It was announced today that the 2009 DEAF Festival will be the last one ever, which means that this weekend is your last chance to attend a DEAF event. DEAF organisers Eamonn & Karen have released the following statement:
Hi all …
With just three days and nights to go until it’s over, we’re nearing the end of this years DEAF. It’s been an amazing festival, possibly our best to date and certainly our most well attended since we started the festival eight years ago. So just before we wrap up this year we’d like to let you all know that this is going to be our very last DEAF! All things considered we’ve decided to finish up on a high note and move on to the other projects that we’re anxious to get off the ground. So it’s certainly not the last you’ve heard of us!!
As so many people have invested so much time and effort to help us over the years, and so many of you have supported us by coming along to the events, we’ll be putting out a more detailed statement in a couple of weeks as to why we’ve decided to stop DEAF.
We just wanted to let you all know now before we finish up this year, as the gigs over this weekend will be the last ever DEAF events. So we hope we can convince as many of you as possible to come out and help us give the festival a great send off. !
We’re going to do one final mailout listing the last couple of day’s events, but we’d like to draw special attention to what’s now turning out to be our last ever DEAF closing party. It’s on Saturday night at The Good Bits, Store Street, Dublin 1 (formerly Radio City/Cavern).
We’re delighted to have Detroit’s Electro Bass pioneers AUX 88 performing live in the main room. The AUXMEN played at the first ever DEAF event at the Guinness Storehouse so it’s more than fitting that they’ll be here to help us wrap DEAF up on Saturday night. They have also been hugely influential for so many of the artists who have performed for DEAF over the years. Also playing will be Jerome Hill, Rob Hall, Mark Broom, Toirse and a bunch of other DJs. The venue has just been taking over by Johnny Moy and has just been renovated. We’ll be putting extra sound into both rooms especially for the night !! Details are on our website here: http://deafireland.com/2009/?page_id=453
We really hope you can make it down to join us !!
– Eamonn & Karen / DEAF