This weekend there is a very magical event happening, a beautiful blue-moon that happens, you guessed it, once in a blue moon. This celestial wonder is happening in conjunction with our three favourite words: BANK. HOLIDAY. WEEKEND! Three days of full moon-lit fun and fiesta is upon us, so let’s take a glance at Nitelife’s top Hot Ticket events that you need to know about.

* 31st July – 2nd August – Castlepalooza – Charleville Castle, Tullamore – Tickets

This three-day music and arts festival will take place on the grounds of Charleville Castle, Tullamore. Expect to be entertained by: Of Montreal, Fight Like Apes, Alex Metric, and Columbia Mills – who we caught at the Boyle Arts Festival last weekend and absolutely loved.

* 1st – 2nd August – The Beat-Yard – Dun Laoghaire Harbour – Tickets

The Beat-Yard will be kicking off in the middle of Dun Laoghaire pier, just a two-minute walk from Dun Laoghaire DART station. So, who’s playing?

70’s ledge-bags Sister Sledge, multi-instrumentalist and DJ Madlib, Michigan rappers Slum Village, and Dublin group I am the Cosmos. This is a gig that we will be missing, but you definitely should not.

* 31st July – 2nd August – Indiependence – Deer Park, Mitchelstown, Cork – Tickets

Usually Deer Park is home to wild boar, pheasants and, of course, a few deer. Deer Farm is situated in the heart of the Golden Vale in North Cork. This weekend, it will be home to thousands of music fans and acts like: Basement Jaxx, Kodaline, Fish Go Deep, Hermitage Green, and Foy Vance.