What to bake this weekend: Lavender shortbread
What to bake this weekend: Lavender shortbread

Meg Walker

Aleo: Slow and sustainable
Aleo: Slow and sustainable

Sarah Gill

The new trainer trends to know in 2024
The new trainer trends to know in 2024

Suzie Coen

My Life in Culture: Costume designer Clíodhna Hallissey
My Life in Culture: Costume designer Clíodhna Hallissey

Sarah Finnan

CMAT at Fairview Park review: A spiritual experience
CMAT at Fairview Park review: A spiritual experience

Sarah Finnan

This waterfront property along the Wild Atlantic Way is on the market for €895,000
This waterfront property along the Wild Atlantic Way is on the market for €895,000

Sarah Finnan

Real Weddings: Anouska and Eoin’s chic Dublin city wedding
Real Weddings: Anouska and Eoin’s chic Dublin city wedding

Shayna Sappington

How to harness the courage to change careers
How to harness the courage to change careers

Niamh Ennis

All the cool girls are wearing quilted jackets this summer
All the cool girls are wearing quilted jackets this summer

Sarah Finnan

This Dublin home has been given a makeover full of warm tones and inviting textures
This Dublin home has been given a makeover full of warm tones and inviting textures

Megan Burns

Image / Editorial

Bloom, gigs and comedy: What’s on this June Bank Holiday?


By Ciara O'Loughlin
31st May 2019
Bloom, gigs and comedy: What’s on this June Bank Holiday?

It is set to be hot this June bank holiday weekend, and although it might not be dry, there’s still no excuse to stay inside with all the amazing events taking place! Whether it’s culture, music or comedy you’re looking for we’ve got you sorted… 


Bloom

Phoenix Park, Dublin.  May 30- June 3

Derry Girls Nicola Coughlan at ‘What If’ show garden in Bloom. Photograph: Anthony Woods

Bloom, Ireland’s biggest garden festival, is back this bank holiday weekend and is a great day out for all the family to enjoy!

Not only will there be beautifully designed gardens on display but there will also be music, fashion and some gourmet food from Ireland’s top chefs. Amongst the culinary line up is Ballymaloe’s Rory O’Connoll, Shane Smith, Neven Maguire, and Catherine Fulvio.

Tickets are €20 for adults, €16 seniors/students and kids under 16 go free! Tickets are 5 euro dearer at the door so book them online here.

St. Annes park concerts

Raheny, May 31- June 2

It’s set to be an incredible weekend in Raheny as Kodaline take the stage in the park on Friday and Saturday while Nile Rodgers & CHIC will be headlining on Sunday.

They also have some unreal guests! James Morrison will support Kodaline on both nights while ROE and Flynn will open up the stage on the Friday and Somebody’s Child the Sunday. DJ Razor, Toucan and the Kaiser Chiefs will take to the stage on Sunday before Nile Rodgers & CHIC.

Doors are 4pm for all days and there are still some tickets left for Kodaline (51.96) on Friday and Saturday and Nile Rodgers & CHIC (€49.90) on Sunday.

Forbidden Fruit Festival

Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, June 1-3 

The festival for the June bank holiday is Forbidden Fruit, and there are still limited tickets available if you fancy yourself a last minute festival.

The line-up includes Jon Hopkins, Skepta, Fontaines, Laurent Garnier, Mura Masa and Peggy Gou. Three day weekend tickets are €169, Two day are €129 and single day  €69.50. All can be bought from Ticketmaster.

www.forbiddenfruit.ie

Rock The Yard 2019

Leixlip, May 31- June 3

The June bank holiday is the weekend to get stuck into some really great music. Rock the yard festival returns this year for its 30th anniversary!
Headliners include Wild Youth, Hermitage green, The Riptide Movement and Smash Hits. Tickets are so reasonable at €30 for a weekend ticket or €10. Tickets can be bought online here.

Cat Laughs Comedy Festival

Kilkenny, May 30- June 3

If you’re looking for a good laugh this weekend, Cat Laughs Comedy festival is the place to be! The line-up includes some massive names in Irish comedy like Dara Ó Briain, Tommy Tiernan, Alison Spittle, Lucy Porter, Jason Byrne and much much more.

To buy tickets and check out the line-ups for all the different shows go to thecatlaughs.com.

Dun Laoghaire Pier Summer Concerts

Dun Laoghaire, May 31– June 2 

If none of the acts in St.Annes, Forbidden Fruits or Rock the Yard were to your taste, Dun Laoghaire are also having some open-air concerts at the pier.
Deacon Blue take the stage on Friday joined by special guests Basement Jaxx (DJ Set) and Stereo. Sunday sees Madness headline the night with Lightning Seeds and Something Happens warming up the stage.
On Sunday 2 June, Primal Scream will perform with special guests The Charlatans and Fun Lovin’ Criminals.

Tickets can be bought on Ticketmaster here.

Silent Disco Street Party

Galway, May 31

Choose your own tunes while rocking in the street as Galway’s infamous silent disco street party is back this June bank holiday!

It takes place on Friday the 31st at 8pm and tickets are €20 including a €10 refundable deposit.

Tickets can be bought in the Róisín Dubh, Massimo, The Blue Note, OMG & online at www.roisindubh.net.

 

Featured Image: Forbidden Fruits via Instagram


Read more: Inspired by Bloom, here are 10 of the best floral pieces to shop now

Read more: Bulmers for the bride? Find the love of your life at Forbidden Fruit this year

Read more: Festival fashion: Five women to follow for style inspiration this summer