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After a sold out smash in 2015, Lingo Festival is back for its third year, offering the best words Ireland has to offer -- spoken word, poetry, hip-hop, discussions, and everything in between.
Now in its third year, Lingo has featured the cream of spoken word talent from all over the world. This year the festival is proud to feature extraordinary artists from Ireland, the US, and Palestine, with Sage Francis, Blindboy Boatclub (Rubberbandits), Sarah Clancy and Rafeef Ziadeh all taking to stages across Dublin from October 21-23.
The legendary Sage Francis will headline with a very special show at the Workman’s Club. Dubbed the “forefather of indie-hop,” Francis originally earned acclaim in the early 2000’s by winning the most highly coveted titles of the emcee battle circuit in the US. Sage Francis is widely considered one of our generation’s greatest lyricists. “COPPER GONE”, Francis’ 6th studio album, dropped in 2014, breaking Billboard’s Top 200 and iTunes top 5. Don’t miss this chance to catch Sage at his first Irish appearance in three years and the only Irish date of his current tour.
Lingo is delighted to welcome Rafeef Ziadeh, Palestinian spoken word artist and human rightsactivist, back to Dublin following her recent packed show at the Abbey Theatre. Her performances of poems like ‘We Teach Life, Sir’ and ‘Shades of Anger’ went viral online within days of their release and have been viewed over a million times. Rafeef will perform as part of a triple-bill at Liberty Hall, in aid of the current refugee crisis. Joining her will be 2016 Lingo PoetLaureate Sarah Clancy, one of Ireland's best performance and page poets.
Sunday night at Lingo will see Blindboy Boatclub host a madcap panel of guests and performers around the theme of socially engaged art. Blindboy Boatclub is one half of the Rubberbandits, the famed comedy hip-hop duo from Limerick, IFTA Award Winners, and “Best Irish Act” (Entertainment.ie). He has become a prominently outspoken commentator on politics and culture, making a splash on The Late Late Show and beyond. Expect a riotous mixture of social commentary, comedy, poetry and music - with very special guests still to be announced.
Full details of the festival line-up are now available at lingofestival.com/programme/
Get your Lingo Weekend Pass now to ensure tickets for all the events at Lingo -- last year the festival sold out with weeks to spare!
Weekend passes include admittance to all festival events throughout October 21st to 23rd. No event exclusions apply, however the pass cannot be used for the family workshop 'Poetry & Pictures'.
Please note: the majority of Lingo festival events are suitable for over 18's only. ID may be required.