- 22 Mar 22
The highly anticipated return of the Collins Barracks Pride Party boasts an array of queer talent and allies.
After three years of postponement, the Mother Pride Block Party will return to Collins Barracks on June 25 and 26. Headlining the party's long-awaited return are Brazilian superstar Anitta and indie-pop princess Rina Sawayama.
Other acts set to appear across the weekend include queer icon Peaches, electro-pop sensation Le Boom, Choice Music Prize nominee Elaine Mai, RuPaul's Drag Race UK VS The World winner Blu Hydrangea, Jodie Harsh, the Mother DJs, Panti Bliss and a host of local queer talent and allies.
The line-up also sees shows across two stages from Sing Along Social, Mother's own Drag Aerobics, stunning drag from Victoria, Davina, Veda, Pixie Woo, Paul Ryder, Regina George and the queens from SIS, Haus of W.I.G and Disco Utopia.
Announcing the Mother Pride Block Party Weekend 2022, Sat & Sun June 25 & 26. @Anitta & @rinasawayama to headline as part of our biggest line up yet! Weekend tickets on sale Thursday 9am. https://t.co/ej5dqUzp2P pic.twitter.com/oq0JeuzVGd
— Mother Club (@MotherDublin) March 22, 2022
“Returning to the historic grounds of the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, and in conjunction with our friends at Absolut, Whiteclaw and Heineken - we cannot wait to swing open those 300-year-old gates and flood the festival venue with inclusivity, joy and pride," Co-founder and Promoter of Mother Cormac Cashman said about the weekend.
"After three years without our Pride Block Party, we wanted our comeback to be an entire weekend of shows, with performances from some incredible queer talent and allies. This is without a doubt the biggest Pride show we will ever have thrown and we can't wait to welcome people back to celebrate together."
Along with the array of talent, Mother is installing multiple bars, food stalls, activations, art installations and many more perks yet to be announced.
Tickets will be on sale this thursday (March 24) from 9am.
After breaking through in Brazil six years ago, Anitta has become the leading voice in a new generation of Latin American music. She has shared four lauded full-length LP's – Anitta, Ritmo Perfeito, Bang and Kisses – the last of which earned her a nod at the 2019 Latin GRAMMY Awards. She was last heard on a Saweetie assisted single 'Faking Love'.
Since Rina Sawayama released her critically acclaimed debut album in 2020, the self-entitled work has amassed over 100 million worldwide streams and ranked in over 50 album of the year lists. The work saw a wide breadth of genres from 00's boyband pop to nu-metal. Her daring sonic approach has seen her be hailed as the "future of pop."