Thursday November 3: DJ Shadow, Mount Kimbie, Kormac live AV @ The Shelbourne Hall, RDS(€39.50)
There’s lots of good music on offer of an electronic, alternative and hip-hop nature at the second annual Metropolis festival (Moderat, Clams Casino, Jessy Lanza, Sugar Hill Gang, Grace Jones, Booka Shade) but the opening party’s standalone lineup is solid with DJ Shadow headlining with a set drawn from new album and Endtroducing remixes along with UK duo Mount Kimbie and Dublin’s own DJ Kormac doing his live A/V thing.
The Metropolis festival is on next week in Dublin’s RDS, providing a weekend of music, art, installation and conversation, plus plenty cool pre-parties and an afterparty for each night of the fest.
On the music end, Stef Edwards writes:
The Main Hall will see the likes of the incredible Miss Grace Jones, Moderat, Jack Garratt, The Sugar Hill Gang, Sura and more taking to the stage – and a very special performance from the Trinity Orchestra paying tribute to David Bowie.
Why not check out The Shelbourne Hall to take in DJ Shadow at the Opening Party, or Groove Armada’s DJ set, Cyril Hahn, Girl Band, Booka Shade live, New Jackson and many more?
The Serpentine Hall features an awesome line up of acts from Clams Casino, Mall Grab, Floating Points DJ set, Fakear and Jessy Lanza, while over in our Industries Hall, we’ve got the very best in Irish DJ collectives. These guys have been putting on the best parties across Ireland and will be spinning their favourite tunes across the weekend. Come and dance to DJs from Hidden Agenda, Sense, Bedlam, Abstract, Lumo, Telephones, Bodytonic, District 8 and many more.
In addition: the world’s largest mirrorball, Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds exhibition, bespoke stage designs, an audiovisual REPEAL installation in conjunction with an interactive petition, eats from restaurants around Dublin, craft beers, and more.
Metropolis will take place at a major Dublin cinema from 24 to 27 September, and will bring some of the best science fiction, fantasy and cult films from around the globe. Metropolis will screen everything from classics to forthcoming international releases, digitally re-mastered classics, first-look new releases and kid-friendly screenings. There will be costumes, photo-booths, replica props and you, our fellow fans. We believe passionately in Metropolis. We believe it is going to be a fun, creative and engaging new festival for Dublin. But we can’t do it without your help, so we’re organizing a Fund it campaign this spring.
That means we need you, your generosity and your enthusiasm to help spread the word, and for you to come and enjoy the festival. Your contribution [link below], no matter how small, will help make this festival a reality. .May the force be with you! Let us boldly go where no Dublin film festival has gone before.