After being absent from Cork’s music scene over the past few years, the historic upstairs room in the former Pavilion building on Carey’s Lane reopens tonight as the new location of the former Dali&Gala arts space, simply rechristened Dali @ The Pav.
Focusing on all things electronic and alternative, the venue will be a serious player in Irish nightlife, coming loaded with the biggest Void soundsystem install in Ireland, and Ireland’s first Arcline 8 system, as seen at the likes of Dimensions and Boomtown festivals.
Joining the ranks of stars to set foot in the venue over the years on dali’s opening weekend: Manchester-born techno DJ Cleric, supported by TR_one and local hero Jamie Behan. On Saturday night, Leeside house legends Fish Go Deep will be hitting the decks, and on Sunday, expect freak-folk singer-songwriter Elaine Malone and lovelorn troubadour Saint Caoilian, topped off with some disco and house boogie time with Colm K and Dim the Lights.
The room, part of a former cinema built in 1921 and retaining classic features of the architecture of the period, has seen a wide array of musicians come through the doors over the years, from international superstars like Kanye West and Franz Ferdinand, to cult icons like Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Killing Joke.
Doors open on the venue at 9pm. Check out Dali Cork on Facebook throughout the day, for info on all the weekend’s events.