10 is the magic num­ber in Dublin

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Music News - lmur­phy@irish­times.com

A brand new arts fes­ti­val that in­cor­po­rates mu­sic, theatre and com­edy will launch next month – 10 Days in Dublin, which takes place from July 7th to 17th, is the brain­child of Robert Kearns and Dan Ber­gin. Cru­cially, there was no jury or se­lec­tion process in­volved in the fes­ti­val’s cu­ra­tion – ev­ery act that ap­plied to play has been slot­ted in. The pro­ject has been funded solely by Kearns and Ber­gin.

“We wanted to see acts who could fill rooms of 200-500 peo­ple play­ing in the same fes­ti­val as new acts who might play to 50 peo­ple,” said Kearns. “We wanted to cre­ate a fes­ti­val which Dublin­ers could feel was for them – that there was some­thing for ev­ery­one, and any­one could take part.”

The pro­gramme in­cludes quirky acts such as the Trin­ity Orches­tra per­form­ing Daft Punk’s Dis­cov­ery, video game sound­track­ing band The Buzz Aldrin All­stars, and a spe­cial Bastille Day-themed per­for­mance by The Pan­dora Mu­sic Agency. Also, for­mer Al­phas­tates front­woman Cat Dowl­ing will play her first solo gig. Ev­ery show costs less than ¤10 to at­tend. 10daysin­dublin.ie

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