by / July 24th, 2008 /

The Fall, Psycho Fest, Dubstep elite, Sugarhill Gang, Fujiya & Miyagi for Fringe Festival

Fujiya Miyagi

The music programme for this year’s Fringe Festival will take place in The Secret Garden (featuring the Hennessy Spiegeltent and The Bosco Tent) from 6th – 21st September.

This year includes performances from The Fall, The legendary Sugarhill Gang, Fujiya & Miyagi and special events like Cathy Davey presents Songs that Scare Children, Psychofest featuring Humanzi, The Things, Mighty Stef and The Dagger Lees, an Introduction to Dubstep featuring Skream, Plastician & Safety Boy and Wilde On – a specially conceived, multimedia celebration of Oscar Wilde. The line-up includes Cathy Davey, The Jimmy Cake, Rhob Cunningham, Karl Him, DJ Morgan, the Pony Club, Republic of Loose and David Turpin.

Below are all the events in detail:

The Dublin Fringe Festival has announced the Music Programme for their 14th Annual Festival between 6th and 21st September. The music programme, a combination of once-off collaborations, curated evenings and special events is taking place in ‘The Secret Garden’ Iveagh Gardens, Central Dublin in the Hennessy Spiegeltent and The Bosco Tent.

06-Sep Opening BATUCADA! Party – Presented by Dublin Fringe Festival & Babalonia
Hennessy Spiegeltent – 9.30pm
Celebrating the grand opening of the Dublin Fringe Festival, witness this explosive mix of drummers, dancers, artists, DJs and musicians mashing up two of Dublin’s hottest club nights, Babalonia and Disco-Brasil! Sizzling afro-latin flavours and tough, underground dancefloor styles meets live samba from Happy City and breath-taking acrobatics from Mundo Capoeira for this access all areas tropical party. Basil Isaac’s percussion frenzy and Spiritual South’s electrorganic energy brings the night to a climax for this unforgettable Saturday night out.
After-party at South William, 52 Southwilliam Street, Dublin 2. Seu mágico carnaval

07-Sep La Charlatanne – Karen Egan
Hennessy Spiegeltent – 9.30pm
Pretender, fraudster, impostor, fake – voilà La Charlatanne. Nominated for Best Spiegeltent Show 2006, La Egan returns with bold, brassy rhythm, attitude and signature comic timing. Intermingling Cohen, Brel and Dietrich with her original hits, and supported by a five-piece band, she presents a cocktail of charismatic characters, sexy burlesque and unmissable magic.

08-Sep Cathy Davey presents SONGS THAT SCARE CHILDREN (but in a very beautiful way)
– In association with Hum & Aiken Promotions – Hennessy Spiegeltent 9.30pm
“Since my first nightmare I’ve been hooked.The giddy terror of a spooky lullaby that only a child can fully appreciate.” Dedicated to all the eerily mystifying music of our childhoods that shaped our imaginations, this very special evening with Cathy Davey and a host of friends and special guests with everything from Gilbert & Sullivan and Gershwin to The Night of the Hunter, South Pacific and Hans Christian Andersen.

09-Sep The Fall / Rarely Seen Above Ground – Presented by Crawdaddy
Hennessy Spiegeltent – 9.30pm
An evening of post-punk combining the legendary and the rising stars. Truly iconic, The Fall are “always different; always the same” (John Peel) and 50 singles, 26 studio albums and an estimated 50 live and compilation albums testify to this! Support comes from the new order of wonderful Irish cacophony makers Rarely Seen Above Ground.

10-Sep The Silhouette Old Time Mystery Radio Show – Duke Special and Friends
Hennessy Spiegeltent – 9.30pm
Duke Special, in the company of a bevy special guests (human or otherwise), will present an old time radio show extravaganza which will rend the airwaves electric, the mind perplexed and the night unforgettable. Not to be missed!

11-Sep Psycho Fest featuring Humanzi, The Things, The Dagger Lees and The Mighty Stef
Psychotic Reaction Hennessy Spiegeltent – 9.30pm
Dublin’s premier promoters of garage punk, Psychotic Reaction, bring their annual Psycho Fest event to the tent with some of Ireland’s hottest rock acts sharing the bill. Featuring a rare Humanzi show and combined with feverish energy of The Things, The Dagger Lees (formerly Stagger Lee) and The Mighty Stef. This promises a banging night of fresh, raw and diverse sounds.

12-Sep Introduction to Dubstep: Skream, Plastician & Safety Boy
Presented by Crawdaddy Hennessy Spiegeltent – 9.30pm
Explore the dark moods, bass and sparse rhythms of dubstep with three of the genre’s premier exponents. Skream is the 21-year-old wunderkind of the genre. Grime/dubstep Dj/Producer Plastician is fresh from a BBC Radio 1 residency. Together with local dubsteptician Safety Boy this is the definitive introduction you’ll need to the most exciting sound of 2008.

