Welcome to GALWAY BURLESQUE FESTIVAL

We’re proud to announce yet another stellar line-up for our 2018 festival!

The Rising Star of the West

Friday, 18th May 2018 at 8:30pm

Electric Garden & Theatre

Join us for a night of spectacular, unusual and fabulous burlesque novices, hosted by the incredible Soup du Jour!

Our performers have taken their tentative first steps onto the stage and gotten the taste for the spotlight.  They’re competing for the coveted title of “The Rising Star of the West”!

Featuring:

  • BELLA CURVE (IE)
  • BUGSY DEVINE (IE)
  • COOKIE DELIGHT (NO)
  • DOTTI MOSCATI (US)
  • EMERALD ELLE (IE)
  • MIGHTY MOONSHINE (MX)
  • MISS MEMPHIS SHELL (IE)
  • TYLER EROS (NI)
  • VINCE MOON (UK)

Gala Show

Saturday, 19th May 2018 at 8:30pm

Town Hall Theatre

Hosted by the incredible Sadie Sinner, this year’s Gala Show will see 15 unique acts take to the stage of the Town Hall Theatre showcasing classic, neo, boylesque, circus and drag.  It will be an unsurpassed opportunity to see performances on a grand stage for a night of glamour and glitter!!

Starring:

  • ALEXANDER THE GREAT (USA)
  • BELLA A GOGO (IE)
  • BONNIE BOUX (IE)
  • LA PETITE MORT (IE)
  • LOU SAFIRE (UK)
  • LILOU FROUFROU (DE)
  • LUNA SUGARCANE (NO)
  • LUNA TIKTOK (UK)
  • ROXY STARDUST (UK)
  • SCARLETT VAN TASSEL (IE)
  • SHIR MADNESS (IE)
  • SILLY THANH (CH)
  • UNDERCURRENT (IE)
  • VANITY DARE (UK)
  • VIXYN VON TRIX (IE)

Testimonial

  • The GBF is an action packed weekend with top Burlesque talent from around the globe. I was lucky enough to perform at the Gala show in 2015, as well as attending some fantastic workshops. The level of talent is unbelievable. It’s definitely one weekend you don’t want to miss!

    Kerri Katastrophe
    Performer
  • I had the pleasure of performing at the first Galway Burlesque Festival and the standard was unreal. Never had I seen so much talent and variety spread across a fun-filled weekend of glitter, rhinestones, pasties and a whole lotta tease! From the glamorous to the weird and wonderful, this festival is one not to be missed!

    Vixyn Von Trix
    Peformer
  • Taking part in the Galway Burlesque Festival provided not only the opportunity to perform in a beautiful theatrical setting, introducing our troupe to a whole new audience; but also the chance to meet and make connections with an incredible array of national and international performers and producers!

    DialEmma (underCURRENT)
    Peformer
  • Just an amazing festival, featuring an incredible variety of talent from all over the world. Super well organised, fabulous acts, fantastic line up. Thanks!! Xx

    Itzel Techni Color
    Performer
  • I’ve just been to my 3rd Galway Burlesque Festival (May 2018), Saturday nights Gala show in the Town Hall Theater, , and it’s just going from strength to strength! So creative, entertaining, powerful, unique, funny, sexy! Showcasing such diversity, culture, talent, physical power and skill, art, design, costumes, music, and everyone is just so like-able and lovely! I do love to give my money and support to such wonderful people who deserve it so much! Every performer puts their heart and soul into their acts, often showing a very personal vulnerable side to themselves with such class and wit.
    For me Saturdays host Sadie Sinner did an amazing job at really highlighting the story and meaning behind the various acts, which made them all the more enjoyable to me, understanding where the artist was coming from. The political/social/cultural topics covered in the show felt especially and increasingly relevant and important to me, while still being simply an entertaining fabulous night!
    Thank you to all the producers, performers, and everyone involved for another impressive performance! xxx

    Dancing Duey
    Audience Member