Midas Touch NYE fest is your golden ticket to party
Gig of the week: head to Loughcrew House in Co Meath and banish the badness of 2017
Midas Touch New Year’s Eve Festival
Loughcrew House, Oldcastle, Co Meath Sunday December 31st 10pm-5am €47.02 – €64.45
Sometimes the good people in Hunt & Gather make it too easy for us to go out and party. Their Midas Touch New Year’s Eve Festival is taking place in Loughcrew House in Co Meath, and a ticket to their golden party will include a bus to and from the venue, leaving and returning from Custom House Quay in Dublin. The festival is split into three parts: the Mansion of Wishes, the Golden Curse Stage, and the Atonement Stage, which is a room or stage for every basic human need, really.
Momentum DJs Nathan Jones, Justyna Koss and Vladimir Miler will be working magic at the Golden Curse Stage, delivering techno and house in equal measure. The Atonement Stage will leave you in the responsible hands of DJs Colin Devine, Charlie Garrett and AJ Ferris, Stephen Manning and Boots & Kats, where any tune is possible, from feelgood party tunes and cheese to disco infernos.
In the Mansion of Wishes, Storytelling by Candlelit Tales will reveal the story behind Loughcrew House and the cursed white witch that lived there. There will also be some restorative yoga and massages on the go, as well as some sage-burning ceremonies to cast away all the badness of 2017. (You might need a bigger bonfire to burn all of that badness away.)
Midas Touch is a fancy dress, BYOB party that comes with a roaring fire pit to keep you toasty outside and the promise of confetti cannons, because what is a party nowadays without a confetti cannon? Useless. That’s what.
There will also be a wishing tree where you can make your wishes for 2018. Those wishes will be then be burned at midnight, leaving them in the hands of the universe. Let’s hope that the universe is on your side next year.
The organisers add that it is also a BYOC (bring your own cup) party and that no glass will be allowed on site. Expect to leave the party with more glitter on your body than when you arrived.
The early bird tickets are now sold out but you can get a festival ticket (bus included) for €55 and if you can rustle together a group of 10 pals, they have discounted group tickets going for €450. The event kicks off at 10pm and you will have the run of the house and gardens until 5am. Get weird, get wonderful because this festival wants both of those things from you and they will deliver the rest.