13-Sep Show & Prove – Presented by Choice Cuts
Hennessy Spiegeltent – 2pm
The best breakers in the land showcase new moves and routines to the tastiest tunes in town. This exclusive event is a must for anyone into Breakdancing and Hip Hop dance. Ireland and Europe’s most skillful B-Boys and B-Girls perform head to head along with solo and group routines. All ages (families welcome)

13-Sep Br*ss Off! – Presented by Dublin Fringe Festival
Hennessy Spiegeltent – 9.30pm
The return of last year’s Red, Hot & Brass favourites, the celebrated 11-piece Beat ‘n’ Blow from Germany. Dance ’til you drop at this revolutionary fusion of jazz, funk, hip hop and world styles.

14-Sep The Electric Picture Palace – 3epkano & Donal Dineen
Hennessy Spiegeltent – 6pm
Renowned as a radio purveyor of the finest electronica Dineen’s film work is a true labour of love. Complimented pefectly by the lush arrangements of 3epkano, who are revitalising the original cinematic experience of silent screet and live orchestral accompaniment.

14-Sep Sugarhill Gang Presented by Choice Cuts
Hennessy Spiegeltent – 9.30pm
Dance to the beat of the original Hip Hop & Funk group who’ve had generations hip hoppin’ with their ubiquitous -Rapper’s Delight’, ‘Apache’ & ‘8th Wonder’ anthems. True pioneers, the Sugar Hill Gang have influenced the top showmen of today’s scene including Kanye West & Jay-Z. Exclusive to the Dublin Fringe Festival, SHG will be performing their 30th year anniversary party concert complete with a live band.

15-Sep Rhapsody in the Park -Royal Irish Academy of Music Jazz Ensemble with piano soloist Conor Linehan
Hennessy Spiegeltent – 9.30pm
The RIAM’s 22-piece Jazz Ensemble features the original Jazz Band version of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Newly composed jazz ballads from pianist Conor Linehan accompanied by sultry tones from leading vocalists and guest soloists Lyle Mays and Pat Metheny, Matthew Halpin and Karl Ronan in a celebration of classical and contemporary jazz.

16-Sep The Cat’s Miaow Part II – Curated by Camille O’Sullivan with Friends
Hennessy Spiegeltent – 9.30pm
The mad kitty is back! Awarded Best Spiegeltent Show in 2007, international superstar Camille O’Sullivan curates another dark, delicious variety show of the top tomcats and kitties from music, circus, dance and theatre and sings a few purrrrrrrfect tunes herself. Contemplate love, sex, drama and death under the velvet drapes. Guest star line up from

17-Sep Wilde On – Presented by Hum Ireland & Aiken Promotions
Hennessy Spiegeltent – 9.30pm
Leading Irish musical and visual artists alongside Wilde aficionados present new, unheard and unseen work for a specially conceived, multimedia celebration of Oscar Wilde. The line-up includes Cathy Davey, The Jimmy Cake, Rhob Cunningham, Karl Him, DJ Morgan, the Pony Club, Republic of Loose and David Turpin. For full stellar line up check on

18-Sep Vertical Rhythm Club – presented by DubLindy
Hennessy Spiegeltent – 9.30pm
The floor’s jumping and the glamour is high, so come little baby, come on by. Celebrate the decadent romance of the jazz age and marvel at a cabaret evoking hot Harlem nights with The Hi Tones. Retro, ravishing or refined join Hep Cats and Jive Bunnies to party like its 1939.

19-Sep Dynamics & Trojan Sound System – Presented by Choice Cuts
Hennessy Spiegeltent – 9.30pm
Two of the most talked about sound systems share centre stage for an exclusive one-off. The Dynamics are renowned for their interpretations of classics by The White Stripes, Bob Dylan & Curtis Mayfield. The Trojan Sound System are roots reggae at its finest led by legendary UK selector Earl Gateshead and fronted by some of the finest vocalists/chatmasters around.

20-Sep An Evening with Fujiya & Miyagi – Presented by Steo da Cat
Hennessy Spiegeltent – 9.30pm
This infectious Brighton electronic dance trio curate their own unique party night. Evocative krautrock and deep soul, with wafts of early Human League synth and the throbbing groove of Tom Tom Club, all moulded for modern times. Also on board is New York duo Project Jenny, Project Jan with their pop infused rock pummeled with dance beats. Keeping the grooves on is DJ Will Dempsey with cosmic disco, 80s new wave, krautrock, italo and boogie jams. Get down!

21-Sep The Golden Age of Fringe: Best of the Fest and Fringe Awards Ceremony
Presented by Dublin Fringe Festival
Hennessy Spiegeltent – 9.30pm
Ladies and Gentlemen, hold on to your top hats and your (faux) furs, as we present to you a glittering evening of glamour and excess. Yes, it’s the 14th Annual Fringe Awards (cue rapturous applause). A stellar evening combining our lavish award ceremony with top-class entertainment from the ‘Best of the Fest’, this is the hottest, most divine, ticket in town.