The festival of the dead

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Held on the 27th of October in the stunningly beautiful location of Glendalough House, County Wicklow, Samhain festival was the hot ticket of this year’s celestial season.

Aerial dancers entranced the crowds
Aerial dancers entranced the crowds

In association with Life festival, Bodytonic and others, this was the first year the “one night fancy dress musical feast” has been staged, but if the preternaturally positive atmosphere on the night was anything to go by it won’t be the last.

There was an eclectic mix  of innovative costumes
There was an eclectic mix of innovative costumes

Featuring over 20 acts across four stages and set against the breath-taking backdrop of the 1,500 acre estate of Glendalough house, this festival, which also happily happened to be BYOB, was definitely a more spiritual experience than a school disco.

The night featured performances by the likes of Frank B and Marcel Dettman
The night featured performances by the likes of Frank B and Marcel Dettman

Efficiently organised and smoothly ran, Samhain was nothing short of a massive success. Acts such as Todd Terje and Nina Kraviz almost managed to upstage the venue. However some of the most interesting sights to behold that night were the revelers themselves. Luckily TheCity was on hand capture images of all three.

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