Gig Guide

2021

  • Fri
    22
    Jan
    2021

    Blanck Mass w/Hillary Woods

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Ben John Power, founder of Fuck Buttons, brings his experimental electronic project Blanck Mass to the Ulster Sports Club in his first Belfast show in a few years on January 22.

    He went solo and has been working under the moniker since 2010, working on a great deal of collaborations (including for the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony), EPs and albums, with the most recent being Animated Violence Mild.

    Supporting is Irish Sacred Bones-signed songstress Hillary Woods.

    Tickets are available from Ticketweb, priced at €16. Doors open at 7.45pm.

  • Sat
    06
    Feb
    2021

    Primordial w/Mourning Beloveth

    Opium

    Dublin

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    Celtic black metal outfit Primordial will play Opium, Dublin on Saturday, 6th February.

    Supporting are Athy death-doom merchants Mourning Beloveth. Both bands will perform sets including rarely (if ever) played tracks. Check out Dust.

    Tickets are priced €25 from Ticketmaster and the Sound Cellar. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Fri
    19
    Feb
    2021

    Disclosure (DJ Set)

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    As part of their Energy club tour of 2021, UK electronic duo Disclosure are set to perform a DJ set at the Limelight 1 on February 19.

    Tickets, priced £22.5o, are available from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 10pm.

  • Sat
    27
    Feb
    2021

    Black Country, New Road

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Jazz-influenced, spoken word post-hardcore outfit Black Country, New Road play Whelan's on February 27 in their first Irish show. Riding the same kind of wave of hype as Black MIDI and the likes, we're rather excited by the prospect of a debut LP. Check out 'Sunglasses' live. 

    Tickets are available from Flowte.

  • Tue
    02
    Mar
    2021

    Hans Zimmer

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    One of this era's most distinguished film composers Hans Zimmer returns to the 3Arena on March 2.

    The show will feature a choir and full band & orchestra, showcasing the highlights from a career that recently includes The Lion KingInterstellarDunkirk, and goes back to GladiatorThe Thin Red Line and Thelma and Louise. He has scored more than 200 projects, grossing more than $28 billion worldwide.

    Tickets are priced upwards from €77.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    02
    Mar
    2021

    William Duvall

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Following the release of his first solo album, One Alone, current Alice In Chains frontman William DuVall comes to Ireland, playing the Limelight 2 on March 2. With an air of Laurel Canyon folk and gospel, check out ''Til The Light Guides Me Home'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    03
    Mar
    2021

    William DuVall

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Following the release of his first solo album, One Alone, current Alice In Chains frontman William DuVall comes to Ireland, playing Whelan's on March 3. With an air of Laurel Canyon folk and gospel, check out ''Til The Light Guides Me Home'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €28. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    05
    Mar
    2021

    The Who

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Following the November release of their first album in 13 years, WhoThe Who headline the 3Arena on March 5, following its postponement from Coronavirus. 

    Drawing together themes of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, music theft, spirituality and beyond, the band have renewed their creative juices and written & recorded the album over the last two years.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    06
    Mar
    2021
    Sun
    07
    Mar
    2021

    Other Voices Cardigan

    Cardigan, Wales

    Online

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    Now in its 20th year, Other Voices has announced that it returns to Cardigan in Wales for a weekend of music and comedy over March 6 & 7. Announced so far are Ani GlassAoife Ní Bhriain, BERWYN, Juice Menace, Catrin Finch, The Gentle Good, and Sinead O'Brien.

    The vent will go out online via Facebook, Youtube & Twitter, with UK viewers able to watch here.

  • Sat
    13
    Mar
    2021

    Scott Matthews

    Unitarian Church

    Dublin

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    Wolverhampton-born musician Scott Matthews plays Dublin's Unitarian Church on March 13.

    The Ivor Novello winner continues the lineage of folk dreamers of the 60s & 70s like Simon, Buckley, Drake & Martyn, check out new single 'Cinnamon'.

    Tickets are available here, priced €20. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sun
    14
    Mar
    2021

    Scott Matthews

    The Duncairn

    Belfast

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    Wolverhampton-born musician Scott Matthews plays Belfast's Duncairn on March 14 for Moving On Music.

    The Ivor Novello winner continues the lineage of folk dreamers of the 60s & 70s like Simon, Buckley, Drake & Martyn, check out new single 'Cinnamon'.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced from £12. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    16
    Mar
    2021

    James Vincent McMorrow

    Galway Leisureland

    Galway

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    Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow plays a run of 5 Irish dates in spring 2021, coinciding with the release of his fifth album. Watch the video for 'I Should Go'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    18
    Mar
    2021

    James Vincent McMorrow

    The Big Top

    Limerick

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    Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow plays a run of 5 Irish dates in spring 2021, coinciding with the release of his fifth album, performing at the Big Top, Limerick on March 18. Watch the video for 'I Should Go'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    19
    Mar
    2021

    James Vincent McMorrow

    The Telegraph Building

    Belfast

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    Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow performs a run of 5 Irish dates in spring 2021, playing Belfast's Telegraph Building on March 19. Coinciding with the release of his fifth album, watch the video for 'I Should Go'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sun
    21
    Mar
    2021

    Squid

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    One of the most forward thinking indie rock prospects out there at the moment, Squid are set to headline the Button Factory on March 21. Watch the video for 'Broadcaster'.

    Tickets cost €15 from Tickets.ie. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Mon
    22
    Mar
    2021

    The Handsome Family

    Liberty Hall Theatre

    Dublin

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    Brett and Rennie Sparks, aka The Handsome Family, are set to play Belfast's Black Box on September 10 as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival.

    They've been covered and an inspiration to a huge range of artists, including Jeff Tweedy, Jason Lytle, and even Christy Moore. This year, they reissue their 1994 & 96 albums Odessa & Milk and Scissors. Check out early classic, 'Arlene'.

    Tickets cost £17.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    25
    Mar
    2021

    This Is The Kit

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Contemporary folk singer-songwriter This Is The Kit plays The Button Factory on March 25 in support of her new album, Off Off On.

