Ok, don’t panic, but summer is coming to a close with August here – honestly devastating. The sun was out, the vitamin D was had and I even seen the odd tweet of some old hag saying they missed the rain! Obviously, I blocked them.
To get the most out of the beautiful mr. Sun, H&G have chosen the best things to do in August. Don’t waste your time, soon you’ll see all the basic folk post about their pumpkin spiced latte… I’m just not mentally prepared for that.
Sit back, relax and enjoy a the fab content;
- Gaze (LGBTQ film fest)
WHEN? 4th – 6th August
WHERE? Dotted around Dublin
€? Prices may vary.
My favvvv film festival is back for its 26th year!
I recall living the life of a gayby all them years ago and loving every second of the Gaze festival. Informative, fun and surrounded by artsy gays, believe me – never a dull moment. Every year its gone from strength to strength and this year is no exception.
Two of the numerous films you must catch are ‘Disobedience’, which stars Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams. and ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’, starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Jennifer Ehle. With much critical acclaim, they set to reach the high end of the gorge spectrum, trust moi.
2. GLITTER TITS; Launch
WHEN? 7th of July
WHERE? Secret location.
Ok, I know it has sold out (so soz for those who didn’t get tickets), BUT WE HAD TO INCLUDE THIS.
H&G have set up a course titled ‘Glitter Tits’, focused on inspiring women, the queer community and anyone else hoping to try their hand at DJing, offering a safe environment to unleash their party monster – can I get a YAAAS?
The fabulous course will entail the lucky students who got tickets learning the tricks of the DJing trade from selected industry professionals (Nialler9, Aimie Mallon from Le Boom, Mix & Fairbanks, Colin Devine, Jus Damien and Roo Honeychild). With the focus on getting students booked for future events, ‘Glitter Tits’ will host an end of course party in association with ABSOLUT Vodka (which you are totally invited to), showcasing the blooming talent to potential bookers.
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3) The Murder Capital
WHEN? 9th of August
Punk scene is dead? I think not.
I must admit, I’m still on the disco, techno buzz. However, The Murder Capital are refreshingly bold and to be fair – quite sexy (DM me lads xx). There is just something about bold lads who make noise and write profound lyrics that gets one going. I caught their set at Knockanstockan and my true inner punk bitch came out. I was literally nearly moshing until I realised I was too cute to get hurt.
ANYWAY, the lads are playing a headliner in Whelans. I advise you all to go to not only support the stunning Irish talent, but to try catch a glimpse of them before they are big hot shots.
Tickets can be found here.
4) H&G Presents – ‘Hot House’
WHEN? 10th of August
WHERE? Berlin, D2
WE ARE BACKKKKKKKK BITCH. For all of you who don’t know, H&G run a stunning night titled ‘Hot House’ in Berlin, D2 and it is an absolute bop.
To party one last time in the summer months, we will be getting sweaty with delicious beats ft. the stale stench of sun cream.
Join us, PrYmary Colours, Reveller, Jus Damien and some very special guests.
Our aim is to bring you an atmosphere of love, joy and blissful bopping around on a dance floor, in great company. Leave your troubles at the door, check in your emotional baggage, and meet us on the dance floor. We want to send you home sweat dripping, covered in glitter and smiling from ear to ear.
Hot House will always provide a platform for the seeds of music to grow in Dublin, and a space for people to connect and create. Come out from behind your screens and feel the real feels, face to face, embrace to embrace.
5) Heathers Screening
WHEN? 16th of August
€? € 12.04
30th anniversary of possibly the GREATEST movie of all time. Happy birthday, bae!
For those of you who are fans, I shall see you there. For those of you who are haven’t seen this masterpiece, HOW DARE YOU! It is my demand that you see this film on a big screen, OK?
It’s the classic story of a good girl gone bad. I swear that Miley Cyrus and Rihanna modeled themselves on the bitches of this movie – they are the original bad chicks. I will say no more.
Get yo’ tix before there gone.
