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A clash of custom Irish soundsystems is happening in Galway next month

A clash of custom Irish soundsystems is happening in Galway next month


The second annual The Irish Soundsystem Gathering, featuring sound systems playing reggae, dub, dubstep and drum & bass in a Jamaican-style Sound Clash will return to Salthill in Galway on Halloween weekend Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October in Leisureland.

The organisera are promising “a pressure cooker” featuring custom-built Soundsystems from across the country, with both nights culminating in a Sound Clash competition with the soundsystem’s custom-built equipment. The winner each night is crowned Champion Sound.

Saturday night centres on three electronic music soundsystems relying on dubstep, drum & bass, and jungle, while Sunday, it’s the turn of the Roots Soundsystems playing reggae, dub, ska and dancehall.

As well as that, the Friday and Saturday afternoon will host x a literary and pictorial History of Soundsystem Culture exhibition, screenings of films and documentaries, a record fair, a live presentation on the genesis of the music, workshops on sound engineering, music production, scratching and the ins and outs of building, maintaining and operating a Soundsystem. Food will be “Jamaican and Caribbean cuisine with an Irish twist”.

Admission is free between 4pm – 8.30pm each day and €15 from 9pm each night. A weekend pass is available for €25.

The Irish Soundsystem Gathering on Facebook.

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