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The two-day aviation spectacle will kick off at 12 noon each day starting with the ‘on the ground’ activity followed by the Air Display. The Air Display will kick-off at 3.30pm on Saturday and 2 pm on Sunday. This year’s line-up includes over 40 aircraft as well as parachute teams and helicopters. The calibre of the aerobatic displays at Bray is really second to none: Saturday’s display line-up is as follows: Irish Air Corps The Black Knights Make-A-Wish CAP 232 & the Flying Dentist Catalina PBY-5A Shamrock 1940 (DC-3) Gardaí helicopter ‘The Flying Cow’ Vans RV7 solo display (Gerry Humphries) Irish Historic Flight Foundation (Stearman) Irish Parachute Club Richard Goodwin Airshows (Pitts special) Strikemaster Search & Rescue Coastguard Royal Jordanian Falcons ME109 & Mustang Viggen Display Wildcat Aerobatics In addition to the above, Sunday’s display line-up will also include: The Red Arrows Aer Lingus, Shamrock 1936 The Blades Aerobatic Team Tranchant Jet Team (Fouga jets) Irish Historic Flight Foundation (Chipmunks) There will also be Helicopter Pleasure Flights on both Saturday & Sunday

Closing the series on Sunday July 29th is one of Ireland’s most celebrated female artists, Imelda May. Her most recent album ‘Tribal’ debuted at #1 in Ireland and #3 in the UK. Joining Imelda May are rising stars Paradisia. 

Ahoy there, Beatyard is back on Bank Holiday Aug 3rd/4th/5th 2018 in Dún Laoghaire Harbour. Beatyard – 80+ music acts & performers Eatyard – 100+ food vendors, demos, food competitions, cooks and stands Brewtonic – 20 craft beers, wine, gin, rum and whisky bars The Back Page Gamesyard – Ping Pong Arena & Arcade Banteryard – arts & discussion Studioyard – design, tech, flea market, demos, activities Boatyard – nautical boogie boat parties on the water Kidsyard – fun, frolics and festivities

The Rush Harbour Festival will be back over the August Bank Holiday weekend and this year we are adding our outdoor movies to the festival! The 2 nightly concerts will be OUTDOOR EVENTS. For the Country and Western night we will be having LINE DANCING to kick off the night and a competition for the best dressed Cowboy and Cowgal, so dust off your boots and hats and join in on the fun. So book early because tickets are limited.

Returning for its 6th year along with an extra date, Dublin Comic Con : Anime Edition brings media guests from TV and film, Comic creators, artists, fans and professionals together for a weekend of talks, workshops, demos, interactive activities and all around great family fun with stronger focus on Anime, think of it as the best of DCC August mixed with some amazing Anime guests, panels, cosplay and more! Our flagship show is also returning the 11th and 12th of August 2018 If you are not a hugr anime fan, don’t worry we will have sci-fi, pop culture, media guests, sets etc for the non Anime fans too. Come along to meet actors from your favorite TV shows/Movies, Comic Artists and writers or partake it one of the many activities over the weekend including workshops, compete in some casual gaming or go try your hand against some tougher competition in our E-Sports area, attend panels, watch SFX artists turn attendees into monsters, see our photo ops with lifesize movie sets and costumes, raise money for charity in our Wasteland area with a variety of games and much much more!

A 2-day new summer festival for children and their parents. Playstival celebrates play, imagination, and fun with a range of hands-on, fun and imaginative games and themed play universes. Playstival is both interactive and active, kids don’t just sit and watch, they play. The focus is on a more innocent approach to games and play, designed to foster interaction, movement and imagination – no fancy technology or a screen to be found!

