to engage audiences in imaginative ways,
as artists continue to create exciting work despite challenges.
15th – 25th April 2021
From Rooftop lullabies performed across the City,
to new five-minute musical works, from choral performances, to celebrating DJ culture,
from an exploration of sexual identities in Irish music, to an exciting video installation projected on buildings across the city and so much more,
Dublin is all about Music this April.
Each April something special happens in Dublin. Over 10 days, producers, artists and musicians work together, celebrating music of all genres in both established venues and unorthodox locations. Putting creativity, diversity, community and history, centre stage, MusicTown nurtures collaborations between artists and across disciplines and the results are very special indeed.
Committed to continuing to support artists at this difficult time, Dublin City Council in association with Foggy Notions and Aiken Promotions, today unveiled the programme for MusicTown 2021, which celebrates community, durability, and adaptability.
Knowing one day, we will return to live music performed in venues to physical audiences, for this year contributing producers and artists in MusicTown have been asked to present their work online in imaginative ways to engage audiences.
Please go to www.musictown.ie for details on how to watch all events online.
Festival Director Leagues O’Toole said today, “Once again the programme represents an amazing response from producers and artists who’ve been stretched to their very limit during the pandemic. Stripped of a physically present audience, and navigating around requirements of social distance, it takes really imaginative, creative thinking to consistently come up with engaging events and concepts. Across this programme we see artists performing in historic buildings, libraries, churches, galleries but also performances on rooftops, virtually projected onto buildings, or from their own homes, and some cases collaborating online from great distance. Their versatility and determination to keep performing is an inspiration. Let’s continue to support them through this process. And let’s be waiting in the venues when they return to real life.”