Dublin warm-up for Glenda-rock

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A mam­moth launch for Gate­ways Fes­ti­val will take place across mul­ti­ple venues in Dublin tonight.

The fes­ti­val it­self will take place at Glen­dalough House in Wick­low on Septem­ber 9th and 10th. Last year was its in­au­gu­ral year, al­though it has been in plan­ning since 2005.

Or­gan­is­ers man­aged to cor­ral a line-up of more than 60 Ir­ish bands and artists in just six weeks, but this year there will be a pur­pose-built per­ma­nent site with the in­ten­tion of cre­at­ing a mu­sic, arts and lo­cal crafts event that will run an­nu­ally for “gen­er­a­tions to come”.

En­try is granted by in­vi­ta­tion, which will be avail­able to at­ten­dees when they reg­is­ter at gate­waysfes­ti­val.ie.

Tonight’s launch bash is free to at­tend and will see many of the acts due to ap­pear at this year’s fes­ti­val play across four venues in the Dame Lane vicin­ity. Sweeney’s, The Globe, Rí-Rá and She­been Chic will host sets by Pre­ston Reed, Noise Ma­chine, Has­sle Mer­chants, Daithí, Sleep Thieves and DJ OB. A bar­be­cue, street per­former and drinks pro­mo­tions, are also promised.

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