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Guinness Summer Event Compendium

Words: Shamim de Brún, Ellen Kenny

This is a summer like no other. The grass is impossibly greener and the days feel longer than ever. A wealth of gigs and events have popped up. So to empower you to make the best choices with your free time we’ve teamed up with Guinness to bring you a compendium of all of Dublin’s best events without the filler. Featuring all must-attend events from pop-ups, to buzzy food trucks and gigs and club nights. No matter which you pick sure isn’t it a lovely day for a Guinness.



We’ve Only Just Begun 2022
5 August – 7 August

The annual festival is back for its third year with an exciting local and female-dominated lineup. Across the three days and two stages there will be 23 bands, solo acts and DJs bringing the house down. These acts include the likes of Sprints, Rosie Carney, Aímee, Elaine Mai, Shiv and more on the main stage. The second stage features some exciting up-and-comers, like Problem Patterns, Winnie Ama, Still Blue and more.

The Best Part
5 August
The Sound House

Indie-duo The Best Part are playing their rescheduled show with support from The Valmonts. Drawing inspiration from a myriad of genres, their sound is a rich tapestry of intricate vocal layers woven with electric guitars and synths.

Still Don’t Make No Sense
5 August
The Sugar Club

You’ve watched the film, heard the album and gone to the screenings. Now it’s time to see the live band tribute show! Fresh from their recent set in the Opium Rooms, Playback are hitting the Sugar Club this summer with their re-enactment of Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense, “Still Don’t Make No Sense.

Karma Police, Ok Computer 25 Year Tribute
5 August
The Grand Social

Karma Police are taking their Radiohead tribute to the Grand Social in honour of the 25th anniversary of ground-breaking album Ok Computer.

Reclaim the Mainframe
6 August

Monthly residency curated by Prowl Music and the Reclaim the Mainframe collective. Featuring Fortissax aka Ois Butler Doyle Odd Ned Blaze Mo’ Prøwl.

Stolen City
6 August
The Workman’s Club

Stolen City are an Irish three-piece pop/rock band who pride themselves on their high energy & unforgettable live performances.

Mas Exodus
6 August
The Sugar Club

ChoiceCuts presents Mas Exodus featuring Max Zaska, Dylan Lynch, Matthew Halpin, Eamon Cagney, Luke Howard, Neal Dorrington and with turntables from DJ Scope

KLDD + special guests TroyOkay and Kathryn Stewart
7 August
The Workman’s Cellar

Dublin-based indie band KLDD come to Workman’s to share their love of dirty riffs, thumping bass lines and soaring melodies. Joining them is TroyOkay with another Workman’s performance and Kathryn Stewart.

7 August
The Workman’s Cellar

CASK is a band which has come together to perform as part of the “Kind of New” series, hosted by The Dublin Jazz Co-Op. The group will create a unique blend of their influences by performing arrangements of their favourite jazz tunes, as well as their own compositions.

7 August
The Workman’s Club

Missed their sold out Iveagh Gardens show last week? Fear not, catch the incredible Villagers at Workman’s tenth anniversary series.

David San Clair – “Anything Goes” EP Launch
10 August
The Grand Social

The Grand Social is excited to host David San Clair’s launch for his debut EP “Anything Goes”. David San Clair aka David O’Brien is a Dublin based musician. His style is a blend between folk, rock and indie which provides a unique repertoire for audiences.

11 August
The Academy

EFÉ is a 22 year old Irish artist hailing from Dublin. EFÉ sets herself apart from other artists with the unique and playful groove that provides the grounding for her DIY style, and definitely marks her as one to watch from the emerging Irish scene.

The Bridge City Sinners
11 August
The Grand Social

From the misty, pine-covered hills of the Pacific Northwest hail the Bridge City Sinners, who span the continuum from prohibition era jazz to Appalachian death folk. This traditional string band line up bends the meaning of the word genre, playing festivals from Punk Rock Bowling, to Muddy Roots, to Oregon’s Bluegrass String Summit.

