Hip-hop, rap shows and DJs at Make a Move festival

Adam Wallace, South Circular Road doing a back flip with help from Barry 'Bazzy' Burke in The Make A Move Hip-Hop Festival last year. Picture: Sean Curtin
AN IRISH hip-hop showcase, various DJ sets and a massive wrap party are just three highlights of this year’s Make a Move festival.

AN IRISH hip-hop showcase, various DJ sets and a massive wrap party are just three highlights of this year’s Make a Move festival.

Limerick will come alive with sound when the youth culture festival launches on Thursday. July 25.

The festivities will kick off in Bourke’s Bar from 9pm onwards, with a performance from electronic/hip-hop performer Tim Ording, aka Exile Eye.

The Daghda Dance Hall will play host on the Friday night, July 26, to an event called the ‘Tackie Jam’.

This is designed to be a unique celebration of local hip-hop talent.

Among the artists performing are Random Acts of Kindness, plus guest performers on the music, art and dance workshops which take place in the day time.

Meanwhile, well known Cork producer Colm Kenefick will make his first visit to Limerick, where he will play in Mickey Martins, and Limerick’s own DJ Aoife Ni Canna will host a discussion in Dr John’s pub, Thomas Street, on her radio documentary series ‘Folklore from the Dancefloor’, which looks at Irish club history.

DJs Jonny Moy and DJ Koncept will appear on Saturday, July 27 at the Orchard, while the final night will see a wrap party which will feature a showcase of artists based on the rap label Workin Class Records.

It will be hosted by Spin South West DJ Peter Curtin.

The Limerick Leader also understands that a major rap act, just off the stage from the Glastonbury festival, will also be unveiled early next week.

Now in its second year, the Make a Move Festival has a particular emphasis on social inclusion, healthy living and an alternative lifestyle approach for young people and especially those from marginalised communities.

The festival also aims to celebrate and develop the art forms within the Urban Culture for young Limerick artists and audiences.

It will be showcasing break-dancing, hip-hop dancing, DJ performances and street art.

The countdown to this year’s event got under way with a launch event in the George Boutique Hotel this Wednesday teatime, where many participants gathered to provide a preview of the festival.

For more information on the event, which is expected to draw more than 2,000 people to Limerick, visit www.makeamove.ie.