Saturday, 14 October 2017

Guide to Metropolis 2017 - Part One

Metropolis 2017

Info: The award-winning Metropolis Festival returns for the third year this coming October bank holiday weekend, kicking off on Saturday, 28th of October at the RDS in Dublin 4. Ireland's largest indoor festival will be spread across six stages and feature a mix of international household names such as Leftfield, Laurent Garnier and Richie Hawtin, as well as rising local heavy hitters. The two-day music extravaganza has been a massive success since its inaugural outing in 2015 which was a sell-out, previously hosting the likes of DJ Shadow, Grace Jones, The Sugarhill Gang and Hot Chip, it gives music fans in the capital one last hurrah to see out 2017 in style. 

The opening night will see London alternative house legends Leftfield headlining with a full rendition of their iconic 1995 classic LP Leftism. French techno act Laurent Garnier will be taking to the main stage before that, and we'll also be treated to the wonderful Death in Vegas who have been regular visitors to Irish shores ever since their breakout 1999 sophomore album The Contino Sessions. The first act to take to The Warehouse Stage on the night will be Berlin IDM trio FJAAK who released their critically-acclaimed debut self-titled album at the beginning of this year (watch their amazing studio performance of original 'Against The Clock' below).

FJAAK - Against The Clock

Of the Irish acts to feature on the Saturday night the Metropolis organisers have unsurprisingly plumped for some of the hottest tickets in town to emerge over the last few years in Mix & Fairbanks, Lakerama and collaborative duo Mango & Mathman. In continuance of their support of Irish talent this year, the organisers will also feature a slew of native acts on the Sunday night which we will feature in Part Two of our guide next week. 

Limited tickets are still available for Metropolis Festival 2017 and can be purchased here

Mango & Mathman
Photo with kind permission by District Magazine

Metropolis Festival Site Map
Metropolis Festival Site Map @ The R.D.S.

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