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Dublin Festivals

Dublin is rife with cultural and music festivals. The next few months promise to see all manner of art and music come together for an eclectic mix that’s sure to guarantee fun for all!

SoGo Dublin Arts Festival. 29th April-2nd May

Celebrate the beginning of Summer with the SoGo festival. This year it will be held on the May bank holiday weekend.

The festival is located right in the heart of the city, and stretches from South Great Georges St and stretches up to Clarendon St.

The aims of the festival are to promote the are as a cultural hub, to host a multi-faceted arts festival, and to curate a large number of free events in as many venues as possible in the area and to make full use of the available outdoor spaces.

If you want to learn more, visit http://www.sogo.ie. Updates on acts and events will be announced in the next few weeks so keep your eyes peels, as this is an event not to be missed

SoGo

Sibin Music Festival. 30th April

The Sibin music festival is now in its fourth year. This year it has moved to a new location in The Millhouse in Slane. Encompassing everything from roots and reggae to live bands, drum and bass and dubstep to techno, funk and electro to house, Sibin will once again have something for all tastes, guaranteeing a quality session for everyone.

This year the line up includes The Infomatics, Reeko, Total Science, New Secret Weapon, Orphx, Loefah, Enno, The Barley Mob, Legowelt, Marcus Ignored Playaz, Genie, Giles Armstrong, Mog-Y and many more.

And feast your eyes on the wonderful visuals and art work that are set to illuminate the grounds of the Millhouse.

There are busses running to and from Dublin all day, and they cost €15 return. The tickets to the one day event cost €30. Gates open at 3pm and the fun won’t stop until well into the wee hours of 2 or 3am!

You can grab your tickets from Sweeneys of Dame St (formerly Le Cirk) or visit www.eventelephant.com/sibinfestival2011

Forbidden Fruit Music Festival 4th and 5th in June.

In its inaugural year, this 2 day festival is happening in the historical grounds of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham.

The first day will see performances from The Flaming Lips, Erol Alkan,. Wildbeasts, Aeroplane, Ham sandwich, Colour Music, Jape.

The second day will include Aphex Twin, Battles, Jamie Caribou, Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobious Pip.

This is a non camping event, and tickets for one day cost €49.50 and for both days are €90.

For more info visit http://www.forbiddenfruit.ie/

Forbidden Fruit

So join in the fun! For more info visit http://www.visitdublin.com

Written by: Katie Kelly

Proofed by: Dara O’Conor

Uploaded by: Emma Duggan

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