The first ever Metropolis festival will descend upon the RDS in Dublin this weekend (November 7th – 8th), and boasts an eclectic line-up of live music, film, panels, art installations and spoken-word.
With so much to see and do at the two-day festival, TLMT has chosen it’s 10 things to do at Metropolis 2015. For the full list of festival stage times click – here.
24 Hour Party People screening & Legends of Hacienda panel – Concert Hall: Saturday @ 12pm
Combining two events will a lot in common to start off with, a special midday screening of Tony Wilson/Factory Records biopic 24 Hour Party People will be followed by a panel discussion from on the record label’s legendary Manchester venue the Hacienda (panel includes: Mike Pickering, Dave Haslam, Ben Kelly, and Greg Wilson).
Hare Squead – Main Hall: Saturday @ 3pm
It’s been quite a year for hip-hop trio Hare Squead. The group have burst onto the Irish music scene with their energetic live shows paving the way for their unique hip-hop/pop sound.
Gemma Dunleavy – Serpentine Hall: Saturday @ 4.15pm
Electronic artist Gemma Dunleavy has been gradually making her mark on the scene with appearance at Beatyard and Castlepalooza (alongside Murlo) this past summer. And If Dunleavy’s live PA at Boiler Room Dublin is anything to go by, her Metropolis set will be a must see.
Future of Music panel – Concert Hall: Saturday @ 6.30pm
American indie label Secretly Group co-founder Darius Van Arman, songwriter Julie Feeney, PR guru Linda Coogan Byrne and Cowboy and Indies – An Epic History of the Record Industry author Gareth Murphy take to the Concert Hall stage on Saturday to discuss the current direction the music industry is headed, and will be sure to have some unique insights.
John Cooper Clarke – Concert Hall: Saturday @ 8.30pm
Punk-poet and all-round legend John Cooper Clarke will grace the Metropolis crowd with a performance on Saturday night. An event that is NOT to be missed.
Hot Chip – Main Hall: Saturday @ 10.45pm
British electronic five-piece Hot Chip will headline Saturday’s live music portion of Metropolis 2015. The group is currently touring their sixth studio album Why Make Sense?.
What the F*** is Irish Culture panel – Concert Hall: Sunday @ 5.45pm
A proactively titled panel including multi Academy Award nominated film-maker Jim Sheridan (the Field, My Left Foot), street-artist Joe Caslin, IMMA director Sarah Glennie, politician Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and theatre director Garry Hynes.
Mark Ronson – Main Hall: Sunday @ 6.30pm
Producer, DJ, musician, songwriter… Mark Ronson covers all the bases as an artist and has provided some of the most infectious pop songs of the last couple of years. Ronson will perform at Metropolis on Sunday night as he continues to tour his new album Uptown Special.
Jamie xx – Shelbourne Hall: Sunday @ 7.45pm
Jamie xx returns to Dublin once more this year, as the producer’s acclaimed solo album In Colour proved the London-based artist could more than match the hype that has proceeded it.
Giorgio Moroder – Main Hall: Sunday @ 10.30pm
A legend without whom many of the artists on this list would sound very different indeed.
Day tickets to the Metropolis festival 2015 at the RDS in Dublin (November 7th & 8th) are priced at €79.50 and weekend tickets are on sale now and are priced at €145.50 via ticketmaster.ie and usual outlets.