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Dublin Has Only Gone And Bagged Itself A Brand New Festival

By katedemolder

February 2, 2017 at 12:30pm


Feel like your taste in music isn't so widely appreciated in Dublin these days?

Well all that's about to change, as Spectrum Festival is making its big debut in Dublin this March, and it's got a good mix of everything. 

It's branded as 'a new festival experience for fans of innovative music-making', and presents an intriguing line-up of acts at the creative intersection where jazz, contemporary, rock and electronic music collide. 

When is it kicking off?

Spectrum will be taking over Dublin City Centre for three nights of live music from March 10 - 12 in Whelans and The Opium Rooms on Wexford St, Dublin.

What should we expect?

Styles of music you've been missing out on throughout the years: jazz, progressive, rock, alt-folk to electronica persuasions.

Featured artists on the programme include jazz composer and bassist Ronan Guilfoyle with Tom Rainey and Dave Binney performing Guilfoyle’s ‘Hands’, Cian Nugent, Norway’s Hedvig Mollestad, Belgian instrumental trio Dans Dans, improvised music with Izumi Kimura and Barry Guy, pianist Paul G.Smyth, and saxophonist Evan Parker among others. 

Homebeat will also be presenting a late-night lineup of electronica on the Saturday night.

A selection of talks, in both Whelans and The Opium Rooms on Wexford Street will also be taking place, including: ‘Is music genre dead, or does it just smell funny?’

Sounds deadly. How much $$$?

Weekend tickets are €30 on sale until Sunday February 5. 

And a Standard Festival Pass is €40 after that. Individual prices for events vary and the talks are free. Buy your tickets right here

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