Eatyard returns to it’s home of Beatyard this August, bigger and better than ever celebrating all that is great about when music and food come together. Think about the best house parties you’ve been to and how everyone ends up in the kitchen? That’s pretty much what we’re planning….
What’s a party these days without a bit of wine & cheese? We’re getting a bit swanky down at the Beatyard adding a taste of Eatyard Wine & Cheese Festival to the weekend. It’s all the fun, without the intimidation, and a stellar selection of boutique wine and cheese vendors selling stuff you’ll want to drink and buy. Wines Direct will be offering a smashing selection of new and old world, Quintessential Wines will be pouring lots of naturals and biodynamics and Irish wine makers Wicklow Way will have their unique Irish fruit wines. And to go with the cheese? Choose from the brilliant Corleggy Cheese, Irish charcuterie from The Wooden Pig or maybe even grab a few retro crisps from our Tuck Shop?
Our Eatyard Stage will be packed with talks, tastings and demos over the weekend with plenty of wine tastings and cheesy chats. On Saturday we’re talking day drinking, tasting with Jameson, attempting wine and crisp matching with Station to Station Wine and singing our hearts out with Sing Along Social.
On Sunday we’ve got the entertaining experts James Kavanagh and William Murray with us to show us how to fancy up your bits Currabinny style for a house party, then we’ve got our very own Crisp Sandwich Championship where crisp lovers will battle it out to win the prestigious honour of being crowned ‘The Eatyard Crisp Sambo Champion’. (entry still open for this)
We’ll round things off with a very special Champagne Supernova talk and tasting with Susan and Judith Boyle before handing the stage over to the legendary Bingo Loco.
Our mouth watering line of food trucks will help keep you fueled all weekend including street food favourites Box Burger, The Big Blue Bus, Jaru, How Bao Now, Cloud Picker Coffee, Teddy’s Ice Cream, Sweet Churro, Zukos Bakery, The Vegan Kitchen, Pieman, Dog House, Donut Trike, Flamin Marvelous, Tram Chowder.
We’ve a festival first with one of our favourite pairings Pizza & Prosecco. The Big Blue Bus, a 1979 double-decker bus converted into a pizza restaurant, will serve stonebaked pizzas made from organic, unbleached flour, piled high with locally sourced toppings alongside our dinky Citroën H Van pouring all manner of fizz.
There’s plenty to keep kids big and small occupied when not dancing or scoffing with Kidsyard hosted by Imaginosity bringing a pop up of their interactive children’s museum down to Beatyard. It’ll be hands-on fun, games & learning. Kidsyard always has its own dedicated toilet & changing area, face painting and balloons and kids tickets can be purchased for only €5 (3-12ys) under 2 yrs go free. For slightly older kids we have Studioyard, where we will have Coder Dojo, Lego building, music production and much more to be announced. features all over the festival like CoderDojo, Imaginosity and Create Sound.
What’s a party without a few cold ones? The Beatyard bar line up includes Becks, Brewtonic’s Craft Beer Bar with Four20 Hemp ale, Nautical Boogie IPA and a passion fruit Berliner weisse, Five Lamps Liberties Ale, Monto Red and their hugely popular lager. Cocktails will come from Dingle Gin, Beefeater Gin and Jameson. There’s even going to be Buckfast Bike…
And the music of course – the impressive list of headliners include The Jacksons (first ever show in Ireland!), Kamasi Washington, Little Dragon, Daphni, Django Django and Orbital and loads more.
The party kicks off Friday 3rd August. Tickets are still available here www.the-beatyard.com or from EventBrite. And the best thing? No mud and you can get the Dart home.
Details here http://www.the-beatyard.com/