You may remember we mentioned earlier in the week that we’re working on a number of festivals over the next few weeks and months.
This is the fourth year of TrócaireLive’s existence and over the years it’s grown from a normal-sized gig to a mini-festival. The purpose of the event is to shine a spotlight on Trócaire’s campaigning work throughout the world and to thank their volunteers.
We’ve got a great line-up this year, which we’re very excited about! Daithí, Colours Afrobeat Foundation and The Eskies will headline the event and will be joined by The Animators; Ugandan folk singer Justine Nantale; Soul-Folk-Alternative artist Yong Buddha; Nigerian drumming group Talking Drums; Groovement Soul DJs; and White Collar Boy (DJ Set). While, radio presenter Dan Hegarty will be our MC on the night for the second year in a row.
This year, in order to prolong the reach of the event, Trócaire collaborated with street artist Cian Walker to create three unique pieces of art which highlight some of Trócaire’s core justice messages. They’ve been on display in the roof garden of the Grand Social over the past month and will be taking pride of place there for the event itself tomorrow. There will also be photography inside the venue and some delicious food on offer from Argentino Grill, so there really is something for everyone!
We’re not the only ones looking forward to the gig – the good people in Metro Herald; Insider from the Irish Independent; 98FM; TXFM; entertainement.ie; Nialler9; Golden Plec; Face Up; Dóchas and Activelink have all been talking about it too (see some of the coverage below).
Admission to TrócaireLive is free of charge before 7pm and €10 after 7pm, with proceeds going to Trócaire.
Hope to see some of you there!