No More World Culture?

The Irish Independent is saying that Dún Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures has officially come to an end. There had been rumors for a while now, that it wouldn’t come back, and last years even coming in half a million over budget couldn’t have helped matters!

It was always a bit unusual that a free event of this size could exist, and I guess in truth it was too good to last. It was always a very high quality event, and will be missed. The down side was the usual festival nonsense of paying too much for a BBQ’ed burger and pints in plastic containers. I think that comes with the territory though!

The news that the Meteor music awards will not happen this year is slightly easier to take! Still, another sign of the doom that seems to be widespread in Ireland at the moment.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble were one of the headliners in Dun Laoghaire last year, but I’m sure they’ll be back soon, as they seem to love it here! Here they are on Jools…

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    • Yeah, but not really surprising. It looked hugely expensive, so the days of that sort of thing in Ireland seem a distant memory. Surprised it went ahead last year really. I’d say there will be a lot less festivals next year in general.

  1. That is a real shame, they put some great stuff on, and there was always a nice atmosphere there too. It was never likely to make financial sense, and it’s a shame that they didn’t attract more sponsorship (someone should get a kick for not doing a good enough job on that front). A loss for Dublin.

    • Yeah, I’m surprised it didn’t become the Red Bull Dun Laoghaire festival somewhere along the way! It was a lovely idea, but it must have been cost a huge amount, so doesn’t make sense in modern Ireland. It is sad to see it go…

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