Beyond The Pale Festival’s Music, Arts, Food and Wellbeing Events Highlights 

Everything That’s Happening at Beyond the Pale Festival

by Gazette Reporter
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Everything That’s Happening at Beyond the Pale Festival: 

Music: With one of the best line-ups for an Irish festival this year –  Funk soul maestros and recent BRIT Award winners Jungle will headline on Friday the 21st of June, (their only Irish date this summer). Multi-Mercury Prize winner and 6-time BRIT nominee, Jessie Ware and Orbital will headline on Saturday the 22nd, with YouTube sensation Marc Rebillet headlining on Sunday the 23rd. 

Beyond The Pale 24’ will also feature Grammy-nominated the xx front-woman Romy and techno icon Richie Hawtin. Legendary Scottish writer Irvine Welsh will also perform at what he calls  his ‘favourite festival in the world’

Canada’s Alvvays, Courtney Barnett, and a first ever Irish festival appearance for Thievery Corporation. BTP’24 will also see the debut of Obongjayar  of ‘Adore You’ fame.

A diverse range of high-quality Irish acts include The Scratch, Gilla Band, John Francis Flynn, DJ David Holmes, Rachael Lavelle, Ailbhe Reddy, 49th & Main, Elaine Mai & Maykay and The Redneck Manifesto

DAY-BY-DAY LINE-UP: 

Friday 21st June Line-up: Jungle, Folamour, 2ManyDJs, Alvvays, Halina Rice, Rival Consoles, John Francis Flynn, Ailbhe Reddy, 808 State, Daithi, Al Gibbs, La Priest, Anna Mieke, Shark School, Trojan Soundsystem, Nocturnal Animals, Kate Brennan-Harding, Soulstice DJs.

Saturday 22nd June Line-up: Jessie Ware, Orbital, Romy, Richie Hawtin, Helena Hauff, Houseplants, Obongjayer, Dimitri From Paris, Kelly Lee Owens, Kid Francescoli, Poolside, Hang Massive, Sunil Sharpe, 49th & Main, James Holden, Cailín, Kara Jackson, Parra For Cuva, Fejka, Elaine Mai & Maykay, Mathman, James Heather, Embrz, Chris Wilson DC, Prymary Colours presents Love Ball, Glasshouse Ensemble performs Velvet Underground, Arveene, Pat Hyland, Melodic DJs

Sunday 23rd June Line-up: Marc Rebillet, Thievery Corporation, Courtney Barnett, The Scratch, Novo Amor, Tourist, Mount Kimbie, Gilla Band, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Royel Otis, Catching Flies, David Holmes, The Redneck Manifesto, Princess Goes, Irvine Welsh, Rachael Lavelle, Lemoncello, Sing Along Social, Essiray, Nancy Live, +353 DJs.

Arts: The festival’s Arts space includes performance legends, artist residencies, utopian dream spaces, new work commissions, in an often jaw-dropping homage to the world of the arts with art installations, comedy, theatre and cabaret. The highlights are SUN-STOP – a contemporary reimagining of a neolithic stone circle, designed by award-winning architects James Martin & Eibhlín Ní Chathasaigh.  The Internationally-adored giant bunny installation Intrude by Amanda Parer will make an appearance. THISISPOPBABY’s Cracked Lips – acclaimed theatre powerhouses sprinkle their late-night cabaret magic. Shane Daniel Byrne’s Comedy Shithouse – superstar comedian Shane Daniel Byrne wrangles together his dream comedy line-up. 

Unleashing their magic, the powerhouse behind the  primary school rap hit ‘The Spark’ will see young artists Kabin Crew and GMCBeats with their Rap for the Craic performance workshop to capture the creativity of Beyond The Pale, recording an onstage rap for the craic by festival goers.

Also featured are Edinburgh Fringe Festival hits Growler and Chicken who make their Irish outdoor festival debuts. Penos with Bohs invites you to take a shot against one of Bohs’ players in support of Palestine. The extraordinary Seán Ronayne (as seen on Tommy Tiernan) returns to the festival for the third time with his unmissable bird watching talk & walk. In an Irish music festival first, Beyond The Pale presents Livewire – a high wire stunt walk from Tony Mahon straddling the delicate line between tranquility and danger.

