Ireland's Largest Fancy Dress Party
About 2017-08-17T16:31:24+00:00

About Decades Festival

The Decades committee are planning this year’s event for the Friday 29th Saturday 30th of September.

The date will ensure a greater audience for the festival, with the summer holidays over, the colleges back and people back into a regular routine after the summer. This will ensure the Decades remains Ireland’s largest fancy dress party attracting consumer into participating licensed outlets to enjoy the music and giveaways in house. This year the individual outlets can chose the decade they wish to celebrate. Each participating outlets receives a kit of promotional giveaways for drinkers and the festival is supported by Heineken Ireland.

Last year there were a record number of outlets and the plans are in place to increase this number of participating outlets to over 50 licensed outlets. Cork Opera House will also be involved again on the Saturday night. Many of the venues will have late night extensions over the weekend so people can enjoy moving from outlet to outlet over the weekend.

The festival is supported by the Cork Vintners Federation of Ireland and another boost to the city centre trade. The festival also looks to raise money for a nominated charity, last year the nominated charity for the Irish Guide Dogs this year. The festival raised over €2,000 for the Irish Guide Dogs.

“I would like to thank our organizing committee for all their hard work in pulling together this major festival .To all the participating outlets it is great to see so many outlets involved this year as it is important to promote the city centre collectively and our licensed premises as good entertainment for all customers. Finally; he thanked Heineken Ireland for their continued sponsorship as without them the event could not have grown to the extent that it has .I would also like to thank the VFI for their support this year whilst he also thanked our media partners, the Evening Echo and Red FM for their continuous support.”

Sean McCarthy
General Manager & Co-owner of SoHo Bar and Restaurant Chairman of the Decades Festival

Our Chosen Charity…
The festival will look to raise money for the Irish Guide Dogs this year. The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind is Ireland’s national charity dedicated to helping persons who are blind or vision impaired and families of children with autism to achieve improved mobility and independence. The charity receives over 80% of their income through voluntary donations

Festival Sponsors
The Festival sponsors, Heineken Ireland, will also be supporting the festival in house with their brands. Speaking at the launch of the festival in the Heineken Kiln, Jonathan Barry Regional Manager for Heineken said,

‘‘we are delighted to sponsor the Decades festival this year as it is important to have a festival that can attract visitors and Irish consumers into the city centre. We believe this festival will continue to grow with our brands”.