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RTE to transform Dublin Castle for Culture Night


RTE will be completely revamping Dublin Castle for this year’s Culture Night on September 16, in partnership with the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, Dublin City Council and The Office of Public Works.

The broadcaster will be transforming the historic building for one night only – filling it’s gorgeous rooms and even outdoor spaces with live music, theatre and spoken words.

“This is RTE’s most ambitious Culture Night to date,” said Lorelei Harris, RTE’s Head of Arts/Cultural Strategy.


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“Culture Night has become one of the most anticipated nights of the year when thousands of people, young and old, experience a whole range of free cultural events taking place across the country,” Lorelei said in a press release.

People off all ages are welcome to enjoy the spectacular night in the landmark from 6pm to 10pm but it will also be broadcasted on their various channels including television, radio and online.

Some of the most exciting performances during the night will include RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena with Sean Rocks who is presenting an open air concert from the Upper Courtyard of Dublin Castle and The Purple Vespertine where a host of jazz, trad, classical and contemporary musicians will take the stage to perform.

Another interesting event on the night is the Reimagining Ireland panel where various speakers will come together to discuss topics such as women in 1916, what would an Irish revolution look like in 2016, and more.

Catch all the musical moments on September 16th with RTE’s Radio 1’s Arena broadcasting living from Dublin Castle from 7pm to 10pm and RTE Lyrics FM broadcasting The Purple Vespertine live in association with Music Network from 10pm.

Check out ireland.ie for more information.