MusicTown today announced that the 2020 Festival dates will be rescheduled from April as originally planned, to 9 – 27 September.
This decision was made in light of the current government recommendations re mass gatherings and the evolving Covid-19 situation.
The team sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused.
The full festival line up will be announced in due course and you can keep updated at musictown.ie
Brought to you by Dublin City Council and Aiken Promotions, the programme covers an array of musical styles and genres. Setting out to explore and celebrate the diverse constellation of music cultures that exist in Dublin City, MusicTown aims to unify the city, making its music relatable and accessible, instilling a sense of pride in Dublin’s musical heritage, whilst welcoming newcomers and visiting artists.
Creative Director Amy Nix said “We’re very happy with how MusicTown has evolved into more than just a programme of concerts over the last few years. We’ve been talking about diversity and collaboration for a number of years as the essence of how live performance works and the wonderful pool of organisations we are working with have responded to this direction brilliantly.
This programme takes in everything from events with theatre directors choosing inspirational music, one of the most acclaimed podcasters in Europe, Blindboy, getting under the skin of an artist’s mindset, a skateboarding film with a live score, new arrangements and interpretations of two classic Radiohead albums, free opera being brought across Dublin neighbourhoods, the thought process of making music videos, an original piece of vinyl released by our finest new artists, a spoken-word sensation, a tribute to the late great Johann Johannsson, the next generation of RIAM students learning their craft, music made accessible for disability, a music themed art exhibition, a walking tour, and, of course, one of our great singers Damien Dempsey performing his new album he made with a cast of acclaimed artists.
And, we are delighted to present our brand new MusicTown Jr strand dedicated to events for children, including the exciting Big Bang Festival in association with the Ark… This is diversity and collaboration, live ideas brought to you from musicians, artists and thinkers from all walks of life.”