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Concern to host COP ON climate-action music festival
A unique climate-action focussed music festival called COP ON will take place in Dublin next month featuring popular musicians, artists and public speakers.
The free event will be launched on Friday, October 14 at 6pm with an outdoor cinema screening of ‘Some Like It Hot’ at TU Dublin’s Grangegorman grounds.
This will be followed the next day from 10am until 8.30pm with music and other acts including DJ Nialler9, indie-pop duo 49th & Main, traditional Irish group Kila and a mariachi band.
COP ON attendees will be able to submit messages to world leaders, which will be collected and brought to the UN’s COP27 climate change conference in Egypt this November by a youth ambassador chosen by the events’ hosts Concern Worldwide.
The international humanitarian organisation is hosting the festival as part of its 1Planet4All campaign in partnership with Happenings (who run cultural events and festivals with a sustainability focus ) and Stories of Change (who promote positive stories in Ireland).
The festival will feature music, comedy, poets, award-winning workshops, street food, reggae yoga, special DJ sets and many other fun activities, including a zeitgeist flea market.
"It is time to cop on. The future we fear is not inevitable,” said Concern's Head of Active Citizenship, Michael Doorly.
“The window of opportunity for humanity bringing balance back to nature and creating a world that works for all is closing fast, but there is still time.
“This new festival is about communities, local and global, who've turned fear into action but just as importantly it's about reminding governments who'll be at COP27 how much more they need to do.”
“COP ON is about celebrating these changes and making sure that the voice of our youth is heard at COP27,” added Peter O’Brien, the founder of Happenings.
“We are fighting for their future with great music, culture and well-being for all life, present and future."
Anyone interested in attending the free Cop On festival is asked to register at copon.ie.
For more information or interview requests, please contact Kevin Jenkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current line up:
- Attention Bebe
- 49th & Main
- Accidental Rapper
- Brass Band - Cob Brass Band
- Go dance for change
- Stephen James Smith
- Jen Healy
- Reggae Yoga
- ‘Some Like It Hot’ open aired cinema screening
Other groups, workshops, talks, stalls and guests
- Happy Pear
- Friends Of the Earth
- An Taisce
- Irish Aid
- Zeitgeist Flea
- Connect the Dots
- Stories of Change
- Marine Touch Pools
- Eco Hun – Rachel
- Spun Out
- Book of Leave
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