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Music festivals are absolutely infamous for producing mass amount of waste, especially single-use plastic. This Dublin festival hopes to change the sustainability of their event, and we love it.

Beatyard takes place on August 3 and 4 this summer in Dun Laoghaire, with a stellar musical line-up, delicious food stalls, boat parties, pop-up fashion shops as well as games and entertainment.

Not to mention some class afterparties in The Lighthouse and Wigwam, if you have a weekend ticket. The party never stops during this August weekend, and if the sun decides to shine it's set to be stunning.

The acts scheduled to play on Saturday and Sunday include Groove Armada, Jungle, Chvrches, Soulé, Erica Cody, SG Lewis, Fleetmac Wood, Mount Kimbie, Todd Terje, Grandmaster Flash and Icarus. 

Boat parties are also taking place on both days for €15 a ticket (if you have a Beatyard pass) and are hosted by Gxrl Cøde, District Magazine, The Midnight Disco and Yachty by Nature.

Eatyard will of course be making an appearance, with Teddy's ice-cream, The Vegan Queen, Lala Putine, Pieman, Hells BBQ, Zero Zero Pizza, Sweet Churro, Big Blue Bus, Handsome Burger, 3FE, Taco Truck, Crepe Box, Maki, Kono Pizza, Doghouse Dogs and Buttercream Dream.

The bar closes at 10pm each day, and gates open at 12pm. Kids under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. The tickets are just €59 for one day, of €99 for the whole weekend.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The festival has a new scheme for garnering help to clean-up the litter from the sesh, and it's a decent deal if we do say so ourselves.

If you volunteer and help them sort waste for just one hour, you’ll get a free ticket to the festival that day. It sounds too good to be true, honestly, but we can vouch for the legitimacy.

According to the organisers; “The main issue we have had with waste over the years was not cleaning it up, but organising the waste into the correct containers, and bags, so that nothing gets spoiled, and the waste we put away can be efficiently recycled or wasted in the correct format.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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All you have to do is fill in your contact info, and then Beatyard will mail you the meeting point and information three weeks before the festival. You'll be put into a team with a specific but simple job for one hour.

What's in it for you? A free Sunday ticket or a ticket for the festival for 2020 if you’re there on Monday. They've also continued their 'Bin It To Win It' campaign, which allows you to score a free pint.

Collect a bin bag from any of the bars, fill it with plastic pint glasses, bring it back to the designated recycling point and BOOM: Free pint. It couldn't be simpler.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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As if this wasn't incredible enough, the festival is also running it's eco-brick initiative to reduce non-biodegradable waste. They aim to build a DJ riser out of all the eco-bricks they create and collect.

For each two-litre eco-brick you produce, they'll give you a pint token for the bar. Drop it off at The Bernard Shaw when you get a chance and it's free pint city. Here's instructions on how to make them.

Get your tickets for Beatyard here, and sign-up for volunteering by filling out this quick form

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If you've been reminiscing on festival season during the gloomy weather we've been having, you're in luck, because most Irish festivals are already gearing up for summer 2017.

Tickets for the top gigs next summer are in the early bird stages, so now is the time to snap them up before they all sell out.

1. Electric Picnic

Ireland's biggest festival is already getting ready for next year, after massive acts The 1975, Lana Del Ray and LCD Soundsystem smashed the main stage last year.

Tickets are currently only €230.00, so we advise getting in there ASAP because EP sells out every single year. 

2. Beatyard

 

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Winter rages outside but plans for Beatyard 2017 are well underway with early bird tickets going on sale this week.

The festival is offering two for one on weekend tickets for €90 a pair until Dec 23rd, so grab a mate and get booking. 

3. Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit just announced the first of their 2017 line up and the early bird tickets are flying out the door. 

Bon Iver, Flying Lotus and Lisa Hannigan are all set to star on the main stage.  

4. Body & Soul

 

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Body and Soul is one of Ireland's more laid back festivals, with a reputation for a stellar line up. 

While no official acts have been announced, this festival is always worth the trip, and tickets are already on sale!

5. Vantastival

 

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One of Ireland's smaller festivals, Vantastival has a reputation for being one of the most authentic. 

The affordable tickets for the chilled out gathering are only €75.00, so they really wont break the bank. 

6. Castlepalooza

 

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The annual festival at Charleville Caste draws festival revellers the country over.

Last year the festival played host to Caribou, Villagers, Jurassic 5 and Cat Power, and tickets for this year's festival go on sale this Friday.

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