    Also known as Kate Stables, her fifth LP follows acclaimed 2017 LP Moonshine FreezeWatch the video for 'This Is What You Did'.

    Tickets are available from Tickets.ie, priced €24.50. Doors open at 7.30pm/

     

  • Fri
    26
    Mar
    2021

    Joshua Burnside

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Having released his long-awaited, and hugely acclaimed second album in September, Award-winning NI alt. folk singer-songwriter Joshua Burnside plays the Grand Social on March 26. Watch the video for lead single 'War On Everything'.

  • Fri
    26
    Mar
    2021
    Sat
    27
    Mar
    2021

    SoFFT Nights: Cormac Begley, Bunoscionn, Lemoncello

    Dunderry Park

    Co. Meath

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    Following October 2020's two SoFFT Nights events in Dunderry Park, Meath, another run of shows take place in Spring. Amongst the first acts to be announced for March 26 & 27, Cormac BegleyBunoscionn and Lemoncello

    Tickets are priced €67 from Tickets.ie.

  • Sat
    27
    Mar
    2021

    The Lovely Eggs

    Ulster Sports Club

    Dublin

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    Psych-punk duo The Lovely Eggs play the Ulster Sports Club on March 27. The northern English pair released their new album I Am Moron, and will bring its raw, minimal immediacy to the city for the first time, having won fans like Iggy Pop. Watch the video for 'The Decision'.

  • Sat
    27
    Mar
    2021

    Joshua Burnside

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Having released his long-awaited, and hugely acclaimed second album in September, Award-winning NI alt. folk singer-songwriter Joshua Burnside plays the Ulster Sports Club on March 27. Watch the video for lead single 'War On Everything'.

  • Sun
    28
    Mar
    2021

    Bird On The Wire: The Songs of Leonard Cohen by Pauline Scanlon & The Whileaways

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Following sellout shows at the likes of Pepper Canister Church, Pauline Scanlon & The Whileaways bring their tribute to the music of Leonard Cohen to the Olympia Theatre on March 28 (rescheduled from 2020).

    The Whileaways and Pauline Scanlon will celebrate many of Cohen's best-loved live works, leading a masterful collective including Will Merrigan on bass, Dave Clancy on keys, Beoga legend Eamon Murray on drums, alongside string and brass sections. The Whileaways are Noelie McDonnell, Noriana Kennedy and Nicola Joyce, who combine to create a beguiling tapestry of harmonies.

    Tickets cost €31.90 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    05
    Apr
    2021

    Everything Everything

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Manchester art-pop act Everything Everything are set to play the Olympia Theatre on April 5 as part of the tour for their latest album, Re-Animator.

    Formed in 2007, the band have received nominations for the Mercury Music Prize & 3 Ivor Novellos. Ever-eclectic, they meld R&B rhythmic conventions with stream-of-consciousness Radiohead-esque vocals, with A Fever Dream more dynamic than ever before - check out the video for 'Arch Enemy'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    06
    Apr
    2021

    Doves

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Doves return with their first indoor headline dates in over a decade, headlining Dublin's Olympia on April 6.

    The Chesire band returned from a decade-long hiatus in 2018 with their fifth album, The Universal Want in 2020. Check out 'Prisoners'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    07
    Apr
    2021

    Doves

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Doves return with their first indoor headline dates in over a decade, headlining the Limelight 1 on April 7.

    The Chesire band returned from a decade-long hiatus in 2018 with their fifth album, The Universal Want in 2020. Check out 'Prisoners'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar.

  • Wed
    07
    Apr
    2021

    Andy Shauf

    Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter Andy Shauf plays his first headline show in Ireland at the Button Factory on April 7. Having released his sixth album, The Neon Skyline, in early 2020, he'll bring his 6-piece band over for the show. Check him out Live On KEXP.

    Tickets are priced €20, available from Selective Memory.

  • Thu
    08
    Apr
    2021
    Fri
    09
    Apr
    2021

    Dead Can Dance

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Led by Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard, and accompanied by a full band, Australian act Dead Can Dance are set to play the Olympia Theatre on April 8 & 9. 

    Their three-decade career has drawn from neoclassical, worldwide traditional music, darkwave, gothic music, post-punk and the avant-garde to create a singular discography that includes The Serpent's Egg and Aion. These dates come in support of their latest album, Dionysus. Check out 'Act II: The Invocation'.

    Tickets, priced from €44.5o, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    10
    Apr
    2021

    The Lost Brothers

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Irish songwriters & musicians Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland, aka The Lost Brothers, are set to play Belfast's Ulster Sports Club on April 10, over a year on from their originally scheduled date.

    It's over a decade since the release of their debut album, Trails of the Lonely. Five albums on, with collaborations with the likes of Elvis Costello & M Ward in tow, this show will be a wonderful gathering of song and friends.

    Tickets are available from Ticketweb. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Tue
    13
    Apr
    2021

    Tim Burgess

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Charlatans frontman, label boss, DJ & author Tim Burgess is set to headline Whelan's on April 13.

    2020 saw the release of his fifth solo LP, seeing him in a later-period creative fertile patch. Check out 'Empathy For The Devil'.

    Tickets are priced €27 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    14
    Apr
    2021

    Tim Burgess

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Charlatans frontman, label boss, DJ & author Tim Burgess is set to headline the Ulster Sports Club on April 14.

    2020 saw the release of his fifth solo LP, seeing him in a later-period creative fertile patch. Check out 'Empathy For The Devil'.

    Tickets are priced £19 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    15
    Apr
    2021
    Sun
    25
    Apr
    2021

    MusicTown 2021

    Online Event

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    Of the myriad annual events, series and festivals that tap into what makes Dublin a truly world-beating creative city, MusicTown feels special. Suffice to say,  shining a light on the city – and the Irish music and arc community at large – has never felt more important, which is why the series’ return across April 15th-25th is one we’re marking down as unmissable.

