Mother Cultúr Club at Collins Barracks for St Patrick’s Festival

Queer space Mother is hosting an event on March 16 at St Patrick’s Festival Quarter in the courtyard of the National Museum at Collins Barracks in Dublin.

Mother will be hosting their queer event alongside an array of events due to take place at the Dublin festival celebrating Ireland’s patron saint.

Mother Cultúr Club Promotional Poster. Credit: @motherdublin

“In collaboration with @stpatricksfestival Mother is delighted to present a very special night of music, queer performance and art in the celebration of Irish LGBTQ+ club culture and the transformative power of the dance floor,” Mother said on their website.

Mother will be showcasing a variety of talents from the LGBTQ+ community across the main stage, two circus tents (Tent Mór and Tent Beag) and the bandstand.

Mother DJs Rocky T. Delgado, Ghostboy and Ruth Kavanagh will be in Tent Mór hosting an all-night queer dance party along with the Oink Dancers and drag queens Pixie Woo, Anziety, Shaqira Knightly and Viola Gayvis.

Also on the line-up is RTÉ Choice Music Prize-nominated Irish artist Elaine Mai with MayKay and Sinéad White, who will be performing together for a one-time-only special performance. 

Joining them are some very exciting artists on the Irish music scene including Bobbi Arlo, Lewwab, Pastiche and Tim Chadwick.

A queer céilí, Géilí, is set to take place, hosted by Pj Kirby with help from quick stepping drag superstars, River Drag.

Panti Bliss will also be performing with her Dancing with the Stars partner, Denys Samson.

Also appearing will be Seanchoíce and Una Mullally as they host a spoken word and storytelling session.

DJs appearing will include Billy Bunzari, Billy Scurry, Bull Horris B2B Rhyzine, DJ Karen, Mango, Stephen Dowling and Tara Kumar.

Drag appearances will include Annie Queeries, Anziety, Chanel, Donna Fella, Liam Bee, Marian Mary the 6th, Naomi Diamond, Oink Dancers, Pixie Woo, Richard Joke, Shaqira Knightley, Vicky Volltz, Victoria Secret and Viola Gayvis.

Mother Cultúr Club Line-up. Credit: @motherdublin

This is Mother’s second year at Collins Barracks for St Patrick’s Festival as they also held a nightclub event at last year’s festivities.

Collins Barracks is currently home to Mother’s Pride Block Party, which previously took place in the Tivoli Theatre, until it shut down in 2019.

Rewind: Mother Pride Block Party 2022 at Collins Barracks. Credit: @motherdublin

St Patrick’s Festival Quarter will include multiple bars, food vendors and art installations.

Mother will be hosting an after party for Cultúr Club in The Well, St Stephen’s Green, for anyone looking to continue the evening into the night.

Mother Cultúr Club After Party Promotional Poster. Credit: @motherdublin

A full breakdown of the event and information about tickets can be found here on the Mother website.

You can also follow Mother on Instagram – @motherdublin.

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