Announcing the Mother Pride Block Party Weekend 2022

The Mother team are taking over The National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks for their biggest and most exciting Pride show yet.


On Saturday and Sunday, June 25th and 26th the Mother Pride Block Party is back with a bang for a full weekend of celebrations! 

After three years without a Pride party, The Mother team has pulled out all the stops and are throwing the Mother of all Pride parties, with a full weekend long queer city centre festival!

Headlining this special Pride Block Party weekend are Brazilian superstar Anitta, Sat June 25th and incredible Rina Sawayama on Sunday, June 26th. 

Other acts appearing across the weekend include queer ICON Peaches, electro-pop sensation Le Boom, choice nominee Elaine Mai, Ru Pauls Drag Race UK VS The World winner Blu Hydrangea, Jodie Harsh, the Mother DJs, Panti Bliss and an absolute ton of local queer talent and allies. 

The Pride Block Party lineup boasts shows from Sing Along Social, Mother’s own Drag Aerobics, stunning drag from Victoria, Davina, Veda, Pixie Woo, Paul Ryder, Regina George and the queens from SIS, Haus of W.I.G. & Disco Utopia alongside sets from some of Mother’s fave DJs including Kelly-Anne Byrne, Tara Kumar, Claire Beck, Conor Behan, Stephen Dowling, DJ RÍ with lots more to be announced.

“Returning to the historic grounds of the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, and in conjunction with our friends at Absolut, Whiteclaw and Heineken – we cannot wait to swing open those 300-year-old gates and flood the festival venue with inclusivity, joy and pride.” 

Cormac Cashman, co-founder and promoter of Mother had this to say about the Pride lineup:

“After three years without our Pride Block Party, we wanted our comeback to be an entire weekend of shows, with performances from some incredible queer talent and allies. This is without a doubt the biggest Pride show we will ever have thrown and we can’t wait to welcome people back to celebrate together”

Lisa Connell, co-founder and promoter of Mother added: 

“During lockdown, Mother made a promise to our community that we would dance again and so it’s only right that for our first Pride party in three years, we programmed some of the most exciting and creative live acts to help us keep that promise. We’re so proud of all the acts we have programmed and can’t wait to celebrate with our LGBTQ+ family in June.” 

Mother is installing two stages, lots of lovely bars, super tasty food stalls, activations, art installations and much more (not to mention a few fabulous surprises thrown in!)

Early Bird weekend tickets are on sale this Thursday from 9 am on Eventbrite. 

*Strictly over 18s / *Subject to licence.

Weekend tickets from €70 plus booking fee. 

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