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Love Sensation – A New Music & Arts Festival

The capital gets set for a new music and arts festival.
Featuring: Lily Allen, Clean Bandit, Gossip, Kelis, Mother DJs, Soulé, Horse Meat Disco, Andy Butler, Daithí & RuPauls Drag Race Icons: Monet X Change, Naomi Smalls, Jujubee, Laganja Estranja & Sonique and much much more.

On Sale Friday 29 March 2019

Love Sensation, brought to you by the team behind Mother, will pop its festival cherry this August 17 & 18 2019 at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. A next-generation two-day music and arts festival aimed at the LGBT+ community and their many friends, Love Sensation sees LILY ALLEN, CLEAN BANDIT, GOSSIP & KELIS top the bill across the weekend.

Who else could host the main stage for the weekend, there really is only one woman for the job, step forward Panti Bliss! Expect tons of surprises from The George stage, a Mother Dance Tent you won’t want to leave and a host of RuPaul Drag Queens brought to you by Dublin drag legends ‘Dragged Up’ including Monet X Change, Naomi Smalls, Jujubee, Laganja Estranja & Sonique!

The weekend will also see performances from Daithí, Horse Meat Disco, Andy Butler (Hercules & Love Affair), Kelly-Anne Byrne, Soulé & more

Joining together thousands of the LGBT+ community with their allies, The Royal Hospital is going to sparkle this August for the most colourful festival Ireland will see. Party the end of summer away with friends to the sounds of pop, dance, electronic and so much more!

Love Sensation Line-up

Get ready for a new Love Sensation coming your way this long hot summer!


All you need to know before heading to Love Sensation!

Royal Hospital Kilmainham – August 17th & 18th 2019


Where can I get tickets?

Weekend and day tickets are available online here.

Love Sensation ticket price start from €67.50 including booking fees.

Who is playing?

Debuting in sparkling style, Love Sensation sees headliners include LILY ALLEN, CLEAN BANDIT, GOSSIP & KELIS. The Queen of Ireland, PANTI BLISS will host the main stage. View full line-up here.

What can I bring?

100% good vibes. Don’t forget ID. You obviously look so youthful, but security is going to have to double-check. Bags smaller than a4.

Can I camp?

This is a daytime City festival only so no pitching tents!

What kind of food?

From gourmet food stalls to greasy spoon, vegan & veggie offerings to some solid hearty meat options… We’ll have plenty of amazing food vendors at Love Sensation to keep you fuelled for dancing.

What’s the best way to get there?

Public Transport will be available to and from the venue.


The following bus routes will be able to bring you a short walking distance to the festival site.

40 From Charlestown Shopping Centre To Liffey Valley Shopping Centre

68/a From Hawkins St. Towards Newcastle / Greenogue Business Park

69 From Hawkins St. Towards Rathcoole

79/a Aston Quay to Spiddal Park / Park West (79a)

Specific route information is available at


For luas transport, take the Red Line luas to Heuston Station. It is a 5-10-minute walk to the Museum entrance on Military Road.


On Foot

The festival site is approximately a 30-minute walk from the city centre.


Parking will not be available on site. To find a parking spot in the city we recommend going to


Still have questions? Check out Love Sensation FAQ page for further information!