Team behind ‘Dali and Gala’ arts space to bring music back to the former Pavilion building in Cork city centre with a Bank Holiday weekend special
WHAT: ‘Dali’ gig venue opens in the former Pavilion venue
WHEN: May Bank Holiday Weekend, Friday 4th to Sunday 6th
WHERE: Upstairs from Ramen restaurant, Carey’s Lane, Cork city centre
WHO: Cleric, Fish Go Deep, Colm K, Saint Caoilian, Elaine Malone and more performing throughout opening weekend
After a keenly-felt absence from the city’s music scene over the past few years, the historic upstairs room in the former Pavilion building on Carey’s Lane has been given a new lease of life, as the custodians of the former Dali&Gala arts space leave behind their regenerated warehouse on the dock lands, and are about to make their mark on the landmark venue, simply rechristened dali @ The Pav.
The room, part of a former cinema built in 1921 and retaining classic features of the architecture of the period, has seen a wide array of musicians come through the doors over the years, from international superstars like Kanye West and Franz Ferdinand to cult icons like Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Killing Joke.
Focusing on all things electronic and alternative, the venue will be a serious player in Irish nightlife, coming loaded with the biggest Void install in Ireland, and Ireland’s first Arcline 8 system, as seen at the likes of Dimensions and Boomtown. And you may be seeing the fruits of their labour sooner than you think as their opening night is TONIGHT.
Joining the ranks of stars to set foot in the venue over the years on dali’s opening weekend: Manchester-born techno DJ Cleric, supported by TR_one and local hero Jamie Behan. On Saturday night, Leeside house legends Fish Go Deep will be hitting the decks, and on Sunday, expect freak-folk singer-songwriter Elaine Malone and lovelorn troubadour Saint Caoilian, topped off with some disco and house boogie time with Colm K and Dim the Lights.
Doors 9pm tonight.