The Insider - 06/08/2008
- ANOTHER festival has been added to the already saturated line-up of outdoor music events taking place in Ireland this summer. But at least Solas Festival is keeping its sights to a reasonable limit, given that it's only selling some 4,000 tickets to the August 16 and 17 event.
Taking place in the grounds of Huntington Castle in Co Carlow, the quirky music festival is the brainchild of Spectrum Events and a string of independent promoters.
Running the gauntlet of everything from electronic to reggae and acoustic, Solas offers attendees music from some seven different stages.
Performers will include Republic of Loose, Johnny Moy, Kila, Ham Sandwich and Dirty Epics. Tickets cost €120 for two-days including camping and are available from ticketmaster.
- IF you fancy doing something a little different this weekend, the Summer Soul Event certainly sounds interesting. Taking place in the Conrad Dublin hotel this Saturday, ticket holders will be chomping down on a gourmet barbecue before sampling some live music action from Irish rockers PreNup, alongside some brave fire-throwers, live drummers and a reggae DJ.
- INVITED guests will be checking out the latest offering from artist David Timmons tomorrow evening. He'll be premiering his Circus installation to a high-brow gang of cultured folk at a bash in the Loft of the Powerscourt Townhouse centre.
Live music beforehand will be provided by Automatic Pencil while Venu Brasserie are providing the nibbles.
- OPERA fans will be out in force at the Amphitheatre at the Civic Offices in Wood Quay tomorrow evening for a an open air event.
Entitled ‘Opera in the Open', the popular event which is now in its 9th year, is returning to the southside location after proving a big hit with discerning audiences. Running from August 7 until September 4, among the productions featured in the series are old favourites like Cosi Fan Tutti, La Bohème and The Barber of Seville.
- ONE lucky lady will be tickled pink tomorrow after walking away from the Failte Ireland Dublin Horse Show with a prize package worth more than €10,000. Given that it's Evian Ladies’ Day, style queens will be putting their best fashion foot forward in a bid to win the big prize at the event which is MC-ed this year by Xpose reporter Aisling O'Laughlin.