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Quarter Block Party - Bundle Ticket [Any 3 Events]

Event Location
North Main Street South Main Street Cork City Cork City Co. Cork
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Date and Time
  • February 8, 2:00pm

Quarter Block Party is set to inject colour, energy and life into Cork city Friday 8th February - Sunday 10th February. Wander the exciting range of pop-up and public art events in the shops and outdoor spaces to discover some of the freshest high-calibre artists in music, theatre and dance.

Due to our ticketing structure in which all shows are priced differently we have appropriated, within the bundle package, the shows into 2 categories.
Category A: Headline Performance - Any shows between 11 - 20 Euro
Category B: Regular Performance - Any shows up to 10 Euro

With a Bundle Ticket, you are entitled to 1 show from Category A: Headline Performance and 2 shows from Category B: Regular Performance.

Shows at Quarter Block Party 2019 which fall under the Category A: Headline Performance include:
- FAT BLOKES by SCOTTEE - Firkin Crane, Friday 8th February at 7.30pm
Beats & Sweat: A Tribute To Sir Henry's - Dali, Friday 8th February at 7pm
- Hilary Woods and Support - Triskel Christchurch, Saturday 9th February at 11pm
- Lords Of Strut: Drama, Drama, Drama - Firkin Crane. Saturday 9th February at 7.30pm
- Le Boom and Support Gaptoof - Dali, Saturday 9th February at 8pm
- Landless, Anna Mieke and Lonely Tourist - Coughlan's, Sunday 10th February at 4pm

All other shows at Quarter Block Party are €10 individually and fit into Category B: Regular Shows.

Presented by Makeshift Ensemble and Southern Hospitality Board for the fifth year running, the festival will sprawl through the city streets and venues with over 50 music, art and theatre performances.

This year will see Quarter Block Party expand across the city for the first time, with pop up events happening in unique locations. Audiences will relive SWEAT and Sir Henry's memories, dance late into the night on Douglas Street, and go deep Underground with some of Corks best local talent.

Festival patrons can gain access to events through single event tickets or with Bundle Passes 25 euro + booking fee for three shows, or 50 euro + booking fee for 6 shows!


Music fans will be spoiled for choice with both established and rising stars of the Irish music scene playing across the weekend as well as international talents.

Headlining this years festival will be the bewitching and dreamlike sounds of Hilary Woods, the Dublin native who is Sacred Bones newest signee, with a intimate show in the beautiful surrounds of the Triskel Christchurch. Electronic house-pop duo Le Boom return to the festival after a incredibly successful couple of years with their powerful live show that is well known to start any dance party. Landless are a traditional Irish vocal group from Dublin and Belfast who sing unaccompanied

traditional songs from Ireland, Scotland, England and America in four-part harmony. Another returning act is Corks own neo-soul R&B act Shookrah who have just released brand new single Flex into the world. Blending elements of Irish and English folk with a deeply unique sensibility is Junior Brother the 24 year old Co. Kerry native. Fusing together the genres of punk, electronic, krautrock, trad and techno Post Podge and the Technohippies have wowed audiences up and down the country with their incredibly intense live show.

There's plenty more music to be found, including: Ghostking is Dead, Extravision, Laurie Shaw, Silverbacks, Eve Clague, Rising Damp, Spekulativ Fiktion, Barry Wilson, Yenkee, Sam Clague, Maija Sofia, Trick Mist, Anna Mieke, Lonely Tourist and Gaptoof. Friday night sees Dali being taken over by some of the best DJs in the country: Laura Lolz, Cáit, Endrift, Eliza and a live performance by downtempo electronic act Gadget & the Cloud. Dublin Digital Radio will return to the festival to broadcast the station live featuring some of their Cork hosts.


For 2019 edition, the Public Art Programming of Quarter Block Party is mainly comprised of two key projects - Beats and Sweat, a new commission of Spanish choreographer Esther Rodriguez-Barbero in collaboration with Stevie G, responding to the now derelict site of the Sir Henry's nightclub on South Main Street developed with support from Accin Cultural Espala (AC/E) and Common Ground a collection of six new works mapping the street from diverse perspectives and offering a moment to reflect on the freedom of cities and the shifting makeup of local communities. 19 artists from six European cities propose us ways to look at our own neighbourhood through a parade of imaginary neighbours, public workshops , interventions searching for the meaning of freedom, a giant hopscotch game, participatory mapping, public outdoor screenings, and the launch of the book '(Un)Common Neighbours' as a culmination of a year of research and learning within the framework of the Common Ground project realised together with six European partner institutions  with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union that took place across two inner-city streets in Budapest (Hungary) and Cork in 2018.


The festival are putting the body front and centre this year welcoming the new, the political and the sometimes overlooked in a celebration of everything that makes us bold and beautiful!

The critically acclaimed TIME OUT Performer of the Year SCOTTEE joins the bill with his production FAT BLOKES. Fat Blokes is a (sort of) dance show about flab, double chins and getting your kit off in public. Fat Blokes uncovers why fat men are never sexy but always funny, always the before but never the after shot. Trans Live Art Salon will platform the work of trans and gender non-conforming artists based in Ireland, and creating resources for the Irish trans community. Their Fully Automated Luxury Gender Oasis debuted at Dublin Fringe Festival, 2018 and was the winner of the Spirit of Fringe award. Local Heroes Lords of Strut after their notorious antics in Tonys Bistro during the festival in 2017 return with brand new show DRAMA, DRAMA, DRAMA in style at Firkin Crane. The show celebrates 10 years of Strut, A Mythical Memoir of Dance & Destiny. Hanan Sheedy and No Kissin Ensemble will present brand new work UNDERGROUND which will weave the audience into a ritual party with their unique blend of music and theatre. Two duets from North America; Canadians Ben and Gabi Kamino; Son and Mother will perform their tender duet m/other and we will welcome back 2017 festival hit Allie Hankins with Rachael Dichter all the way from USA with When We.

And last but not least, organisers require participants for NAKED BOYS READING - An International Literary Salon. They are seeking readers who identify as a boy (or wish to for an evening!) for a paid reading at the festival. The event will be curated by a top secret special guest, we'll be pulling out all the stops for an evening of naked readings, drinks, and consensual practice of the rhythm method.

Early booking is advised for this jam packed weekend! Bundle Pass (3 show pass) 25 euro + booking fee / Super Bundle Pass (6 show pass) 50 euro + booking fee. All shows are also individually priced and on sale from More information from

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Programme Overview :: Over 50 events over 3 days, featuring over 130 artists!

Hilary Woods :: Le Boom :: Landless Anna Mieke :: Barry Wilson :: Cáit :: Dublin Digital Radio :: Eliza :: Endrift :: Eve Clague :: Extravision :: Gadget & the Cloud :: Gaptoof :: Ghostking is Dead :: Junior Brother :: Laura Lolz :: Laurie Shaw :: Lonely Tourist :: Maija Sofia :: Post Punk Podge :: Rising Damp :: Sam Clague :: Shookrah :: Silverbacks :: Sing Along Social :: Spekulativ Fiktion :: Trick Mist :: Yenkee


TRANS LIVE ART SALON :: Hanan Sheedy - Underground :: Ben and Gabi Kamino- m/Other :: Éisteach Collective - (de)nature :: Naked Boys Reading; An International Literary Salon curated by Special Guest :: Allie Hankins and Rachael Dichter - When We

Beats and Sweat :: Imaginary Neighbours :: The Mapping Group :: Composing Our (S)pace :: Common Wings :: Heart of the Clown :: Hopscotch :: Free Market :: (Un)Common Neighbours


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