The Big Grill is Europe’s largest BBQ festival, and returns for its fifth year from 16th – 19th August 2018 in Herbert Park, Dublin 4. Angie Mar & The Beatrice Inn Billy Durney & Hometown BBQ David Carter Smokestak UK Grainne O’ Keefe & Clanbrassil House Paul Flynn & The Tannery Robin Gill & The Dairy Fingal Ferguson Nick Solares – The Meat Show & Eater.com DJ BBQ Hilary O’Hagan Brennan John Relihan Rama Basilio – Asado Champion, Buenos Aires Andy Low ‘n’ Slow Birmingham Nick Weston & Hunter Gather Cook UK Andy Noonan Baste / Big Grill / Fowl Play Mark O’Brien Jack May Fowl Play Asador Kinara Kitchen Box Burger Hot Wing, Chilli and Burger Challenges McKenna Guides

Kasabian are an English rock band formed in Leicester in 1997. The band’s original members consisted of vocalist Tom Meighan, guitarist and vocalist Sergio Pizzorno, guitarist Chris Karloff, and bassist Chris Edwards. The band’s line-up was completed by drummer Ian Matthews in 2004 after a string of session drummers. Karloff left the band in 2006 and founded a new band called Black Onassis. Jay Mehler joined as touring lead guitarist in 2006. Mehler left the band for Liam Gallagher’s Beady Eye in 2013, to be replaced by Tim Carter. In 2010 and 2014, Kasabian won the Q Awards for ‘Best Act in the World Today’, while they were also named “Best Live Act” at the 2014 Q Awards and the 2007 NME Awards. The band’s music is often described as “indie rock”, but Pizzorno has said he “hates indie bands” and does not feel Kasabian fit into that category.

Walking On Cars are creating sounds as beautiful and dramatic as the landscape that envelops them. From the Dingle Peninsula, the five creatives friendship gave way to a tuneful collaboration, borne out of a desire to write music. With songs reflecting both the isolation and consolation of Dingle, this year Walking On Cars look set to add to their increasing number of admirers. Singer Patrick Sheehy is comfortable to characterize their music with the ambiguous description “powerful and almost pop”. Pushing the sound higher, Sorcha Durham (pianist) and Dan Devane (lead guitar) give life to these Melodic imaginings. Paul Flannery on Bass guitar and drummer Evan Hadnett provide an intelligent and bodily support to their carefully crafted songs. Central to the house that they share is the rehearsal space, where each of The five can document song ideas at anytime – “ an advantage” of their environment and something not possible living in a city. Since their formation just over 12 months ago, Walking on Cars have toured across the country with workmanlike dedication to their craft, developing their passion for playing live and with standout performances at many festivals in 2012.Walking On Cars are set to return to many […]

Rory Charles Graham (born 29 January 1985), better known as Rag’n’Bone Man, is an English singer and songwriter, known for his deep, bass-baritone voice. His first hit single, “Human”, was released in 2016, and his debut album of the same name was released in February 2017. At the 2017 Brit Awards, he was named British Breakthrough Act and received the Critics’ Choice Award.

Stiff Little Fingers were formed in 1977 in Belfast, Ireland. Along with the likes of the Clash, Sex Pistols, The Jam, Buzzcocks, Undertones, Sham 69, Stranglers, et al – Stiff Little Fingers were at the forefront of the punk movement. They wrote initially about their own lives, growing up at the height of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, in songs like Suspect Device and Wasted Life. In November of ’77, they released those two songs on their own Rigid Digits label, and sent a copy to BBC Radio One DJ John Peel, who started playing it every night. These were the first of what became SLF’s signature style: lyrics that meld the personal and political, music that combines the energy of punk with infectious hooks, and delivery that rings of honesty and commitment. In 1979 they became the first band ever to hit the UK top 20 album charts on an independent label with their debut Inflammable Material. The album chronicles the band’s anger and frustration at “the Troubles” in Northern Ireland, and calls on youth to create their own reality. Over the years, their live shows continued to be special events of energy and power. Their studio albums demonstrate […]

The festival is where artists challenge, subvert and invigorate their disciplines and practice. An active curator, Fringe supports artistic vision, ambition and excellence across a range of art forms and offers supports, resources, space, time and professional development to the Irish independent arts sector. Followed by fans and first timers alike, Dublin Fringe Festival draws more than 30,000 spectators for 16 days and nights each September, transforming Dublin into an exposé of great creative talent from around the globe. The scale and environment of the festival broadens arts participation, introducing artists and audiences and playing a pivotal role in the fabric of Dublin and Irish cultural life. Dublin Fringe Festival is a platform for the best new, emerging Irish arts companies and a showcase for the finest international contemporary performing arts. For artists, Fringe facilitates opportunities to innovate, to cross boundaries and strengthen the conditions in which they work. For audiences, Fringe is the place to discover meaningful, exciting and unforgettable cultural experiences.