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Vibe For Philo

The Vibe for Philo is a one-day festival/concert that occurs yearly as a tribute to Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott on January 4, the anniversary of his death. It was first organized in 1987 by Lynott's "friend" Smiles Bolger who still runs the festival to this day. Each year a variety of musicians perform including Thin Lizzy tribute bands as well as members of bands Phil played in and reformed versions of these bands, such as when a reformed version of Thin Lizzy performed in 1996. Each year the festival has a title, usually named after a Thin Lizzy song.[1] Highlights are uploaded to YouTube.

Vibe For Philo By Year

2008 - "Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed"

Venue: The Button Factory
Artists/Speakers: Hoodoo Rhythm Devils, Gnasher, The Southbound Band, Tizz Lizzy, Glyder[2]

2009 - "Dancing in the Moonlight"

Venue: The Button Factory
Artists/Speakers: Hoodoo Rhythm Devils, The Lizzyboys, Matt & Phil (of Tizz Lizzy), John Conlon (of Thin az Lizzy), Derek Herebert, Dave McGuinness, Colm Querney, Mark Adams, Paul Toal, Robbie Bray, Richie Buckley, Emerald, Renegade, Nell Bryden[3]

2010 - "Running Back"

Venue: The Button Factory
Artists/Speakers: Hoodoo Rhythm Devils, Yellow Pearl, Metalita, Tupelo, Barry Whyte Band, Silverbird, Keith Grogan & John Nesbitt, The Quicksand Band, Dave Morrissey[4]

2011 - "Black Rose"

Venue: Vicar Street
Artists/Speakers: Eric Bell, Brian Robertson Band, Chris Laney, Hoodoo Rhythm Devils, Matt'n'Phil, The Pat McManus Band, Conor McGouran Quartet, Gnasher, Mark Dignam, Leanne Harte, Tony Powell, Glen Hansard[5]

2012 - "Are You Ready?"

Venue: The Button Factory
Artists/Speakers: Doish Nagle's Grand Slam, The Thin Lizzy Experience, Republic of Loose, The Low Riders, Smiles Bolger[6]

2013 - "Dublin"[7]

Venue: The Button Factory
Artists/Speakers: Faither Jack, The Low Riders, Conor McGouran and The Harley's, The Thin Lizzy Experience, Dubh Linn Boys[8]

2014 - "Fight or Fall"

Venue: Vicar Street
Artists/Speakers: Smiles Bolger, Brenny Bonass & Shea Fitzgerald, The Lizzy Experience, Sal Vitro, Pat Coldrick & Dick Farrelly, The Low Riders, Philomena Lynott, Dizzy Lizzy[9]

2015 - "Get Out Of Here"[10]

Venue: Vicar Street
Artists/Speakers: Pat McManus, The Low Riders, Bad Reputation, The Dark Lanes, Conor Scott, The Barley Mob, The Dunford Brothers

2016 - "The Sun Goes Down"[11]

Venue: Vicar Street
Artists/Speakers: Eric Bell Trio, Brian Downey, The Soul Brothers, The Low Riders, Parris, The Hoodoos feat. John Conton, Mongoose, Fiach Moriarty

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