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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That’s a wrap! How did we do?

What can we say – that was some birthday celebration! A massive thank you to every single person who came along, took part in all different manner of ways and made the whole weekend happen. We had a blast and we really hope you did too. Over the next few weeks we’ll be posting all the lovely […]

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Festival 2019 is go!

Saturday night choirs

It is finally here! Festival weekend number TEN! Who could have ever imagined it?! Weekend Pass holders If you’re coming along for the full weekend of events, superb! We will see you at registration on Friday between 6 and 10pm at the Church of St George and St Thomas, Cathal Brugha Street (just off O’Connell Street). […]

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Super Soul Sunday @ Mountjoy Sq Park!

Dublin Gospel Choir

Believe the hype! When we say this is our biggest festival yet, we weren’t spinning tales. It’s our tenth birthday and we are having a party that ends on a high note with Super Soul Sunday in Mountjoy Square Park on May 19th from 12-5pm. Expect performances from a range of top choirs from across […]

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Love singing? We’ve got workshops for that!


Love to sing? Can’t make it to the full weekend of events? No hassle. You can still take advantage of the great line-up of gospel singing and music professionals we are gathering in Dublin for one super weekend. Friday Festival Kick-Off Workshop We like to start the weekend on a high note (boom boom!) and this […]

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Delorentos collaboration workshop announced


For our tenth festival, we wanted to do something special with a Dublin band and we think we have just the event lined up! Delorentos are of one of Irelands best-loved live bands and winners of the Meteor Choice Music Prize and we are stoked that some of the lads are joining us on Sunday May 19th […]

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Lifting Me Higher! – full line-up announced

Saturday night choirs

Drum roll please! The full line-up for the Saturday night 10th anniversary celebration concert has been announced! We’re super excited to have these long-time friends of the festival take to the stage at the beautiful St. Francis Xavier’s Church on Gardiner Street on Saturday May 18th, a short hop from O’Connell Street. The line-up in […]

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Early Birds extended & Saturday night gig announced!

You asked and we listened! All you busy choir bees who needed a little extra time to get organised for the festival weekend now have until midnight on Sunday April 14th to book the best value ticket giving you access to everything for the weekend. Weekender Ticket prices go up to €75 excluding fees on Monday 15th! […]

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