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General News / December 19, 2019

Dublin’s essential events this week 20//21//22

General News / December 19, 2019

Dublin’s essential events this week 20//21//22

Scary Éire are hitting the stage again, there’s a mega night of breakthrough Irish hip hop acts and a get together to catch up with those you haven’t seen in a while.

Every Thursday at District we’ll be curating a selection of unmissable events in Dublin ahead of the coming weekend. Whether you have an appetite for thumping techno or are craving some hip hop classics we have you covered.

The lead up to Christmas usually sees the weekends dominated by work parties and family get togethers. If you are needing a break from the relentless barrage of mince pies and you’ve all your presents wrapped up we have some tasty events to get you in the festive spirit.

Friday 20 December

SOMA #037 ft. Nealo, Jehnova, BoyW1DR & Burner Records DJs – Whelan’s Upstairs – 23.00 – 02.30

Soma Nealo

SOMA are signing off the year with a huge night of Irish hip hop. On the night Nealo, Jehnova, BOYW1DR and Burner Records DJs will be providing the energy.

This SOMA will be in aid of Inner City Helping Homelessness and they’ll be collecting donations to those in need this Christmas.
If you can’t make the show but would like to contribute you can do so right here: https://ichh.ie/donate/

As per usual the SOMA Resident DJs spinning tunes until 3am!

Click here for more info.

The Emigrant Disco 2019: Telephones, Bubblegum & friends -Hen’s Teeth – 22.00 – 03.00


Emigration disco

Featuring a line-up of homegrown talent The Emigrant Disco is “your one-stop-shop to say hello to people you haven’t seen (or bothered to contact) all year, because either you or they have had the sense, at some point, to emigrate.” A great way to see everyone now that people are home for Christmas.

Telephones w/ Billy Scurry, Helen O’Dea & Papa Lou

Bubblegum w/ DJ Kixx & friends (Kwaito vs Bubblegum Special)

Sally Cinnamon, Rosita Moulin, Greg & Russell

Click here for more info.

Dave Clarke & Cailín -Index – 23:00-03:00

Dave Clarke


The Baron of Techno returns to a festive Dublin for the now traditional Subject/DC Christmas gathering! Cailín, fresh from her Boiler Room debut during the summer at Higher Vision joins Dave, for a night of Techno.

Click here for more info.

Saturday 21 December

Fjaak [Live] – District 8 – 22:00-03:00

fjaak higher vision

Research & District 8 are presenting Spandau20. A label night curated by Fjaak.

Fjaak will be headlining and curating the show and doing what they do best and hammering out a full live hardware set.

On the night they’ll be joined by Fadi Mohem and Victor. Two artists you may be more familiar with than you think. These are the guys who play back to back all weekend at the infamous Bunker at Electric Picnic. With this in mind they will be taking over room two for a very special ‘all night long’ set.

Click here for more info.

Bodytonic & Homebeat Present: Andrew Weatherall – The Bernard Shaw – 23:00-03:00

Andrew Weatherall

Producer extraordinaire, all-round gent and probably THE most adored DJ in Bodytonic HQ. Mr Weatherall is back this December 21 to put the Shaw through its paces.

Bodytonic DJs
Homebeat DJs

Click here for more info.

Scary Éire – The Sugar Club – 20.00 – 23.00

Scary Eire

Formed in 1990, Scary Éire, are Irelands pioneering hip hop outfit. Their music is a melting pot of styles, blending together hip hop, reggae, jazz, punk, ska, and traditional Irish.

They bring their legendary live set to The Sugar Club this Saturday.

Click here for more info.

Sunday 22 December

Mad Rey B2B Mézigue – Wigwam – 23:00-03:00

Mad Rey B2B Mézigue at Wigwam

For their final party of the year, Wise Guys are bringing two of their favourite acts from 2019 together for a special B2B show in Wigwam’s basement.

Mézigue and Mad Rey will be on hand all night.

Click here for more info.