Metropolis by definition is the principal place, the capital or The Mother City. That is exactly what this brand new music festival is aiming to be when it arrives on the 7th November. A haven for music lovers, art appreciators and conversationalists. Taking place in the RDS, this two-day urban festival is focused on music, installation, conversation and performance. It is the first of its kind to be held in Dublin and boasts 6 rooms within the RDS where some of the world’s leading DJs and artists will perform. Most notably, The Roots, Chic, Jamie XX, Flight Facilities, Hot Chip and Mark Ronson to name a few.
Apart from the music element, Metropolis promises to be a journey for all the senses. For the conversationalist in you there will be talks and panels held in the library and concert hall areas of the RDS. Guests that will be speaking include DJ and reggae master Sir David Rodigan. There will be a performance and talk from poet John Cooper Clarke and what will undoubtedly be an interesting talk from Howard Marks, legendary outlaw and author of Mr Nice.
The final element of this multi-faceted festival will come in the form of an installation art exhibition. Installation art is hugely popular as it can take on so many forms, displayed within a museum or out in a public open space, you really never know what you are going to get and with the current trends of digital video, film, sound and sculpture we must admit that this concept is set to be one of the more intriguing of the festival.
Metropolis promises to be teeming with entertainment and we are hoping that it will become an annual event for our amazing City. Check back here soon for our review of the event! Website: http://metropolisfestival.ie