The Beatyard returns to Dún Laoghaire this July, bringing together the best of the worlds of music, food, drink, tech, science, and so much more.
The Beatyard is back, with another fantastic lineup in store for attendees. Music will once again provide the backdrop to the overall event with some incredible acts like the don of funk, George Clinton, performing with his full band Parliament Funkadelic, NYC soul/jazzer Roy Ayers, reggae legend Lee Scratch Perry, Brooklyn funksters Snarky Puppy, Chicago soul star Charles Bradley, UK beatbox champ Reeps One, disco merchant Tensnake, Detroit hero Theo Parrish, Daniel Wang, DJ Rahaan, local favourites Stomptown Brass and many more.
Aoife McElwain’s soon-to-be-legendary Sing-A-Long Social will be getting punters to stretch their vocal chords along to the Beach Boys “Pet Sounds” album, in full sight of the sea.
The Eatyard, celebrating everything glorious in the world of food, triples in size this year and will feature up to 30 food and drink vendors, chefs, demos, classes, and food competitions including one of Dublin’s best sandwich joint 147 Deli, Asian street food kings Bread & Bones, Dublin Doughnut Co and 3FE Coffee.
Tippletown will return with specially themed drinks bars, cocktail and beer brewing competitions and classes, as well as featuring some of the best brewers, mixologists, and bartenders from around the country.
A new area, Banteryard, will cover talks, panels, debates, and discussions covering tech, science, health, fitness, politics, literature, gadgetry, and anything else of interest and fascination. There will also be a ‘sports & games day’ area, Gamesyard, for friends and family groups courtesy of the folks at the Back Page. Studioyard will focus on design, art, and science, with the Bernard Shaw Flea migrating to the Beatyard site for the weekend, Sole Food Sneaker Fair, the Imaginosity Kids Science Museum, the Exploration Dome, and drawing with the legendary Don Conroy.
There are plenty more attractions to be announced in the coming weeks, so be sure to stay tuned. This year’s event will be family friendly, particularly on the Sunday with a full dedicated kids area.
The Beatyard takes place on July 30th and 31st in Dún Laoghaire Harbour. Daily tickets cost €49 + fees, and a weekend pass costs €79 + fees, and may be reserved online.
Dún Laoghaire Harbour
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