St Patrick’s Eve celebrations
The festivities will take place on the eve of St Patrick’s Day at Collins Barracks in the historic surrounds of the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History.
The courtyard will transform into a festival highlight with a main stage, two circus tents (Tent Mór & Tent Beag) and a bandstand showcasing fabulous drag acts and DJ sets. So whether you want to be entertained or dance the night away, you’re sure to ring in St Patrick’s Day in style.
Irish artist Elaine Mai is teaming up with MayKay and Sinéad White for a one-time-only performance of club classics and original songs, along with performances from Bobbi Arlo, Lewwab, Pastiche and Tim Chadwick. With that dynamic mix of indie, pop, dance and electronic tunes, there really is something for everyone.
If you want to get your toes tapping in a more traditional sense, hot-foot it over to the Géilí (queer céilí), hosted by podcast host PJ Kirby with help from quick-stepping drag superstars, River Drag.
And of course, the “Queen of Ireland”, Panti Bliss, will put on a special performance with her Dancing with the Stars partner, Denys Samson.
Pillow Queens & Friends
This celebration of Irish music and culture involves 12 incredible acts including Katie Kim, Melts, Sprints and Gurriers. So be sure to stick around for the entire weekend for a kaleidoscope of colour, culture and heritage throughout the city.