StandUp4Love, a Marriage Equality event, is set for March 19 in Vicar Street in a bid to encourage students to vote.
StandUp4Love Live in Vicar Street this March 19 is a DIT student-run comedy, music and storytelling night aimed at raising much-needed funding and awareness, for the Marriage Equality referendum. The event’s organisers aim to mobilise the students of Ireland to vote.
A number of celebrities such as Thalia Heffernan, Louise Johnston, Darren Kennedy and Holly Carpenter are already confirmed to be in attendance on the night to show their individual support for a yes vote.
One of Ireland’s best-known comedians is confirmed as the host of the night on the night and will be kept a surprise for the audience. The wondrous Panti Bliss will open the event with one of her rousing speeches to remind everyone why they are there and why a yes vote in May is so important, while the outrageously popular The Rubber Bandits will perform a set of gay-themed stand-up.
The audience will be treated to another surprise as an as-of-yet announced act will provide more music.
“The student voice is key to success in the Yes Equality campaign. We can’t let this opportunity slip through our fingers. This is our one big chance to vote for the equality of our LGBT friends and family,” Kate Behan, president of DIT Societies Forum.
The official StandUp4Love after party will be held in 4 Dame Lane, with free entry for those with Vicar Street tickets so the fun can continue into the wee hours.
StandUp4Love Marriage Equality live event
Vicar Street on Thursday, March 19 2015
Doors opening 7.30pm.
Tickets on sale now: €10 for students, €15 general admission, €20 at the door.
Available via DIT Aungier Street, The George and online @ Eventbrite.ie
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