    Setting out, as ever, to celebrate the rich music heritage and contemporary artistic lifeblood of the city, the series boasts yet another masterfully mottled schedule across ten days and nights. Kicking off with Cathy Davey, live at the Pepper Canister Church, as well as the first installment of Crash Ensemble’s series Reactions on Thursday, April 15th, this year various special events including David Kitt and Kevin Barry’s Cornaleena, Adrian Crowley’s Ascension of Larks and, our pick of the lot, Bob Gallagher Presenters Junior Brother’s Hibernorama.

    As is no doubt glaringly obvious, collaboration and singular performance is at the heart of this year’s line-up. We, for one, won’t be passing it up.

    Go here for full info, as well as dates and streaming links.

  • Fri
    16
    Apr
    2021
    Sat
    17
    Apr
    2021

    SoFFT Nights: Soda Blonde, Maija Sofia & Nava

    Dunderry Park

    Co. Meath

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    Following October 2020's two SoFFT Nights events in Dunderry Park, Meath, another run of shows take place in Spring. Amongst the first acts to be announced for April 16 & 17, Soda BlondeMaija Sofia and Nava.

    Tickets are priced €67 from Tickets.ie.

  • Sat
    17
    Apr
    2021
    Sun
    18
    Apr
    2021

    James Vincent McMorrow

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow performs a run of 5 Irish dates in spring 2021, rounding off his European tour with a pair of Olympia Theatre shows on April 17 & 18. Building to the release of his fifth album, watch the video for 'I Should Go'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    19
    Apr
    2021

    Smoothboi Ezra

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Wicklow bedroom pop singer-songwriter Smoothboi Ezra plays a rescheduled Whelan's show as part of Eastbound Festival on September 22. Check out 'Stuck, taken from their EP of the same name, set for a June release.

    Tickets are available here.

  • Wed
    21
    Apr
    2021

    The Lost Brothers

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Irish songwriters & musicians Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland, aka The Lost Brothers, are set to play Vicar Street on April 21, over a year on from their originally scheduled date.

    It's over a decade since the release of their debut album, Trails of the Lonely. Five albums on, with collaborations with the likes of Elvis Costello & M Ward in tow, this show will be a wonderful gathering of song and friends.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    21
    Apr
    2021

    The Lost Brothers

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Irish songwriters & musicians Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland, aka The Lost Brothers, are set to play Vicar Street on April 21, over a year on from their originally scheduled date.

    It's over a decade since the release of their debut album, Trails of the Lonely. Five albums on, with collaborations with the likes of Elvis Costello & M Ward in tow, this show will be a wonderful gathering of song and friends.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    23
    Apr
    2021
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    24
    Apr
    2021

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Following the release of his hugely acclaimed GhosteenNick Cave & The Bad Seeds return to Dublin, playing the 3Arena on April 23 & 24 - rescheduled from his original May 8 & 9 2020 dates respectively.

    Ghosteen is the seventeenth album from Cave & the Bad Seeds, and is their most unanimously well-received yet. A rare gem of a double album, it explores ideas of empathy and faith, with subtle beauty. Listen to the title track here.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Fri
    23
    Apr
    2021

    Novo Amor

    Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Pop singer-songwriter Ali Lacey, aka Novo Amor, is set to headline the Button Factory on April 23. Watch the video for 'Opaline'.

    Tickets are priced €22.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    29
    Apr
    2021

    Billy Nomates

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Minimal punk-pop artist Billy Nomates has had a postponement & venue upgrade to The Workman's Club on April 29, following the 2020 release of her debut album, released through Invada. Watch the video for 'No'.

    Tickets are available from Tickets.ie and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    02
    May
    2021

    BC Camplight

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    In support of 2020 album Shortly After TakeoffBC Camplight plays the Grand Social on May 2.

    The New Jersey native released two acclaimed records in the throes of mental illness & addiction, ultimately ending up squatting in an old church. Relocating to Manchester, his new album marks the final instalment of his Manchester Trilogy, documenting his period of personal and musical progress. Check out 'Cemetery Lifestyle'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    07
    May
    2021
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    09
    May
    2021

    It Takes A Village

    Trabolgan

    Cork

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    The 2020 edition of It Takes A Village at Trabolgan has been rescheduled until the following year, running from May 7-9, 2021. The first run of international include NYC house DJ Joe Claussell, Cork's Fish Go Deep, UK dub pioneer Mad ProfessorRomareScary ÉireHappyness, Amsterdam-based psych band Altin GünLynks Afrikka, alongside some of the best Ireland has to offer, including Junior BrotherThe Mary Wallopers, PercolatorPost Punk Podge & The TechnohippiesPillow Queens and more.

    Tickets are available here.

  • Fri
    07
    May
    2021

    Lisa Hannigan 'Behind The Curtain'

    Online Event

    The Everyman

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    The Everyman and Islander have teamed up once more for their monthly Friday night sessions, with the second to feature Lisa Hannigan on May 7. Check her out performing 'Undertow' alongside Loah.

    Tickets are priced €25 for a single viewer and €30 for multiple, available from The Everyman. The online event kicks off at 8pm.

  • Sat
    08
    May
    2021

    Amy Montgomery

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Globe-trotting live phenomenon & 2019 Best Newcomer nominee at the NI Music Prize, the soulful, roots-pop artist Amy Montgomery headlines the Ulster Sports Club on May 8. Check out 'Tree Song'.

    Tickets cost £10 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    10
    May
    2021
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    11
    May
    2021

    The Road To The Great Escape

    Multiple Venues

    Dublin

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    Ahead of the UK's best independent music showcase, The Great Escape in Brighton, Dublin holds a citywide mini-festival on May 10 & 11.

    Amongst the first names announced are Aaron Smith, Baby Queen, Berwyn, Chubby and the Gang, CMAT, Denise Chaila, Geese, Holly Humberstone, Kennyhoopla, Luz, Michelle, Oscar Lang, Peach Tree Rascals, Remi Wolf, Tayo Sound

    Tickets are available here.

  • Thu
    13
    May
    2021

    Maija Sofia

    The Workman's Club Dublin

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    Following its rescheduling, singer-songwriter Maija Sofia is set to play the Workman's Club on May 13, following the release of her acclaimed debut album, Bath Time.

