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Epic Line Up For The Dublin Podcast Festival!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND – Dublin Podcast Festival 2018 26th September – 17th October

HeadStuff and Aiken Promotions are thrilled to announce the return of the Dublin Podcast Festival. Back by popular demand, Dublin will host headliner showslive podcastscomedy, discussions and workshops across multiple venues.  We are delighted to bring you the first round of podcasts, tickets for the events will go on sale from Ticketmaster.ie and outlets Nationwide on Monday, 16th July at 9am.

Check out your favourite podcasts or discover some brand new favourites – and not a pair of headphones in sight!



The festival will feature an incredible line-up of international and homegrown podcasters, covering everything from food to music to literature to footballfilm, comedy and lots more.

No better way to kick off the festival than comedy duo The 2 Johnnies. With 3 iTunes No.1’s under their belt, there’s no sign of stopping as they head into a summer of silage, songs and now their first Dublin show at The Sugar Club on 26th & 27th of September.

The unmissable shows continue with The Guilty Feminist. Join Deborah Frances-White and co-host for the night Alison Spittle live at Vicar Street1st October. They will be discussing the noble goals of 21st-century feminists and the paradoxes and insecurities which undermine them. Keep your eyes peeled for their special guest announcement coming soon.

On 3rd, October we bring you The Adam Buxton Podcast with very special guest David O’Doherty. With over 22 million listeners, Buxton is one of the top-rated podcasts in the UK and beyond.  Expect to hear some homemade jingles and some chat with comedy legend David O’ Doherty in the home of top quality conversation – Dublin!

The very successful and well-renowned podcast in Ireland and abroad, BlindBoy will host a very special headline event in Vicar Street on 7th October. The Podcast does not only indoctrinate mental health issues but reaches further into a wide spectrum of current topics, may it be gun laws, feminism, racism or a bit of history. BlindBoy has it covered!

Heading to The Sugar Club are Those Conspiracy Guys on 9th October

Those conspiracy Guys are comprised of Gordon Rochford and a host of Irish Comedians and clever folk who attempt to shine a light into the murky waters of the internet to discover the truth about the 21st century’s greatest myth: The Conspiracy Theory.

TCG faces down some of the most complicated, disgusting, evil, mysterious, and misunderstood conspiracy theories and intriguing events throughout history and paint a comedic tapestry of history, science, sociology and philosophy in long form audio podcasts.

Expect a wicked double headliner down at The Liberty Hall on 12th October with Dubland and Up to 90.  Dubland is a fortnightly chat podcast in which Suzanne Kane and PJ Gallagher unpack the news of the week. Whether it’s political, global or personal news, there’s always something to send PJ into a rant and there’s always a stick for Suzanne to poke him with. With well over a million downloads, this podcast is not just popular among its listeners, it’s a hit that needs to be consumed as soon as it’s available.


Also taking to the stage in Liberty Hall is the latest podcast from Headstuff, featuring two of Ireland’s most exciting comics, Emma Doran and Julie Jay. The show covers anything and everything 90s, as long as it happened during the decade of Fresh Prince and ‘going-out’ combat pants, these two gingerettes have got you covered.

Continuing with the Headstuff network, The Sugar Club will host Motherfoclóir on 10th October. Motherfoclóir” is a weekly podcast presented by Darach Ó Séaghdha, creator the of hit Twitter account @theirishfor and author of Motherfoclóir: Dispatches From A Not-So Dead Language and the forthcoming sequel Craic Baby: Dispatches From A Rising Language.

The podcast is “a show about words, Irish, Irish words and words from Ireland” aims to change the way Irish is talked about and thought about, away from “the way it’s taught” and into the ways it touches 21st century life in Ireland – our technology, our legal system, our literature, our activism, our lives.

Comedy lovers, rejoice! We are providing yet another great double bill from Sexy Beasts and Phoning It In at The Grand Social14th October. 

Tony Cantwell and amateur cryptozoologist Marc Jago are the hosts of Sexy Beasts, they welcome you into the menagerie of the unexplained.  Always funny, scary and indeed sexy, the LIVE show is not to be missed!

Weekly podcast Phoning It In is a brand-new comedy podcast which drops every Monday on the Headstuff Network. It’s the brand-new home for up-and-coming Irish comedy talent, the show is a completely improvised spoof of phone in chat shows such asJoe Duffy’s Liveline and The Adrian Kennedy Phoneshow, featuring a weekly panel of Ireland’s rising comedy, improv and acting stars. Completely made up on the spot, the guests have no clue what the topics will be, so they must be quick on their feet and react to whatever crazy complaint is made to them.

Banter is the final addition to the first round of announcement, this will take place at The Workman’s Club on 17th October. We celebrate the 200th edition of Banter with host Jim Carroll, with a series public talks interviews and discussions. Full details for Banter’s action-packed 200th night out will be announced on July 31st.

The rise of the podcast as a form of both entertainment and education has been phenomenal. Join us at the Dublin Podcast Festival for the second year running as we celebrate the podcasting world and connect fans with the people who make them.

We have lots more to announce, so keep an eye out online!

www.aikenpromotions.com www.headstuff.org

Join the conversation #DPF18


The 2 Johnnies

The Sugar Club – 26th + 27th September 2018

Tickets €18 from Ticketmaster

The Guilty Feminist with Alison Spittle

Vicar Street – 1ST October 2018

Tickets €28 from Ticketmaster

The Adam Buxton Podcast with David O’Doherty

Vicar Street – 3rd October 2018

Tickets €28 from Ticketmaster


The Blindboy Podcast

Vicar Street – 7th October 2018

€28 from Ticketmaster


Those Conspiracy Guys–

The Sugar Club – 9th October 2018

Tickets €18 from Ticketmaster



The Sugar Club – 10th October 2018

Tickets €16 from Ticketmaster

Dubland and Up To 90

The Liberty Hall Theatre – 12th October 2018

Tickets €19 from Ticketmaster

Sexy Beasts + Phoning It In

The Grand Social – 14 October 2018

Tickets €16 from Ticketmaster

Banter 200 with Jim Carroll

The Workmans Club – 17th October 2018

Tickets: TBC



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