The annually loved Dublin City Soul Festival returns for a sixth time this weekend with events taking place from the 24th to the 27th of May. Punters will get to see ten bands perform each day at a Soul Picnic in Merrion Square Park at the event which has attracted over twenty thousand attendees over the past five years.

Also being showcased at this year’s festival is the world’s first Instrumental Art Exhibition which includes over one hundred customised guitars, drums and violins, used as canvases by leading Irish artists. Saturday and Sunday the 26th and 27th of May will see free live music in Merrion Square Park. Among the artists already confirmed to perform over the two days are The Barley Mob, The Hot Sprockets, Fox E & The Good Hands, Wyvern Lingo, Dem Fools and many more. 

The Dublin City Soul Festival will raise funds for children’s charity The Musical Youth Foundation which aims to give every child in Ireland access to a music education. Chris Maher, Festival and Charity Founder said: “This year we’re promising an even better line up and are really excited to add the world’s first Instrumental Art exhibition where attendees will be able to see guitars, violins and drums depicting ocean landscapes, wild life scenes and even a portrait of Thin Lizzy legend Phil Lynott among the masterpieces.”

With temperatures set to soar in Dublin this weekend you couldn’t do much wrong in getting yourself down to Merrion Square this weekend. Just make sure to bring your picnic blankets with you!


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