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The Best Festivals in Dublin For Students in 2022

This year things are finally getting back to normal after a couple of tough years, and we all want to make the most of it.

Life in Dublin has always been fun and the city pulsates with culture, music and a buzzing atmosphere.

While you’re studying in Dublin and staying at our student accommodation, we know it’s one of your priorities to live life to the fullest and have the best student experience humanly possible. And as it’s your priority, it’s ours too.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the best festivals in Dublin this year - have a gander and see if any catch your eye!

Dublin Fringe Festival

When: 10th-25th September

Every September, the city comes alive with what is one of the best festivals in Dublin - the Fringe Festival!

At the Fringe, you can enjoy live performances and entertainment of many different forms and art disciplines across Dublin City. 

As with its super-famous Edinburgh counterpart, the Fringe festival is held at various different venues, giving a sense of adventure and energy to the events.

You should always try to see at least one event that is completely unknown to you - you might just be witnessing the next big thing before they’re famous!
Bram Stoker Festival

When: around Halloween

If you love all things gothic and you’re a literature or horror film buff, then the Bram Stoker Festival is calling your name!

Bram Stoker is one of Dublin’s most famous sons and the author of the literary classic, Dracula.

In honour of this gothic legend and his legacy, Dublin organises a festival in his honour, with theatre, literary readings, and fun events and activities. 

Some of the events are held online, while others are face-to-face, but they are all certain to be a scream!

Make sure you don’t miss out on the dark magic and macabre of the Macnas Parade.

So grab a string of garlic and arm yourself with a stake, and head over to these ghoulishly gripping events - if you dare!

Dublin Book Festival

When: 8th - 13th November 2022

Yet another one for bookworms! (It’s not for nothing that Dublin was named the UNESCO City of Literature!) Literature students should definitely get this festival in their events calendar, as it’s jam-packed with activities.

This is one of the most thought-provoking festivals in Dublin, as you get to enter into literary conversations, question and answer sessions with authors and illustrators, attend book readings, and revel in a passion for literature.

If you’re studying literature, this could be the perfect opportunity to meet some of the authors that crop up on your course curriculum! 

And the best bit? Most of the events are free of charge - so you can keep your money for the next spending spree at the bookstore!

Ireland Music Week

When: 4th - 7th October

This is one of the most exciting music festivals in Dublin, not only because of the electrified atmosphere, but also because there’s a sense of anticipation and the unknown.

 That’s because this festival acts as a  launchpad for emerging musical talent, particularly homegrown Irish talent. You literally never know  - you could be returning to your Yugo student accommodation in Dublin after having witnessed the next big thing and end up talking about it for years to come!

Just make sure you get some vids for your Instagram feed to prove it!

Temptation Festival

When: 6th August

Temptation is set to be one of the biggest music festivals in Dublin this summer, so don’t miss out!

There’ll be over 20 house & techno djs on over 2 stages in 1 day so you definitely get your money’s worth! 

The venue is just a 30 minute drive out of the city centre,  so it’s not hard to get there from our Yugo student accommodation. There’s even a shuttle bus on offer to drop off and collect you from the event.

Clang Metal Festival

When: 29th October

What better way to shake off the stress after a long week of studying and lectures than with a Heavy Metal festival?!

It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for lovers of hard rock, this is one of the top festivals in Dublin to get in your calendar!

Clang, the famous heavy metal festival, takes over the National Stadium in Dublin, for one night only.

The incredible lineup includes metal legends Candlemass, and Swiss metal giants Coroner in their Irish debut performance. 

Performing alongside them are Green Lung, and Italian-American band The New Age Slavery. 

You’ll also be able to thrash out to performances from Klogr, Words that Burn, and The Risen Dread.

We’ve Only Just Begun 

When: 5th-8th August

Set in the iconic music venue Whelan’s, We’ve Only Just Begun is a miss-it-miss-out event amongst the best music festivals in Dublin!

It’s a three day event with two stages featuring live performances from some fantastic artists. 

The stellar lineup includes such cracking artists as Rosie Carney, Elaine Mai, Shiv, SPRINTS, Aimée, Niamh Regan, Carrie Baxter, mhaol, Síomha, Pretty Happy, and many many more…

Tickets are available from the Whelan’s website - hurry before they sell out, it’s sure to be a popular one!

After all the excitement of these incredible festivals, there’s no better sensation than curling up in your cosy bed in our Yugo student accommodation in Dublin. What more could you ask for?!