AnneElicious


Things to look forward to…
August 6, 2008, 4:00 pm
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So that’s it for  Boozy Bank Holidays until October. Bugger.

But all is not lost. There a few things left this ‘summer’ to look forward to which I will list here to cheer myself up. Indeed.

The Festival of World Cultures in Dun Laoighaire from August 22nd to the 24th. This festival has been a summer fave of mine since it began . The atmosphere is so chilled, laid back and friendly; families and revellers will enjoy it equally. I’m especially looking forward to seeing Lisa Hannigan in the Kingston Hotel on Sunday 24th – fo’ free!

LoveBox Dublin in Marlay Park, Dublin.  Ok, the line-up is faaaaaar from amazing but I love the venue and seeing N*E*R*D for shwifty quid, ain’t too shabby. Methinks anyways.

Cois Fharraige in Kilkee, Co. Clare. I went down last September, saw one band, slept in a car with four others, and still had one of the best nights of the year. Amazing fun in such a great location.

Jimmy Carr in D’Olympia from the 11th to 14th September. I’m going one of these dates – can’t remember which though as a friend booked it (I’m hoping she’ll remind me closer to the date). It’s not that I love Jimmy Carr so much – sometimes I find his relentless one-liners slightly annoying – it’s more that my friend pretty much wets her knickers laughing at him. Always fun to watch! Ha ha.

SeptemberFest 2008 in Farmleigh, Phoenix Park. For those, like myself, who can’t afford to go to Ocktoberfest (being that it’s all the way in Deutschland) but would still like to experience a festival with beer, music and a bit of history, then SeptemberFest is a lovely Irish alternative. It’s on Saturday and Sunday, the 13th and 14th of November. I’m kidding – it’s September of course. Baddumtish.

– The Loose (Republic of) at the Surf ‘n’ Music Festival in Bundoran, Co. Donegal on the 20th September. I’m slightly put off by the ‘n’ in the festival’s name – I keep wanting to say Turf –  but Mick Pyro will make it all worth it and what a great location.

On that note, here’s why I love Mick and the gang: