SNEAK PEEK: Lost Lane Dublin Opens Its Doors This Weekend

Dublin's exciting new live music and late night bar, LOST LANE has unveiled first look images, ahead of its official opening, this Friday 12th April.

Music and emerging talent will be at the heart of Lost Lane, as the venue seeks to create and maintain a reputation as the home of live music in Dublin. Artists will span a diverse range of acts from across the Irish and international music scene, and genres from rock and indie, to jazz and trad bands.
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Music lovers can expect to see collaborative line ups that will feature renowned household names (e.g. Wyvern LingoDelorentos) alongside some of Ireland’s up and coming talent. Through Lost Lane, The Porterhouse Group seek to provide a platform to shine a light on the ones to watch within the music industry and create a sense of community for the music and entertainment scene. A fresh new space where all are welcome, to enjoy good music and good times.
From Thursdays through Saturdays, Lost Lane will also play host to live DJ sets from the likes of DJ Nialler9 and friends to Lost & Sound (a new female DJ collaboration with Sally Cinnamon, Claire Beck and Kate Brennan-Harding) who will see Lost Lane into the early hours. Monday nights will become the go to for industry stalwarts with free entry live music gigs and residencies from bands like Showguns of Stank (Mick Pyro and Pete Pamf) and The Square Pegs. The perfect solution for musicians and industry workers looking for somewhere to party on their night off and Dubliners looking to kick start their week with a night out.
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Substantial investment has been made to respectfully restore and preserve the venue’s Georgian structure and details alongside updating and installing state of the art sound and lighting, acoustic treatment and set design that will promise a complete immersive live music experience. Elliot Hughes, partner at The Porterhouse Group, comments:
Lost Lane will give people the opportunity to see bands in a really intimate setting. We’ve broken the piggy bank so that we can get the absolute best in sound and lighting. We’ve stripped it back in terms of décor as we want the focus to be on the artists, allowing people to really get lost in the music without distractions of decorative bells and whistles.
A lot of work has gone into the new venue over the last couple of months and Lost Lane’s prime central location at the bottom of Grafton Street in the heart of the city is going to promise must see gigs, up and coming acts, and late-night residencies every weekend. We’re excited for the launch and to finally unveil Dublin’s new live music venue.
Lost Lane will officially open to the public on Friday 12th April, 2019 with a limited number of tickets on sale to attend. Friday’s line up will feature Kormac’s Big Band and DJ Nialler9 whilst Saturday will play host to Turning Pirate Mix Tape with guest singers Niamh Farrell (Ham Sandwich), Cathy Davey and more surprise special guests.
Open seven days a week from 7pm – late, entry for the main acts will be ticketed until 11pm. From 11pm, DJs will take over from the billed band and the venue will open to non-ticket holders. With a capacity of 280 during live performances, and 600 overall, Lost Lane is set to become the place to be in Dublin.
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BREAKING: The Wright Venue to close its doors this January

The purpose built nightclub which spans across 40,000 sq ft and over 4 floors will close its doors later this month.

More bad news for Dublin's club scene, as its now been officially confirmed that the Wright Venue will close its doors for good this January. A  source has confirmed the award winning nightclub will no longer open for business after the 14th January 2019. The-Purple-Room-Length-Shot The Wright Venue opened it doors in July 2009 and since then quickly established itself as Ireland's leading venue for corporate and late night entertainment. Some of the biggest names in music worldwide have played centre stage at the venue including Afrojack, Roger Sanchez, Benny Benassi, Fedde Le Grand, Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfold, Laidback Luke and dozen's more. They've posted parties for Usher, Rihanna, 50cent & Llyod Banks, Tinie Tempah and many more.
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Hotspots.ie Annual Halloween Party at Lillie’s

Check out all the photo's from our Hotspots.ie Annual Halloween Party at Lillie's. Guest DJ James Hannan and guests entertained the crowds till late.

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US Rock Gods Metallica Confirm Slane Castle Summer Spectacular

US Rock Gods Metallica confirm they will play Slane Castle on Saturday 8th June 2019.

Legendary US metalheads Metallica have now confirmed a much anticipated summer date for 2019. Tickets go on sale this Friday 28th September at 9am via ticketmaster.ie

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Owner Lord Henry Mountcharles previously revealed Slane would be back next year, and US rockers Guns N’ Roses sold out 80,000 tickets in a day when they were announced as headliners at the last Slane in 2017. metalliaca-band Interviewed last year, Metallica drummer Lars revealed how they had considered playing Ireland in 2018 but had to pull out because "the (Dublin) arena would not work due to the stage layout and the amounts of pyro we had planned". As an open air venue, Slane would hold no obstacles for a similar stage show. Tickets go on sale this Friday 28th September at 9am via ticketmaster.ie  
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Fancy jetting off to Brussels courtesy of the Porterhouse Bars?