6) Boots & Kats presents Yurt City @ District 8
WHEN? 11th August
WHERE? District 8
I SMELL S E S H… and fab tunes, obviously.
Boots & Kats launch their own 1-day block party ‘Yurt City’ featuring Adult Store, George Feely, Jordan, Karl Guest, MARK BLAIR, Mix & Fairbanks, Queen & Disco, Quinton Campbell + more TBA.
Yurt City is an all-day party from 5pm with outside installations being created for those having too much fun to stare out – essential. Boots & Kats have specially curated a line-up of their friends who also happen to be the most prominent producers and DJ’s in Ireland at the moment. This is without a doubt going to be one of the biggest parties District 8 has ever witnessed.
Check out the event here
7) The Big Grill Fest
WHEN? 16th – 19th
WHERE? Herbert Park
€ – 29
VEGANS, SCROLL – NOW!
Ok, phew – now that we’ve gotten them out of the way, let’s talk about our love for killing baby lambs. WHY YOU GOT TO BE SO TASTY?
Representing the only flexitarian in H&G’s office, I ventured to The Big Grill Fest pre-party (yes, I made a new dietary term up because we all need to treat ourselves sometimes, ok?) IT WAS DEVINE. I ate basically my body weight in burgers, sausages, meatballs, wings, basically anything I could grit my teeth into.
The festival celebrates the art of cooking with fire & smoke bringing chefs cooks and pitmasters from Ireland, UK and further along with over 20,000 visitors to smell, taste, discover and learn about all kinds of barbecuing, grilling, smoking, vegetables, meats, delicacies and drinks.
If you find yourself with kebab sauce all over your face after a night out, get yourself a ticket and join the secret life of the flexitarian. YOU DESERVE IT!
8) Britney Spears
WHEN? 20th August
WHERE? 3 Arena
I must confess, I didn’t get a ticket to the Britney concert. My heart, it aches like when ‘The Simple Life’ of Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton got cancelled… People say grieving is difficult, but it cannot compare to this. I am literally VERY close to setting up a ‘GoFundMe’ page, because I think my fellow Spears’ fans will relate to my pain.
IF YOU GOT A TICKET, be prepared for hit, after hit, after hit. I am welling up at the thoughts, this life just isn’t fair.
9) All Together Now
WHERE? Curraghmore House, Co. Waterford
WHEN? 3/4/5 August –
$? € 179.50
The newest festival that E V E R Y O N E is talking about, All Together Now will see its debut on the August bank holiday weekend. Promoted as a maiden voyage, it is reaching to music lovers, passionate performers, artists, musicians, creators and rebels.
A sense of freedom and escapism will be captured through music, spoken word, comedy, theatre, debate, art and workshops. ATN seems to be the type of festival Electric Picnic was when it first began. Beautiful feasts of food, bespoke cocktails, can be enjoyed within this dramatic and scenic landscape. Some of the numerous acts include Roisin Murphy (QWEEN), Fleet Foxes, Mura Musa, Chaka Khan, The Black Madonna and loads more.
All of this and sesh, what more could you ask for?
WHERE? Bad Bobs
WHEN? 18th August
$? 5 euro cheap list // 10 euro otherwise
Spinster is one of the few events keeping Dublin’s nightlife ALIVE.
Promoting how badass women are, they have the best LADYJ’S every month playing the absolute bangers. So if your into;
Blondie, Kate Bush, PJ Harvey, Hole, Ladytron, Ladyhawke, Verruca Salt, The Runaways, X-Ray Spex, Roisin Murphy, Girls Aloud, Garbage, Robyn, Marina and the Diamonds,Bikini Kill , The Go-Go’s, Patti Smith,The Bangles, Cyndi Lauper, Cher, Stevie Nicks, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Slits, The Shangri-Las, Gossip, Le Tigre, & Robyn
GET READY FOR A NIGHT A SWEATY DANCING WITH THE BEST TYPES OF WOMEN .