Summer festival season may be drawing to a close for another year, but there's a couple of big events left on your calendar - and one of them takes place this weekend.

The first Love Sensation festival rolls into the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham on Saturday, August 16th and Sunday, August 17th.

Headlining the LGBT+ focused festival are Lily Allen, Kelis, Clean Bandit and Gossip, with everyone from Le Galaxie to Panti Bliss and other drag acts also on the bill (see here for the acts we reckon you really shouldn't miss.)

Below, you'll find all the info you need to know - from stage times to weather and transport.



Tickets are still available from usual outlets, with day tickets (€67.50 plus fees) and weekend tickets (€116.25 plus fees) on sale now.



Accuweather is giving for cloudy, sunny but potentially showery weather on both Saturday and Sunday, with a high of 18c and 17c degrees respectively. So bring the sunglasses, but pack the poncho just in case.



The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham is easily accessible from Dublin city centre (30 min walk). There will be no car parking on site.

The handiest method is via Luas (red line) to Heuston Station; it's less than a 10 minute walk to the grounds of the RHK/IMMA via Military Road from there.

Buses that go within walking distance of RHK include:

40 From Charlestown Shopping Centre to Liffey Valley Shopping Centre
68/a From Hawkins St. Towards Newcastle / Greenogue Business Park
69 From Hawkins St. Towards Rathcoole
79/a Aston Quay to Spiddal Park / Park West (79a)



The festival is 18+ and only bags A4 size or smaller will be permitted. All bags will be checked and no alcohol or illegal substances will be permitted.




Love Sensation Map