Strawberries: A new queer club night ready to shake up the city

The genre bending LGBT+ night aims to create a fun, safer space for the community while providing banging tunes.

Hands raised in the air at a nightclub

Dublin’s queer night scene is about to get an invigorating new kick with the launch of Strawberries – a genre hopping musical explosion of sound.

Blasting off on October 5, the grand launch will take place in Sound House Dublin featuring music from DJ’s Jordan Hearns and Aoife O’ Neill as well as installation pieces by MJ Moan.

The focus of the premiere party is on electronic sounds, spanning house, italo, acid, breaks and more. MJ Moan will also be creating stunning installations playing on elements of colour, light and structure to enhance the space and further the vibes.

Strawberries aims to bring a fresh approach to parties for the queer community. Future events will focus in on niche genres and sub-genres of electronic music as well as bringing something new to the table with a production team to transform the spaces and experience.

Strawberries aims to create a fun, safer space for the LGBT+ community. All genders and identities are welcome and the night will have gender neutral toilets.

Early birds and first release tickets have sold out but final release tickets are available here.

It’s great to see queer nightlife blooming especially at a time when Dublin’s cultural scene is being taken over by hotels and buildings meant for student accommodation.

Only recently, the much beloved Bernard Shaw announced their imminent closure, much to the dismay of many. The team behind it shared: “Dublin is changing, we can all see and feel it, but we are going nowhere and we won’t go down without a fight. We’ll start something else… and keep fighting the good fight. There are so many young creative, clever, smart people in Dublin & Ireland at the moment – there’s lots to be optimistic about – but they need the spaces to meet each other, make plans, and make them happen!”

Here, here. And here’s to Strawberries.

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