The weather’s not always great in Dublin in the summer – but the city has a feast of spectacular festivals lined up to entertain visitors whatever the weather.
The temperatures may not soar too much outside in a traditional Irish summer, but some fabulous acts will more than make up for any disappointment.
Guy Garvey’s Elbow and the re-energised Spiritualized take to the Forbidden Fruit stage at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, on the June 3 Bank Holiday weekend. Tickets are still available, with a three-day weekender costing £169 each.
The big weekend out that is the Longitude Festival takes place at Marlay Park from July 5 to July 7.
Tickets are already sold out as the final headliner was revealed as rapper Cardi B.
Hard Working Class Heroes morphs into Ireland Music Week
Trinity College is hosting another summer Series of gigs in College Park from July 6 to July 11.
Big name headliners include George Porter, Primal Scream, Alt-J, The Pixies and the Jonas Brothers.
Ireland Music Week closes the summer, moving into autumn on October 1 to 5.
In earlier years, the music week was known as Hard Working Class Heroes and showcases a series of gigs by unsigned and emerging independent bands.
If you don’t fancy the open air exuberance of a festival, Dublin is set to stage dozens of big name bands for one-nighters at theatres and concert venues around the city throughout the summer.
Dublin gig guide – June
Try one of these for size:
- Michael Buble at the 3Arena (June 6)
- Snow Patrol and The Kooks at Malahide Castle (June 7)
- The Cure and Ride at Malahide Castle (June 8)
- Backstreet Boys at the 3Arena (June 11)
- Elton John at the 3Arena (June 12)
- The Divine Comedy at The Tower, Dawson Street (June 12)
- Fleetwood Mac at the RDS Arena (June 13)
- Mumford & Sons at Malahide Castle (June 15)
- Bon Jovi at RDS Arena (June 15)
- Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds with The Doves at Malahide Castle (June 16)
- Gladys Knight at Olympia Theatre (June 17)
- Pink at RDS (June 18)
- The Magic Numbers at Whelan’s (June 18)
- George Ezra at Malahide Castle (June 19)
- Llana del Ray at Malahide Castle (June 22)
- Stereolab at Vicar Street (June 25)
- Tame Impala at 3Arena (June 27)
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