Metropolis Festival returns to the RDS, Ballsbridge this weekend and with the event sold out this year is going to be the most exciting yet.
The stage times have been announced, so we thought we’d go through them and let you know who we’ll be checking out over the two days.
On Saturday the Opening Concert is taking place and we’ll be there from 4pm to see Tara Stewart lash out some R&B bangers in the Industries Hall. We’ll be nipping off early though (sorry Tara) to see FJAAK live on the Warehouse Stage. It’s yo-yo time, as we’re back at the Industries Hall after that to see Orange Tree Edits at 6pm, then back to Warehouse at 7.15pm for the legendary Laurent Garnier, but we’ll be cutting that short to catch Lakerama back at Industries at 8pm. That’ll the perfect grime-leaning precursor to the sweaty madness that will be Mango & MathMan 8.45pm on the same stage.
Then it’s onto the big one. Leftfield will be performing the seminal album ‘Leftism’ until close on the Warehouse Stage.
You’ll probably have some tough calls to make on Sunday, but we’re kicking it off with Lui at the Warehouse Stage at 3pm. Then onto the RBMA Conversations area to hear DJ Jazzy Jeff being interviewed by Emma Warren at 4pm. There’s a very special performance at 5pm which you should make sure doesn’t go under your radar, as K Á R Y Y N (who features in Issue 003) plays on the Warehouse Stage, with Peggy Gou at the RBMA Stage at 5.30pm.
This is where things get tricky for us, because we at District Magazine are hosting a conversation with Sarah McBriar of AVA, ELLLL and Nialler9 at the RBMA area from 6.15pm, but Mount Kimbie are playing at 6pm at Warehouse Stage and DJ Jazzy Jeff is playing the Main Stage at the same time. We’ll leave that up to you, but you won’t want to miss our talk! Then it’s to New Jackson at the Bulmers Live Stage at 7pm.
At 7.40pm seeing Bonzai on the Main Stage is a must, then Mall Grab over at the RBMA Stage at 8.30pm or to ELLLL at Bulmers Live at 9pm. Then it’s either off to have a good dance with Todd Terje on the Main Stage at 10pm or over to man of the hour Denis Sulta at the same time in the RBMA area.
Then it’s time for the afterparties…
Check out the full timetables below.
They’ve also announced a brief statement below about security.