Our weekly guide to partying in Ireland is back for what looks like a scorching May weekend across the country, with some exciting show’s to match the heat. Plenty of debut acts, new venues and collectives and fresh idea’s in this weeks edition. Make sure to have a peek inside before deciding where to dance this weekend.

Thursday – 19th of May

Flood Presents: Ovid At Wigwam

Washington, D.C. based hard drum and percussion enthusiast Ovid is set to make his Irish debut in the infamous Wigwam basement. Joining him on the night is Crane Club co-founder and Four Four contributor darkmavis, who has just recently come off an impressive Hör Berlin set. Little O, who hosts the monthly Little O Show on Dublin Digital Radio will also be gracing the decks on the evening.

You can purchase tickets HERE.

Rathaus 005 Presents: Alt8 b2b Shannen Blessing At Soundhouse

Rathaus 005 welcomes its show ‘Club Rats’, showcasing a 90s inspired iconic club movement. One that embraces the spirit of community, creativity and provided a safe space for many when they had none. Headlining the show is Irish starlet Shannen Blessing and one of the most under the radar producers in the country, Alt8. Support on the night is provided by Hooligan in the main room with Ariana Grindr in control of the Terrace from doors.

You can purchase tickets HERE.

Friday – 20th of May

Slither €1 Cóisir At Wigwam

Dublin’s favourite party starters Slither are back with a full venue takeover on Friday. Tickets are priced at €1 where you can expect to see Slither All Night Long. A full line-up has yet to be announced, but there will be a custom lighting system installed for this show.

You can purchase tickets HERE.

Life Festival Launch Party With: Taint & Ladrin At Cyprus Avenue

Life Festival continue their run of launch parties with another heavy hitting lineup of techno in Cyprus Avenue in Cork. Research boss Taint, returns to Cork with PRSNRS head honcho Ladrin. Expect heavy artillery from the get go with, an array of techno bombs for two skilled selectors.

Cellar Presents: Paul Gill & Breen [Friday] / Aeron XTC b2b Sam Greenwood All Night Long [Saturday]

Cellar welcomes Paul Gill and Breen to the booth this Friday. You can expect to hear hints of melodic techno, electro, house, experimental and more on the evening. With Breen holding a Dublin Digital Radio residency and Paul Gill supporting the likes of Robag Wruhme as of late, you know that you will be in safe hands.

Saturday see’s two of Ireland’s biggest techno cult heroes go the distance this Saturday at the Cellar. A special b2b all night long set is in store, which will mark both Sam and Aeron XTC’s Cellar debut which will be a great night for people who have a deep interest in quality techno.

Tickets cost 10 euro on the door.

Saturday – 21st of May

Masqueraid Presents: Dance for Ukraine with Mav666, Tamisya, Derv and S-Agenda At The Soundhouse

Masqueraid launch their first event and fundraiser in aid of Ukraine this Saturday in the Soundhouse, with a full line-up consisting of some of the fastest rising DJs that Dublin has to offer. On the night you can expect some excellent sets from Mav666, Tamisya, Derv and S- Agenda.

Tickets can be purchased HERE.

SKEWED Presents: Behne, James O’Carroll, Hooligan, Jinn, Tiarnola & Hopedieshere At Crack Jennys.

One of Cork’s newest collectives SKEWED return after a successful event alongside Prospekt. They bring a stacked lineup of local techno to Cork’s newest space for dance music, Crack Jenny’s. This promises to bring a night of no nonsense techno, and a energetic crowd in an intimate space.

You can purchase tickets HERE.

Club Áras na nGael Presents: Dance For Ukraine 2.0

Galway’s favourite music space Club Áras na nGael present a night in aid of the crisis in Ukraine. As usual Club Áras na nGael boast a 100% local lineup spread across two rooms. Music coming from Amoz, Ben Beanisòhe in the yard while Kelly Bonso, Mia, Kelsey B2B Rob Rua & Supersross look after the club.

Tickets range from 5 – 10 euro on the door.

Plain Sailing Presents: Finn & Efa O’Neill At The Ulster Sports Club

One of Belfast’s most reputable rave crew’s, Plain Sailing, welcome Finn and Efa O’Neill to Ulster Sports Club on Saturday May 21st for their Belfast debuts. A massive Manchester, Kerry & Belfast meet up, soundtracked by two incredibly versatile and skilled DJs. This night could go any way musically, but we suspect it to be a rave fuelled night of euphoria.

You can purchase tickets HERE.

Limitless Presents: Charlotte, Miche & Tunney At Wigwam

French born DJ & producer Charlotte arrives in Wigwam for Limitless’s second outing in Wigwam this Saturday. Charlotte arrive with an arsenal of 90’s inspired minimal sounds. Abbey Street’s iconic basement will be seeping with acid lines, rolling bass and soulful pumpers this coming Saturday.

You can purchase tickets HERE.

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