Mother Block Party to kick off Pride weekend with unmissable Friday lineup

Start your Dublin Pride weekend with the 2023 Mother Pride Block Party, beginning on Friday, June 23, at 6pm!

Three panels of LGBTQ+ performers for the Mother Pride Block party this Friday.

We’re only days away from the annual Mother Pride Block Party which begins this Friday, June 23, at the legendary Collins Barracks venue, and we can barely contain our excitement!

This year, Mother promises its biggest and most exciting show yet with a star-studded weekend lineup boasting a range of incredible queer performers. The Mother Block Party starts at 6pm on Friday, and it’s the perfect way to kick off your Pride weekend.

Mother is offering weekend and Friday-specific passes, so grab your pals and a pair of tickets while they’re still available!

You won’t want to miss the evening’s entertainment. Bianca Del Rio is hosting, and she’ll be welcoming performers like fabulous fellow Drag Race alum, Bimini, who will be gracing the main stage on Friday night.



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Bimini is a queer icon with a global following and we are obsessed with their ‘God Save This Queen’ pop ballad which has over a million streams on Spotify.

Months after captivating audiences on Drag Race, where they stole hearts with their innate sense of style and fashion, Bimini was signed onto Next Models as the agency’s first non-binary talent. They have dominated press and social media ever since becoming a breakout star on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, and they secured a book deal for their Top 10 Sunday Times bestseller Release The Beast.

Alongside incredible drag acts, Friday tickets also guarantee that you’ll get to enjoy a live music performance from Self Esteem!



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This queer pop phenomenon delights audiences with her vulnerability and powerful, truth-telling lyrics.

Her debut album, Compliments Please, describes relatable feelings of insecurity and misogyny-induced frustration, and her second album, Prioritise Pleasure fearlessly tackles female autonomy, comparison culture, and self-love. Catch her headlining at the opening night of the party!

Another unmissable act includes Irish DJ Krystal Klear who will close out the main stage on Friday night with some fantastic dance and techno beats.



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Expect a mass dance party when Krystal Klear takes to the stage! This beloved studio scientist has perfected a formula for dance tunes, so it’s impossible to listen without breaking out your best moves.

Other DJs appearing at the party’s opening day in the National Museum include Bull Horris B2B RHYZINE, Billy Bunzari, Sally Cinnamon, Stephen Dowling, Minikimono and, of course, the resident deck-spinners from Mother. Similarly, there’ll be no shortage of drag talent, as in addition to those already named, Victoria Secret, Regina George, Paul Ryder, Pixie Woo, Davina Devine, Dr Count Evil and Richard Joke will also perform.

Of course, there will also be a variety of food and drink options available, and for those looking to do an extravagant outfit change during the event, team GCN will be on hand with a stall selling some of our gorgeous new collection of merch.

Mother Co-Founder Lisa Connell said: “We’re really excited to share with the community our gorgeous Pride line-up and plans for the Pride Block Party 2023 in The National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks. We’ve been working hard to curate an exciting and diverse line-up and plan the mother of all Pride parties for this special anniversary Pride season.”

The countdown is on for the Mother Pride Block Party and if for some reason, you still haven’t got your tickets, snap them up now before it’s too late!

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