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Tanaiste Leo Varadkar at the Mighty Hoopla festival in south London

This morning.

Via Independent,ie

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar told the live events industry that the UK’s reopening is “definitely” not an example to follow, just days before travelling to London to attend a music festival.

Mr Varadkar has been caught up in fresh controversy as the Irish Independent can reveal that he warned the meeting about the high numbers of Covid deaths and hospitalisations in England and Scotland.

The meeting was held between the live events sector, Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Arts and Culture Minister Catherine Martin and the Tánaiste last Monday.

Mr Varadkar said he “definitely” didn’t think that Britain was “an example to follow”

Tánaiste travelled to UK festival just days after calling event rules there a ‘bad example’ (Independent.ie)

Pic via Twitter


The mighty Hoopla 2021 line-up.

A spectacular ‘lava flow’ descending from an abandoned building in the Catalonian town of Olot composed of 10,000 fortune teller origami polygons.

Lit from below and wreathed in fumes from smoke machines, the installation – created for the LLUÈRNIA festival of light and fire by David Oliva of SP25 Arquitectura and Anna Juncà of Atelier 4 –  takes its cue from the dormant volcanos that surround the town.


It Takes A Village.

A new music festival taking place in Trabolgan Holiday Village, Whitegate, east Cork, from April 13 to 15, 2018.

Des O’Driscoll, in the Irish Examiner, reports:

“We think that will create a really special atmosphere on the site,” said co-organiser Joe Kelly. “There are about 170 self-catering houses at Trabolgan, and there will also be space for some camper vans.

“The beauty of this setup is that, no matter what gig you’re at, you’re never more than a few minutes’ stroll from where you’re staying, with its bed and hot shower.”

No camping will be available for the event.

Village people: Unique live-in event for Cork (Irish Examiner)

It Takes A Village

For full details visit here


On Saturday, July 8.

From noon ’til late.

In Grangecon, Co. Wicklow.

The one-day festival Simma Down will take place. To wit:

Features include live music, workshops, talks, DJs, MCs, art, games, spoken word, locally brewed beer, BYOB, fresh food and beautiful surroundings.

There will be three main areas – a live music barn, a DJ yard, and a big front lawn for games, workshops and activities. Local food & drink suppliers will be promoted on the festival site, alongside a special collection of artists and performers. The event is also family friendly.

Tickets include private bus transport from Dublin to the festival site, and back to Dublin once it’s all over.

Tickets: €55 / €65 + booking fees

But tickets here

Any excuse

Thanks Tadhg


The second annual Dublin Bowie Festival happens on the 5th to the 10th of January next year, with the festival closing on the first anniversary of the Thin White Duke’s passing.

Music, movies, debate and tributes aplenty will spread to venues all over Dublin, in celebration of the man’s life and work, with Nialler9 picking his highlights over at his site.

Not to be missed are talks with playwright/Lazarus stage-show co-author Enda Walsh, and a vigil on the 10th to mark Bowie’s passing, with Bowie Raw performing acoustically, and space/time available for anyone that wishes to convey their feelings onstage through song or spoken word.

Dublin Bowie Festival