Young Hearts Run Free present their 8th annual Christmas show in the Dublin Food CO-OP, on Saturday 3rd December.
Young Hearts Run Free was set up in 2008 in order to help promote the creative community in Ireland, as well as raise funds for the Simon Community, one of Ireland’s homeless organisations. They put their events on in unusual spaces, in order to re-appreciate and reimagine landscapes, and have been on hillsides in Howth, record shops in Reykjavik, churches, galleries, and basements of office blocks. They have collaborated with many partners, including Iceland Airwaves, Dublin Fringe, St. Patrick’s Festival, International Literature Festival Dublin, and Quarter Block Party, among others, as well as founding their own biannual Festival – No Idle Day, back in 2014.
The 2016 edition of Yule! will feature some of Ireland’s most creative talent, as well as special guest, Glasgow’s Alasdair Roberts (Drag City). The event brings together some of the best artists around in the market hall of Dublin’s Food CO-OP, for a much-anticipated Christmas-jamboree.
Among other artists featured look out for comedian David O’Doherty (pictured left), exciting, emerging musical talents such as Le Boom, Wastefellow, Maria Kelly, Tandem Felix, Paddy Hanna, the Sligo hip-hop of This Side Up, and the brilliant Booka Brass Band (pictured in lead image).
Yule! will also have a special performance as a tribute to The Replacements, with a supergroup comprising Peter Toomey (The Immediate), Thomas McLaughlin (SOAK, ex-Villagers), James Byrne (SOAK, ex-Villagers), and Danny Snow (Villagers).
There will be a super SURPRISE guest, and a couple more additions to the line-up to be announced in the coming days … so be sure to stay tuned!
Young Hearts Run Free present their 8th annual Christmas show – Yule! – in the Dublin Food CO-OP, on Saturday 3rd December, running from 7.30pm until 2.30am. Tickets cost €22 and are available online or on the door. Please note that this is a BYOB event.
Profits go, as ever, to the Dublin Simon Community.
Dublin Food CO-OP
All images courtesy YHRF