    Tickets are priced €13, available here

  • Sat
    15
    May
    2021

    Ailbhe Reddy

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Singer-songwriter Ailbhe Reddy, having just released her debut album, is set to hold a launch at the Button Factory on May 15, following rescheduling of her intimate pair of Workman's Club shows in November.

    Tickets are available here. Tickets for the initial dates remain valid.

  • Sun
    16
    May
    2021
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    17
    May
    2021

    Idles

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Idles are set for their return to Ireland, playing Dublin’s Vicar Street on May 16th and May 17th, following the release of their highly-anticipated third album. Check out the video for 'Grounds'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    20
    May
    2021

    Bananagun

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Psych/afrobeat influenced Australian outfit Bananagun are set to play the Grand Social on May 20, following the release of debut album the True Story of Bananagun in June 2020. Watch the video for 'The Master'.

    Tickets cost €13.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    27
    May
    2021

    Hamilton Leithauser

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser returns to Ireland to play the Button Factory on May 27, postponed from June 2, 2020. 

    Following US indie rock band The Walkmen's 2011 hiatus, Leithauser released his debut solo album in 2014, followed up with 2015's Dear God alongside Walkmen bandmate Paul Maroon. He worked with former Vampire Weekend multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij to release the acclaimed I Had A Dream That You Were Mine. Check out 'Here They Come'.

    Tickets, priced at €24, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    27
    May
    2021

    Quiet Lights Presents: Maija Sofia & Elaine Howley

    Online

    Levis' Corner House

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    Following the cancellation of the festival last year, Quiet Lights festival in Cork have been developing an online series of concerts across the country. From May 27th for 2 weeks, a free double-bill of sets recorded live at Levis' Corner House, Ballydehob, are set to take place. Performing are Choice-nominated Galway singer-songwriter Maija Sofia and Cork experimental musician Elaine Howley - also known as the vocalist with Altered Hours.

    It's available to stream for free for 2 weeks from May 27 here.

  • Tue
    01
    Jun
    2021

    OM

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Featuring bassist & vocalist Al Cisneros of Sleep, Emil Amos & Tyler Trotter, OM are one of the finest mantra-driven drone acts in the world. They're set to return to Dublin on June 1. Listen to 'State of Non-Return'.

    Tickets cost €28 from Tickets.ie. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    02
    Jun
    2021

    Dope Lemon

    Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Angus Stone's stoned slacker project Dope Lemon comes to the Button Factory on June 2 in his debut peformance. 

    Also of Australian folk-pop duo Angus & Julia Stone, his new album Smooth Big Cat came out last year. Check out 'Hey You'.

    Tickets are available from Selective Memory, priced €24.50.

  • Thu
    03
    Jun
    2021
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    04
    Jun
    2021

    Fontaines D.C.

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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    One of the most stratospheric rises we've seen in some time has been folk-punks Fontaines D.C., and they've announced some of their biggest Irish shows to date at Iveagh Gardens on July 3 & 4.

    Their debut album Dogrel was Mercury-nominated, they've toured endlessly with labelmates Idles, and although worldly in influence, distinctly allude to Irish vernacular in everything they've done thus far. One year postponed from their initial Iveagh dates, they've since released second album, A Hero's Death. Check them out Live on KEXP.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Fri
    04
    Jun
    2021

    Jane Weaver

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Electronic kraut-pop artist Jane Weaver headlines Whelan's on June 4.

    Following up on her acclaimed Modern Kosmology and Loops In The Secret Society, she's touring new album Flock, which heads in decidedly day-glo pop directions. Check her out Live From Old Granada Studios.

    Tickets are available from Ticketweb.

  • Sun
    06
    Jun
    2021

    Deftones w/Gojira

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Following the universal acclaim of their latest album OhmsDeftones are set to headline the 3Arena on June 6. 20 years on from their monumental White Pony LP, Deftones remain on the top of their game as far as modern heavy music goes.

    Supporting are French metal outfit - and excellent live outfit - Gojira.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Wed
    09
    Jun
    2021

    Boy Harsher

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Dark electronic duo Boy Harsher play The Button Factory on June 9, following some rescheduling. Check out their excellent minimal darkwave-indebted recent album Careful.

    Tickets cost €20 from Selective Memory

  • Fri
    11
    Jun
    2021

    Echo & The Bunnymen

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Seminal British post-punk band Echo & The Bunnymen play the Olympia on June 11.

    Formed in 1978 by frontman Ian McCulloch and guitarist Will Sargeant, who make up the creative hub of the band since their reunion in recent year. They released several essential post-punk records in their time together, peaking critically with 1984's Ocean Rain LP, and will celebrate their 40-year career that's yielded 20 top 20 hits and 9 top 20 albums.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €45.20. Doors open at 7pm.

     

     

  • Fri
    11
    Jun
    2021
    Sat
    12
    Jun
    2021

    SoFFT Nights: Jape, Columbia Mills & Dani Larkin

    Dunderry Park

    Co. Meath

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    Following October 2020's two SoFFT Nights events in Dunderry Park, Meath, JapeColumbia Mills and Dani Larkin are set to play on June 11 & 12. 

    Tickets are priced €67 from Tickets.ie, limited to just 100 per night. Doors open at 4pm.

  • Wed
    16
    Jun
    2021

    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are set to play Galway's Roisin Dubh on June 10.

    Following their tenth anniversary tour of Some Loud Thunder in 2018, frontman Alex Ounsworth takes the band back on the road - get a taster with their 2014 Live at KEXP.

    Tickets are available, priced at €25.40, from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    17
    Jun
    2021
    Sun
    20
    Jun
    2021

    Women's Work 2021

    Online

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    The programme for this year’s Women’s Work has been announced. The annual festival, which is run by Belfast’s Oh Yeah Music Centre, will return online across June 17-20. As with previous outings, it’s set to be another electric celebration of women in music.

    A collective cover of ‘Running Up That Hill’ by Kate Bush is set to take place - following a call out for participants, Women’s Work will showcase the results as an online effort led by Katie Richardson. The video will support efforts to raise funds for Women’s Aid.

