With its aim of “providing a programme of events that catches the imagination of the public, while also giving artists and emerging talent a platform to engage with along the river” Dublin Quays Festival has announced its lineup for its inaugural outing across August 17-20.
Taking place in The Workmans Club, The Sound House, The Liquor Rooms, The Grand Social, The Wiley Fox, Sin E and Bagots Hutton, the free, four-day music, art and spoken word festival will host the following in the aforementioned Liffey-bordering venues:
Old Hannah, Cat Dowling, Birds Of Olympus, Maria Kelly, Fiction Peaks, Kelly-Anne Byrne, Super Silly (pictured), Death In The Sickroom, Sussex Universities Big Band, Orchid Collective, Little One, Alison Spittle, the Dixieland Jazzmen, John Cummins, Kicking Bird and more to be announced.
John Brereton, venue manager of The Grand Social said, “We’re hoping to grow the Dublin Quays Festival into a major event in the summer calendar that tourists and locals can enjoy. The acts we’ve programmed for the inaugural event highlight the local talent we have in app spheres of entertainment and we sincerely hope that by making it a free admission event that it’s well supported.”