The award-winning Metropolis Festival returns for its third chapter, now on the October Bank Holiday Weekend. Set in the industrial array of warehouses and venues within the beautiful RDS Complex in the heart of Dublin city across Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October – this unique indoor event offers a wealth of music, art installations, performance and conversation over 6 stages, to once again create a unique and stunning playground for the senses.


TLC will play their first ever Irish show at this year’s Metropolis Festival. TLC were THE biggest girl band in the 90s, selling an incredible 65 million records and winning multiple awards including Grammys and VMAs. The band announced they are releasing a brand new record this month – and recently performed their first ever UK show, absolutely bringing the house down. We cannot WAIT to catch seminal tunes like Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg, Unpretty, Creep, No Scrubs and Waterfalls for the first time ever in Ireland.

DJ, producer and legend of underground dance music, RICHIE HAWTIN, the master who has melted minds with his impeccable techno for a quarter century, and is making his massively anticipated first return to our shores since he played the SOLD OUT Forbidden Fruit in 2015. Richie is the most sought-after techno artist in the world right now. His stellar career has been characterized by a restless urge to push electronic music forward, and advance the genre by constantly breaking new ground, through his genius as a DJ and a record label head.

Leftfield will join the Metropolis stage line-up, one of electronic music’s all time greatest acts. In May of this year they released Leftism 22, a very special reissue of their seminal debut album Leftism, 22 years on from its original release. Following a critically acclaimed UK tour where Leftfield (now led solely by Neil Barnes) performed the record in full.

Ever expanding London collective JUNGLE will be bringing their funk and soul to the RDS for their ONLY Irish show of 2017. With their Mercury nominated debut album, massive hit single Busy Earnin’ and a serious live reputation. This will be their first Irish show since their appearance at the SOLD OUT Forbidden Fruit in 2016.

This will be the first Irish show in five years for Richard Fearless’ outfit DEATH IN VEGAS, who will bring their signature blend of electronic, dub, techno and guitar sounds to Metropolis. This follows last year’s release of their sixth studio album Transmission to mass acclaim.

Metropolis will also be bringing you a full live show from growing cult band, MOUNT KIMBIE, who release their eagerly-awaited third album on Warp Records in September. If the two preview tracks from that album, already released this year and featuring guests James Blake and Micachu respectively, are anything to go by you’re in for a massive treat!

Dublin-raised Indiana born, UK based BONZAI will also be joining the line-up. Her pop flavoured R&B combines elements of jazz, hip-hop and even Irish folk music – all delivered with a punky rave energy. Now signed to Columbia Records, Bonzai has rapidly gained fans across the board, and BBC Radio 1 awarding it ‘Hottest Record’ along with adding it to the playlist.

It’s been a breakthrough year for DJ DEECE! Playing weekly in Dublin for over 7 years, he has made a huge name for himself with various club support slots and residencies, most recently his Deece Series which has seen him welcome Jackmaster, Baba Stiltz, Jack J and Denis Sulta. On top of this, Deece recently joined Jackmaster as part of his Mastermix tour and Bicep on their Irish tour! With his own productions on the way, international dates in the works, and his Boiler Room debut at Belfast’s AVA festival, DJ DEECE is fast becoming a household name!

Our very own Irish 8-piece BOOKA BRASS BAND feature trumpets, trombones, saxophones, sousaphones and drums – and know how to get a party started. They’ve performed the length and breadth of the country and have been special guests to the likes of Hot 8 Brass Band and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.

Metropolis have plenty more to reveal over the next few months.


Weekend Tickets on sale!

TIER 1 (Sat/Sun) – €99.50
TIER 2 (Sat/Sun) – €109.50
TIER 3 (Sat/Sun) – €119.50
TIER 4 (Sat/Sun) – €129.50

Prices include booking fee but subject to service charges.
Metropolis Festival
October 28th | 29th

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