Countdown to Canalaphonic Festival To Kick Off On Culture Night

Music, literature and family fun festivities will bustle alongside Dublin's grand canal as Rathmines and Portobello get ready for Canalaphonic 2017.

Come 22nd of September, Canalophonic festival is set to commence with some culture night activities, followed by two days down on the water with a range of artistic display and entertainment throughout the weekend.

Attendants can expect an array of activities with a kids zone in St. Mary's College, literary events in Rathmines Library and pop up music and spoken word performances in local coffee shops.

Music fans will be happy to hear this year's festival features 14 stages hosting over 50 acts as the main 'Making Waves' Stage will be in Whelan's.

Venues will include Copan, Blackbird, The Bowery, Mother Reilly's and the Bernard Shaw before the festival winds down again on Sunday evening back to the Portobello Harbour with final gigs in Whelans that night.

Be sure to keep an eye on the Canalophonic facebook page or visit for the latest news and details.



Saturday 23rd September

Main Room - Making Waves Stage

Vernon Jane




Dasha Dag


Not Monsters

Rob Walsh and the Panik Attaks

Ross Breen

Molly Sterling

Front Bar

Kicking Bird

N.c. Lawlor

Sunday 24th

Main Room - Making Waves Stage

Jem Mitchell Music


Military Road

Front Bar

Beef Supreme

All other venues are Saturday 23rd only!

Rathmines Library: 2.30-4PM

Stephen James Smith

Davina Brady & John Cummins

Tobin & Boyle

Old Ratmines & it's environs - Local memories through photos and print.

The Bowery - Emerald Haze Takeover

Early Show 4-8PM: Rock The Bowery

Sub Motion




Late Show 8PM-12AM: Beyond The Ninth Wave


From The Bogs Of Aughiska

Raum Kingdom


The Bowery Presents - 12 til close


Copan - Word Up Collective

Tebi Rex







Special Guests - TBA


The Kitchen Table presents

Rody Bolands

The Skatuesques

Mother Reilly's

Marcas Carcas and the Trail Gang

Roisin El Cherif



Swan Leisure - 12PM Midday Zumba

Gin 'N' Juice

Swan Plaza Stage 2PM


Dasha Dag

Cafe Moda 3PM

Curtis Walsh


Miriam Donohue

Alan Hanna's Bookshop, Dublin 3PM

Grainne Hunt Music

Mikey McDonnell Music

Laura Keane


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