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Busker Fleadh
2018
Sunday 7th October
Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

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Overview

A variety of busking acts from around the country will perform in Smithfield Square on Sunday 7th October as part of the Busker Fleadh! This free family event will showcase the best of independent music and performance in an electrifying atmosphere.

The line up of performers will cover a range of genres, ages and cultural backgrounds, allowing visitors to experience the diverse music offered in Ireland.

Aside from the musical talents, spectators will wander the cobbles of Smithfield and enjoy choirs and street performers and cultural backgrounds and witnesss returning acts such as the inspiring High Hopes Choir, Ireland’s first choir for homeless people, as well as new emerging artists.

The Busker Fleadh is brought to you by Dublin City Council.

What’s Happening

Busking

Buskers and street performers will be performing live on Smithfield Square from 12 noon to 5pm on Sunday, 7th October.

Busker Performance Schedule

Other Entertainment

Songs in the Key of D – 12.45pm & 1.45pm

Wobbly Circus Performers

Children’s Facepainting

Junior Performance Area (15 minute slots)

*Subject to change
Girl busking

Smithfield & Stoneybatter Food Festival

5th – 7th October 2018

The Busker Fleadh is being held in association with the Smithfield & Stoneybatter Food festival, a celebration of local Food and Entertainment in the area.

Each event will be housed in local business’ own premises, allowing attendees to walk the well-beaten paths from pub to bar, restaurant to café, building a festive atmosphere over the weekend. There will be tastings, special menus, brilliant banquets, boozy brunches, ensuring that your taste buds are tantalised no matter what time of the day you drop into the area. Come and stroll about Smithfield & Stoneybatter over the course of the weekend, and soak up the atmosphere.

There’s plenty on and what better way to spend a weekend than mixing delicious food and great music.

Visit www.smithfieldandstoneybatter.ie for more details.

The Smithfield & Stoneybatter Food Festival Demonstration Tent

All Day Food Demonstrations

Jameson Distillery Drink Demonstration

Do’matcha Japanese Healthy Tea Demonstration

Chocolate Garden Ireland Tasting              Smokin Bones

Genovese Ireland                                           Fresh Food Market

And More…

Busker Fleadh and Smithfield Stoneybatter Festival

This Sunday at the Busker Fleadh the Smithfield & Stoneybatter Food Festival will be hosting a demonstration tent.

There will be a variety of different food and beverage demonstrations happening throughout the afternoon from various local businesses

Come join the fun, what better way to spend a weekend than mixing delicious food and great music.

Sing Street Screenshot
Sing Street Screenshot

Come and enjoy the street spectacle of entertainment throughout the afternoon

Want to Busk

How to Apply

Applications are now open for the Busker Fleadh 2018!

If you wish to be considered to perform at this year’s event, please fill out our application form HERE before Sunday 30th September 2018. Successful applicants will be informed by close of business Tuesday 2nd October.

Good luck, we hope you will join us at the Busker Fleadh for a fun filled day of music and performance!

Busking Competition

If your application is successful you will be part of our Dublin Busker competition and eligible for a performance fee. You will be in with a chance to win recording time in Windmill Lane Recording Studios with a sound engineer and a digital download of your recordings (worth €1,000), a paid support act slot at one of the best music venues in Dublin, Whelans, and more!

Getting There

The Busker Fleadh takes place on Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

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By Luas

Take the Luas Red Line to Smithfield

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By Dublin Bus

Routes 25 ,25a, 25b, 66, 66a, 66b, 67, 90, 151 all stop at Ormond Quay

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By Car

Some car parking is available in Queen Street Carpark, though we prefer you to use public transport if possible

Contact Us

We’d love to hear what you think of the Busker Fleadh, or answer any questions you may have. Please complete the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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You can also email us at info@buskerfleadh.ie

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