Canalaphonic Unveil First Line-Up

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With more than 120 acts set to participate, Dublin’s community-based Canalaphonic Music and Culture Festival have unveiled its first acts set to perform across September 23 and 24.

Having made its inaugural outing last year, Rocstrong, The Eskies, Zaska, Mongrel State, Barq, Mongoose, Sinead White, The Word Up Collective, Mother Mooch, Late City Edition, Fox E and the Good Hands, Travis Oaks, Homebeat and T.A.S.T.E are amongst the first wave of artists and events to be announced.

An ongoing collaboration between Dublin City Council’s South East Area Office and Abner Browns Barbershop, the festival will launch at Copan Rathmines tomorrow (Thursday, May 5) night with live music from Barq and Damola.

With more acts and details to be announced for the festival – which will take place in various bars, coffee shops and local businesses – you can submit interest via

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