This weekend, Ireland celebrates one of the biggest weekends in dance music history, with arena showcases, debut festivals, sold-out club nights, and much more. We’ve selected eight must-see showcases that capture Ireland’s contemporary club culture.

One of the most anticipated weeks on the Irish nightclub calendar officially begins tomorrow. With so many events to choose from across the country, we select a few must-see events for Paddy’s Weekend 2024.

Mother and St. Patrick’s Festival present Cultúr Club at the National Museum of Ireland [March 16th]

This Paddy’s Eve, the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks will host the Cultúr Club, presented by Mother and St. Patrick’s Festival. The joint event combines the essential ideals of the St. Patrick’s Festival with those of the LGBTQ+ clubbing community, resulting in a fusion of modern Irish culture and free expression. trUst label boss and co-founder of the Body Movement Festival SAOIRSE headlines the Main Stage Dance tent.

You can purchase tickets here.

Basement Project 12-hour Paddy’s Weekend Hoolie at Cookes Thatch Bar [March 16th]

Galway purveyors of quality techno, Basement Project hosts one of their infamous 12-hour showcases at Cookes Thatch Bar. The team welcomes a selection of Ireland’s best DJs, including Offtrack, Aero, Maedbh O’Connor, IMO, and more. The sweet sounds of house and techno soundtrack the Paddy’s Eve party, which takes dancers from light to dark.

You can purchase tickets here.

HARDWARE at The Belltable [March 16th]

Limerick-based artists Chaz Moloney and Brawni present  Hardware, a new conceptual club night at the Belltable Theatre. The club night’s goal is to feature a diverse lineup of live and improvised acts, allowing performers to bring their uncompromising style to a specialised club setting. The first edition of Hardware launches on Paddys weekend – the 16th of March. Chaz & Brawni have invited electronic stalwarts Paddy Mulcahy & Rustal to join them for the debut night.

Tickets are sold out.

Obskür & Friends at Index [March 17th]

Irish duo Obskür returns to Index and this time they’re bringing friends with them. This will be the place to be for any house music fans, as the rising duo play all night long, with some guest appearances throughout the night. Irish artists headlining Irish venues on St. Patrick’s Day. Yes.

Tickets are sold out.

Barbed with Mark Blair, Funk Tribu & More at The Telegraph Building [March 16th / 17th]

Mark Blair‘s Barbed party takes to The Telegraph Building for the entirety of Paddy’s Weekend. The party sees Mark Blair invite a host of international and local talent across the two days with some notable sets coming from Funk Tribu, Yasmin Gardezi, IMNOTYOURMATE, Cody Wong and more. Both events are expected to sell out before doors so don’t sleep on this.

You can purchase tickets here and here.

Elrow at SILO [March 17th]

Spannish-based house music party Elrow arrives in Dublin this St. Patrick’s Day for one of the biggest club nights of the weekend. The team takeover SILO, also known as The RDS with an all-star lineup with sets from Gorgon City, Alan Fitzpatrick, Hannah Wants, Eats Everything, De La Swing & N!DO.

You can purchase tickets here.

blk. at The 3Arena [March 17th]

Tipperary native blk. makes Irish dance music history by becoming the first solo Irish DJ to perform at the 3 Arena on St. Patrick’s Day 2024. The young DJ becomes the first Irish solo DJ to headline the coveted space, following in the footsteps of BICEP, who were the first Irish DJs to headline the venue on St. Patrick’s Day last year.

Tickets are sold out.

Otherside Presents St. Patrick’s Day B.Y.O.B [March 17th]

Otherside, Research, Omni, and Bedlam will debut a one-day festival on St. Patrick’s Day at Rock Farm in Slane, County Meath. Tommy Holohan, Chris Stussy, Dax J, Luke Dean, Dylan Fogarty, Yasmin Gardezi B2B IMNOTYOURMATE, and others will perform at the BYOB event.

Tickets are sold out.

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