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18th Aug 2017

7 Things You Need To Know About This Weekend’s Dublin Quays Festival


Dublin’s Quays are this weekend being taken over for a festival to celebrate all that the city has to offer, locating itself right in the thick of it. 

Everything kicked off last night, with festivities running all the way along to Sunday night with load of free gigs to be enjoyed across the weekend, such as Alison Spittle, Birds of Olympus, Maria Kelly and Kicking Bird.

But what else is going on this weekend?

Well, we’re so glad you asked…

1. What’s on?

Loads. Tonnes. Seriously, so much.

Music, comedy, a birthday party for Phil Lynott – you name it!

All of the events can be found on Facebook here

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2. What time does everything kick off?

Events run throughout the day and well into the night.

E.g. Tomorrow, John Cummins kicks things off at 1pm, with Kicking Bird taking over The Sound House at 10pm. 

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3. Is it on tonight?

Sure! Here’s the schedule.

4. Where’s everything on?

Right along the Quays, my friend. Think the Winding Stair, Grand Social, Sin É and many more. 

Here’s a nifty map to show you where everything is.

5. How much are tickets?

That’s the best bit. They’re absolutely FREE. 

More money to spend on food!

6. Must-see acts


  • Now That’s What I Call Music ’80 – ’89 @ 8pm – 3am in The Grand Social 
  • Kelly Anne Byrne @ 10pm in The Wiley Fox


  • Ha’Penny Flea Market @ 12pm in The Grand Social
  • Hvmmingbyrd @ 9pm in The Sound House
  • Kicking Bird @ 10pm in The Sound House


  • A Very Sassy Brunch with Noel Dumont + The Dumont Trio @ 2pm in Bagots Hutton
  • and The Alison Spittle Show @ 8pm in Workman’s 

7. I’m excited!

Us too! 

And here’s a playlist including all the artists playing over the weekend to get your even more pumped. 

For more information on this weekend’s deadly line-up, check out their Dublin Quay Fests’s Twitter and Facebook pages. 

Hon the Quays!

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