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24th Apr 2024

Over 30s club comes to Dublin for a new daytime clubbing craze


Home by 10pm, sign us right up Sally.

Once you reach a certain age, the concept of hitting the club can feel much like visiting your in-laws or going for a routine dental appointment, a necessary aspect of being human but something that’s just a bit daunting.

Aside from the cost, the dancing, the inevitable intake of alcohol and the potential for interactions with complete strangers that doesn’t sound appealing to some, for most it’s simply how late the clubs get going and thus how late club-goers need to go out at in order to enjoy ’em.

A fresh concept that has been doing a roaring trade-up in Belfast’s Limelight is offering early risers the chance to dance the night somewhat away. Selling over 10,000 tickets, the clubnight starts at 5pm and ends at a very lovely 9pm.

The night is now coming to Dublin’s The Academy on Saturday 22 June from 5pm-9pm, with tickets going on sale this week.

“Sticky floors and dodgy speakers have been replaced with world-class sound and lighting production, signature cocktails, stage show, interactive games and giveaways, with a few more surprises thrown in on the night,” a statement for the event reads.

Organisers are gearing the night towards hen parties, parents and people who haven’t been in a nightclub in years, and are offering up different rooms to cater to different musical preferences, from 1990s-2000 pop, dance and r&b of room one to the big band classics and soaring vocals of 70s & 80s in room two, with organisers promising some rock and indie thrown into the mix.

“We have been blown away by the incredible response to these events and we simply can’t keep up with the demand every Belfast date is sold out until Christmas,” said one of the organisers Barry O’Kane.

“We’re seeing a really broad range of people coming to us, from those who want to party but still parent the next day, to hen parties, right through to older people that haven’t been to a club in 20 years and want to re-live the magic of their youth.”

If you can’t make it to The Academy, there’s a couple of dates cropping up around Ireland over the coming months, with a good few in Belfast and a night in Newry.

You can head to The 30+ Club in Dublin’s The Academy on Saturday 22nd June from 5pm-9pm. Tickets go on pre-sale is open this Thursday (25 April) at 10am, with general admission being released on Friday at 10am.

For more info, head to their website.

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