Smithfield Square will play host to a day of live music and performance as the Busker Fleadh returns for the 3rd time from 12pm to 5pm on Sunday 7th October. Brought to you by Dublin City Council, this free event is a great opportunity to appreciate the unique nature of independent music and ensures there is something for every music lover to enjoy.
Upcoming and seasoned buskers have signed up to showcase the best of independent music in Ireland. There will be a competitive edge to the event, as music industry judges will choose their favourite busker. The successful act will win a paid slot in Whelans, as well as a free recording session at Windmill Lane Studio (valued at €1,000) with a professional sound engineer and will leave with a digital copy of their recordings.
Speaking at the launch of the Busker Fleadh, Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring said, “The Busker Fleadh is a great opportunity to highlight the vibrant music scene and the importance of the busking culture to Dublin. A great occasion for all ages, in the heart of the city, I would encourage everyone to come down to Smithfield on Sunday.”
Kathryn Byrne, Busker Fleadh organiser, said, “We are delighted that the Busker Fleadh is returning to Smithfield Square again this year and will host to thousands of music fans who can enjoy an exciting and diverse line up of live performances. We’re excited to see which act will be crowned the winner of the Busker Competition, and receive prizes from Whelan’s and Windmill Lane Studio.”
Greg Grouse, Chairman of the Smithfield Stoneybatter Business Association, said, “This historic part of Dublin has always had a close association with the food and drink industry from the Cattle Markets of Stoneybatter through to the Fruit and Vegetable Markets of Smithfield, up to the world class Jameson Distillery and the burgeoning local eateries and bars. We are very excited to bring our Food Festival back for the fourth year and look forward to welcoming food enthusiasts from across Dublin.”
The Busker Fleadh is brought to you by Dublin City Council and is organised in association with Smithfield Stoneybatter Food Festival.