Venue: National Show Centre, beside Dublin Airport
Welcome to Ireland’s first National Winter Solstice Festival - an indoor conscious music event that celebrates the global phenomenon of 2012.
This particular date has been pinpointed by the Mayans, the Egyptians, Hopi Indians and many more as a significant time of transformation in human society. On this date, the winter solstice sun crosses the galactic plane, making it the most exciting astronomical night for 26,000 years.
We will be partying through the night till sun-up just like the way our Celtic ancestors used to do it!
.....with a live-feed from Newgrange at sunrise.
The festival is a non-stop feast of International bands and well known Irish music performances mixed in with a touch of spiritual awareness.
Dance your socks off to deep funky world music beats, have an inspiring experience with our wise spiritual speakers, chill-out in the ambient area munching on amazing vegetarian food or just be in the elements by the outdoor solstice fire.
To facilitate the festival being all about humans coming together to celebrate in a meaningful way, this is an alcohol-free event.
Click here to see the Ireland 2012 Festival Line-Up
Line-up- Liam O'Maonlai, Danu (Irish), Cian Finn (Intinn) Yungchen Lhamo from Tibet, Muskat 120 from Amsterdam, Hyperborea (David Bickley), Tom Green (the ORB), Banco De Gaia (UK), Will Softly (World Music DJ), Jack Harrison, Madeleine Doherty (harpist).
We will have chilled-out reflections from Tibetan Buddhist lama Panchen Ötrul Rinpoche, tantric visionary Dawn Cartwright from California, and food for thought with renowned speaker and author Mark Patrick Hederman, Abbot of Glenstal Abbey, We'll also have fascinating stories from famous Irish storyteller Eddie Lenihan , a weaving of myth and heritage from Anthony Murphy (archaeologist and author), and poetry from Venus CuMara.