Low Light Sessions Presents: Ellen Sleator
11 August
Button Factory

From Mullingar, Sleater is known for her unique vocal and poetic approach to music. The young singer, producer and multi- instrumentalist aims to draw her audience in to her imaginative bubble.Her niche style consists of dreamy melodies grounded by a steady drum and bass groove.’

11 August
The Workman’s Club

As part of Workman’s tenth anniversary series, Overhead The Albatross are a five piece instrumental outfit revered for their intricate, powerful melodies and energetic stage presence. Their sound combines a multitude of instruments which go beyond the normal boundaries of “post-rock” and delve into the realm of the cinematic.



E the Artist present: Fight Night
5 August
Yamamori Tengu


Undivided presents: Kaiser (KSR)
5 August

Need a techno fix? Look no further than this special three hour set in the Wigwam basement, courtesy of prolific Italian producer Kaiser.

Pyg presents Colin Perkins & Jack Thompson
5 August

Izakaya Basement: Allecto
5 August
Yamamori Tengu

The UK wobble merchant has been making a serious name for himself both at home and in Berlin.

Human Error: Reptant
6 August
Yamamori Tengu

First releasing music as Reptant back in 2017, Lou Karsh has spent the intervening years honing his skills, crafting electro acid machine jams for labels like Tomahawk, Salt Mines, Planet Euphorique and Cragie Knowes.

Night Train To Time Tunnel
6 August
The Grand Social

A musical journey through time, a soundtrack to your youth! All played on shiny records by your DJs John, Lucy and Polly.

TRIP Series 2: Underground
6 August

After a successful launch, TRIP returns for the second in their series. Joining Trip Residents ENEO & Mathäus, they have Swerve head honcho – Kamorah. As a producer, he has released on Play Groove Recordings, New Violence, Inter & Flashmob, to name just a few.

Izakaya Basement: Eliza
6 August
Yamamori Tengu

The Dublin based selector and DDR resident always smashes it, so do not miss this one.

Low Light Sessions Presents: GANZY Collective
9 August
Button Factory

Featuring Bug, Molly Buchanan, and Callum Wall.

Low Light Sessions Presents: Taylor Byrne
10 August
Button Factory

Having spent the last year honing his craft on Grafton Street in the tradition of buskers such as Glen Hansard and Damien Rice, Taylor’s debut single Flashback Polaroid was released in May. Drawing inspiration from a vast tapestry of influences and described by one critic as ‘well crafted, catchy, and wonderfully emotive

Colin Perkins is renowned for his slick ability to move between styles, whether keeping it deep and disco edged in more intimate surroundings.

Twosome Thursdays presents THUMP X VISION
11 August
The Sound House

Twosome Thursdays brings together 2 of the most prestigious Electronic Music Collectives of Dublin to show us what they are on about.

Crying In The Club with Viscose
11 August
The Workman’s Cellar

A night of dance, energy and euphoria! Come cry in the club to sad songs behind eclectic grooves with Viscose and special guests.


Food and Drink

Chickennwaffles Hiphop meets Bottomless Brunch Party
6 August

Chickennwaffles be taking over the JAR to bring you an incredible afternoon of music , mimosas and the finest cuisine.

Disco Brunch
6 August
The Well

Dublin’s favourite daytime party with the best Disco and House music supplied by Dublin’s finest Rob C plus a live performance by the party starter Mimi Lane.

The Big Grill Festival
11 – 14 August
Herbert Park

The festival celebrates the art of cooking with fire & smoke bringing chefs cooks and pitmasters from Ireland, UK and further along with over 20,000 visitors to smell, taste, discover and learn about all kinds of barbecuing, grilling, smoking, vegetables, meats, delicacies and drinks.


Performing Arts

Crash and Burn Comedy
11 August
Sin É

Crash & Burn Comedy, a free stand up show on every Thursday in Sin É, is a great room to hear some jokes that no audience has heard before. With resident hosts, Michael Sable and Nghia Mai, the show welcomes both seasoned veterans and up-and-coming acts to try out their jokes.

