The 47th Liberties Festival opens today, with what organisers promise will be the "most Dazzling Line-Up in 47 Years". Over the next six days, twenty venues will play host to thirty events - most of them free.
Kicking off a week of dazzling entertainment today is the Big Launch, a free, open-air concert featuring a host of Festival musicians and including complementary refreshment, all in the shelter of the iconic St Patrick's Tower at the Digital Hub.
This year's line-up includes family-friendly events, the horses of the Liberties, the art of Burlesque, aerial acrobatics, and singing on the streets with top artists and performers, including Liverpool's Queens of Pop.
On Tuesday afternoon at 4PM, there will be a Walk, Talk & Sing Tour starting at Marsh's Library with Reg McCabe, tour guide at St Patrick's Cathedral, and singer Caoimhe Hogarty for a unique musical journey around the Liberties learning about the history of key sites and singing songs related to them and their legends.
Wednesday sees St Catherine's Sports Club play host to the Liberties Block Party at 2PM, while on Thursday Stephen James Smith (the poet who wrote Dublin You Are) will join in a spoken word event at St Catherine's Church.
This year, the festival will close with a Cirque de Comédie in the Guinness Storehouse features drag duo Queens of Pop who will take to the stage at 9:30pm.
The Liberties Festival, which is supported by 98FM, was awarded Festival of the Year at the nationwide LAMA Community & Council Awards 2016.
You can find more about the festival here.