Beatyard festival releases stage times and details

Heading to Dún Laoghaire this weekend? Here’s everything you need to know

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

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.



Main Stage

12.15pm: Oh Boland

1pm : Bad Bones

1.45pm: Rocstrong

3pm: Rubberbandits

4.15pm: Stomptown Brass

5.30pm: Lee Scratch Perry

7.30pm: Snarky Puppy

9.30pm: Boney M

Eatyard Tent

12pm: Sim Simma

2pm: Beer Weasel

2.15pm: Hugh Cooney

3pm: Danny Wang

5pm: Theo Parrish (4 hour set)

9pm: Tensnake

Studioyard DJ’s

12pm: Phases

1pm: Home

2pm: Betty

3pm: Ringo - Dead Cool

4pm: Tom Lowe

5pm: dip


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)


Main Stage

12pm: Félim

1pm: Discovery Gospel Choir

2pm: Ben Bix & Feather

3pm: Ships

4.15pm: Jape

5.45pm: Roy Ayers

7.15pm: Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires

9pm: George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic

Eatyard Tent

12:15pm : Joanna Byford

1pm: Homebeat

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

Studioyard DJ’s

Noon: Pablesteban

1pm: Billies Bingo

2pm: Quizmaster

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)