St. Patrick’s Festival has revealed its programme for 2022 from 16th to 20th March, after two years of postponements and cancellations around the festival and the parade.
Now a firm fixture on the calendar in Dublin, St. Patrick’s Festival has pivoted in recent years to a modern programme of music, art, comedy, theatre and live entertainment, and this year is no different.
Firstly, the festival quarter nights will take place at The National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, with two Spiegeltents in use for some events, and a main stage too.
Here’s a look at some music day and night highlights:
- Le Boom + Glass House Orchestra, AE Mak & Paradise Cabaret
- Lyra, Soulé, Bobbi Arlo
- Damien Dempsey & Guests
- Sing Along Social, Cooks But We’re Chefs & more
- The BLOC Hip Hop Party featuring Selló, Curiosity MG, Yomi Attention, Blaq Appollo and The Clan Worldwide
- Mo Cultivation Urban Takeover with Nealo, X-Collective, Celaviedmai, Sim Simma, 1000 Beasts, DeCarteret and Khakikid
- Totally Dublin 200th Edition Talks
- Music Generation’s 52-piece Harp Orchestra
- The Craic House Emma Doran, Eric Lalor, Kevin McGahern, Andrea Farrell, Steve Bennett
- The Craic House: Danny O’Brien, Fred Cooke and Dublin Comedy Improv
- Malaki, Thumper & more
- The Bonny Men
The programme is extensive and worth a browse in the various categories as there are a lot of different things happening from food, to talks to dance to film screenings to all ages events.
SPF TV, the festival’s online streaming platform will allow those around the world and nationally to watch performances and events from the likes of Abbey Theatre’s production of Windows & Walls, The Book of Names from Landmark Productions and ANU, Iarla O’Lionaird and Steve Cooney, Richard Fearless (Death in Vegas), Anna Mullarkey, Dáithí, and performances live from venues such as the Pepper Canister in Dublin, Róisín Dubh in Galway, Levis’ Ballydehob in Cork, Set Theatre in Kilkenny and St. Luke’s in Cork
Some events are free but ticketed ones are on-sale at 9am Friday February 11, 2022. Ticket prices from €10 – €20 including booking fee. Tickets available on Ticketsolve. See event pages on stpatricksfestival.ie for links.
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.