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1989-2014, 25th Anniversary Celebrations


Whelanslive is proud to announce its involvement with Longitude Festival at Marlay Park, Dublin on July 18th-20th. Now in it second year, Longitude has quickly established itself as the default event for gig lovers to get their summer music fix. Adding to that, a location as picturesque as Marlay Park is the icing on the cake.

The quality line up at Longitude is the principle factor for Whelan’s decision to associate itself with this incredible festival. The diverse range of acts, many of whom we have had the pleasure of performing in our iconic venue, makes Whelan’s and Longitude a perfect fit. The ethos of quality new artists with influential established acts showcases core values that sit very comfortably with our own.

Whelan’s tent is the 2000 capacity tent formally known as the Woodlands stage. The line-up this year features:

Parquet Courts, Bipolar Sunshine, Afghan Whigs, Conor Oberst, Samaris, Eagulls, San Fermin and Son Lux, amongst others.

2014 marks 25 years of Ireland’s most famous live music venue. In that time Whelan’s has grown and blossomed into a vital hub for the Irish music lover. Its M.O. was to create a platform that would nurture young Irish talent, while at the same time, cater for international stars. Whelan’s has continued to develop but never lose its unique identity.

2014 makes this year a quarter century filled with wonderfully diverse musical nights with many more to come. Whelan’s is hosting some very special events throughout the year to mark the occasion. So far The Frames, Damien Rice, Hozier, Something Happens, Sharon Shannon and God Is An Astronaut have played spectacular shows in the venue. We look forward to many more…