Join Mother in celebrating 9 magical years this weekend

As Mother turns 9, we've put together some of the most memorable Mother moments!

Mother turns 9

As Dublin’s disco diva, Mother, turns nine, we caught up with the Mother team to talk us through some of the standout moments from Mother herstory.

Although the venue might have changed since it’s launch in 2010, the spirit of Mother remains the same, with an emphasis on delivering the best disco music with a funky vibe to the most amazing Mother regulars and newbies alike.

From chilling with Grace Jones in the Olympia to writhing around on the floor real ‘Slow’ in Copper Alley, these incredible moments will be sure to resurface some incredible memories.

Check out the nine most Memorable Mother Moments below.

 

1. Grace Jones

Warming up for @gracejonesofficial in the Olympia #amazinggrace #aaaaaaarrrrghhhhh #excited

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Supporting Grace Jones in the Olympia. Because wow!

 

2. The Yes Vote

What a night, happy #yestival y’all!

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May 23, 2015. It was euphoric. Our referendum ‘We Are Family’  celebratory gig in the Tivoli. (Which subsequently turned into our annual ‘Yestival’ party)

 

3. Kylie – Slow

When the Mother DJs dropped Kylie ‘Slow’ and the ENTIRE club dropped to the floor in a domino effect re creating the music video, writhing around in a kylified orgy. It was a spectacle to behold. The bar staff & security hadn’t a clue what was happening.

 

4. Moving Day

Launch night at our new venue, the Hub. It was magical and such an honour to see that our crowd had followed us to our new space.

 

5. Anthem

Every time Stand on the Word played. Every single time.

 

6. Festival Sets

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Who will we be seeing at the Reckless in Love stage at Body & Soul? We've a 16 hour takeover planned on the Saturday! △ <LINE-UP> △ 12:00 MORNING GLORY with Kate Brennan Hard-ON disco with a two hour power-top tea dance that will blow your socks off. △ 14:00 THE QUEEN OF BODY&SOUL Hosted by a timeless queen, Bunny, you'll have three minutes each to woo our eager audience in order to snatch that crown! △ 15:30 DRAG AEROBICS Lycra, wigs & tunes. We need you festival FIT! △ 17:00 PRIDE ANTHEMS with the Mother DJs Expect everything from the queen of disco, Sylvester making us feel mighty real to Bronski Beat’s iconic Smalltown Boy. We’re happy, we’re carefree and we’re gay, we’re born this way! △ 18.30: PRYMARY COLOURS PrYmary Colours are a 2 piece electronic pop act from Wicklow. Bringing the "feel good party" to the festival!! △ 19:00 DISCONAUTS Purveyors of proper house and dirty disco, Galway’s Disconauts have been doing the do since the late 90’s; heavily influenced by early US house from Chicago, Detroit and New York, they’ve built a house and disco haven on the west coast of Ireland. △ 20:00 THE DRAG BALL You. Better. Werk. Join drag scene royalty as the reigning queen of Dragged Up, miss Victoria Secret takes to the stage alongside princess of pop Regina George & alt punk Pixie Woo, all to a bangin' backdrop of tunes by the Mother DJs. △ 22.:00 KELLY-ANNE BYRNE Join her when the sun is down and the disco lights kick in. △ 23.30: FAUNE Comprised of the incredible vocal talents of Sarah Byrne and musical genius of Will St Leger, get ready to dance yourself into oblivion. △ 00:00 MOTHER DJS CLOSING SET At 12 the Mother DJs kick into their annual summer stomper of a Saturday closing set. From midnight get your ass to Mother, the gays are coming back to Ballinlough. △ #mother #motherdublin #dance #club #clubbing #lgbt #lgbtq #house #disco #electro #funk #instagay #gaysofinstagram #queer #party #discoball #pride #pride2019 #happypride #pridemonth #gay #summer #summervibes #dj #bodyandsoul #festival #ballinlough

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The first time the entire Mother crew, covered in sequins closed the night by dancing on stage, on the decks and with the crowd.

 

7. We Are Family

Forging lifelong friendships through music and generally being messers and realising last minute last week that we’d been doing this together almost 9 years.

 

8. Biggest Block Party Ever

Collins Barracks hosted the biggest, most colourful event in its 300-year history, becoming the site for the Mother Pride Block Party which had over 6,000 people dancing all evening to amazing acts such as MØ, Pillow Queens and prYmary colours.

 

9. Love Sensation

Taking over the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin on August 17 and 18, the two-day music and arts festival is aimed at the LGBT+ community and their many friends.

You can celebrate Mother’s nineth birthday this weekend from 11pm on Saturday 20 June in Mother, The Hub, Eustace St, Dublin 2. Guestlist here.

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