Special Guests Opening Night Thursday DBF2018

This years festival is filled with some very special guests.

Here is a quick introduction to our Thursday night opening acts.

Photo by Guido Ricci

Celeste de Moriae

Celeste will also be a Judge for this years competition.  She is Classy, Mystic elegant, sometimes with a hint of Comedy, but also a powerful neo performer.  Also know as “the face” she is a professional singer and showgirl.

Celeste is also Producer and founder of the Croatian Burlesque and Cabaret Festival, producer and founder of the European Burlesque Congress, producer of Bastards meets Burlesque in Germany, Co-producer of the Manège Rustique Show in Stuttgart.  She is a Multi Award winner, who has headlined Shows in England, Poland and Croatia. Performed as s Special Guest at many international Shows and Festivals.  We are delighted to have her join us to open the 2018 DBF.



Photo by Eddie Kavanagh

Stacey McPartlin

Multi award-winning Fusion Bellydancer, Neo Burlesque and Fire Performer, Stacey has studying and performing internationally for the past nine years and is known for her highly emotive performances.
She is the artistic director of Polaris Fusion Bellydance company,
student troupe Hamunaptra, Creative Director of La Folie Deshabille and one third of international fusion collective Dubrikato.



House Band – Dublin City Rounders

Since forming in 2013 the Rounders have performed over 400 live shows across Ireland and the UK including playing for Irish President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina at their Residence, the US Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley, headlining top venues like Whelans and The Sugar Club and festival favorites at Kilkenny Roots, Dunmore East and the Dublin Rock N Roll festivals. They also appear regularly on national Irish radio and television, and in 2015 they were finalists on the Busker Abu talent show on Irish national station TG4.