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LINGO is Ireland’s first and only spoken word festival. It was started in 2014 in the simple belief that Ireland’s spoken word scene is as vibrant and brilliant as any other in this world. The exceptional performances and packed houses at our inaugural LINGO festival truly proved that. This year we want to build on that by presenting an even more exciting, eclectic lineup of fresh voices and continue to shine a light on the most interesting spoken word artists across this country and beyond.


The LINGO team is comprised of some of Dublin’s finest independent promoters, arts curators and spoken word artists, with well over 10 years experience of event and festival management in both Ireland and the USA. As well as managing numerous personal appearances and curated content at supercool, high profile events such as Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, Longitude Festival, Culture Night, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Slovenia Arts, London Irish Centre, Cuirt Festival and Listowel Writers Week, the team members have also been the driving force behind popular & critically acclaimed spoken word showcase nights in Dublin, Cork, New York and more.

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