Festival in a Van Goes on Tour in Fingal this August!

Festival in a Van will be on the road from August 18 to 19, bringing free music and spoken word performances to communities across Fingal.

Festival in a Van

Festival in a Van will be on the road on 18th and 19th August bringing free music and spoken word performances to communities across Fingal.

It is a fully equipped mobile performance venue showcasing singers, musicians, poets, and storytellers. Festival in a Van is being brought to Fingal with the assistance of Fingal County Council and Creative Ireland.

Among the artists who will perform are award-winning Balbriggan poet Tony Curtis; indie pop singer-songwriter Leila Jane; singer, actor, screenwriter, and director Esosa Ighodaro; singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin; the Fingal-based dance duo Londiwe Queens; and award-winning Skerries poet Enda Coyle-Greene; with select performances as well from members of each local community. 

Festival in a Van promotes wellbeing and quality of life for all citizens by bringing free cultural events to diverse audiences. Over this two-day tour, the Van will visit St. Ita’s Resource Centre, Portrane, Donabate Community Centre, St. Catherine’s Estate in Rush, Floraville Public Park in Skerries, and Garristown village in north Fingal. Local community members will join our featured performers to share in this joyful celebration of music and spoken word taking place right at their doorstep.  

This project is curated by director & producer Elizabeth Mohen in collaboration with creative researcher & producer, Anne Hendrick. 

All are welcome to attend and enjoy the public Festival in a Van performances. The schedule is as follows: 


Friday 18th August 

  • St Ita’s: 11am – 12pm  

(Please note: this specific event is intended for residents of St. Ita’s and their close friends and family) 

Performances from Tony Curtis, Esosa Ighodaro, Leila Jane 


  • Donabate Community Centre: 14:30 – 15:30


Performances from Esosa Ighodaro, Leila Jane, and several local performers 


Saturday 19th August 

  • St. Catherine’s Estate, Rush: 12pm – 12.40 



  • Floraville Public Park, Skerries: 14:15 – 14:55



  • Garristown Garda Station: 18:00 – 18:40 


Performances from Enda Coyle-Greene, Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin, Londiwe Queens, and a number of local performers