After sneaking into the Canalaphonic headquarters 4 months ago, we broke a story from “the sensitive documents” our writer obtained. We can now reveal it is true, Canalaphonic 2016 is expanding! (ps. our writer was caught and received a wild haircut and is still in hiding).

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Following on from a hugely successful festival in 2015 we are delighted to announce the return of CANALAPHONIC on 23rd and 24th September 2016.

The festival is the result of an ongoing collaboration between Dublin City Council’s South East Area Office and Abner Browns Barbershop, supported by Fáilte Ireland, Clancourt Group, Waterways Ireland, Dublin City Council Arts Office, IMRO, Heineken, McGarrell Reilly Group and Rohan Holdings.

A community based festival using a mix of bars, coffee shops and local businesses to showcase independent music and arts, this year we welcome on board the 5,000 capacity Leinster Cricket Club as our main outdoor venue for the weekend.

Showcasing the best of Irish independent music and arts; more than 120 acts will participate including Rocstrong, The Eskies, Zaska, Mongrel State, Barq, Mongoose, White_Mice, The Word Up Collective, Mother Mooch, Late City Edition, Fox E and the Good Hands, Travis Oaks, Homebeat Events, T.A.S.T.E and many more to be announced.

Launching in Copan Rathmines – in association with Heineken – next Thursday 5th May 8pm with live music from Barq and Word Up Collectives’ Damola.

CANAPLAPHONIC Festival continue with their commitment to Play for Pay, whilst providing free entry to all events for lovers of music, arts and culture. The return of Canal Bank Market at Portobello and a family fun area in St. Marys College together with new venues this year including The National Concert Hall Quarter’s “Vaults”, Opium and Whelan’s of Wexford St will make this one of the coolest events of 2016.

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