    Women’s Work is also proud to support the launch of an application process for a new initiative - NI Electronic Workshop led by Hannah Peel. Dani Larkin will launch her highly anticipated debut album Notes for a Maiden Warrior and the Oh Yeah Getting To Know series will run two events that will feature an exclusive with Pillow Queens and another session with Dani Larkin.

    The festival also involves a performance from Kate Nicholson via the Accidental Theatre. The Lunchbox Sessions will feature daily music from Sara Ryan, Míde Houlihan and Winnie Ama. The Magy’s Farm Sessions will feature five artists from University of Ulster MusicNiamh Murray, Cara Quinn, Rhian Brownlow, Clodagh May and Lara O’Donnell.

    Isobel Anderson, host of the highly rated music podcast Girls Twiddling Knobs, will present a special LIVE episode with a sublime panel of special guests. There are workshops with Siobhan Brown, Theodora Byrne,Amanda St John, Brigid O'Neill and many more.

    Discussion panels will feature; I Am My Song hosted by Beyond Skin & Afghan National Institute of MusicLinda Coogan Byrne and Siobhan McAndrew will discuss the ‘Why Not Her?’ campaign and Lynette Fay and Dr Úna Monaghan will discuss sexism in Irish Traditional Music.

    There’s the Mothers In Music Showcase, as well as access to the brilliant Julie McLarnon documentary The Psychology of AnalogueThe list of events goes on and includes presentations, talks and advice sessions from the likes of Safe In SoundNadia Khan & Claire Rose (Women in CTRL), Francesca O'Connor (Make Waves Management) and Gemma Bradley (BBC Radio 1). 

    For full info, go to the official Women’s Work festival website.

     

     

  • Sun
    20
    Jun
    2021

    Crypt of the Riff Vol. 5: Stoned Jesus & more

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    The fifth volume of Belfast's foremost riff-based megabill takes place at Voodoo on June 20, a year on from its postponement. Ukrainian stoner-doom giants Stoned Jesus play their first ever Northern Irish show, as part of their Xth Anniversary Tour, playing highlights of their decade together. Watch the video for 'I'm The Mountain'.

    Making up the rest of the bill are Elder Druid, just off the back of their second album, Cork sludge quartet Coroza, stoner-rock quartet Psychedelenaut, occult stoner-doom quintet Gravity Well - check out their debut EP - and new Belfast progressive post-metallers Soma.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced from £15. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Tue
    22
    Jun
    2021

    Baby Strange

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Glaswegian indie trio Baby Strange are set to play upstairs at Whelan's on June 22. Check out 'Pure Evil', from their 2016 debut album.

    Tickets are available from Tickets.ie, priced €12. 

  • Wed
    30
    Jun
    2021

    Liam Gallagher w/Idles

    Ormeau Park

    Belfast

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    Following the postponement of his 2020 T Vital show, Liam Gallagher will play Ormeau Park on June 30.  This follows the release of his second solo studio album, Why Me? Why Not? Watch the video for 'Shockwave'.

    Supporting are Idles.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Gates open at 6pm.

  • Fri
    02
    Jul
    2021
    Sun
    04
    Jul
    2021

    Longitude

    Marlay Park

    Dublin

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    Longitude returns to Marlay Park from July 2-4, with headliners Kendrick LamarTyler, The Creator and A$AP Rocky

    Sharing the bill are: Lil Uzi Vert, DaBaby, AJ Tracey, Aitch, Megan Thee Stallion, Playboi Carti, Doja Cat, Trippie Redd, Ski Mask the Slump God, Mabel, Lil Tjay, NLE Choppa, Polo G, Jack Harlow, iann dior, Jay1, KSI, Rod Wave, Ivorian Doll, Offica.

    Tickets priced €89.50 per day and from €219.50 for the weekend, are available via Ticketmaster.

     

  • Sat
    03
    Jul
    2021

    A Pilot Festival: Gavin James, Denise Chaila, Lyra & more

    Royal Hospital Kilmainham

    Dublin

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    Hosted by IMMA at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Saturday, July 3, a pilot festival event will feature performances by Gavin James, Denise Chaila, Lyra, Sharon Shannon, Wild Youth and Wyvern Lingo.

    MCed by the 2 Johnnies, the 3,500-capacity event will be laid out in pods of six in order to maintain social distancing. Rapid antigen testing will also be a requirement of entry to the event.

    Catherine Martin T.D., Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media said: “I am delighted to announce this music festival hosted by IMMA at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the first such event in almost 16 months. The RHK is an iconic venue for live music and this marks a significant step forward towards larger gigs in the coming months, subject to the public health situation.

    “The line-up is fantastic and there will be 3,500 fans on the night, enjoying a very exciting range of Irish talent. I have set aside 500 free tickets for frontline health care workers as a gesture of thanks for their hard work and dedication during the pandemic. Their commitment in these unbelievably challenging times has been truly inspiring and something which I know we all appreciate.”

  • Fri
    16
    Jul
    2021

    Napalm Death

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

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    West-Midlands grindcore legends Napalm Death return to Ireland for the firs time since 2017, playing Limerick's Dolan's Warehouse on July 16, following its rescheduling.

    Formed in 1981, they're credited as pioneers of grindcore, bringing elements of crust punk & death metal, and still have the shortest song ever recorded in 'You Suffer' from their classic 1987 debut, Scum. They've released sixteen albums to date, showing remarkable evolution over the years.

    Support comes from Unyielding Love and Okus.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €23.50. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sun
    18
    Jul
    2021

    Napalm Death

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    West-Midlands grindcore legends Napalm Death return to Ireland for the first time since 2017, playing the Limelight 2 on July 18 following its rescheduling.

    Formed in 1981, they're credited as pioneers of grindcore, bringing elements of crust punk & death metal, and still have the shortest song ever recorded in 'You Suffer' from their classic 1987 debut, Scum. They've released sixteen albums to date, showing remarkable evolution over the years.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced £20.

  • Fri
    23
    Jul
    2021
    Sat
    24
    Jul
    2021

    Van Morrison

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    In the first concerts held at the venue since March 2020, Van Morrison is set to play the Ulster Hall on Friday 23 & Saturday 24 July in an intimate, socially distanced performance (that caveat presumably against his wishes).

