Dublin is one of the world’s most animated cities of music.
MusicTown will become an annual showcase of all genres of music being played in Dublin.
The first MusicTown takes place between 10-19 April 2015.
Inspired by Handel’s legacy and innovation, and having within the Festival a special place for his music, MusicTown’s vision is to amplify the many voices of Dublin, from the celebrated to those we have yet to discover, across all genres, bringing people together to be surprised and inspired by the city and its music.
MusicTown celebrates the best, the next and the unexpected!
The Lord Mayor of Dublin launched MusicTown at a special event in the Mansion House on Sunday April 13th 2014.
The launch event featured leading names from across the musical spectrum sharing a stage in celebration of a city that is alive with music. The line up for the launch included Donal Lunny & Paddy Glackin; Fionnuala Moynihan; Lisa O’Neill; Weapons of Mass Percussion; Bell X1; Our Lady’s Choral Society with conductor Proinnsías Ó Duinn; Clu; RIAM Youth Quartet.
To catch the amazing atmosphere and music, watch our video below.
Dublin City Council is working in partnership with artists and music organisations to develop a new showcase of all genres of music for Dublin — MusicTown. The first MusicTown takes place between 10-19 April 2015.
MusicTown’s programme respects all genres of music (from classical, traditional, urban, jazz, contemporary and all stops in between), through a festival model that is sustainable, supportive and collaborative.