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25th Jul 2019

Here Are The Coolest Events You Need To Include On Your Summer Calendar

Éadaoin Fitzmaurice

The summer heat we’ve been pining for is FINALLY here and it’s time to put it to good use.

You don’t have to head on your hoblibobs to be in full summer-mode. In fact, there is a rake of deadly events happening across the city.

We’ve teamed up with Jameson to bring you the ultimate summer guide.

Of course, no event is complete without a summery quencher on hand and a Jameson Ginger & Lime is exactly that. Its refreshing notes are ideal for a sunny social scene.

So go on, get out and have the craic!

Here are the best things happening this summer:

The Big Grill

Europe’s largest BBQ festival is back and this year it’s said to be flaming hot.

Named Irish ‘Festival of the Year’ last year, The Big Grill will return to the stunning Herbert Park in Ballsbridge from  15th – 18th August 2019.

The festival celebrates the art of cooking with fire and smoke, bringing over 20,000 visitors to Dublin to smell, taste, discover and learn about all kinds of barbecuing, grilling, smoking, vegetables, meats, delicacies and drinks.

The only rule is that they must cook with live fire using natural charcoal and wood only; no gas or electricity.

This summer, Canadian chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, internet sensation and VICE favourite Matty Matheson will be coming to Dublin for his first ever Irish festival. He’ll join forces with his friend Lee Tiernan from Black Axe Mangal in London for a very special live fire feast.

Irish chef Grainne O’Keefe from Clanbrassil House and Bujo will also return to the festival as well as some new faces including Holly Dalton from Gertrude and Gaz Smith from Michael’s, Lucky Tortoise Dim Sim, Bowls by Kwanghi Chan and Caribbean pop-up Lil’ Portie.

With a scorching lineup of international names and hot homegrown talent serving up specially created live fire dishes and of course plenty of craft drinks as well as a deadly Jameson Bar, this is one you will not want to miss.

Sound good? Further details on the festival and tickets (from €20) for the events are available on the The Big Grill Website.

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Beatyard returns to Dun Laoghaire this August Bank Hol weekend and we cannot wait.

This feel-good festival by the sea has some incredible acts lined up such as Groove Armada, Chvrches, Jungle, Todd Terje, Jafaris and Krystal Klear. It was an incredible show last year and I predict that this year will be no different, let’s just hope the weather stays fiiine!

Grab yourself a Jammey-Ginger and party the night away.

As well as a whopper line-up, Beatyard will be hosting daily boat parties (Ehhhh, CLASS!), a games yard and a kids yard.

Of course, to compliment your drinks, there’s some tasty food stalls from Eatyard to settle any kind of craving. From Sweet Churro to La La Poutine, Handsome Burger to Teddy’s ice cream, you’ll be set up for the entire day.

See you there?

Purchase your tickets on the Beatyard website.

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All Together Now

Said to be one of the best festivals last summer, All Together Now is returning for it’s second year.

The festival will be taking place in Curraghmore House, Co Waterford during the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

American indie rockers The National will be leading the All Together Now line-up in 2019 along with  Fontaines D.C., Patti Smith and Hot Chip, Kojaque And The Soft Boy Band, SOAK, Beoga, and intriguingly, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra who will be performing the songs of Leonard Cohen.

All Together Now will be set across 16 stages, featuring natural amphitheatres, secret woodland stages, a Jameson Bar – the ideal spot to stop off for a refreshing pick-me-up, Belonging Bandstand and more.

The flow of the festival will mean that the grounds will be easily navigable, intimate but with quirky gems, rolling lawns, gentle hills and hidden forests to enjoy the nature of this 3000-acre site, with something of wonder for everyone.

There will also be some hilarious comedy acts including Tommy Tiernan, Jason Byrne and Deirdre O’Kane.

Buses will be running from Dublin during the entire weekend, tickets can be purchased here.

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Looks like we have a great summer ahead of us!

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