Festival 2019

The 10th annual Gospel Rising Music Festival took place in Dublin from the 17th – 19th of May. The full festival programme for the next festival will be published in the Spring of 2020. Take a look at last year’s programme to get a sense of what to expect.

I’ve never been to Gospel Rising before – what can I expect?

The majority of festival-goers buy a weekend pass which gives them access to workshops and performances all across the weekend from Friday evening all the way through to Sunday afternoon.

The festival events start on Friday evening with registration and festival pass collection from about 7pm, with the Festival Kick-Off Workshop with Volney Morgan starting at 8pm at the Church of St George & St Thomas on Cathal Brugha Street.

Saturday is a jam-packed day of singing, choreography and musicianship workshops followed by a big celebration concert featuring some of Ireland’s best-loved gospel choirs on Saturday night. Workshops cater to all levels of experience, there’s something for everyone.

Sunday is no ordinary Sunday – it’s Super Soul Sunday in Mountjoy Square Park with performances and workshops all day long including a special collaborative workshop with Dublin rockers Delorentos, a high-energy Youth Choir Workshop with Volney Morgan and Craig Lees takes Tina’s ‘Simply the Best‘ to new musical heights in the afternoon Pop-Up Choir workshop.

When will festival passes go on sale?

Festival weekend passes will be on sale on Thursday 21st February 2019 starting at €65 (ex fees). Individual workshop passes are available now also and some will be available on the door throughout the weekend.

Where in Dublin will the festival take place?

The festival will be taking place in venues around north Dublin city centre on Friday and Saturday with the big family day out in Mountjoy Square Park on Sunday. An interactive map of our venues and some places to grab lunch or coffee is below. Anyone who has purchased a Festival Weekender Pass will receive a package at registration including a map, timetable and list of the workshops selected at booking so save the trees and don’t print anything!

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