Over the past five years MusicTown has celebrated all genres of live music in Dublin City, both in established venues and unorthodox locations. Our programme has celebrated diversity, community, history, youth, and the collaboration that exists not just amongst musicians themselves but also with practitioners of other artistic disciplines. In 2020 and 2021, under the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, MusicTown, like many arts festivals, had to adapt its programme to an online-only format, broadcasting original work and live performances on a variety of internet platforms.
The Theme of MusicTown 2022 will be “Together Again” after two years of online programming. The on-going festivals principles of “diversity” and “inclusivity” and “community” will be married to the idea of reconvening together in venues in a safe manner to celebrate in-real-life live music performance once again after two years of disruption and perseverance. The programme aims to represent diversity and inclusivity in the context of age, accessibility, genre, gender, sexuality and ethnicity.