FRIDAY 21 JUN 2013
B*Witched at the George
Come and celebrate 30 year's of Pride
On Friday, 21st June, 2013, Ireland’s Queen of Gay Bars, The George Bar and Nightclub, will host a party like no other in celebration of Dublin Pride’s 30th Birthday and the launch of the 2013 festival! The George has pulled out all the stops to make this special night one you won’t forget. With a host of exciting treats, the night will be topped off by an electrifying performance by none other than Irish girl band, B*Witched!
The ‘C’est la Vie’ singers; Sinead O’Carroll, Lindsay Armaou and twins Keavy Lynch and Edel Lynch who rocked the O2 recently will get their Irish dancing shoes on get the crowd going as they perform hits such as ‘Rollercoaster’ and ‘Blame it on the Weatherman’ live at midnight to celebrate this milestone occasion in Dublin LGBTQ history.
Get ready for fun and frolics like never before as the George celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) life in Dublin. Since 25th January, proceeds from between 10pm and midnight at Glitter Bomb in the George have been donated towards Dublin LGBTQ Pride to help make it the best festival yet.
Taking place from June 21st – 30th, the Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival will be celebrating it’s 30th year. The first pride parade was held in June, 1983 and was organized by the National Lesbian and Gay Federation. In March, 1983, prior to the first pride parade, a march was held from the city centre of Dublin to Fairview Park protesting the levels of violence against gay men and women in Ireland. In particular, the march was a reaction to the controversial judgement in the Flynn case, when suspended sentences on charges of manslaughter were given to members of a gang found guilty of the 1982 killing of Declan Flynn, a 31-year old gay man, in Fairview Park, and the subsequent celebrations by some members of the local community following their release.
Since its conception in 1983 it has grown from a one-day event to a ten day festival which celebrates LGBT culture in Ireland with an expanded arts, social and cultural content making it the second largest festival in the Republic of Ireland after St Patrick’s Day.
Doors to The George are opening at 8pm, with B*Witched performing live at midnight. With admission €10.