Things are changing in the West! There's a new twist on old tradition as the 150-year-old Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival opens in 2013 with a Gay and Lesbian Matchmaking Weekend. Drag High-Queen of Ireland, Panti, embraces her glamorous country roots and hosts a weekend of non-stop entertainment and fun in the beautiful Burren. Joining her are live performers like Eurovision legend Niamh Kavanagh (Fri), and star of London's alternative scene, Jonny Woo. The best clubs and DJs come on tour to light up Lisdoonvarna with sets long into the night to end days of incredible entertainment that the sleepy village won't soon forget.

Join Panti, Jonny Woo, Niamh Kavanagh (Fri), and the best drag performers, DJs, dancers and clubs from Ireland and the UK and find fun - any maybe love - in Lisdoonvarna this summer. Full details of the entertainment on offer and special discounts for local activities like caving, surfing, and cruises to the Cliffs of Moher are available on: www.theouting.ie

Weekend packages including 3-star hotel accommodation and extras are available in addition to the tickets below: http://www.theouting.ie/lisdoonvarna/tickets/

[Friday Night: Niamh Kavanagh, Bunny, Club Tease, DJ Mo, Conor Behan, Céilí Dancing, Poorhouse, and more...]
[Saturday Night: Jonny Woo, The Panti Show, The Dragon on Tour, Paul Ryder, Regina George, Bunny's Tea Dance and more...]