Biggest, best festival yet

With events spanning three days and three nights, there was a lot to see and do during the fourth annual OUT For The Weekend Festival.

With events spanning three days and three nights, there was a lot to see and do during the fourth annual OUT For The Weekend Festival.

Everything kicked off on the Friday night in Brewery Corner with performances from Kate’s Party out of Dublin, the much beloved Joanna Ryde making her festival return and local performer Captain Anchor playing a DJ set.

All the while, the theatre programme from the festival was in full flow. Young Kilkenny group Dramatic Irony brought their exciting new play Arthur’s Deception to the stage of the Watergate Theatre for two nights only. Spark Productions from Graignamanagh brought the Irish stage premiere of Jack Thorne’s Bunny to Cleeres Theatre for four performances. The one woman show featured a widely acclaimed performance from Anne-Marie O’Brien. In the one show to hit the other side of the town, Kirby Productions took their acclaimed production BRB to The Drum on Saturday afternoon. The Saturday night activities for the festival saw the party really hit its swing with the Mr. Gay Kilkenny and Ms. Gay Kilkenny event in Brewery Corner.The Filibusters and Evan Prendergast played The Pumphouse, Ojaras’k came all the way from Granada to rock Cleeres Theatre and the All Time DJ’s and Grenade had people dancing in Brewery Corner.

The Sunday was wind down day with the Beer and Board Games Championship in Brewery Corner, The Big Gay Cinema Day in Cleeres and musi from The Bord Na Móna Mountain Rescue Team and DJ Iano