RTE – The New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade will be the theme for the fourth annual RTE Video Festival, starting on Wednesday and running through Monday.
The festival is a two-day event, and will feature a variety of RTE programming, including a live programme, live shows, film, video games, virtual reality, photography, live theatre, food, cocktails, live music and much more.
“The New York City Mardi gras, the Boston Mardi, the Chicago Mardi and the Miami Carnival are all in our hearts and minds,” said Paul McWilliams, RTE’s Head of Events.
“Our aim is to celebrate the history and tradition of the festival with our own brand of RT content, but also provide a new generation of Irish people with the opportunity to take part.”
The festival will be hosted in Dublin’s Grand Hotel.
Tickets for the event are available now on RTE.ie.
There will also be an online RTE app for iPhone and iPad that can be downloaded to an RTE account, with more details to follow.