We wouldn’t be able to start this blog any other way than to say a huge thank you to everyone who was involved with the Oíche Shamhna at Ballyhane Halloween event. Over €1,300 was raised for Birdhill National School from the event and a great night was had by all. Highlights of the night included amazing performances from The Funk Junkies and fire breathers, we’re already looking forward to the next Ballyhane event!
It was an incredibly busy month for the CWB Mid-West team as two of the team travelled to the Amsterdam Dance Event Conference and Festival for the ADE Green Conference. While there they attended talks on how to create and manage smarter and more environmentally friendly festivals, which included discussions on sustainability, green power and circularity. A key event in the EDM calendar this year saw the highest attendance ever with over 350,000 people attending over the five days. Alongside the talks on sustainability there were also panel discussions with heavyweights such as KiNK, Richie Hawtin, Marco Farone and Francesca Lombardo exploring 'When is a DJ not a DJ'. An incredibly inspiring weekend that also saw some of the world’s top EDM artists perform, the cherry on top after the amazing talks was a visit to the famous Gashouder venue for an Awakenings event featuring KiNK, Robert Hood, Len Faki, Lady Starlight & Jeff Mills.