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Published on May 19th, 2009 | by Steph


Dublin City Soul Festival hits town

@ The Sugar Club this weekend

Soul Jam @ The Sugar Club this weekend

It’s that time of year again – the days are getting longer, the sun is coming out to play (well hopefully) & there’s soul in the air! The 3rd annual Dublin City Soul Festival hits the capital this week from Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th of May. 

There’s an amazing array of musicians from all over the world hitting the streets, cafes & bars of Dublin this week bringing soul to the masses. Here’s some of the highlights:

Rising Stars @ Meeting House Square: Taking place on Friday 22nd from 5pm, the Top 10 Rising Stars will be providing soul food from the stage while a BBQ, tapas & cold beer will be on hand to get you weekend off to a fantastic start! Tickets are free & available by emailing your request to tickets@dublincitysoulfestival.ie

Soul Jam @ The Sugar Club: Ms.Nickki & The Memphis Soul Survivors with Vince Johnson of the Plantation All Stars will be on stage this Friday & Saturday from 7.30pm at the diving Sugar Club on Leeson St. Tickets are €40 & are available on www.tickets.ie.

Soul Picnic @ Merrion Square Park: a free n funky day is on the cards on Sunday with the Soul Festival House Band, the Top 3 ‘Rising Stars’, Nell Bryden and Padraig Rushe & His Soul Band and many more lining up to take the stage in the lovely surroundings of Merrion Square Park.

It’s gearing up to be a fantastic weekend, I can’t wait to start soaking up some of the tasty tunes that are going to be on offer! A full list of events, info on how you can vote for your favourite act(s) in the Rising Stars competition & samples of the soul food you can expect to hear are available at the website, www.dublincitysoulfestival.ie.

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4 Responses to Dublin City Soul Festival hits town

  1. Niamh says:

    I was at the first ever Dublin City Soul Festival with Darragh & it rocked!! It was crazy in the Mansion House with the Rance Allen group, brilliant night, so brilliant!
    Missed last years due to being away but I really hope to get to something this weekend even if it’s just the Soul Picnic on Sunday. Woo!

  2. this is going to be mega! open air stages and inhouse gigs galore! Highlights will defo be:Merrion Sq. Sunday stage Nell Bryden and Padraig Rushe, what amazing acts.

    Loads more fab music throughout also.

  3. Niamh says:

    It was a fantastic day yesterday, the sun adding to the whole relaxed festival atmosphere. Pity I missed the headline act, but looking forward to watching any videos of it that might surface 😀

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