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Festivals and Fairs

Festivals and Fairs

Samhain Festival 2017

28th October 2017
It’s the first time an event like this has been held in Weston Airport Hanger, so it’s going to be a unique festival-going experience. The former Oasis star Liam Gallagher is set to headline the event and Annie Mac will be joined by special guests The Strypes and Touts! 
It’s sure to make your Halloween a night to remember! 
Tickets are from €50

Dublin Racing Festival at...

3rd & 4th February 2018
The Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown is more than just a race meeting; it’s a state of mind. Providing the best racing Dublin has to offer, all you have to do to enjoy it is bring yourself and your sense of adventure to the party of the season.
With two exhilarating days of the finest jump racing from the best sporting talent in Ireland and the UK fighting it out for two massive titles - The Irish Gold Cup and The Irish Champion Hurdle - it’s the very best the city has to offer all in one famous venue. Dublin Racing Festival celebrates top quality horse racing in Ireland, Dublin culture and Irish Food.
This event will take pace from the 3rd until the 5th of February and tickets are from €25

Country to Country

9th - 11th March 2018
Country to Country; Europe's biggest country music festival is back for its sixth year from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March 2018 with another incredible line up that fans can expect from the Country to Country organisers.
The festival brings three days of the best in country music and programming that fans have come to love and expect with performances from the world’s best country stars as well as emerging talent from Nashville, Ireland, UK and Europe.
Joining Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Little Big Town will be one of America’s biggest country stars; Kacey Musgraves who will headline the festival for the very first time. Joining the stellar headliners are Emmylou Harris, Kip Moore, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Margo Price and Midland.
There will be so much going on during this festival and thanks to the dedicated fans it will continue to grow.

International Dublin Gay ...

7th - 20th May 2018
This annual festival celebrates the contributions of gay people to the theatre, past and present. With an emphasis on new or recent works.
This will be the festivals 15th year! 
Join in the fun and creative brilliance at this festival which celebrates and embraces diversity in Dublin today.
This festival will take place from 7th of May until the 20th of May. 

Dublin Dance Festival

2nd - 20th May 2018
Begining in 2002 by its founder Artistic Director Catherine Nunes, the Festival’s ambitions have been big and brave.
The festival only became an annual event in 2008 after the attention and growth it has gained over the 6years since its beginning.
The direcrtoe ship has since passed to Julia Carruthers who lead the 2012-2015 festivals. This years director will be Benjamin Perchet.
International choreographers and dance companies come along to the event along with artists from Ireland and abroad to look and celebrate at the classics and to discover some freh new talent.
Their platform is "for Irish choreographers to develop their work in an international context, premiering major new Irish works during each Festival and providing key networking opportunities. Each year the Festival attracts many prominent dance promoters from overseas for whom Dublin has become an exciting place to discover new dance."
Dublin Dance Festival’s vision is to present the best of international contemporary dance within a festival context.
The 2018 festival promises to present a dynamic mix of incredible dance, visual theatre, live music, video interactions, personal testimony and much more. In addition to performances, Dublin Dance Festival will also offer film screenings, free family outdoor events, exhibitions, discussions and workshops.
This festival is one of the largest in Dublin and will be running from the 2nd of May 2018 until the 20th May 2018. It will be held in many locations throughout Dublin and there are also performers who stay here in The Castle Hotel so be sure to get your room early! 
There is always something for everyone during this festival :)

Forbidden Fruit

2nd - 4th June 2018
Dublin city centre’s multi-stage music and arts festival, FORBIDDEN FRUIT, is set to return for its seventh instalment on the June 2nd - 4th. A unique city centre festival that combines music, art, fashion, food and simple good vibes.
If you are over in Dublin then you must give a little visit at least! 
Set across four stages (Original Stage, Outcider, Lighthouse, Someplace Else), offering a wide selection of different styles of music, to suit all tastes, you can expect the usual fruity cocktail of great cutting-edge sound, comedy, art, good food, and festival fun. 

Electric Picnic 2018

31st August - 2nd September 20...
Electric Picnic is an annual arts-and-music festival which has been staged since 2004 at Stradbally Hall in Stradbally, County Laois, Ireland.
The Picnic has been described as "Ireland's version of Glastonbury" and "a great inspiration to Latitude" by one of its business partners.