August Bank Holiday Weekend Events

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Dublin-ConcertsStuck for something to do this August Bank Holiday weekend? Lucky for you, this weekend is jam packed with events across the country and we’ve got a list of them all, just for your convenience!

Festivals

Castlepalooza
Location: Charleville Castle, Tullamore. What better place for a weekend of music & arts than the grounds of a 17th century castle hidden away in Ireland’s oldest oak woods! And not far from all major cities!
Line-Up: Ghostpoet, CSS, Walking On Cars, ASIWYFA and why look, we made a list of all the acts you shouldn’t miss! Just click here to view!

Make sure to check out the Eat My Shorts Ballroom Cinema for some independent shots, dabbledoo music workshops and musical bingo!

Indiependence
Location: Deer Farm, Mitchelstown, Cork. Directions available at the Indiependence Official Website.
Line-Up: Bastille, DeLaSoul, Kodaline, and again our list of acts you just need to see! Click here to view!
Ticket Prices: Day passes available at €45.00 here.

Indiependence also comes with spoken word set, a comedy tent, a silent disco, and some late night burlesque, with a few workshops if you’re feeling it! And it’s family friendly! How well rounded of you, Indie!

Oxegen
Location: Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, Co. Kildare.
Line-Up: Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Example, Snoop Dog, Pit Bull. Full line up can be viewed here along with transport options! /
Ticket Prices: Day Pass for €49.50 or 3 Day Weekend + Camping for #149.50 available at Ticketmaster.

Oxegen comes complete with funfair and a silent disco for your enjoyment!

Le Chéile
Location:  Oldcastle, Co. Meath.
Line-Up: Ham Sandwich, Keywest, Kila, Featuring X, Walking on Cars, Jemsen Green, The Hot Sprockets.
Ticket Prices: Tickets available from €5 and up. What a steal! Available at the Le Chéile Official website.

This event is 100% family friendly with an All Ages gig, kid’s art workshops and street artists, on top of the music line-up!

Concerts
Not want to leave the capital this weekend? Well, here’s an outstanding list of gigs that might just take your fancy!

Friday
Hot 8 Brass Band @ The Sugar Club. 8pm.
New Orleans based brass band founded in 1995, that make such a sweet concoction of jazz, funk and hip-hop! And oh my, their cover of Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing is not to be missed!
Tickets are priced at €17.50 and available by clicking here.

Protobaby @ Whelans. 7pm.
Limerick rockers Protobaby take to the Whelans stage with support from Andy Earley, two nights before they take over the Canadian Stage at Indiependence.
Tickets are a steal at just €10.

Saturday
The Mighty Stef @ Whelans.
Rock’n’rollers The Mighty Stef hit Whelans at 8pm for a mere €8 a ticket!
Tickets available at the Whelanslive ticket office.

Sunday
Tandem Felix @ The Workman’s Club
One of our “Ones to Watch for last weekend’s KnockanStockan Festival, Tandem Felix are back onstage at The Workman’s Club accompanied by My Mind Races, Ket Setter, Franko Franko and Zebra for a one night only free entry show!

Chris Woods @ Whelans. 8pm.
Chris Woods is one of the UK’s most enthralling instrumentalists and comes to Whelans for one night to fill your ears with some groove based guitar goodness.
Tickets priced at €10 are available from the Whelanslive Ticket Office.

 

Laur Ryan

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