Dublin Beatles Festival
The Dublin Beatles Festival kicks off on Friday 7 November – celebrating the 51st anniversary of the culture-shifting performance of The Beatles here.
The Festival runs until Sunday 9 November across the city centre with top Irish and international bands, art, film, merchandise and an exclusive Irish appearance by Monty Python’s Neil Innes.
- The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Beside The Clarence, Dublin 2.
- The Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
- Oval Bar, 78 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
- The Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2.
Fab Friday - 7 November |
The Beatles Show at 7.30pm at the Twisted Pepper featuring the short play Death and the Beatles Fan and music from Dundee band Revolver, Jonathan Ward and Vyvienne Long; the free Beatles Session at 9.30pm in the Oval Bar (where John Lennon and Ringo Starr enjoyed a few pints on 7 November 1963) featuring a host of top performers including Enda Reilly, The Statics, Biggles Flys Again, Sinead White and Keith Grogan;
Sadie Saturday - 8 November |
The Beatles Table Quiz at 2.15pm at the Workman’s Club; The Big Gig with Revolver and The Newspaper Taxi Menat 8pm at the Workman’s Club;
Strawberry Sunday - 9 November |
A free screening of The Rutles – All You Need Is Cash at 3pm in the Twisted Pepper featuring Neil Innes, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, George Harrison, Mick Jagger, Paul Simon, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray; the festival finale with Beatles For Sale– who will perform the full Abbey Road album - and The Rockets at 8.15pm (same venue).
Other Beatles and 60's inspired frolics will be enjoyed with DJ duo ShotGun! in the Twisted Pepper, in the post-gig hub at the Liquor Rooms, and in a celebratory gathering of fans from all over Ireland and the world. In 2013, the inaugural Dublin Beatles Festival celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Beatles in Dublin, attracting fans from Austria, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Poland, Scotland and across the USA.