HeadStuff and Aiken Promotions have announced the return of the Dublin Podcast Festival which will run from September 26th to October 17th.

Headliner shows, live podcasts, comedy, discussions and workshops will take place across multiple venues for what remains one of the most diverse, popular and fast growing of digital media.

The festival will feature a very strong line-up of international and homegrown podcasters, covering everything from food to music to literature to football, film, comedy and lots more.

Comedy duo The 2 Johnnies get things underway on the opening night at The Sugar Club. With 3 iTunes No.1’s under their belt that is sure to be a hot ticket.

Deborah Frances-White and co-host for the night Alison Spittle bring The Gulty Feminist to Vicar Street on 1st October.

With over 22 million listeners, Adam Buxton is one of the top-rated podcasts in the UK and beyond. He’ll be there in the same venue on October 3rd, and BlindBoy will host a very special headline event there four days later.

Dubland is a fortnightly chat podcast in which Suzanne Kane and PJ Gallagher unpack the news of the week. With well over a million downloads, this podcast is not just popular among its listeners, it’s a hit that needs to be consumed as soon as it’s available, seeing it live at Liberty Hall will be a rare treat.

Sexy Beasts and Phoning It In will be at The Grand Social on 14th October.

Phoning It In is a brand-new comedy podcast which drops every Monday on the Headstuff Network. It’s the brand-new home for up-and-coming Irish comedy talent, the show is a completely improvised spoof of phone in chat shows such as Joe Duffy’s Liveline and The Adrian Kennedy Phoneshow, featuring a weekly panel of Ireland’s rising comedy, improv and acting stars.

Today’s was the first wave of announcements with plenty more coming up in the next few weeks

All tickets will go on sale Monday, 16th July at 9 am from www.ticketmaster.ie and outlets Nationwide.

Read our exclusive interview with Dublin Podcast Festival Founder and inspiration Leagues O’Toole after last year’s inaugural staging of the event.