    He released the double album, and his 42nd studio album Latest Record Project Vol. 1 earlier this year. Tickets are available from the Ulster Hall.

  • Sat
    24
    Jul
    2021

    Distanced Perspectives: Brigid Mae Power, Súil Amháin & Shammen Delly

    Fanad Lighthouse

    Donegal

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    (Socially) Distanced Perspectives, co-curated by one of Ireland’s leading selectors, Cian Ó Cíobháin, brings together three distinct contemporary Irish acts from the edges of the nation to the edge of Ireland’s most northerly county. This limited capacity, outdoor show takes place in the grounds of the iconic Fanad Lighthouse on July 24.

    The lineup comprises ethereal folk singer-songwriter Brigid Mae Power, who recently released third album Head Above The Water - check out single 'Wedding of a Friend' - Kerry rapper Súil Amháin and hauntological Donegal ambient electronic artist Shammen Delly - check him out on Bandcamp.

    Tickets are available here for bubbles of 5, priced €100. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    29
    Jul
    2021
    Fri
    30
    Jul
    2021

    Monolith Festival 2022

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Paranoid Beast Promotions presents the third annual Monolith Festival, following two years of postponement, at Cyprus Hill over July 29 & 30.

    Performing the festival are Downfall of GaiaElder Druid, God AloneJupiterianMord'A'StigmataSwallow the SunVircolacBenediction, Cancer, Conan, Coscradh, HateNecronautical, OwlcrusherRuairi O'BaoighillSodomized Cadaver, The Crawling, Ungraven, Vehement, Necronautical and more.

    Tickets are priced from €38-€82, from Eventbrite.

  • Fri
    30
    Jul
    2021

    Millions of Dead Cops w/Lawfucker & PureSonic Outcasts

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Texan punk icons MDC, aka Millions of Dead Cops play Voodoo on July 30. One of the foundation stones of American hardcore, they formed in 1979, and their self-titled 1982 debut album remains a classic of the genre.

    Support comes from Lawfucker and Puresonic Outcasts.

    Tickets cost £16.36 from Eventbrite or £18 on the door. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    30
    Jul
    2021
    Sun
    01
    Aug
    2021

    All Together Now

    Curraghmore Estate

    Co. Waterford

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    Underground have been announced as the first headliner for All Together Now 2021, set to take place at Waterford's Curraghmore Estate.

    Tickets are available here, priced €220 for the weekend.

     

  • Fri
    30
    Jul
    2021
    Sat
    31
    Jul
    2021

    Van Morrison

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    In the first concerts held at the venue since March 2020, Van Morrison is set to play the Ulster Hall on Friday 30 & Saturday 31 July in an intimate, socially distanced performance (that caveat presumably against his wishes) - following immediate sellouts of his first two dates the previous weekend.

    He released the double album, and his 42nd studio album Latest Record Project Vol. 1 earlier this year. Tickets are available from the Ulster Hall.

  • Wed
    11
    Aug
    2021

    Herbie Hancock

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

     

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    14-time Grammy winner and living legend Herbie Hancock is set to play the National Concert Hall on August 11. He'll take an all-star band for an intimate performance. 

    In addition to being recognised as a legendary pianist and composer, Herbie Hancock has been a significant part of almost every popular music movement since the 1960s. As a member of the Miles Davis Quintet, in his development of new approaches on his own recordings, followed by his work in the 70s - with record-breaking albums like the jazz-funk of Headhunters.

    Tickets are available from NCH.ie, priced €49.50.

  • Thu
    12
    Aug
    2021

    Baxter Dury - In Conversation

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    English indie musician Baxter Dury - son of Ian Dury - has recently released his memoir Chaise Longue, and is set to appear at the Ulster Sports Club for a conversation with broadcaster Joe Lindsay about it. The set will be followed by a DJ set from Jeff Doherty.

    Signed to Rough Trade, he's released six albums, the most recent being 2020's The Night Chancers. Check out 'I'm Not Your Dog'.

    Tickets are available from Starr Records, priced €12.

  • Thu
    12
    Aug
    2021

    EastSide Arts: Problem Patterns, Strange New Places & Gender Chores

    Vault Artist Studios

    Belfast

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    As part of Belfast's EastSide Arts Festival, a night entitled Punk Threatens No One brings together, in one night, three of Belfast's finest punk acts on August 12. On the bill are Problem Patterns - check them out here, the emo-tinged Strange New Places and DIY trio Gender Chores.

    Tickets are priced £15 from EastSide Arts. Doors open at 8pm, and it's a BYOB event.

  • Fri
    13
    Aug
    2021

    Fontaines D.C.

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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    One of the most stratospheric rises we've seen in some time has been post-punks Fontaines D.C., and they've announced a Custom House Square show on August 13.

    Their debut album Dogrel was Mercury & Choice-nominated, they've toured endlessly with labelmates Idles, and although worldly in influence, distinctly allude to Irish vernacular in everything they've done thus far. They released their second album, A Hero's Death in 2020. Check them out Live on KEXP.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Sat
    14
    Aug
    2021

    25 Years of Shine: Patrick Topping, Len Faki, Elliot Adamson & Ammara

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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    Celebrating 25 Years of Shine, British DJ/producer Patrick Topping brings his Trick show to the biggest Belfast audience he's ever played to at Custom House Square on August 14. He'll be joined by Berghain resident Len FakiElliot Adamson and recent signing Ammara.  

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Gates open at 6pm.

  • Sat
    14
    Aug
    2021

    The Night Institute Presents: EastSide Electronica

    C.S. Lewis Square

    Belfast

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    One of NI's longest-running independent club nights, The Night Institute, holds a bill of its finest electronic acts & DJs at CS Lewis Square on August 14. Performing are Marion Hawkes, a live set from This Ship Argo, with the institute's Timmy Stewart and Jordan Nocturne playing the square.

    Tickets are available from EastSide Arts. Doors open at 6pm, with things kicking off at 7pm.

