World Famous ‘The Outing’ returns to Lisdoonvarna
The Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival has been a staple of Irish life for over 160 years. Every year, singles flock to the town in the hope of meeting someone special or even just making new friends. Five years ago, an offshoot festival just for L.G.B.T people was created ‘The Outing’ which returns the weekend of 6th – 8th October 2017 this year for what is sure to be its biggest year yet.
People have travelled from all over the world to the festival in previous years to enjoy pop-up clubs, drag performances, comedy, live music, arts, literary and film festivals and interactive events in the beautiful town of Lisdoonvarna which is in Co. Clare on the Wild Atlantic Way. Of course, matchmaking plays a huge part of the festival but The Outing also acts as a celebration of the LGBT community so whether you’re single or taken, gay, straight or bi, all are welcome to this fun weekend.
“We came all the way over from the USA and had a awesome time. Who knew there was so many hot Irish people….BOOM!” said US visitor Chad Boulton and it’s not just the visitors who have a great time, the performers love it too.
“WOW! Great Craic. Amazing to be part of something from the start. I could have song all night long the crowd were up for more Thank you,” commented Eurovision winner Niamh Kavanagh after her performance at the festival and she is returning this year for even bigger show.
Last year saw the likes of B*Witched, Alan Hughes (TV3), Jonny Woo and singers, song writers, comedians lots more appear at the festival and there’s sure to be a stellar line-up again this year, with something for everyone to enjoy. This is a party not to be missed and if you need to take a break and recharge your batteries over the weekend, there are a whole host of amazing tourist attractions not too far away, with the likes of the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher not too far away.
The Outing is a spectacular weekend like no other that celebrates life, love and diversity. We’ll have news of the full line-up later in the year but in the meantime follow them on Twitter (@theouting_ie) and Facebook (@TheOutingFestival) to keep up-to-date with all of the latest announcements and get set for a wonderful weekend this October 6th-8th in Lisdoonvarna Co.Clare.
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