Back with a bang and on a mission to soothe your soul and lift the mood of the nation with their annual feel-great celebration of peace, unity & love the 4th annual Dublin City Soul Festival promises to provide much needed reasons to be cheerful! From Thursday May 27th to Sunday May 30th hundreds of musicians will take to the streets, bars, cafes and public spaces to celebrate all that is good about Ireland.


This year’s unique line up of events includes the popular *‘Rising Stars’ event which will once again see Meeting House Square in the heart of Temple Bar transformed into an urban picnic space from 5pm on Thursday 27th – Saturday 29th of May. While the final line-up is a closely guarded secret, already confirmed are Mob Fandango, Fiach, Jezzebelle, Jupe, Mark Conway and the Ratzingers – and that’s just the Opening Night Party, with special guests yet to be revealed. Admission is free as always and organisers are promising a relaxed, friendly, welcoming atmosphere for one and all.


Organisers were once again overwhelmed by the response from the world’s emerging artists to their Rising Stars search with entries received from; America, Australia, Belize, Canada, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Poland, Scotland, Spain and Togo.