Beyond the Pale: Stage times, set list, ticket availability, how to get there and more

Everything you need to know about the music, arts, food and wellbeing festival taking place in Co Wicklow this weekend

Beyond The Pale: music highlights this year include Jungle, Jessie Ware, Orbital, Marc Rebillet, The xx's Romy, Richie Hawtin and Courtney Barnett. Photograph: Glen Bollard

Beyond the Pale enters its third year as one of Ireland’s premium music, arts, food and wellbeing festivals, set against the picturesque surrounds of the Glendalough Estate in Co Wicklow. The event takes place this weekend, from Friday, June 21st, to Sunday 23rd.

Music highlights include Jungle, Jessie Ware, Orbital, Marc Rebillet, Romy (of The xx), Richie Hawtin and Courtney Barnett.

Irish acts performing include The Scratch, Gilla Band, John Francis Flynn, DJ David Holmes, Rachael Lavelle, Ailbhe Reddy, 49th & Main, Elaine Mai & Maykay, and The Redneck Manifesto.

The festival’s arts line-up includes members of the recent viral song The Spark, by Kabin Crew and GMCBeats, THISISPOPBABY’s Cracked Lips cabaret and Livewire, the first and highest high-wire walk in Ireland this year.

Beyond The Pale takes place from Friday to Sunday in Glendalough Estate in Co Wicklow

Beyond the Plate, the food area, has been curated by food writer Ali Dunworth and includes Bahay as the signature restaurant at the festival along with foraging walks with Samuel Arnold Keane and three food-based plays.

In the “Acushla” wellbeing area, you will find Reggae yoga, Elysian Fields beauty glam area, Matcha ceremonies, A Massage Yurt, Soundbaths and a Stargazing area.

So, if you are headed to Beyond The Pale this weekend, keep reading for everything you need to know.

When and where is it on?

Beyond The Pale takes place from Friday to Sunday in Glendalough Estate in Co Wicklow.

Are tickets still available?

There are a very limited number of weekend tickets and single-day tickets available for both Saturday and Sunday, but none for Friday.

What time should I arrive?

Gates open at 4.30pm on Friday and at 11.45am on Saturday and Sunday. They close at 12am on Friday and Saturday, and at 9pm on Sunday.

The arena opens at 4.45pm and the main stage closes at 1am, while the late-night areas close at 3am on Friday. On Saturday, the arena opens at 11.45am and the main stage again closes at 1am with the late-night areas closing at 3am. On Sunday, however, while the arena opens at 11.45am, the main stage will close at 11pm and the late-night areas close at 1am.

Beyond the Pale will features 15 stages this year, covering arts, music, food and wellbeing. Photograph: Glen Bollard
How many stages are there in total?

There are 15 stages at the festival this year, covering arts, music, food and wellbeing.

Who is playing and when?

Friday 21st June

Main Stage

4.30pm Shark School

5.30pm Ailbhe Reddy

6.45pm John Francis Flynn

8.15pm Alvvays

10pm Jungle

11.45pm Daithí

Selective Memory Stage

6pm LA Priest

7.15pm Anna Mieke

8.30pm Halina Rice

9pm Rival Consoles

11.45pm 808 State

12.45am Soulstice DJs

Circus Garden

5pm Cian Bolger

6.45pm Nocturnal Animals

8.45pm 2ManyDJs

10.45pm Folamour

Saturday 22nd June

Main Stage

12pm Glasshouse Ensemble do Velvet Underground

1.15pm James Heather

2.30pm James Holden

3.45pm 49th & Main

5pm Houseplants

6.30pm Poolside

8pm Romy

9.30pm Jessie Ware

11.30pm Orbital

Selective Memory Stage

12pm Chris Wilson DC

1pm Skinner

2.15pm Kara Jackson

3.30pm Hang Massive

5pm Kid Francescoli

6.30pm Obongjayar

7.45pm Helena Hauff

9.15pm Richie Hawtin

11.30pm Elaine Mai & Maykay

12.30am Cáilín

1.30am Sunil Sharpe

Circus Garden

12pm The Shed Residents

1.30pm Mathman

3pm Prymary Colours’ Love Ball

5.15pm Embrz

7pm Fejka

8.15pm Parra For Cuva

9.45pm Dimitri From Paris

11.15pm Kelly Lee Owens (DJ set)

Sunday 23rd June

Main Stage

12pm TBC

1.15pm Rachael Lavelle

2.30pm Princess Goes

3.45pm The Scratch

5.15pm Novo Amor

6.45pm Courtney Barnett

8.15pm Thievery Corporation

9.45pm Tourist

Selective Memory Stage

12pm Essiray

1.15pm Sing Along Social

2.30pm Lemoncello

3.45pm Royel Otis

5.15pm The Redneck Manifesto

6.45pm Mount Kimbie

8.15pm Gilla Band

9.45pm Marc Rebillet

Circus Garden

12pm Justyna Koss

2pm Nancy Live

3pm Irvine Welsh

4pm Catching Flies

5pm Kruder & Dorfmeister

6.30pm David Holmes (four-hour set)

How do I get there and home again?

By bus/train Marathon Coaches is providing buses to the festival. Return bus routes from Custom House Quay and Bray to Glendalough Estate, departing Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (Bray return service departing Saturday only), You can get the Dart to Bray train station and avail of the coach service from there.

By car Enter Roundwood, Co Wicklow, into your satnav and follow the festival signage. Enter via Oldbridge Parking. There is free parking available to those driving to the festival, and it is located as close to the front entrance as possible, about a 10-minute walk from the campsite. Organisers highly encourage carpooling.

How accessible is it?

Organisers have endeavoured to make the site as accessible as possible, but the festival takes place predominantly on grass and some uneven ground so the appropriate mobility devices are recommended. If you need any further details contact

Beyond The Pale is an over-21s event, with the exception of children under 12 who must be accompanied by a paying parent or guardian over 21. Photograph: Szymon Lazewski
Is the festival cashless?

There will be no ATM on site, and there will be facility for some cash payments, however organisers highly encourage using card.

What’s the story with security?

Beyond The Pale is an over-21s event, with the exception of children under 12 who must be accompanied by a paying parent or guardian over 21. People aged 13-20 are not allowed entry to the festival site.

Alcohol can be brought on to the site at the time of first entry only, and there is no re-entry with alcohol once wristbanded. There are no glass containers permitted on-site whatsoever, so ensure you decant your alcohol into a reusable bottle before arrival.

Searches will be conducted upon entry to the festival and anyone found carrying illicit items will have them confiscated, and may be removed from the festival and passed over to gardaí.

Fireworks, Chinese lanterns, flares, high-power torches, naked flames, barbecues, illicit drugs, legal highs or nitrous oxide, glass, animals (except assistance dogs), anything that could be considered an offensive weapon, drones, umbrellas, garden furniture, megaphones, bikes, high-vis clothing and gas canisters are among some of the items prohibited.

Can I take photos at the concert?

Unauthorised professional photography or use of professional photography/recording equipment is prohibited and zoom lenses, audio visual or cinematic devices will not be permitted on site.

What’s the weather forecast?

Some rain is forecast on Friday afternoon and into the evening, with temperatures expected between 10 and 16 degrees. On Saturday, rain is possible but the sun should be out between the clouds, with temperatures of 12 to 19 degrees. Sunday’s temperatures are expected to be between 12 and 20 degrees, with a slight chance of rain in the afternoon but dry the rest of the day.

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