  • Fri
    20
    Aug
    2021
    Sun
    22
    Aug
    2021

    Meadows Festival

    IMMA, The Royal Hospital Kilmainham

    Dublin

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    IMMA at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham is to provide the setting for Meadows Festival, running two bills per day over the weekend of August 20-22.

    Singer-songwriter David Keenan and Galway's Niamh Regan play Friday's matinee show, opening at 4pm, with the evening hosting Dundalk noise-merchants Just Mustard and experimental folk singer John Francis Flynn - opening at 7.30pm. Saturday's matinee features CMAT and folk-pop duo Saint Sister, with the evening show seeing sets from A Lazarus Soul and Lisa O'Neill. The Sunday will feature Glasshouse - a Dublin ensemble who interpret the works of influential artists. Sunday afternoon will have the work of Kate Bush and David Bowie, while the evening has Prince and Joni Mitchell

    Tickets are priced from €19.10 per person from Ticketmaster, with bubbles of 4 & 6 available.

  • Tue
    24
    Aug
    2021

    Nile Rodgers & Chic

    Waterfront Hall

    Belfast

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    One of the most essential live draws in recent years, funk/disco/pop songwriter Nile Rodgers and Chic return once more (nature is healing), playing Belfast's Custom House Square on August 24.

    Regarding themselves as a rock band in a disco movement, the group released an almost-inappropriate number of classic disco/funk/soul singles in their original run from '76-'83. Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards had been playing together for years, finally releasing Chic's debut single 'Everybody Dance' in 1977.

    These days, they're one of the naturally tightest live bands in the world, selling out practically everywhere they go, with setlists peppered with some of the instantly recognisable hits - from Madonna to Daft Punk - penned by frontman Rodgers from the '70s through until today.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Thu
    26
    Aug
    2021

    Dublin Quays Festival: The Bonk

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    One of Ireland's most singular acts, former O Emperor man Phil Christie's part-improvised, experimental jazz-psych-garage-60s-pop outfit The Bonk, are set to play Dublin Quays Festival on August 26. Check out 'May Feign'.

    Tickets are priced €10 from Universe.com. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Fri
    27
    Aug
    2021

    Mall Grab, Floorplan, Brame & Hamo, Yazzus & Holly Lester

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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    Following his last sell-out Belfast show, Australian DJ Mall Grab plays Shine at Custom House Square on August 27.

    Supporting on the bill are Robert Hood, aka Underground Resistance's Floorplan, Sligo-born, Berlin-based Brame & Hamo, as well as London's Yazzus and Irish selector Holly Lester.

    Tickets are priced £27.50, available from Ticketmaster. Gates open at 6pm.

  • Fri
    27
    Aug
    2021
    Sat
    28
    Aug
    2021

    SoFFT Nights: Soda Blonde, Maija Sofia & Callistan

    Dunderry Park

    Co. Meath

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    Following a string of successful SoFFT Nights events in Dunderry Park, Meath throughout the year, another weekend is scheduled for August 27 & 28. Acts performing are Soda BlondeMaija Sofia and Callistan. The weekend will also feature wellbeing initiatives, talks & a craft market.

    Tickets are priced €67 from Tickets.ie. Gates open at 1pm.

  • Sat
    28
    Aug
    2021
    Sun
    29
    Aug
    2021

    SCOOTER: God Save The Rave

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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    German rave legends Scooter return to Belfast for a long-overdue party at Custom House Square on August 28 & 29, the latter date added due to demand. Expect a marathon of hits, with flamethrowers and pyrotechnics.

    Tickets are on sale from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Wed
    01
    Sep
    2021

    Robocobra Quartet

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Experimental Belfast jazz-punk outfit Robocobra Quartet are set to play a run of Irish dates in September, kicking off at the Workman's Club on September 1.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    02
    Sep
    2021

    Robocobra Quartet

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Experimental Belfast jazz-punk outfit Robocobra Quartet are set to play a run of Irish dates in September, playing the Roisin Dubh on September 2.

    Tickets are available from the Roisin Dubh.

  • Fri
    03
    Sep
    2021

    Robocobra Quartet

    Kasbah Social Club

    Limerick

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    Experimental Belfast jazz-punk outfit Robocobra Quartet are set to play a run of Irish dates in September, playing Limerick's Kasbah Social Club on September 3.

    Tickets are available from Dolans.

  • Fri
    03
    Sep
    2021

    Other Voices & Galway International Arts Festival Present: Courage

    Online

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    For the first time, Other Voices & Galway International Arts Festival join forces to present the one-off broadcast of 'Courage', on September 3. Streamed live from Galway city's 13th Century St. Nicholas' Church, the lineup features Galway dream-pop & 6Music darlings NewDad, afro-pop star Tolü Makay, avant-garde composer & performer Anna Mullarkey, as well as the duo of Susan O'Neiland Mick Flannery.

    Things kick off at 9pm, with streaming info available at Other Voices & GIAF

  • Fri
    03
    Sep
    2021
    Sat
    04
    Sep
    2021

    SoFFT Nights: Pillow Queens, Roe, Art of Algebra & Dani Larkin

    Dunderry Park

    Co. Meath

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    Following a string of successful SoFFT Nights events in Dunderry Park, Meath throughout the year, another weekend is scheduled for September 3 & 4. The acts performing are Pillow Queens,  with support from RoeArt of Algebra and Dani Larkin. The weekend will also feature wellbeing initiatives, talks & a craft market.

    Tickets are priced €67 from Tickets.ie. Gates open at 1pm.

  • Sat
    04
    Sep
    2021

    Leo Miyagee

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    As part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Leo Miyagee is set to launch his debut album, Act 3 at the Ulster Sports Club on September 4. Check him out live here. Warming up is London's Nikki O.

    Tickets are available from CQAF, priced £6 in advance. Doors open at 7.30pm and the club will host a Plain Sailing afterparty featuring Carlton Doom and MC Emby for an evening of garage, techno, breaks and more.

  • Tue
    07
    Sep
    2021

    Gwenifer Raymond

    The Sunflower

    Belfast

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    American primitive-ancestor Gwenifer Raymond brings her blend of guitar, banjo & Appalachian folk to the Sunflower on September 7 as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. Playing with a mastery of form and mood that belies her years - check out 'Sometimes There's Blood'.

