The stage is set for a very special night of live music, queer performance and art in celebration of Irish LGBTQ+ club culture and the transformative power of the dancefloor in one of Ireland's most iconic spaces. Cultúr Club will see St. Patrick's Festival and LGBTQ+ Club promoters, Mother, collaborate once again on the eve of the world's largest celebration of Irish Culture for one big PARTY at Festival Quarter in the National Musuem of Ireland, Collins Barracks. Expect the unexpected!
Championing the idea that clubbing is culture – a vibrant and pivotal cultural expression – Cultúr Club spans 4 stages across the Festival Quarter site, playing host to some of Ireland's finest DJs, drag queens, artists, cabaret talent and performers from across the LGBTQ+ community and traversing musical styles including pop, disco and electro to techno and beyond.
Cultúr Club will host the first ever LGBTQ+ Géilí (pronounced Gay-Lee) on the mainstage with the fabulous PJ Kirby (co-host of the smash hit podcast, I'm Grand Mam), ably assisted by an army of drag performers.
Hot off RTÉ's Dancing with the Stars, the Queen of Ireland herself, Panti Bliss and her partner Denys Salmon will take to the main stage for a very special dance performance.
RTÉ Choice Music Prize-nominated Queer Irish artist Elaine Mai with MayKay and Sinéad White come together for a very special, one-time-only performance of club classics. Joining them on the night are some of the most exciting artists on the Irish music scene including Bobbi Arlo, Lewwab, Pastiche, and Tim Chadwick.
The brilliant SEANCHOÍCHE (pronounced 'Shanna-Key-Huh'), a storytelling night founded in Dublin will take over the Tent Beag stage featuring tales to enthral and entrance with Una Mulally. This unique event that has captured audiences in London and Amsterdam is an opportunity for everyone to connect and engage with ordinary people telling extraordinary stories.
Mother DJs present an all-night queer dance party in Tent Mór accompanied by the gorgeous OINK dancers and the drag fabulousity of Pixie Woo, Anziety, Shaqira Knightly and Viola Gayvis.
The party will continue across the Festival Quarter site with DJs Billy Bunzari, Billy Scurry, Bull Horris B2B Rhyzine, Stephen Dowling, DJ Karen, Mango & Tara Kumar and with drag, dancing and divilment on display from artists Annie Queeries, Anziety, Chanel, Donna Fella, Liam Bee, Marian Mary the 6th, Naomi Diamond, Richard Joke, Vicky Volltz, Victoria Secret & more TBA.
Photo by Babs Daly.