Taking place across the weekend of August 5 & 6 is this year’s Beatyard Festival at The Beatyard of Dun Laoghaire Harbour with huge headliners Mark Ronson, in what will be an excellent DJ set from the tastemaker, as well as atmospheric French trip-hop channelling outfit Air.
Continuing on from last year’s funk & soul-oriented lineup, the bill confirmed so far includes:
Toots & The Maytals
Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers [in his first ever Irish performance]
Mood II Swing
Rusangano Family [Well-deserved Choice Music Prize-winners 2017]
Romare [with a full live band]
Horse Meat Disco
Fish Go Deep
Drawing with Don Conroy
As before, the site will feature Dublin’s favourite street food market, The Eatyard, which features workshops, demos as well as the Bernard Shaw Fleamarket.
The Gamesyard will feature computer and board games, as well as sports & activities for all-ages, while craft beer, whiskey, rum, gin & wines will be served by Brewtonic Bars.
Jim Carroll hosts the Banteryard, with talks, panels & debates taking place throughout the weekend, with the Studioyard featuring art, design & tech installations.
Most interestingly, the Boatyard will host boat parties with a lineup of their own, well as a kidsyard for parents & their kids, featuring games & music.
Tickets are available from The Beatyard, priced specially on 2-for-1 day tickets costing €30, and weekend tickets costing €89.