joel is one of the biggest concert draws in the world and continues this achievement with an impressive run of sold out consecutive stadium shows and concert arenas. Last year, Billy Joel had record-breaking sell outs in 9 stadiums including unprecedented sell outs 4 years in a row at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and Fenway Park in Boston.

Saturday (23.06) – 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Tickets: €136 Book here

Aviva Stadium – Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown 2018

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All summer Bulmers are bringing you a fantastic line-up of live gigs, great food, and thrilling horse racing from Leopardstown Racecourse. With a strong Irish card, Bulmers Live at Leopardstown gives you all the makings for a great night out, with a difference. Concert & Racing only €20! Free entry for children under 18 (must be accompanied by an adult).

Public (free) Shuttle Bus running between Sandyford Luas stop and Leopardstown Racecourse, and complimentary shuttle buses running from Blackrock DART Station on selected dates.

Check out the festival’s line-up here!

Thursday (21.06) to Thursday (16.08) 

Tickets: 20 Book here

Leopardstown Racecourse – Foxrock, Dublin 18

Irish International A Cappella Festival

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Ireland’s A Cappella Competition celebrates the genre of modern a cappella music in Ireland. The competition was founded in 2016 by Ardú Vocal Ensemble to promote and encourage the genre of a cappella singing in Ireland. Since then, the competition has become one of the most anticipated a cappella events in the year!

Check out the festival programme here!

Friday (22.06) to Sunday (24.06)

Tickets: Book here

Location: various

Wille And The Bandits – At The Bowery

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The classic blues rock band Wille and the Bandits are playing at The Bowery this Thursday. 

The band try to take their sound beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up. The use of more bizarre instrumentation and eclectic influences in the song writing often pushes them more into a world music or progressive category.

They have received great critical acclaim, being voted in the top ten must see bands at Glastonbury 2014 by BBC Radio 1 and reaching number 2 in the UK blues chart with their first single on downloads alone.

Check out Wille and the Bandits here!

Thursday (21.06) – 8:00 pm

Free admission

The Bowery – 196 Rathmines Rd Lower, Dublin 6

Dinner with Bossa Nova and Gypsy Jazz

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Enjoy an evening of good company, great food and the fantastic sound of Bossa Nova and Gypsy Jazz at Art Café this Saturday with Bruno Carv, Glauber Magalhaes and Alberto Amarossi.

BYOB when dining IN. Corkage fee is 5eur per bottle of wine.

Saturday (23.06) – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Free admission

Art Café Dublin – 1 Frenchmans Lane, Dublin 1

TO EAT

Flavours of South Dublin Festival

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The Flavours of South Dublin Food Festival is taking place in Rathfarnham Castle Park this Sunday. The festival will feature flavours from around the world, from traditional Irish fare, to Asian dishes, with something to suit all tastes. 

Enjoy a day full of live music, free entertainment, delicious food and community exchange!

On the day there will be free guided tours of the Castle (www.rathfarnhamcastle.ie).

Sunday (24.06) – 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Free admission

Rathfarnham Castle Park – 1a Dartmouth Terrace, Dublin 14

Vegan Dublin Food Tour

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Want to sample some of Dublin’s best vegan menus? Join the Vegan Dublin Food Tour for a special, one of a kind culinary experience! Sample a variety of delicious plant-based foods at some of Dublin’s most exciting dining venues.

The vegan Dublin food tasting tour is a walking tour in the heart of Dublin. You will savor tastings of delicious foods, desserts and drinks at six exciting venues, accompanied by a vegan guide.

Tour duration: 3.5 hours – Number of stops: 6 stops – walking tour

Tour price includes: All the foods, desserts and drinks served on the tour (The equivalent of 1.5 – 2 meals – you won’t leave hungry!) ♣  Additional short stops at interesting sights  ♣  Friendly vegan guides ♣ A vegan token of gratitude at the end of the tour.

Saturday (23.06) to (29.08)

Tour price: €69 per person Book here

Location: various

CULTURE

Riverdance – At Gaiety Theatre

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Experiencing the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance at the beautiful Gaiety Theatre. Featuring the combined talent of the Riverdance Lead Dancers, the Riverdance Irish Dance Troupe, the live Riverdance Band and international artists from Russia, Spain and the USA the show truly entertains audiences of all ages and cultures.

Thursday (21.06) to (29.07) 

Tickets: €21 – €71 / Family Ticket: 2 Adults & 2 Children Tickets: €128 Book here

The Gaiety Theatre – 53-54 South King Street, Dublin 2

Gangsta Granny – At Olympia Theatre 

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The cabbage-crunching, criminal master-mind, Gangsta Granny is coming to Dublin! Birmingham Stage Company, the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories, George’s Marvellous Medicine and Tom’s Midnight Garden, are bringing their acclaimed West End production of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny to The Olympia Theatre from Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd.

Gangsta Granny is a must for all families as the show will be enjoyed by everyone from 5 to 105! It’s both laugh out loud funny and thrilling but also has some very moving and truthful things to say about family relationships. The show was premiered in 2015 and has been touring the UK ever since as well as enjoying a West End season in summer 2017.

Thursday (21.06) to Saturday (23.06) 

Tickets: from 23 Book here

Olympia Theatre – 72 Dame Street, Dublin 2

MARKETS

The Shaw Art Market II – At Bernard Shaw

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The Art Market is back to Bernard Shaw this Saturday! Definitely a great way to pick up some unique, original, one-off pieces and meet talented artists at the same time. You can also enjoy some music and eat some yummy food at the Eatyard.

Saturday (23.06) – 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Free admission 

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

Thomas House Vinyl Market

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At Thomas House Vinyl Market you will see traders from around Ireland offering Punk, Indie, Metal, RnR and many other genres on vinyl and CD at bargain prices. Find that record you’re looking for!

Saturday (23.06) – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Free entry

The Thomas House – 86 Thomas St, Dublin 8

 

HAVE AN AMAZING WEEKEND!  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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