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‘Merchy Christmas’ Artist Market Adds New Bands to Line-up & Announces Day Breakdown

December 14, 2021

10am-4pm, Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th December 2021

The Grand Social, Dublin

Admission: FREE with suggested donation of €5 to Dublin Simon Community

(This is a cash only event)

The second annual ‘Merchy Christmas’ artists market, presented by One Stop Band Shop, is taking place 10am-4pm, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th December, over multiple floors at The Grand Social, Dublin.

Indie artists need your support, and what better way to do it than by buying their merch!

Merchy Christmas is a real-life merch market where all your favourite artists flog their wares directly to you, their fans. Started last year during lock-down, it was the brainwave of Conor Cusack (Saint Sister’s manager at ie:music) and Saint Sister. Chatting about ways to create a personal connection with their listeners and thank them for their support over the year, they had the idea of a public merch stall. Working with Keiron Black and the folks at The Grand Social they hatched plans for this two-day event.

This year the market returns, bigger and better. With over 20 new acts just added to the billing, the event will host stalls from over 50 Irish artists.

The day-by-day breakdown is out now:


Saint Sister, Ailbhe Reddy, Maria Kelly, Loah, Soda Blonde, Dani Larkin, Sorcha Richardson, Gemma Dunleavy , Wyvern Lingo, Celaviedmai, Niamh Regan, Whipping Boy, The Mary Wallopers, Lankum, Royal Yellow, Nealo, Kneecap, Seba Safe, Thumper, Larry & Pizza Pizza records, HousePlants, Tandem Felix, Neil Dexter (Spies), Adrian Crowley, The Scratch, Melts, Sprints, Skipper’s Alley, The Murder Capital, Maija Sofia


Pillow Queens, Paddy Hanna, Junior Brother, Myles Manley, Strength NIA, Somebody’s Child, Rebel Phoenix, Tebi Rex, Senu, Vernon Jane & Bicurious, Sally Cinnamon, Bon Voyage, Mango X Mathman, NewDad, Rob de Boer, Skinner, Kynsy, Odd Morris, Silverbacks, Touts, The Zen Arcade, Hawk, New Secret Weapon, Le Boom, TV People, Saint Sister, Moxie, Varo

Admission to the event is FREE, with a suggested donation on the door of €5 to Dublin Simon Community.


(Artwork by @emilyxhawk)




(Artwork by Emily Hawkins)





In line with current public health guidelines all attendees must provide either proof of full vaccination or that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months.

Venue staff will check COVID-19 vaccination and recovery certificates on entry. Young people under the age of 18, accompanied by adults, are not required to show proof of vaccination or recovery.

You may be asked to show a photo ID. In line with current Government guidelines, we ask that patrons practice social distancing and wear a face coverings while attending the market.

These requirements are subject to change, and we will communicate any changes as directed and informed by the public health guidelines.


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