Get excited for Groove Festival’s very FIRST Live Lounge!
THIS is definitely something that will attract a crowd at Groove Festival. We’ll be there, will you? Described as ‘a themed pop culture event of words and music’, join us at the Live Lounge in the afternoon where Tony Clayton Lea of the Irish Times and the Culture Vultures take centre stage with interviews and acoustic sets. Sit back, relax and take the weight off, as Tony gets up close with the musical talent at Groove Festival.
Later in the day, the Live Lounge welcomes Adam Burke of the Hardy Har Comedy Club. Described as one of the very best clubs on the Irish circuit with close to a decade of gigs and hundreds of hilarious comedians to its name, we are guaranteed some high octane banter, laughs, giggles and tears.
A themed pop culture event of words and music, Culture Vultures makes regular appearances at Irish music and art festivals – these include Indiependence, Castlepalooza, First Fortnight, Winter Music Festival, AKA (Alternative Kilkenny Arts), Vantastival, and BARE In The Woods – as well as at bespoke events.
Hardy Har Comedy Club is Ireland’s longest-running free admission comedy club. Hosted by Adam Burke (Finalist, Ireland’s Got Comedy Talent, Laughter Lounge, Vodafone Comedy Carnival) and residing in ‘The Best Bar in the World’, The Harbour Bar (Lonely Planet), the Hardy Har Comedy Club has become one of the very best clubs on the Irish circuit with close to a decade of gigs and hundreds of hilarious comedians to its name.
Eric Lalor ‘Fair City’ bad boy Cathal Spillane, as seen at every major comedy festival and in top venues such as Vicar Street, Olympia Theatre, Laughter Lounge, International Comedy Club and many more.
Totally Wired Laughter Lounge’s most requested act, as seen in Vicar Street.
Lisa Casey Irish Comedian of the Year and first-ever Best New Act Competition winner.
Emma Doran International Comedy Club and viral video star.
Emma has performed at some of the country’s best and biggest venues like Vicar St and the Olympia Theatre. She’s been a regular on the Republic of Telly and appeared on a Christmas special on RTE 2, Bridget and Eamon, Today with Daithi and Maura, The Six O’ Clock Show, Ireland AM and Salon Confidential
Her stand up and sketches have been shared on the Daily Edge , Mummypages, SHEmazing, Broadsheet, Her.ie, Today FM, Newstalk, The Irish Mirror, 2FM’s Breakfast Republic,Breaking news.ie. Irish Examiner, daily edge, FM104 and recently by Sarah Millican on the Standard Issue and BBC Essex. In 2013 Emma did her first ever stand up gig and won comedian on the night, Since then she hasn’t stopped.
She has been runner up and winner of several national stand up competitions.
Last year Emma was named one of the Vodafone Comedy Festivals newcomers to go and see.
Aoife Dooley a bestselling author and creator of ‘Your One, Nikita’ series.
Danny O’ Brien is fresh off his international, critically acclaimed ‘RaconTour’ and support act on the ‘Dermot and Dave Live Tour.’ Danny has been performing stand-up comedy for the best part of a decade, headlining regularly at top comedy clubs and festivals to worldwide audiences.
As the resident host and owner of The Comedy Crunch in Dublin one of Ireland’s most successful comedy clubs – his friendly, anecdotal style draws in an audience and brings on the big laughs with ease!
Richie Bree the winner of ‘Ireland’s Got Comedy Talent 2017’.