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New Irish festival Beyond The Pale announced for Glendalough in June with headliners Four Tet, Orbital, Bonobo & more

New Irish festival Beyond The Pale announced for Glendalough in June with headliners Four Tet, Orbital, Bonobo & more


Beyond The Pale is a brand new festival taking place in Glendalough Estate in Wicklow from June 10th to 12th this year with Selective Memory, Hidden Agenda and Jenny Jennings all on curation and production duty.

The three-day camping festival promises music art and food and the music lineup looks class:

  • Bonobo
  • Four Tet
  • Orbital
  • Lisa Hannigan
  • Elder Island
  • The Mary Wallopers
  • Molchat Doma
  • Shygirl
  • Soda Blonde
  • Leon Vynehall (Live)
  • The Comet is Coming
  • Portico Quartet
  • Ben UFO
  • Mr Scruff
  • HAAi
  • Boy Harsher
  • John Francis Flynn
  • John Talabot
  • Romare (Live)
  • William Basinski
  • Stereo MCs: Connected 30th Anniversary
  • Erika De Casier
  • Irvine Welsh
  • Sama’ Abdulhadi
  • Aoife Nessa Francis
  • Jamz Supernova
  • Soulé – Fulu Miziki
  • Elkka
  • Nealo
  • Elaine Mai
  • Toshín
  • Byron Wallen Jazz Ensemble Performs Boards of Canada

The festival is at Glendalough Estate and just less than 5000 in capacity, and there is on-site. “Comfy Camping” (see below), luxury glamping, camping, motorhome and caravan parking options.

More on the curators below including Ali Dunworth on food, Whiplash beer and The Big Romance.

Early bird tickets available from €149 and presale via the mailing list on the site starts on Friday.

As curators, we’ve never been so inspired to deliver an event like this. We’ve come together as a team of people with a passion for how music, art and food unifies people in ways that can break all barriers & create memories:

Beyond the Pale is being conceived and created by a team of the most experienced and highly-regarded event organisers in Ireland including

Declan Forde: A pioneer of music & arts festivals in three continents; the main music programmer of the first 7-8 years of Electric Picnic, Body & Soul and Forbidden Fruit festivals amongst others, as well as numerous music and arts festivals in Australia and Asia , founder and Director of Irish concert promoter Selective Memory.

Dave Parle: whose involvement in festivals such as Forbidden Fruit and Metropolis were part of his creating his current ventures:  leading club promoter Hidden Agenda, international craft beer festival Fidelity and vinyl-only craft music bar  The Big Romance.

Jennifer Jennings: the Arts Programme Director of Beyond the Pale has created festivals and hit shows in with game-changing Irish theatre company Thisispopbaby, as well as in Singapore and Australia.

Janet Takuz: A visual story teller, Janet is Beyond the Pale’s Site Designer  and is a multi-disciplinarian creator designing engaging creative customer-led discovery for experiential retail as well as staging & art direction for the music industry. 


We’re delighted to announce our food area Beyond The Plate, curated by Ali Dunworth, Irish Times journalist & curator of Eatyard amongst many food and beverage projects. Ali’s passion for the food industry is second to none with loads of experience and a keen sense of all that’s new and exciting in Ireland’s hospitality industry. Apart from all the great food she’ll be curating, she’ll also be pulling together a line-up of talks & demonstrations from some of Ireland’s leading food & beverage personalities.


Great beer & cocktails at a music festival!? Yes, it can be done. And we’re delighted to be partnering with Whiplash Beer to be the first major Irish music festival to serve great, independently made Irish beer. At the Big Romance bar area, you’ll not only sample great music and Whiplash beer, but we’ll also have a specially curated cocktail menu for you to enjoy!


We want to make your camping experience as easy as possible so as well as offering a wonderful glamping experience, we’ve created a Comfy Camping option for those who do want to bring their own tent but enjoy some extra comfort. For an extra fee, you can get a prime spacious location, phone charging service, access to a carpark to campsite buggy service, complimentary shower, hot tubs, sauna, massages & of course, posh loos!

What more can we say? All the bands, DJ’s & performers you love, in a gorgeous setting with craft beer, cocktails and delicious food, only 45 minutes drive from Dublin City. 3 day tickets start at €149 with no booking fees and the Festival offers luxury on-site camping, glamping, motorhome and caravan facilities, as well as on-site parking.

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