On the back of our most recent family show at the Ark last month, we’re looking forward to being a part of this weekend. Anyone for a rollercoaster ride?
“Tayto Park announce FunFest – Ireland’s Newest and Biggest Weekend Family Festival coming to Tayto Park this June.
On Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June, a host of entertainers from the worlds of music, circus, family entertainment, dance and art will come together for the Tayto Park Funfest. Over two days, the exciting new family festival will be the venue for a variety of incredible entertainment.
Top Irish band, Hudson Taylor will headline the main stage on Sunday evening with international acts Rak-Su and Heather Small (The Voice of M People) topping the bill on Saturday. One of Ireland’s most popular entertainers Nathan Carter will be a special guest on Sunday evening with his younger brother Jake entertaining crowds earlier that day. The main stage will feature 8 Irish and international music acts each day for all the family to enjoy with the remaining acts to be announced in the coming weeks.
And that’s just the main stage.. Two big top tents will host a variety of children’s entertainers from jugglers to circus performers to dancers and everything in between.
Families can dance the afternoon away, take a ride on The Cú Chulainn and grab a bite to eat at one of the delicious street food vendors before spending the evening watching amazing music acts.
The weekend festival will host 16 Irish and International music acts on the main stage across the weekend and the big top tents will host magicians, dance acts, circus performers and much more. Tayto Park Funfest is set to be the perfect family weekend for both adults and children to enjoy.
Funfest takes place in Tayto Park, Co Meath on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June with tickets going on sale later in March.
Tickets are priced at €55 per day ( non seasonal pass holders) and €50* ( seasonal pass holders) and this includes entry to the park, wristbands for all attractions (as many times as you want) plus entry to Funfest. On 29th & 30th June, Tayto Park will only be open to Funfest ticket holders. Log on to Taytopark.ie to be the first to hear when tickets go on sale.”
Stomptown Brass is one of the most unique acts in Ireland in recent times. Blending the sounds of funk and blues with powerful driving rhythms, the band make the most of their impressive line-up: two Drummers, two Trombones, two Trumpets, one Saxophone and a Tuba! Their music is bursting with bluesy vocals, infectious grooves, disco beat breakdowns, and funky rhythms all delivered with their signature enthusiasm and showmanship.
To celebrate the end of BIG BANG Dublin 2019, this free outdoor performance for family audiences brings the band’s joyful, loud and upbeat brass street performance to Meeting House Square.
Stomptown Brass are: Liam Ryan – Trumpet, Rob Grant – Trumpet, Luke Byrne - Tenor Sax, James O'Leary – Trombone, Finnian Kelly – Trombone, Brian Larkin – Tuba, Brendan Doherty – Drums, Darragh McGrath – Drums.
This show has been programmed with the approval of the children on the BIG BANG Dublin Festival Ambassador team!
BIG BANG Dublin is presented by The Ark in collaboration with Zonzo Compagnie with the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. This gig is presented in partnership with MusicTown Junior.
We are back in Bordeaux this Paddy’s Day weekend to celebrate not just the birth of St. Patrick, but also the birth of The Connemara Irish Pub! This year marks the 25th anniversary for this Irish pub serving creamy pints of Guinness for the French to dip their baguettes into (sacré bleu). If you’re in the area next weekend, stick your head in either Friday 15th, Saturday 16th or Sunday 17th (or all 3 nights) ‘coz we’re setting up residency there for the weekend.
Up for France.