Food: Beyond The Plate is the festival’s food area curated by Irish Times food journalist Ali Dunworth. This year’s themes Culture, Customs and Craic. Apart from all the great food, she’ll be presenting a line-up of talks & demonstrations from some of Ireland’s leading food & beverage personalities. The amazing line-up was recently released, including Bahay as the featured restaurant. The festival also boasts an extensive beer and cocktail menu. 

  • Award-winning food popup Bahay invites Beyond The Pale festival guests to a one-off weekend dining experience unlike any other – Bahay Midsummer Feast.
  • Beyond The Fence, foraging walks with Samuel Arnold Keane. 
  • Three food-based plays: Splitting the G: A Controversy A play by Shamim de Brún, Ham & Cheese by JP McMahon and BAKE! by Paul Curley. 
  • Live Podcasts: Flop Culture with Fionnula James and The Centre Cut Podcast
  • Hear from some of the best chefs and cooks in Ireland including Aishling Moore from Goldie, food conservationist Max Jones of Up There The Last, Graham Herterich, Holly White, Caitlin Ruth author of Funky, Alistair Jeje and Kevin O’Donnell
  • Drinks discussions & tastings with Majken Bech-Bailey, Ngozi Elobuike, Rory Craig, Shane Murphy and Dáire Ó Lúing
  • Chat about the craic and culture of Irish food and drink with Cassie Stokes, Shamim de Brún, Sian Conway, Louise McSharry, Alex O’Neill, Irah Mari, Dee Laffan and Vritti Bansal.  

Bahay Midsummer Feast 

For the first time, Beyond The Pale will have a sit-down bookable restaurant brought to you by the award-winning food popup Bahay by Alex O’Neill and Richie Castillo.

Bahay Midsummer Feast at Beyond The Plate will offer a brand-new festival dining experience in a space curated to feel like stepping into a Filipino Bahay Kubo, a type of house indigenous to the Philippines that is an icon of Philippine culture. Expect delicious sharing plates and dishes from Bahay, bright Filipino flavours, using the best Irish ingredients. 

The focus at Beyond The Plate is always to present food and drink in fun, tasty ways suited to a festival like Beyond The Pale and this year is no different. Forget ‘fussy’ cooking demos of the past, Beyond The Plate is all about embracing the craic while celebrating all that we love about Irish food and drink. 

There will be daily Beyond the Fence foraging walks on the grounds with Samuel Arnold Keane and entertainment across the weekend with three food-based plays: Splitting the G: A Controversy by Shamim de Brún, Ham & Cheese by JP McMahon and family friendly BAKE by Paul Curley. Live podcast recordings include Flop Culture with Fionnuala Jones and drinks podcast The Centre Cut

In an attempt to take the online food world offline, Beyond The Plate will welcome some of our favourite online creators, writers and broadcasters who love food and drink to the stage over the weekend including Cassie Stokes, Shamim de Brún, Sian Conway, Louise McSharry, Alex O’Neill, Irah Mari, Dee Laffan, Vritti Bansal and illustrator extraordinaire Hephee. 

As always some of the best chefs, cooks and food thinkers will be joining for chats and tastings including Aishling Moore from Goldie, food conservationist Max Jones of Up There The Last, Graham Herterich aka The Cupcake Bloke, vegan chef Holly White, chef and author of Funky, Caitlin Ruth, Alistair Jeje of Socafro Kitchen, Kevin O’Donnell from Le Doyenne in Paris.

There will be brilliant drinks discussions and tastings including Majken Bech-Bailey’s latest venture, Ngozi Elobuike of Hi Spirits Wine Club, Rory Craig from Station to Station Wine and, Shane Murphy of Neighbourhood Wine. 

And of course, culture is high on the agenda in all forms including Art Plate with Blanca Valencia and Santina Kennedy, Feast and Verse with chef and part-time poet Áine Budds. As well as Housewives & Hors d’Oeuvres: A Culinary Journey through the Real Housewives with Louise McSharry and guests. 

Wellbeing: Reggae Yoga, Matcha ceremonies, A Massage Yurt, Soundbaths and Stargazing are just some of the highlights announced for Acushla – the wellbeing area of Beyond The Pale Music & Arts Festival comprising The Space Between, Tigh n’ Alluis and Bosca Beatha, which takes place in the beautiful surrounds of The Glendalough Estate, Co. Wicklow from the 21st to the 23rd of June

The Space Between is found deeper into the woods that surround the festival and has proven to be a very popular element over the last few years, appealing to the inner zen and spirit of festival goers. 

