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Beatyard Festival, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland - 5th August 2018

Isobel has scored some tickets for the Beatyard Festival, held at the curious and slightly brutal all-brick-pavier location that is the now-disused half of the Dun Laoghaire ferry terminal. It's sometimes hard going thanks to the lack of seating or even simple grass to flake out on, but the festival makes up for it by providing some great music in the form of Django Django, The Skatalites, the legends that are The Sugar Hill Gang and a raft of other lesser-known but on-trend acts. The boys come along for a few hours on the second day, although there's not that much for them to do. However the remainder of the festival features auntie-based child care, which is a bonus.

next album: The Dún Laoghaire 10K Run, County Dublin, Ireland - 6th August 2018
previous album: A Trip to Da Gorls, Monkstown Farm, County Dublin, Ireland - 4th August 2018

2018 Harry, as ever, is doing his own thing as we go in to the festival

Harry, as ever, is doing his own thing as we go in to the festival

2018 A hall of mirrors

A hall of mirrors

2018 Louise has a fag on again

Louise has a fag on again

2018 A blackboard is covered in chalk randomness

A blackboard is covered in chalk randomness

2018 The boys get some balloons

The boys get some balloons

2018 Fred in the dance tent

Fred in the dance tent

2018 Noddy throws some shapes

Noddy throws some shapes

2018 Fred's made a massive moustache

Fred's made a massive moustache

2018 Celtic rock

Celtic rock

2018 Harry's not impressed

Harry's not impressed

2018 Harry gets face-painted

Harry gets face-painted

2018 It's Spider-Man again

It's Spider-Man again

2018 Wayne and Harry

Wayne and Harry

2018 Noddy, with a stash of mustard-disguised condom packets in his hat

Noddy, with a stash of mustard-disguised condom packets in his hat

2018 Da Wheeze and Caro wave fingers

Da Wheeze and Caro wave fingers

2018 Caro and Wayne

Caro and Wayne

2018 The three un-wise men

The three un-wise men

2018 Wayne unleashes the beast

Wayne unleashes the beast

2018 Performance/art band 'Little Dragon'

Performance/art band 'Little Dragon'

2018 Noddy and a geezer with face paint

Noddy and a geezer with face paint

2018 The dance tent is packed

The dance tent is packed

2018 Everywhere, on the ground, are reminders of the venue's previous life as a ferry terminal

Everywhere, on the ground, are reminders of the venue's previous life as a ferry terminal

2018 The gardai bring down some drug dealer or something

The gardai bring down some drug dealer or something

2018 Jen Mac, Isobel, Caro and Wayne

Jen Mac, Isobel, Caro and Wayne

2018 The crowd warms up for Kamasi Washington

The crowd warms up for Kamasi Washington

2018 Kamasi Washington does his saxophone thing

Kamasi Washington does his saxophone thing

2018 Crowd in the sunset

Crowd in the sunset

2018 The masts in the nearby marina in the sunset

The masts in the nearby marina in the sunset

2018 Some dude with a top hat points

Some dude with a top hat points

2018 Kamasi Washington's frenetic drummer

Kamasi Washington's frenetic drummer

2018 The lucky few on top of the Jameson bus get a good view

The lucky few on top of the Jameson bus get a good view

2018 A couple of lit-up hula hoopers

A couple of lit-up hula hoopers

2018 A slightly-bizarre self  portrait

A slightly-bizarre self portrait

2018 Django Django

Django Django

2018 Django Django fight through some technical issues

Django Django fight through some technical issues

2018 Illuminated butterfly dancers

Illuminated butterfly dancers

2018 Purple crowd in the dusk

Purple crowd in the dusk

2018 The next day, Louise and Isobel wait for the bus

The next day, Louise and Isobel wait for the bus

2018 Part work-out, part music: Confidence Man

Part work-out, part music: Confidence Man

2018 The epic massed-cooking of burgers at Box Burger

The epic massed-cooking of burgers at Box Burger

2018 The awesome Sugar Hill Gang

The awesome Sugar Hill Gang

2018 The Sugar Hills have still got it

The Sugar Hills have still got it

2018 Mele Mel and Scorpio from the Furious Five are invited onto stage

Mele Mel and Scorpio from the Furious Five are invited onto stage

2018 Grandmaster Flash backers The Furious Five

Grandmaster Flash backers The Furious Five

2018 The crowd goes nuts

The crowd goes nuts

2018 Fun with a giant golden champagne bottle

Fun with a giant golden champagne bottle

2018 A final wave from the Sugars

A final wave from the Sugars

2018 The Sugar Hill Gang work the crowds after their spot

The Sugar Hill Gang work the crowds after their spot

2018 More crowd mingling

More crowd mingling

2018 Wayne and Caro get a selfie

Wayne and Caro get a selfie

2018 Caro and Isobel do the selfie thing

Caro and Isobel do the selfie thing

2018 Caro ligs in with someone else's photo

Caro ligs in with someone else's photo

2018 More selfies

More selfies

2018 The legendary Skatalites are next up

The legendary Skatalites are next up

2018 Original vocalist Dorren Schaffer joins the Skatalites on stage

Original vocalist Dorren Schaffer joins the Skatalites on stage

2018 The keyboard player has still got the moves

The keyboard player has still got the moves

2018 The Skatalites do 'Guns of Navarone'

The Skatalites do 'Guns of Navarone'

2018 The bizarre 'King Kong Company'

The bizarre 'King Kong Company'

2018 There's a street art exhibition in the terminal building

There's a street art exhibition in the terminal building

2018 A view over the festival

A view over the festival

2018 Isobel and Wayne look out over Beatyard

Isobel and Wayne look out over Beatyard

2018 More street art

More street art

2018 Noddy and Gilly hang around

Noddy and Gilly hang around

2018 Someone with a black unicorn head on

Someone with a black unicorn head on

2018 Wayne, Caro and Isobel

Wayne, Caro and Isobel

2018 Dance legends Orbital on stage

Dance legends Orbital on stage

2018 Jan Mac joins in with the dancing

Jan Mac joins in with the dancing

2018 The Forty Foot - a fancy Wetherspoon's

The Forty Foot - a fancy Wetherspoon's

2018 Dun Laoghaire is quiet at night

Dun Laoghaire is quiet at night

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Harry, as ever, is doing his own thing as we go in to the festival