Refuge Events began it’s life in Galway at the beginning of last year with one of the most credible opening shows to date in our little country. March 9th 2016 saw current man of the moment Denis Sulta make his Irish debut in Monroe’s live room, a start that any promoter in the country would envy. As many of you know, Sulta has grown to be pretty popular amongst the Irish crowd since his first show with Refuge with sellout shows in the likes of Limerick and Cork as well as having one of the stand-out sets at Forbidden Fruit this year.
Refuge didn’t stop at that, carrying on to book acts like DJ Deeon, Randomer, Paul Woolford, Dense & Pika as well as Denis Sulta making his return for their first birthday earlier on this year. Looking at the acts they’ve booked it’s pretty clear that as a clubnight they certainly like to change things up genre-wise, a strategy that seems to prove very effective for midweek gigs in the west of Ireland. May also saw Refuge team up with other promoters around Galway to help raise a monstrous €5,500 for Galway Waterways Patrol, an organisation set up to to prevent suicide and accidents on the River Corrib, which runs through Galway’s city centre.
Running gigs on a monthly basis from September to May, Refuge are about to enter their second year of shows, returning to Monroe’s once again. Their first announcement sees an absolute legend of the scene join them, Artwork. A pioneer of Dubstep and former Magnetic Man member, Artwork has now gained a name in the house scene similar to one of the other former band-members, Skream. Set to play the Warehouse Project twice this winter, firstly for Annie Mac Presents and then for Jackmaster’s Mastermix night where he’ll be playing B2B with Denis Sulta, as well as just coming off a July residency in XOYO, 2017 is proving to be a huge year for the London-based artist.
Belfast’s Jordan joins Artwork on the night adding huge weight to the lineup. Fresh off the Boiler Room at AVA Festival in Belfast with the likes of Denis Sulta, Ejeca and Or:la, Jordan is one of the fastest growing talents in the Irish scene. His huge Boiler Room set saw a very well put together blend of everything from acid house to 90’s classics making The Night Institute bossman is the perfect fit for the lineup.
With both Artwork and Jordan on the lineup, it promises to be a crazy one. We’re very excited to see what else Refuge have booked for the up-and-coming months.
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