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25th Mar 2019

Clean Bandit, Lily Allen, Kelis, and more headline Dublin’s new LGBTQ+ festival

Rory Cashin

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Tickets go on sale this week.

The folks behind Mother and the Pride Block Party have created their own festival for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies, and it will be taking place in Dublin on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August.

Love Sensation has announced just some of the acts set to perform over the weekend, and it is quite an impressive line-up:

The likes of Lily Allen, Clean Bandit, Gossip, Kelis, Daithí, Horse Meat Disco, Andy Butler (of Hercules & Love Affair), Kelly-Anne Byrne, Soulé and more are due to take over the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham.

Irish icon Panti Bliss will be the host of the main stage for the two days, while RuPaul’s Drag Race fans should be delighted to hear that she’ll be joined by some of the biggest names to walk the runway, as Monet X Change, Naomi Smalls, Jujubee, Laganja Estranja and Sonique all descend on the capital for the festival.

Love Sensation promoter and founder of Mother, Cormac Cashman said:

“Love Sensation feels like a natural progression for us.

“We’ve wanted to run a music festival for years, something that caters to our community and focuses on inclusivity, fun, good music, good times and sound people.

“We’ve been lucky enough to have amazing success with our Pride Block Party, now in its ninth year, so 2019 feels right for us to grow even bigger and launch our very own music festival!”

Tickets go on sale from 9am on Friday 29 March, with Super Early Bird prices kicking off at €96.25 including booking fees.

For more info, head to the festival’s official website right here.