Travel info for y'all for this weekend. The festival site is right behind the DART station in Dun Laoghaire, and there will be loads of buses, & a taxi rank nearby too. Note also the festival will be held on a concrete site, so no wellies or mud. Sweet.
Parking in Dun Laoghaire is hard to come by - so please try to come by public transport if possible!
Take the DART North or Southbound as far as Dun Laoghaire. Upon exiting the station, turn left and then left again towards the old ferry port! We're literally a 2 minute walk from the DART station - you can't miss us! Please remember that if you plan to return by DART make sure to buy your return ticket on your way to Dun Laoghaire to avoid delays coming home!
The 7, 8 & 46A all go to Dun Laoghaire from the City Centre. The 75 services Tallaght through Rathfarnham and on to Dun Laoghaire. Check www.DublinBus.ie for more info.
Tickets - €59.00 per day, €95.00 for weekend. Please note that ticket prices don't include online booking fee charges.
Tickets available online from Ticketmaster or any outlet, Eventbrite, in person at The Bernard Shaw, & from our box-office at the gate on both days.
Festival Do's & Dont's
DO bring appropriate clothing for the weather. The event will happen rain or shine.
DO be sound, DON'T bring glass, sneaky cans, (or other alcohol) picnic baskets, deck chairs from the gaff, or Mary Poppins umbrellas!
If you're a weekend ticket holder the wristband you will receive on Saturday is your ticket for Sunday too. Please DON'T take it off as you won't be able to gain re-admission!
After celebrating its 10th edition last year, THE BEATYARD is going coastal this August 1st & 2nd and relocating to Dun Laoghaire Harbour! Taking place over two days, it will combine three areas of music, great food, drinks and games all under one roof.
Providing the musical entertainment will be Sister Sledge, Four Tet, Neneh Cherry, Barrington LEVY, Madlib, Slum Village, Public Service Broadcasting, Lindstrom, Craig Charles, Optimo (Espacio) & Mister Saturday Night B2B, Midnight Magic, DJ Marky, Horse Meat Disco, I Am The Cosmos, Le Freak, RiZA, EMBRZ, Telephones, Tandem Felix, Sim Simma, Rusangano Family, OCHO, Dirty Dubsters and more!
Brought to you in association with Just Eat, The Eatyard will be a bespoke food & drink village delivering a world of flavours, bringing together Dublin’s finest artisan producers and local favourites including the 3FE Barista Jam (a coffee brewing showcase) Angel Churros, Staple Foods, The Big Blue Bus, Spud Box, 3FE, Teddy's Ice Cream, Uozo's Fish Stack, John Lemon, & Suhas Falafel. The Brewtonic Beer Bar will feature over 10 beers, ales, & ciders, wine & bubbles supplied by the folks who are arguably Dublin's finest supplier, La Rousse wines. Cocktails will be hand crafted & curated by the award winning team in charge of MVP on Clanbrassil St. All with the Sim Simma crew providing the musical backdrop!
The Back Page and The Record Art Game Emporium collaborate once again to bring you tasty drinks, retro games, and lovely tunes.
In what is a festival first, The R.A.G.E. will be presenting the games of your childhood on the big screen with titles ranging from Mario Kart 64, to Sensible Soccer, to Tetris, and Street Fighter II. Everyone is encouraged to play, from the newbie, to the self proclaimed wizard. With a blend of skill, luck, flashing lights, and mechanical parts, Pinball is making a serious comeback and six of the top 20 rated machines of all time will be on site to play. Who doesn't remember The Addams Family Pinball?
Music-wise, The Record Spot will be introducing their interactive concept of a record store / shipping centre. Whether you want to keep your purchases safe for the weekend or surprise a special someone, all records come with a mailer and free shipping from the festival to its destination.
You can also try your hand at screen-printing with Damn Fine Print, who will be set up on the scene to show you how you can give your mailer a personal, homemade touch. Vinyl sets will be played in the area by different DJ's every hour on the hour, and The Back Page will doing what they do best by holding down the bar.
Dub City Sneakz are proud to be hosting Ireland’s first ever trainer fair introducing us to the world of sneakerhead culture. Located within the GAMESYARD over the weekend, We’ll be bringing you a multitude of brands, independent vendors, and very special displays by Converse “MADE BY YOU” and the Kobe Bryant collection. You’ll have the chance to buy & sell rare and exclusive kicks and apparel as well as connect with other members of the community and witness the culture of a sneaker head.
SELLING - K-Swiss (Autumn 2015 Range), St Street Sneakers, BLOQ, DCLO Kicks, Brick Bear, AOS, Tasty Threads, and Liquid Proof.
DISPLAYING - K-Swiss (Spring 2016 Range), Converse 'Made By You', and Kobe Bryant Range.