- Fri 11/7/2014: Street Performance World ChampionshipsLocation: Dublin
Description: Every year we scour the globe to bring the best international street performers to Ireland to compete for the world champion title. Hold onto your socks and get ready for an action packed FREE festival full to the brim with jaw-dropping jugglers, awe-inspiring acrobats and spine-tingling sword swallowers!
Over both weekends, members of the public will vote for their favourite performers on site and the act with the most public votesin total will be crowned the 2014 Laya Healthcare Street Performance World Champion. Entry to the festival is entirely free of charge, with the talented performers, who have dedicated their lives to this amazing art form, asking for a contribution from their audience at the end of each show.
Start Date: 11/7/2014
End Date: 13/7/2014
- Fri 18/7/2014: LongitudeLocation: dublin
Description: Line-up for Longitude 2014:
Ben Howard | Disclosure | James Vincent McMorrow | Bastille | Haim | Chvrches | Hozier | Sam Smith | Bonobo | John Talabot | Julio Bashmore | Cyril Hahn | Le Galaxie | Bondax | Roosevelt | Bombay Bicycle Club | First Aid Kit | Icona Pop | George Ezra | Koreless | Massive Attack | Rudimental | The 1975 | Banks | Parquet Courts | Krystal Klear | O Emperor | Eagulls | Ry X | Say Lou Lou | Son Lux | Josef Salvat | Samaris
Start Date: 18/7/2014
End Date: 20/7/2014
- Thu 24/7/2014: Vodeafone Comedy FestivalLocation: Dublin
Description: Dara O Briain, Russell Howard, Jason Byrne & Jason Manford feature as part of an astonishing line-up of 85 comedians who will perform in four fully seated, indoor theatres in the spectacular Iveagh Gardens, Dublin with 20,000 people expected to attend over the four days.
2014’s line-up sees the largest contingent of international talent ever to come to the Iveagh Gardens including South African sensation Trevor Noah, New Zealand’s Rhys Darby, best known for playing the band manager character in Flight of the Conchords, Canadian one-line specialist Stewart Francis and his compatriots Bobby Mair & Katherine Ryan and Denmark’s Sofie Hagen who won this year’s Chortle Best Newcomer Award.
We also have our biggest number of American acts including Chappelle’s Show co-creator Neal Brennan, best-selling author & Chelsea Lately panellist Jen Kirkman and the inimitable Pajama Men who’ve won awards all over the world. The awesome black-hearted joke-slinger Anthony Jeselnik also returns along with Rory Scovel and the Bitter Buddha himself Mr Eddie Pepitone.
This year’s UK contingent includes TV stars Russell Howard, Jason Manford, Al Murray, Milton Jones and Gary Delaney as well as Scotland’s Daniel Sloss and the Xtra Factor’s Matt Richardson.
This year’s line-up features many of the giants of Irish comedy including Dara O’Briain, making his festival debut, David O’Doherty, Jason Byrne, Maeve Higgins (who makes a welcome return from her new home in New York), Ed Byrne and stars of Irish TV and radio such as PJ Gallagher, David McSavage, Barry Murphy, Eleanor Tiernan, Kevin McGahern, Fred Cooke and Bernard O’Shea.
The Iveagh Gardens is the perfect location for the Vodafone Comedy Festival, a beautiful hidden sanctuary in the heart of Dublin City. It’s a unique place to hang out, watch some great comedy, and enjoy food and drinks with friends while checking out the colourful array of side-shows, street performers and live music. Festival favourite Milton Jones describes the event as “An annual theme park of laughter in the middle of Dublin, and a rare opportunity to laugh loudly and drink in the park without someone calling the police!”
Start Date: 24/7/2014
End Date: 27/7/2014
- Sat 26/7/2014: Dublin City Soul FestivalLocation: Dublin
Description: ‘Dublin City Soul Festival' is a celebration of peace, unity & love‘ is Ireland’s feel-good festival, a unique annual celebration.
Last years Dublin City Soul Festival featured loads of exciting events to choose from and what’s more most of them were FREE for you to enjoy because as the old saying goes…”the best things in life are free”
The Soul Picnic - a little piece of magic in association with Dublin City Council. Enjoy the world’s best music concert in a picnic style starring an exciting line-up of amazing local, national and international artists. Much more than a music event, enjoy tasty treats and BBQ food from our picnic vendors. Entry is free, but don’t forget to make a donation.
Love the City Music Trail- Mosey along the Dublin streets, moving from venue to venue checking out all the fantastic entertainment on offer or find your favourite venue, band or DJ and get comfy.
Savour a relaxing beverage in a quaint bar or cafe while enjoying an acoustic set from one of our solo artists or duets, then stroll a little further down the road and submerge yourself in a full on musical experience that will guarantee to have you out on the floor shaking your tail feather! (Warning: comfortable dancing shoes required)
Start Date: 26/7/2014
End Date: 27/7/2014