Coming together for the Fab Four
The Dublin Beatles Festival was originally intended as a one-off celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s foray into Ireland, but it proved so successful that it has been revived for a second year and will run from November 7th-9th across several venues in the city centre. The opening night will see The Beatles Show at the Twisted Pepper, encompassing the short play Death and the Beatles Fan and acoustic sets by Jonathan Ward and Scottish tribute act Revolver, while a free session runs at The Oval the same night and features a number of Irish acts including Biggles Flys Again covering Beatles classics. On Saturday, The Workman’s Club hosts a Beatles-themed table quiz and a full performance from Revolver and more. Sunday sees a screening of The Rutles All You Need is Cash and a public interview with Rutles co- founder Neil Innes, and tribute band Beatles for Sale close the festival with a gig at Twisted Pepper.
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