Nestled beside a woodland area, alongside a meandering river will be the Tigh’N Alluis Spa Experience. The experience comprises a Massage Yurt with massage offerings Deep Tissue, Sports, Relaxing, Indian Head, Reflexology, Holistic, Rekki and signature Massage. The 10-seater Barrel Sauna along with two Ice Baths which are controlled at 3 degrees celcius so not for the faint hearted, these special baths are guided by the Wim Hoff method along with grounding breathwork. Acushla: Wellbeing Events Announced For Beyond The Pale Festival:

  • Spa Experience, Sweat House and Massage Yurt of Tigh N’Alluis 
  • Practice and play with some of The Space Between’s best teachers
  • Chat about hot stuff – saunas and more with The Space Between, Shirley from Bosca Beatha (sauna),
  • Pete from Tigh ‘N Alluis (Irish Sweat House)
  • Get high on the meditative vibes of Conor Creighton 
  • Bop with the little one’s in our Kid’s Yoga with Silvia Poppmeier
  • Situate yourself in the astral landscape of the moment with BiBi Dallmann
  • Discover what the cards hold in store with Tea & Tarot with Lucy Bloom
  • Get ceremonial with Matcha Market
  • Go deep and ambient in Breathscapes with Brian Malone
  • Party party with Reeta Cherie’s Reggae Yoga
  • Seep deep into the cleansing waves of Soundbaths – from ancient to electronic
  • Feel into the energy of sound with a panel of makers, movers and doers 
  • Breathe with the lights in the curved LED wall breathwork installation 
  • Trip through the cosmos with our guided tours of the galaxy and our stargazing circle 
  • Chat about hot stuff – saunas and more with Shirley from Bosca Beatha (sauna) & Pete from Tigh ‘N Alluis (Irish Sweat House) 

Glamping

The festival’s glamping experience is back with Silk Road Tents and Pitch Perfect glamorous camping on site. 

Travel

There is an excellent travel network to the festival with Marathon Coaches providing return bus routes from Custom House Quay to Glendalough Estate, departing Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of June. Single and return bus routes are also available from Bray DART station to Glendalough Estate, departing Friday 21st June. Drivers can find the route from Roundwood Co. Wicklow to the Oldbridge entrance to reach the free parking areas of the festival. 

More About Beyond the Pale 

A 3-day tickets start at €249, and the festival offers on-site camping, luxury glamping, as well as on-site parking. For more information check out www.itsbeyondthepale.ie

Book ahead for Bahay Midsummer Feast: 

  • Tickets will be live on Wednesday, May 15th at 10 am from https://www.itsbeyondthepale.ie/
  • Price: €50 menu per person including booking fees
  • Children’s Tickets (aged 3 to 12 years) only €39

Day tickets will be on sale from today for Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd of June (Friday day tickets are not available). Single day tickets cost €99.50 for adults and €24.50 for kids (plus booking fee). Saturday or Sunday Tickets available from: https://www.itsbeyondthepale.ie/tickets

We’re also adding extra buses for Sat & Sun ticket holders (available to book from 10am), so there’s even more ways for you to get to BTP2024: Car | Bus | Train & Coaches | Private Bus. 

Marathon Coaches are providing buses to Beyond the Pale Festival 2024, including:

  • Return bus routes from Custom House Quay to Glendalough Estate, departing Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd, and Sunday 23rd of June.
  • Single and return bus routes from Bray DART station to Glendalough Estate, departing Friday 21st June.

This is an easy and hassle-free way to get to and from Beyond the Pale, helping to minimize the festival’s carbon footprint.

For private bus arrangements, please contact [email protected]

Parking is free at the festival 

Driving

#1 Enter Roundwood,

Co. Wicklow into Sat Nav

#2 Follow the Festival Signage

#3 Enter via Oldbridge

Parking

There is free parking available for those driving to the festival. Parking is located as close to the front entrance as possible, which is only a mere 10 minute walk from the campsite.

All travel options can be found here: https://www.itsbeyondthepale.ie/travel

BEYOND THE PALE FESTIVAL 2024 runs at Glendalough Estate from June 21–23.
Tickets are on sale now – 
itsbeyondthepale.ie 

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  • Hashtag: #BTP2024
  • For more information please contact [email protected] or call / Whatsapp 087 1234 245. 

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