Beyond the Pale returns to Glendalough Estate


Following a hugely well-received sold-out first edition in June this year; BEYOND THE PALE music & arts festival returns to the spectacular surrounds of Glendalough Estate next summer and today it reveals the first 50 names of its sublimely curated programme.

Headlining the exciting  and eclectic bill will be upbeat pop heroes HOT CHIP, Grammy-winning funkster THUNDERCAT and electronic pioneers JON HOPKINS and LEFTFIELD – who will be playing their first Irish show in over five years.

The three day camping festival will also host American soul legend CANDI STATON who will be performing her last ever European tour, as well as top-drawer Irish performers like PILLOW QUEENS, FOR THOSE I LOVE, LE BOOM, SAINT SISTER, MANO LE TOUGH and TOLÜ MAKAY.

World-class audiovisual shows will be presented by Los Angeles’ ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER (who is also The Weeknd’s producer), Northern Ireland’s MAX COOPER and Germany’s CHRISTIAN LÖFFLER.   Other noteworthy shows see a collaboration between classical musicians ALMA QUARTET and German electro producer HENRIK SCHWARZ; debut Irish shows by an eclectic range of acts such as FLORIST, CHARLOTTE ADIGÉRY, JAN BLOMQVIST, and MARIE DAVIDSON, yoga-rave with Jon Hopkins collaborator EAST FOREST and various performances by Scottish writer IRVINE WELSH, author of Trainspotting amongst countless other works.

The family-friendly festival has discounted tickets for children and takes place in the stunning surrounds of Glendalough Estate with its sweeping valleys and forests, hosting performances across seven areas over the three days of the weekend. In addition to the music, there will be Cabaret, Comedy, Theatre, Art Installations, Wellness, Yoga and delicious food & drink with over 150 acts in total to be revealed in the coming months.

Our wonderful glamping experience is back with Silk Road Tents and Pitch Perfect joining us this year. For an extra fee, you can get a prime spacious location, phone charging service, access to a carpark to campsite buggy service, complimentary shower, hot tubs, sauna, massages & of course, posh loos!

Only 45 minutes drive from Dublin. 3 day tickets start at €195 and the Festival offers luxury on-site camping, glamping, as well as on-site parking. There is a payment plan option too, where you pay over 5 instalments – allowing tickets to be secured for just an initial payment of €47.50. For more information check out

In its first year, Beyond the Pale managed to bring something entirely new and idiosyncratic to the Irish festival landscape” – Four Four Magazine

Beyond the Pale was absolutely magical– Lisa Hannigan

Gloriously fun… Beyond the Pale is set to become a new summer staple on the Irish festival scene 

– Hot Press

One of the best festivals we’ve ever played ­- Orbital

I lived in Ireland for five years, so I’ve been to all the main festivals there. Beyond the Pale’s first edition this summer was the best I’ve been to – line-up, atmosphere, location, the crowd were all perfect 

– Irvine Welsh

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