Live Music, Live Rubgy, Great Brews & Food – what more do you need for St. Patrick’s Weekend?

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Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest

Alltech Brews promises to bring you the best of craft from Ireland and beyond, but did you also know we’ve oodles of entertainment on offer to make the event one to remember!

Three days of top tipples and tastes will be made even better with live music, rugby, fun and games. So grab your friends and come boogie with us in the largest indoor pub in Dublin this St. Patrick’s Weekend!

 

Live Music Line-Up

Over the three days we will have live music on stage from a variety of up-and-coming and familiar faces who will have something for every music taste.  We’ve got bluegrass, rock, soul and trad even downright cheesy tunes of the 80s and 90s – your guilty and not-so-guilty pleasures all in one place! Our 2019 acts include:
 

Mamo

The ultimate trad band, Mamo provide the WOW factor to Irish traditional music. Whether you are familiar with the music style or eager to experience this part of Irish culture, Mamo are a collection of leading, experienced musicians – sometimes extending to ten band members!  Check them out here and here.

 

Buck Taylor

Hailing all the way from Louiseville, Kentucky (USA), Buck Taylor is bringing the soul to our fair. Growing up surrounded by a musically-rich family, Buck was taught to perform at an early age. Having toured around the world, the Buck Taylor band are bringing good-time soul tunes to our fair. Have a listen here.

 

Pop Gods

Pop Gods bring you hit after hit with their energetic and fun-filled live show. Donning neon costumes, the band bring you from the 80’s into the 90’s and the 00’s on a feel-good hit-filled nostalgic musical journey. Ending their set with floor fillers be sure to bring your dancing shoes! Here’s a little of what you can expect.

 

Smash Hits

Smash Hits are a Dublin 6-piece band bringing you the golden era of early 90s dance, pop and R’n’B in an entertaining tribute! Established faces around Ireland, Smash Hits hold residencies in many of the top venues nationwide, and with regular sell-out live shows  it seems nostalgia has never sounded so good!

 

Molly Maguires

A Dublin-based traditional Irish band, The Molly Maguires are James McSherry, Graham Mills and Stephen Collins, along with guest accordion and piano player Paul French. Having toured extensively around Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, the band bring a bit of Irish culture to new audiences. They have also opened the St, Patrick’s Day parade in Boston and so it is fitting that we invite them to be a part of our festival this St. Patrick’s weekend. Check them out here.

 

The Hit Machine drummers

The Hit Machine are ‘Rhythmic Warriors’, using their drum beats to bring the life to the party. Combining different musical and dance genres, the band offer an energetic and fun experience for all. Based in Dublin, the band often share the stage with talented Irish dancers – the perfect fit for their drum set.  What better way to get hyped for our six nations matches, than with this pre-match set?!

 

Prickly Pairs

A stalwart of the Irish music scene since the mid-90’s, The Prickly Pairs are a Dublin-based covers band bringing you an entertaining mix of hits from Andy Williams, Robby Williams and even Pharrell… Williams! The band are known for their 100% live 100% of the time set-up, refraining from backing tracks and drum machines.

 

Six Nations Rugby

A key part of our event every year is screening the Six Nations rugby matches on the three largest screens in Dublin! Come and show your support for the boys in green this Paddy’s weekend!

 

We have an incredible Saturday lined up, with not one, not two, but THREE matches screening over the day for your viewing pleasure! Catch the final three matches of the 2019 Six Nations rugby live on the three largest screens in Dublin! Don’t miss out on any of the action with this superb set-up. The match times are:

  • 12:30pm Italy v France in the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy
  • 2:45pm   Wales v Ireland at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff, UK.
  • 5:00pm   England v Scotland at the Twickenham stadium, London, UK 

On top of all of that sporting action, we have yet more good news for attendees. In celebration of Irish Rugby, one of our very own exhibitors the Rascals Brewing Co. have created a special beer in honour of our nation’s rugby  success.

Their Offloaded Pale Ale is a juicy, citrus and tropical beer with a relatively low abv of 4.3%, which makes it perfect, according to the brewery for those ‘glorious rugby sessions’!.  

 

Games Area

Between live music, rugby matches and sampling the best of Irish craft drinks and food we thought you might be in the mood to play some games! And we have an entire games area at our fair for hours of fun, so grab your friends or make some new ones and let’s play! We have Foosball tables, Pool tables, Airhockey and giant Connect 4 so whatever your level of competitiveness we have you covered!

 

Full Entertainment Schedule

Thursday

  • 6pm Mamo (trad band)
  • 9pm Dublin Craft Beer and Cider Cup winners announced
  • 9:15pm Buck Taylor band (soul).

 

Friday

  • 6pm -   The Prickly Pairs
  • 8:45pm - Pop Gods.

 

Saturday 

  • Six Nations Rugby
    • 12:30pm -  Italy v France (Stadio Olimpico)
    • 2:45pm  - Wales v Ireland (Cardiff)
    • 5:00pm -  England v Scotland (Twickenham) 
  • 6:45pm -  The Molly Maguires (trad band)
  • 8:45pm - Smash Hits.