Fancy jetting off to Brussels courtesy of the Porterhouse Bars?

The Porterhouse Bar group are launching their world famous Belgian Beer Festival tonight across venues in Dublin, Bray and London for the month of August. They are giving one lucky customer the chance to jet off in style to Brussels for a days beer tasting at the world famous Lindemans brewery. For your chance to win simply get your hands on a Belgium Beer Passport at one of their fabulous bars. This fantastic prize includes flights, 2 nights accommodation and €500 spending money and of course a tour to Lindemans Brewery.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sunday Service 7th Birthday at Lillie’s

Check out all the photo's from our Sunday Service 7th Birthday Celebrations at Lillie's. Guest DJ Jay Farrell and guests entertained the crowds till late.

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PHOTO GALLERY: May Bank Holiday Weekend at Lillie’s

Check out all the photo's from our Sunday Service May Bank Holiday at Lillie's. Guest DJ Jay Farrell and guests entertained the crowds till late.

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Gin Tasting Night Out at Lemon & Duke

As you've probably noticed we've a lot of gin lovers in this pretty little city of ours. So with that in mind, our friends at Lemon & Duke have created 3 gin-tastic tasting menus. They're offering groups fun and informative G&T Tasting menus.

They are currently offering 3 tasting menu’s where they talk through each of the gin’s history, different garnishes and - the best part - the tasting itself. This is ideal for corporate groups, hen parties or birthdays. If you wish to join us them for food, a 2/3 course Set menu can be packaged for your group. Join us at L&D for the G&T experience. gin-lemon-and-duke-dublin

Gin tasting menu

 

Tasting 1 - €29.95

Bombay Sapphire Fill a tall glass with ice, add the Bombay Sapphire and top with Fever Tree tonic water. Squeeze the juice from a fresh lime wedge and add a lime peel for garnish

Beefeater Fill a goblet with Ice, pour the beefeater in a dash of crème de casis, topped with Fever Tree tonic water and garnished with a sprig of mint raspberry and a wheel of lemon

Hendricks Fill a goblet with ice, pour the Hendricks over the ice add a slice of fresh cucumber topped with fever tree tonic

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Tasting 2 - €34.95

Sipsmiths Fill a goblet with ice, pour the Sipsmiths over the ice add a slice of fresh Grapefruit with a sprig of rosemary topped with Fever Tree Tonic

Monkey 47 Fill a goblet with ice, pour the Monkey 47 over the ice add a long peal of lime with a touch of lavender topped with Fever Tree Tonic

Dingle Gin Fill a goblet with ice, pour the Dingle gin over the ice add chunks of fresh pineapple with a spoon full of juniper berries topped with Fever Tree Tonic

Tasting 3 - €39.95

Have it your way. Select 3 of the gins, select whatever fruit or herb you would like to try with your gin and select what tonic water you would like.

Why not drop us an email for more details enquiries@hotspots.ie (minimum of 10 people required)

PHOTO GALLERY: Sunday Service at Lillie’s

Check out all the photo's from our Sunday Service Industry Parties at Lillie's. Guest DJ Jay Farrell and Aoife Kelly entertained the crowds till late.

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U2 Confirm Dublin and Belfast Tour Dates for 2018

Live Nation and MCD have today confirmed dates for the European leg of U2’s eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour.

They will kick off their schedule in the US at the BOK Centre in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on May 2. Special home coming shows are now confirmed for Dublin on 5th and 6th of November and Belfast on the 27th October 2018.  The European tour will begin in Berlin on August 31 and will take in a string of European dates, including Cologne, Paris, Madrid, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Milan, Manchester and London. Unlike their last tour, The Joshua Tree, in which they played to huge stadium audiences around the world, including Croke Park's 82,000 fans, this time they have pared things back. A follow-up to Songs Of Innocence, was released on December 1 and features 13 new songs, including the second single Get Out Of Your Own Way, which is out now. The first single from the collection, You're The Best Thing About Me, written about Bono's wife Ali Hewson, was released to critical acclaim in September. Bono recently said that the album was influenced by Irish poet and writer Brendan Kennelly's advice, to "write as if you're dead". Recorded in Dublin, London and LA, the result is a series of songs in the form of letters to people and places close to Bono's heart. Tickets for the U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE European Tour will go on sale beginning Friday, 2nd February.