With June just around the corner, the buzz for Dublin Pride is already beginning. Our friends at Mother are adding to the hype, having just released the day-by-day breakdown for the unmissable 2023 Block Party.
Returning to the glorious surroundings of Collins Barracks on June 23 and 24, check out what’s in store for the team’s biggest and most exciting show yet!
Hosting the mainstage on Friday is the iconic Bianca Del Rio. She’ll be welcoming performers like Bimini, a fellow Drag Race alum, as well as pioneering Irish DJ Krystal Klear, and of course, the headlining act, Mercury Prize-nominated pop phenomena Self Esteem.
Also appearing at the party’s opening day in The National Museum are a range of incredible DJs, including 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.
On Saturday, Queen of Ireland Panti Bliss will do the honours on the mainstage, introducing international stars like Raja, Naomi Smalls and the Grammy-winning headliner Purple Disco Machine. They’ll share the space with some amazing homegrown talent, like Brooke and Erica Cody.
Adding an interactive element to Saturday’s lineup, Sing Along Social and Drag Aerobics will both be on board to get crowds fired up. As will the incredible talents of the Mother DJs, alongside Kelly-Anne Byrne, Tara Kumar, Claire Beck, Conor Behan, GLAMO and Lou Bru.
Providing your prescribed dose of local drag on day two will be Donna Fella, Naomi Diamond, Shaqira Knightly, Anxiety, Annie Queeries, Vicky Volltz, Lavender, Viola Gayvis and Chanel.
Finally, Mother hasn’t forgotten about all the thirsty gays among us, with their pals at Absolut, Whiteclaw and Heineken setting up bars for the Block Party.
Weekend tickets are already available, and a limited number of day passes are going on sale today, Friday, May 5, on Eventbrite. Act fast to secure yours now, and we’ll see you in Collins Barracks in June!
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