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Dublin Festivals

Dublin boasts some of the most fantastic festivals in the country, ranging from music to arts to culture. There is something to suits everyone’s interests, including family-friendly festivals should you want to include the kids. Here are the best of the best of 2015’s Festival Line-up.


Date(s): July 17th – 19th 2015
Tickets: Weekend tickets - €149.50; Day tickets - €59.50

The three-day festival which takes place in Marlay Park, Dublin 16, will include performances by global sensation and Ireland native Hozier, along with Chemical Brothers and Alt-J. It is the festival’s 3rd year running, after its huge success. This is a day festival, meaning that there’s no camping onsite.

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Vodafone Comedy Festival

Details coming soon!

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12 Points Festival

Date(s): April 15th – 18th 2015 from 19:30 – 23:00 daily
Tickets: €15.00/ €12.00

A spectacular jazz festival which hits Dublin for 4 days. Experience the wonderful music from 12 of Europe’s best Jazz artists.

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The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival/ JDIFF

Date(s): March 19th – 29th 2015
Tickets: Season ticket - €250.00

Established in 2003, The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF) has fast become Ireland's premier feature film festival, taking place in Dublin over 11 days each spring, 2015’s festival will turn the city cinematic from 19th - 29th March.

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Dublin Fashion Festival

Date(s): September 1st – 6th 2015
Tickets: Varies from free

Enjoy some serious style over the course of the Dublin Fashion Festival. Both free and paid fashion shows will take place along with special shopping discounts. A must-do for all of the country’s fashionistas!

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Forbidden Fruit

Date(s): May 29th – 31st 2015
Tickets: Friday - €49.50; Saturday - €59.50; Sunday - €59.50; Weekend Tickets - €119.00

Bulmer’s Forbidden Fruit Festival returns again this year to the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. With headlining acts including Groove Armada, Richie Hawtin, and Fatboy Slim, this is a music festival not to be missed.

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Bram Stoker Festival

Date(s): October 23rd – 26th 2015
Tickets: Varies from free

This festival celebrates the wonderful Bram Stoker, who is a Dublin native who is most famously known for being the author of the eerie novel Dracula. Celebrate the life of Bram Stoker with this wonderful celebration of Dublin’s Gothic genre.

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Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular

Date(s): July 10th – 12th 2015
Tickets: FREE

The Laya Healthcare City Spectacular festival is probably one of the most successful and popular free festivals in the country. The festival is completely family-friendly, so is an ideal day out in Dublin City if you’re in need of a family getaway. The festival takes place in Dublin’s Merrion Square.

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Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival

Date(s): September 7th – 20th 2015
Tickets: Varies from free

The Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival returns, giving Dublin 14 days of theatre, dance, music, comedy, and more. The festival takes place in various locations across Dublin City.

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The Festival of Curiosity

Date(s): July 23rd – 26th 2015
Tickets: Varies from free

Dublin’s annual festival of culture and science returns. The Festival of Curiosity is a fun and intriguing series of events that is sure to broaden the minds of all its guests.

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