Category: Festivals

Bin it to win it – Eco Friendly Beatyard 2019

 

Beatyard are doing various new initiatives this year , and continuing/improving some they did last year.

Eco Bricks is a new thing they are bringing in, and they are going to build some parts of their site with them. Their  ‘Bin It To Win It’ campaign, whereby folks at the festival collect rubbish for us, that we can reuse, you get a free pint per bag you fill !

 https://www.the-beatyard.com/community/

Another initiative is ‘free tickets for carers’ . Over the last 2 years at the festival in particular Beatyard got alot of emails from carers re access, acts etc for the festival, so last year Beatyard have brought in a policy of ‘free tickets for carers with the people they are caring for’ .

This year they are extending that to ‘everyone who is a carer’ – eg you may want to come to Beatyard for a day off for example. If you email them  and tell them who your caring for – they will sort you a ticket.

So whether its make the festival more environmentally friendly [ by being on a yard and not distributing nature, we’ve a big head start on most festivals ] or working more with their local community/carers/organisation – they are committed to making Beatyard a positive part of any place where it drops it’s anchor 🙂

Final reminder on the weekend ticket offer we’re doing this week, only applies to weekend tickets.

– enter the promo code “beatyard33” when buying weekend tickets to get 33% off: www.the-beatyard.com/tickets

– ends Sunday June 30th @ midnight

Tickets for the daily boat parties, and after parties in Lighthouse & Wigwam are on sale now on Eventbrite, lineups announced very soon

MCD Festival – Weekend schedule

Fri 31st May

Gates open – 17:00

Steroes MC’s – On stage at 18:15

Deacon Blue – On state at 19:45

Basement Jazz DJs – Onstage at 21:25

Music ends – 22:30

 

Sat 1st June

Gates open 16:00

Something Happens –  On stage at 17:45

Lightning Seeds – On stage at 19:15

Madness – On stage at 20:45

Music ends – 22:30

 

Sunday 2nd June

Gates open – 16:00

Fun Lovin Criminals – On stage at 17:45

The Charlatans – On stage at 19:15

Primal Scream – On stage at 20:45

Music ends – 22:30

 

 

Dublins first Music Bingo festival comes to Dun Laoghaire

On Saturday July 13th, Bingo Loco are taking over Dun Laoghaire harbour for Loco Land, Ireland’s first immersive entertainment festival.

Featuring:
Example, Bingo Loco, S Club, Max George (ex The Wanted) & Massaoke – 1000s participate in Ireland’s largest ever game of karaoke.
Other acts include – Beatmaxx – The world’s greatest live visual DJ, Smash Hits, Choons, Dustin The Turkey DJ Set (Yes, really), Tony Cantwell 
Hugh Cooney, Paul Currie, Totally Wired, Sing For Your Dinner & Yoga Disco.

Expect: Carnival rides, carnival game stalls, get your future told by The Worlds Worst Fortune Teller or if you’ve zero fitness then why not take part in the Loco Land 10m Marathon. Shop for your Christmas presents at Loco Land, its never too early for a Christmas Market in July (yes, really). 

Check out our website for more: https://www.loco-land.com

Strictly 18s | Gov ID Required | ROAR

MCD announce 3 day outdoor summer festival at Dun Laoghaire Harbour

MCD Productions announced their line up for a 3 day festival at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The event takes place over the June Bank Holiday weekend (Fri – Sun).

The event welcomes a host of artists to Dun Laoghaire for the first time and a limited number of early bird tickets are on sale €39.90 (www.ticketmaster.ie)

DEACON BLUE

BASEMENT JAXX DJ SET

STEREO MCS 

MADNESS

LIGHTNING SEEDS

SOMETHING HAPPENS 

PRIMAL SCREAM

THE CHARLATANS

FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS

 

Beatyard announce 2019 Lineup

Saturday will be headlined by heavyweights Groove Armada who play their first full live band show in Ireland in over a decade. They’ll be joined by the crown prince of Nordic Disco Todd Terje and legendary South Bronx party starter Grandmaster Flash. On the Sunday we welcome CHVRCHES who are riding the crest of the wave with their biggest album to date; ‘Love is Dead’, alongside UK soul troopers Jungle, and the man who has become the talk of the town after his recent sold out & wild Dublin show; Marc Rebillet.

Check out more info on them all at www.the-beatyard.com/lineup

The Ball has arrived @dlharbour

 

It’s officially event day!

Our team are on site & just putting the finishing touches on everything down in Dun Laoghaire Harbour!

Just a few housekeeping things to take note of, to help make sure there are no hiccups on arrival or while you are enjoying The Ball today.

IMPORTANT ATTENDEE INFORMATION

  1. Please download the Eventbrite app to your phone, with your tickets ready or have your physical ticket printed for inspection once you get to the venue – all bar codes will be scanned on arrival & there will be NO RE-ENTRY!

If you have bought a ticket from a third party and not from the UCD & DIT SU Shops or our official ticketing service on our site/Eventbrite, you do so at your own risk!

  1. Please ensure you have both a valid student ID & Government ID with you – acceptable forms of each are below.

The following forms of photo identification are acceptable once they are in date:

  • Valid Passport
  • Driving Licence/Learner Permit
  • National ID Card/Government Issued Photo ID Card including Garda National Age Card

The following forms of student ID are acceptable once they are in date:

  • Student ID Card issued in Republic of Ireland by a 3rd Level Institute
  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
  • Student Leap Card

*In exceptional circumstances organisers may accept a letter from your education provider in lieu of student ID. This is at the discretion of the organiser & is not guaranteed.

  1. Gates open at 3pm & last entry to the event will be 7pm, we would encourage all attendees to get down early to enjoy the full day.
  2. No outside food or drink will be allowed on site and ALL attendees will be searched on entry. We have a great selection of items available in our Food Yard.
  3. Dublin Bus will be operating 46A buses exclusively at the exit of the festival – they will accept LEAP cards and normal cash payments.
  4. Forbidden Items – the following items are not permitted within the Festival venue and will be confiscated if found on your person:

Alcohol may NOT be brought in from outside – there are bars within the venue which will be selling a selection of beer, wine, cider & spirits.

  • Drugs
  • Glass items
  • Flares or Lasers
  • Selfie sticks
  • Poles or Umbrellas
  • Furniture
  • Drones
  1. If you feel unwell, please contact a member of our medical team. Your safety is our prioity and there will be no judgement and it will be confidential.

 

9. Getting to & from The Ball

We advise all attendees to make use of public transport as parking spaces are very limited in the surrounding area – the festival will be serviced by the DART, the 46A & the 75 buses and Lynk taxis will also be servicing the area.

Please check www.transportofireland.ie to route your journey.

10. We aim to make this an annual event and we would ask that all students abide by all legal by-laws pertaining to alcohol in public areas, noise pollution, littering etc. Please adhere to the direction from our stewards & security as well as An Garda Siochana and please be mindful of our neighbours when exiting the venue.

Please be safe and enjoy the day – this is your end of year party and we want it to be as much fun as possible for you!

Now someone pass us a drink 😉

THE BALL TEAM  x