Béar Féile Is Back! Ireland's Biggest Gay Bear Event Returns

Ireland's best and biggest bear event returns to take over the city with a host of hairy happenings.

Bear Féile promo image of two topless gay bears in a nightclub

Get ready to get your growl on, guys! Béar Féile, the hairiest and, well, beariest event for gay bears returns to Dublin from March 28 for four days of furry fun.

Celebrating a hair-raising ten year anniversary, the festival is honey-packed with an impressive lineup of live acts, DJs and events. And never fear, along with all the new plans, there’ll be a horde of favourite fixtures from the past few years making a comeback.

There’ll be no need to go down to the woods with the amount of teddy bears picnicking around the city. Be sure not to miss their much-loved trad session, the Bear Market and the very intriguing Bear Bus tour hosted by Kristin Kapelli. Who knows bear you’ll end up! (Sorry about that)

Béar Féile will also host some very special live acts including the funk and disco cover band Till Death Do Us Party, London-based singer Paul Middleton and, all the way from Utah, singer-songwriter and activist Justin Utley.

Additionally, Béar Féile’s DJ sets include some of the very best from the Irish and international dance scene as DJ Aggie, DJ Corky, DJ El Styra, DJ Gerry Moore and DJ Martin McCann take over venues across the city centre to keep you dancing throughout.

And for any of you furry folks looking to see the best of the bears, the most unmissable event of the weekend takes place in The Button Factory on Saturday 30 – the Mr Bear Ireland Competition! A whole host of hirsute hotties will give all they can to compete for that coveted title. And the audience certainly won’t be complaining. If the standard of winners over the last years are anything to go by, viewers are in for a treat.

Béar Féile runs between Thursday March 28 and Sunday March 31, so clear your weekend, and make sure to get your paws on tickets at Eventbrite.

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