The Beatyard festival in Dun Laoghaire has just released its stage times and site map for this weekend's festival, which takes over the former ferry port on Saturday and Sunday night. Tickets are still available from the-beatyard.com.
In terms of highlights Snarky Puppy are hands down one of the best live acts currently touring. Their last gig in Vicar Street was an absolute stormer. George Clinton will be landing his mothership with a full band Parliament Funkadelic. And expect Rubberbandits to set the early day pace for energy.
There’s also an excellent selection of talks in the Banteryard (see below), and the Sing-A-Long Social juggernaut shows no sign of running a-ground: this time it’s Pet Sounds being given the crowdsource vocal treatment by Aoife McElwain.
12.15pm: Oh Boland
1pm : Bad Bones
4.15pm: Stomptown Brass
5.30pm: Lee Scratch Perry
7.30pm: Snarky Puppy
9.30pm: Boney M
12pm: Sim Simma
2pm: Beer Weasel
2.15pm: Hugh Cooney
3pm: Danny Wang
5pm: Theo Parrish (4 hour set)
3pm: Ringo - Dead Cool
4pm: Tom Lowe
1pm: Human Behaviour : Presented by the Psychology Society of Ireland’s SIGMAC group. How do we engage and interact with technology, mass media communication, art and fiction? A delve into the psychology of virtual reality, Eurovision and dance.
2pm: The Attention Economy : What does it take to stand out in a world engulfed in a battle for attention? Dave Morrissey(Facebook), Aaron Chalke (Mediaworks) and Cara McAuley (Starcom)
3pm: Ethical is the New Black : How fashion reflects societal change w/ Dominique McMullan (Irish Times fashion writer), Rosie O'Reilly (Creative Director at Re-dress and founder of We Are Islanders), Annique Van Niekerk (sustainable fashion designer), Rebecca Winckworth (Founder of White & Green Fairtrade Cotton brand) and Ali Kelly (Nu.Ethical).
4pm: The Creative Block : What happens when a creative hits a wall and can't work out what comes next? w/ Steve McCarthy, Declan O'Donnell, Fuchsia Macaree, Rob Ickis Mirolo and Roisin Agnew.
5pm: Blindboy Boatclub (Rubberbandits) : A conversation with a Rubberbandit about art, politics, surreality, Limerick, sex, fish fingers, music, religion, health, fashion and other matters
6pm: Danny Wang: I Just Wanna Make Everyone Dance Together
2.30pm: Gypsy Rebel Rabble
3pm : Morro 16
6.30pm: Sing Along Social
12pm-7pm featuring Exploration Dome, Jumping Cla, Hula Hooping Workshop, Giant Shark Maze and more
Bungee run, bowling, ping pong and more
5pm: La Fête - The Boogie Boat (sold out)
1pm: Discovery Gospel Choir
2pm: Ben Bix & Feather
5.45pm: Roy Ayers
7.15pm: Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
9pm: George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic
12:15pm : Joanna Byford
2pm: Sim Simma
3pm: Don Conroy
3.45pm: Hugh Cooney
4.30pm: Reeps One
5.30pm: Straight Outta Roscompton
6.30pm: This Greedy Pig
7.30pm: Fatty Fatty Phonographics
8.30pm: DJ Rahaan
1pm: Billies Bingo
3pm: Tiny Choons
4pm: We Three Kings
5pm: Good Name
12.30pm: Deep Breaths : Ann Lowney talks to Peter Walsh, the Tipperary man who has been freediving since 2001 and involved in classical voice training since 2003.
1.30pm: Slow On The Weekend : Thanks to technology and a move away from traditional 9 to 5 careers, the modern worker can potentially work all day, every day. So how can we install boundaries during our downtime? w/ Aoife McElwain, food writer and host of slow:series will be joined by Ronan Hession(civil servant and musician), Michelle Darmody (owner of Cake Cafe and Slice) and Leisha McGrath (organisational psychologist).
2.30pm: Better Together : Publications are finding new ways to use technologies to work with their readers but how well are journalists and publishers in Ireland engaging their readers? w/ investigative journalist Gemma O'Doherty, Dublin Inquirer managing editor Lois Kapila, DCU School of Communications PhD researcher and Institute for Future Media and Journalism member Niamh Kirkand Banter producer and Irish Times writer Jim Carroll
3.30pm: This Greedy Pig presents Eddie Otchere: An interview with storied hip-hop photographer Eddie Otchere, a man with a who's who portfolio of hip-hop and urban music culture kingpins and queenpins.
4pm: This Greedy Pig presents Playback : Presented by This Greedy Pig. An exploration of Irish music videos from conception to production as leading videographers Tony Kearns, Feel Good Lost's Brendan Carty,Hugh O'Conor and Dave Tynan talk to Mike Donnelly about the process, importance, and relevance of the music video and preview some of their latest works.
5pm: Mattress Mick: A sales masterclass with the don of bedding
6pm: George Clinton: Before he brings the house down at The Beatyard, the Funkadelic and Parliament bandleader drops in with tales of the funk and the far side.
3pm : Morro 16
8.15pm: Stomptown Brass
Imaginosity, Bubbleosity, Hot Air Balloon Arts & Crafts and more
Adventure Rooms, retro Gaming and more
5pm: Discotekken - Birthday Boat Party (sold out)