    Tickets are priced £10 from Ticketsolve. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    08
    Sep
    2021

    Robocobra Quartet

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Experimental Belfast jazz-punk outfit Robocobra Quartet are set to play a run of Irish dates in September, playing Belfast's Ulster Sports Club on September 8.

  • Wed
    08
    Sep
    2021

    Lisa Hannigan

    Festival Marquee, Custom House Square

    Belfast

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    Irish songstress Lisa Hannigan is set to headline the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival's Marquee on September 8. She's currently working on her fourth studio album, following her recent Live In Dublin LP. Check her out performing 'Undertow' alongside Loah.

    Tickets are priced £16 from CQAF. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    09
    Sep
    2021

    Margaret Glaspy

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Young Californian singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy is set to play Whelan's on September 9.

    Her second album, Devotion came out in March to positive reviews - check out 'Stay With Me'.

    Tickets cost €17 from Tickets.ie. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    10
    Sep
    2021

    Deptford Northern Soul Club vs Superfly Funk and Soul

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Having thrown years of parties around Belfast, the Superfly Funk & Soul Club join forces with the Deptford Northern Soul Club to hold what's no doubt set to be a wonderful night of tunes at the Ulster Sports Club on September 10. Supporting is DJ Sarge.

    Tickets are priced £7 from CQAF. Doors open at 10pm.

  • Sun
    12
    Sep
    2021

    An Evening With Foy Vance

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Singer-songwriter Foy Vance plays Belfast's Empire on September 12, following his fourth album Signs of Life.

    He debuted in 2000 with the Blueprints EP. His second album, 2013's Joy Of Nothing won the Northern Ireland Music Prize, and he's worked with the likes Ben Affleck. His new record is his second on Ed Sheeran's Gingerbread Man Records, following up on 2016's The Wild Swan.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sun
    12
    Sep
    2021

    Flook

    The Duncairn

    Belfast

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    Taking inspiration from their roots in the Irish and English traditions, Flook spin traditionally-rooted tunes over precise acoustic grooves, with a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and a bold, adventurous musical imagination. They're set to play the Duncairn on September 12, having recently released their first album in 14 years, Ancora.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    13
    Sep
    2021

    An Evening With Foy Vance

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Singer-songwriter Foy Vance plays Whelans on September 13, following the release of his fourth album, Signs of Life.

    He debuted in 2000 with the Blueprints EP. His second album, 2013's Joy Of Nothing won the Northern Ireland Music Prize, and he's worked with the likes Ben Affleck. His new record is his second on Ed Sheeran's Gingerbread Man Records, following up on 2016's The Wild Swan.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    14
    Sep
    2021

    Skullcrusher w/Runner

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Having recently released EP Storm In Summer, LA-based songwriter Helen Ballentine, aka Skullcrusher, is set to play The Workman's Club on September 14.

    Tickets are priced €15 from Ticketmaster and Tickets.ie.

  • Wed
    15
    Sep
    2021

    Boy Pablo

    Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Indie-pop singer-songwriter Boy Pablo plays the Button Factory in a rescheduled venue upgrade on September 15 from March 20, following the release of debut LP Wachito Rico. Check out 'Rest Up'.

    Tickets are priced €25 from Tickets.ie

  • Thu
    16
    Sep
    2021

    Junk Drawer

    The Black Box

    Belfast

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    Belfast-based indie-psych multi-instrumentalists Junk Drawer hold the long-awaited launch of their NI Music Prize-nominated debut album Ready For The House 18 months on from its April 2020 release. Watch the video for 'Ego Death In Akron, Ohio'.

    Support comes from Phil Christie-fronted Irish psych-jazz-garage-pop outfit The Bonk  - check out 'May Feign' - and Big Daisy - check out 'Go Outside'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketsolve, priced £7 in advance, £9 on the door, or £21 including an LP. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    16
    Sep
    2021

    NewDad

    The Spirit Store

    Dundalk

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    Following the release of their highly successful debut EP Waves, indie-pop outfit NewDad are set to play The Spirit Store on September 16. Check out 'Slowly'.

  • Fri
    17
    Sep
    2021

    Toots & The Maytals

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    One of the few living legends of original Jamaican rocksteady & reggae, Toots & The Maytals are set to play the Olympia Theatre on September 17.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    17
    Sep
    2021

    NewDad

    Mike The Pies

    Listowel

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    Following the release of their highly successful debut EP Waves, indie-pop outfit NewDad are set to play Mike The Pies, Listowel on September 17. Check out 'Slowly'.

  • Sat
    18
    Sep
    2021

    Goat Girl

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Following the January release of new album On All Fours, indie pop quartet Goat Girl have announced a show at Whelan's on September 18. Check out the video for 'Sad Cowboy'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €15. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    18
    Sep
    2021

    NewDad

    Kasbah Social Club

    Limerick

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    Following the release of their highly successful debut EP Waves, indie-pop outfit NewDad are set to play Limerick's Kasbah Social Club on September 18. Check out 'Slowly'.

  • Sat
    18
    Sep
    2021

    Iarla Ó Lionáird, Úna Monaghan & Kevin Murphy

    The MAC

    Belfast

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    Moving on Music presents a much-anticipated collaboration featuring vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird, harpist and sound artist Úna Monaghan, and cellist Kevin Murphy

    Renowned vocalist and member of supergroup The Gloaming, Iarla Ó Lionáird is one of Ireland’s most distinctive voices. A master of the Sean Nós singing tradition, his willingness to embrace and develop new ideas while guiding songs along gorgeous musical pathways distinguishes him as a true pioneer. Úna Monaghan is a highly respected harper and sound artist, who mines her degree in astrophysics for musical inspiration and constantly challenges the boundaries of her instrument using electronic technologies. Slow Moving Clouds’ cellist Kevin Murphy is an immensely skilled collaborator who has been the inspiration behind many imaginative projects, past and present.

    Tickets are available from Moving On Music. Capacity is limited, and doors open at 7pm.

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