Top 5 events in Dublin Saturday 29th February

In the blink of an eye, February 2020 is behind us. Once every four years though, the month gets an extra day, so ladies get your rings ready, witches light your cauldrons, because this Saturday is a leap day.

Here’s how to make this extra day count with a selection of the best events happening in Dublin today!

Red Pyg Presents Shanti Celeste & Moxie

Award-winning Chilean DJ, Shanti Celeste, is gracing the Pygmalion with her presence this Saturday. Currently operating out of the techno world capital, Berlin, the DJ, music producer, record label owner and music curator is known for her bouncy, uplifting tracks. 

She will be joined by fellow disc-jockey welterweight Moxie. With one of the longest standing residencies on NTS, her show is a staple for the highly popular online radio which sees her blend her penchant for uncovering musical gems with charismatic chat and world-renowned musical guests. 

With free entry all night, this event is unmissable. 

Where: Pygmalion, 59 William St S, Dublin, Ireland

When: 6pm

Tickets: Free!

Hare Squead’s Secret Dublin Show 

Dublin natives and music polymaths Tony Konstone and Lilo Blues make up the duo Hare Squead. The flagship single from their Supernormal EP, “Herside Story” was so successful that it led to a remix by Goldlink on his 2017 At What Cost album. After this original accomplishment, the band took an 18 month hiatus and a band-member reshuffle.

Their new track “100 miles”, and latest tour marks a return to form for the band and asserts their plan to re-establish their name as a formidable force in world hip-hop. 

Where: The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin

When: 7:30-10.30pm 

Tickets: €12.00 + booking fee. 

Jane Willow at The Cobblestone, Dublin

Introducing Jane Willow, a Dutch folk musician who set her sights on Irish music scene at the ripe age of twenty-one. Since then, her authentic folk-country style, velvety singing voice, and slew of singles have led her to play a host of events across Ireland including Electric Picnic.

For years she’s been rubbing shoulders with some of Ireland’s most established and celebrated Irish musicians like Glen Hansard and Damien Rice. Check out a sample of her music here, and make sure you get down to this gig so you can tell your friends, “I saw her before she was famous!” 

Where: The Cobblestone, 77 King Street North, Dublin

When: Doors 8.30, Gig 9.30pm. 

Tickets:  €10 online here, with which you receive two free music downloads. 

Intercalary Inferno

If you don’t fancy spending this extra Saturday on a dancefloor, then there’s a day of gaming taking place at the Academy Plaza Hotel. Celtic Throwdown are hosting this day of tournaments which will feature all the classics from Smash Ultimate to Mortal Kombat to Street Fighter and many more fan favourites. 

Where: Academy Plaza Hotel, 10-14 Findlater Pl, O’Connell Street Upper, Rotunda, Dublin

When: 11am onwards.

Tickets: There’s a venue fee and a tournament fee, you can find details here

Hudson Taylor at Golden Discs Dundrum

Ending this list on a high-note, we have the spectacularly gifted Irish folk band, Hudson Taylor. They will be taking time out of their tour of back-to-back sold-out shows to sign copies of their new album “Loving Everywhere I Go” in Golden Discs in Dundrum. You can also expect a performance of a few songs, both classics and new. 

Where: The Vinyl Lounge at Golden Discs Dundrum, 16 Sandyford Rd, Dundrum, Dublin

When: 1-2pm

Tickets: Free!

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Nicholas Lane
Student of English and French. Born in Essex, bred in Donegal, buttered in Dublin. Writer with Babylon Radio and UCD Tribune. Radio presenter with UCD Belfield FM.

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