“The People’s Festival” here this August

August 7, 2011 22:24 0 comments

The event is organized by the TPC, an autonomous movement whose aim is to unite independent music, art and community initiatives.  This event is taking place in August with two days filled with colour and sound.

The People’s Festival – Dún Laoghaire” will take place on 20th and 21st of this month and it intends to show the public the best of Irish indigenous and independent music.

The event, organised by The People’s Collective (TPC) will be held in several places including The 40 Foot Bar & Grill, The Harbour Bar, The Pavilion Complex, etc. in the area of Dún Laoghaire.

There will also be musical performances of many styles from several different parts of the world, from rock, jazz and grunge to reggae, electro and folk music.
In addition, the organizers have prepared various activities and performances, including dance, poetry, cinema and comedy, among others.

Gypsy Rebel Rabble

Among the confirmed artists are Dub Doctors, King Modo, The Barley Mob, Gypsy Rebel Rabble, More Tiny Giants and many others. Sub-merge-cru will dance for all attendees, while Spinobi Fire Performance will present a unique fire show.

For cinema lovers and those who like short films, there will be showings of Mirrorman, Deadline, Spare Room and other cinematographic works.

This initiative has arisen from the Dun Laoghaire and Rathdown councils’ decision to cancel the annual Festival of World Cultures (TFOC), due to continued cuts and reductions in funding that have been implemented in recent months.

According to TPC, this decision is another blow to the local economy that could lose yet another business opportunity and the chance of income. TFOC’s continuity is shattered after ten successful years, where the event had become a well known reference on both local and national levels.

Its’ main objective was to promote multiculturalism and it attracted tens of thousands of people to this port city.

The TPC is an autonomous movement whose goal is to unite independent music, art and community initiatives.

The movement has since expressed that it will protest against those measures that have serious consequences on the social, economic and cultural area.
For more information, consult the event’s Facebook page

(www.facebook.com/dlrpeoplesfestival ).

(Translated by Amanda Flanaghan – aflanaghan@hotmail.com)

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