FP Promotions Presents – Macca Fest 2022 – Paul McCartney’s 80th Birthday Celebration
€10 / €15 / €30
Saturday June 18th
Paul McCartney – knight, bassist and general good guy – is turning 80, and Dublin wants to celebrate this birthday. His were the melodies that brought The Beatles to superstardom, much as it was enthusiasm that lifted Wings from the doldrums into the American stadiums. His catalogue is expansive, spanning pop, jazz, blues and opera, and the songwriter’s collaborations with Kanye West show that the songwriter is expanding his fan base. Dublin wants to celebrate, and we would love you to be there to celebrate with us.
Covers entry to all 3 sessions
Doors 10AM – Show ends 1PM
Doors 2pm – show ends 5.30PM
Doors 7.30PM – show ends 10.30PM
The day of festivities kicks off with an event for all the family
A Screening of Paul McCartney’s Feature movie – Give My Regards to Broad Street
Inspired by his efforts in A Hard Days Night and Help!, Paul McCartney elected to write a film that showed his life catalogue for all of its diversity. Most pertinently, it was the first time McCartney performed many of the Beatle classics for a younger generation and he tellingly plays a gorgeous medley of ‘Yesterday’ and ‘Here, There and Everywhere’ ahead of ‘Wanderlust’. Peter Webb directed the film and McCartney stars as a fictionalised version of himself. Ringo Starr, Barbara Bach, Tracy Ullman and George Martin also co-star.
This will be followed by a selection of animations the former Beatle released.
We are pleased to announce that French singer songwriter Kevin Dupont will be performing a selection of family-appropriate tunes. A mainstay on the French Beatle scene, it’s wonderful to have Dupont here- it’s certainly a thrill!
Children & OAPS Free
Nothing is Real Podcast Interview Live on Stage
Beatle experts Jason Carty and Steven Cockcroft will be presenting a series of interviews for their podcast, Nothing is Real. As part of the celebrations of the festival, they will be interviewing a collection of men who have worked with McCartney – Howie Casey, Laurence Juber and Roag Best.
A saxophone player of some acclaim and reward, Howie performed on various Wings albums, as well as classic tracks like ‘Jet’, Silly Love Songs, Let ‘Em in and Bluebird, before touring with the outfit during several live tours. Casey has also worked with bands such as The Who, T-Rex and ABC.
Laurence Juber joined Wings in 1978, and performed on Back To The Egg the following year. He is a session player of high repute, having performed on the soundtrack to James Bond epic The Spy Who Loved Me and recorded with Al Stewart.
Laurence will be interviewed via zoom live on stage by Jason and Steven.
You may know his brother (Pete Best), you may know his father (Neil Aspinall), but Roag Best is also the proprietor of the Liverpool Beatles Museum, which stands as a fountain of information in the city Paul McCartney grew up in. Roag is a loveable Rogue and a true expert on everything Beatles !
Second half of the afternoon session
Richard Porter – Paul McCartney Live & Virtual Tour
Richard is a professional Beatles London tour guide, author and consultant. Holder of a couple of the Beatle Brain of Britain titles. He is well known for guiding Beatle fans around London for Over 25 years !
To Mark this special occasion, Richard will be presenting his Paul McCartney in London virtual tour in person on stage at Lost Lane and will also be streaming the event online
Live music from Kevin Dupont ( McCartney Solo, Wings & Beatle Acoustic Covers )
Jon Ward & The Day Trippers with special guest Howie Casey
( McCartney, Wings, Beatle Full band Covers )
Jon Ward & The Day Trippers
Regularly appearing at The Dublin Beatles Festival. Jon has supported acts like John Lennon’s Original Quarrymen and in September will open the Show for an Audience with Pete Best at Lost Lane. Jon & the Day trippers will be putting on a special show to celebrate Paul’s 80th birthday – a combination of McCartney Solo, Wings and Beatle tracks – Displaying McCartney’s full range of songs. The band will be joined on the stage by the legend himself – Howie Casey. A great way to end an amazing day!
Support – Fiach Moriarty
When it comes to Dublin ‘ledge-bags’ Fiach Moriarty is right up there at the very top. He plays great, he sings great, and he writes great songs.
Fiach will be opening the show with a selection of tracks spanning McCartney’s career.
All Profits in aid of www.MeatFreeMondays.com