Festival Guide To The Beatyard

 

Image: The Beatyard  [Used with permission]

 

 

 

The Beatyard, happening at the fabulous seafront setting of Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Co. Dublin from 3rd – 4th August, this nautical-themed festival has a huge variety of music, activities and food, providing an fun-filled experience for everyone.

 

The event incorporates 3 stages; Bodytonic Main Stage, Wigwam Stage and Lighthouse Stage. Boat Parties will be hosted by Gxrl Code and District Magazine on Saturday & The Midnight Disco and Yachty by Nature on Sunday, while After Parties will take place in The Lighthouse (Dun Laoghaire) and Wigwam (City Centre).

 

Eatyard hosts a smorgasbord of delicious food options including; Teddys Ice Cream, Big Blue Bus, Crepe House, Sweet Churro, Dog House Dogs and Zero Zero Pizza.

 

Gamesyard will include Quizzes, Bingo, Table tennis and ping pong while Kids Yard consists of Family Raves, Face Painting, Balloon Making, Bubbles, Dublin Circus Project, Planet Science Kidz & Bricks4kids.

This festival does not include camping but there are nearby accommodation options as well as a convenient location adjacent to Dun Laoghaire Dart Station!

 

 

 

Music Picks

 

 

Saturday 3rd August

 

 

Zaska

 

Bodytonic Main Stage – 14.30

 

Zaska, a musical supergroup comprised of guitarist Max Zaska and a revolving lineup of artists, whose sound embraces elements of soul, blues-rock, jazz and funk and is influenced by Prince, Snarky Puppy, Frank Ocean and Stevie Wonder amongst others.

 

 

Jafaris

 

Bodytonic Main Stage – 15.45

 

The rap artist has had a busy couple of years, gaining great success with his track “Love Dies”, releasing an EP, “Velvet Cake”, and along with Kormac, collaborating with Saint Sister on their track “Causing Trouble”, his honest lyrics draw on real life experiences while he is inspired by acts like Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper & J. Cole.

 

 

 

Grandmaster Flash

 

Wigwam Stage – 21.00

 

The multi-talented Rapper / Hip hop artist & DJ, a pioneer in the music industry, best known for his track “The Message” with Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, transformed the way music was played on a turntable, with his “Quick Mix Theory”, cutting and scratching music and transforming the track into something distinctive. He also collaborated with Blondie on their track “Rapture” in 1980.

 

 

Groove Armada

 

Bodytonic Main Stage – 21.15

 

Electronic duo Groove Armada, known for their tracks “Superstylin” and “I See You Baby”, merging elements of nu-funk, electronica and trip hop in their sound and they have collaborated with acts like Neneh Cherry, DJ Gramma Funk and Mutya Buena.

 

 

 

 

Sunday 4th August

 

 

Davit Kitt

 

Bodytonic Main Stage – 14.30

 

Following his 2018 album “Yous”, by collaborating with Fedah and Kean Kavanagh on track “Follow The Sound”, David Kitt spans multiple genres and keeps his sound current and the listeners guessing.

 

 

 

Erica-Cody

 

Bodytonic Main Stage – 15.45

 

Alternative R&B artist Erica-Cody has released several well received tracks, 2017’s “Addicted” and “Good Intentions”, released earlier this year, her sound can be likened to Solange and Imelda May and acts like Lauren Hill, Erykah Badu and Stevie Wonder are among her influences.

 

 

Prymary Colours

 

Wigwam Stage – 16.00

 

Prymary Colours are a Dublin based electronic duo whose sound is brings together elements of disco, techno and pop amongst others, their performance is audio-visual based and features hula hoopers and dancers.

 

 

Chvrches

 

Bodytonic Main Stage – 21.30

 

Hailing from Glasgow, indietronic/synthpop act Chvrches released their third album “Love Is Dead” in 2018 and collaborated with Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart and The National’s Matt Berninger in it’s production. The band count Kate Bush, Eurythmics and Death Cab For Cutie among their influences.

 

 

 

 

 

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