Solid, Space and Sound
8 August
Pallas Projects/Studios

A workshop exploring audio description and multi sensory for artworks to become more accessible and dynamic. A multi-sensory experience using sound, touch, and a sense of atmosphere to communicate artistic ideas which will open engagement from a more diverse audience to your practice.

Icarus Comedy
9 August
The Circular

Icarus Comedy, a monthly stand-up show at The Circular, is bringing you the very best comedians that Dublin has to offer. Featuring Jim Elliott, Gillzie Fitz, Kate Feeney and Nghia Mai

Joe Lycett: More, More, More
4 August – 7 August
Vicar Street

Join Joe Lycett (the artist formerly known as Hugo Boss) doing what he does best: talking at a room of people in a queer and comedic fashion.

The Cyclone Kid
18 July – 13 August
Merrion Square Park

Meet Gabriel – The Cyclone Kid. He used to be the third-best tour guide in Dublin. He could sing, he could dance, he wore a green chequered suit. That was before the incident. Before it all fell apart. Now he’s a cycle courier and this is his story. Join him as he takes you on a very unofficial tour around Merrion Square Park.


Art & Culture

Not Another Teen Season
3 July – 10 September
The Lighthouse Cinema

It’s looking like a long, hot summer at Light House and Pálás with a celebration of the filmic right of passage that is the teen movie that will carry you all the way to autumn. Featured films include Clueless, Romeo + Juliet, Donnie Darko and many more.

‘THICK spit!’ by Peter Doyle
11 August
Hang Tough Contemporary

Hang Tough Contemporary is delighted to announce ‘THICK spit!’, a comprehensive new body of work from Peter Doyle.

Drawing inspiration from classical portraiture ‘THICK spit!’ explores the human figure in its most captivating form. In this collection of new works Irish artist Peter Doyle goes beyond merely portraying his sitter as the principal object of his work but instead delves deep into his subject’s frame of mind.

Fire of Love
29 July – 4 August
Irish Film Institute

World renowned volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft were killed on June 3rd, 1991, while attempting to capture terrifyingly close video footage of the eruption of Mount Unzen in Japan. This soft documentary tells their love story, and explains he strange beauty and destructive power of the volcanoes, and the willingness of the Kraffts to put themselves at risk in the name of science.

PhotoIreland Festival Launch
07 July – 28 Aug
Printworks, Dublin Castle
Under the title Opening The Gates, the 13th edition of PhotoIreland Festival presents the most comprehensive overview on the History and Practice of Photography in Ireland to date, running 7th July to 28th August 2022 in various locations, with the main venue at The Printworks, Dublin Castle. 

15 July – 28 August
Central Plaza

This ground-breaking arts event will comprise a dynamic selection of prestigious Irish and Irish based artists who have been invited to submit an original work on paper.

Kyle Sven x Hen’s Teeth: Altered Sates
11 August
Hen’s Teeth

For his first solo show, in partnership with Hen’s Teeth Studio, Kyle Sven has created a striking new series of images that express a singular idea in multiple ways. Kyle seamlessly traverses fine art and fashion editorial, creating bold, graphic and often provocative imagery that introduce the viewer into an alternate world.

Dip Dip Dip, Eileen O’Sullivan
07-24 July
Hang Tough Contemporary

Dip, dip, dip.
How do we celebrate a sense of play?
Can you pose questions by dipping a brush into paint?
Will I make this wibbly shape first or put down another layer of magenta first?

‘Dip, dip, dipʼ x Eileen O’Sullivan will be hosted in Hang Tough Contemporary, Exchequer St and guests will be invited to book to attend the launch event via Eventbrite.



Street Art Walking Tour
6 August
The Grand Social

Discover the street art around Dublin and learn about the city’s unique and underground culture. On this two hour adventure visit hidden locations across the city centre on a guided tour.

Learn about murals, graffiti, stickers, paste ups and all the different types of art that cover Dublin. Take pictures with different art pieces and even visit a unique gallery tucked away in the city centre.

After this tour travelers will see Dublin in a different way.

Please drink Guinness responsibly.

Visit drinkaware.ie for more info

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