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How to enter - Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name and phone number in the body of the message. Full info on each show below. Ticket comps close this Friday.


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Monday December 16th


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Friday December 20th


Saturday December 21st

  • Delorentos play 2 gigs @ Unitarian Church (3pm), Whelan’s (8pm) – €25/€17.50 for evening show
    [Rock] Acoustic set in the afternoon, electric in the evening and DJ set in The Parlour Bar after. 
  • The Run Ons and Cryboys @ Anseo (3pm ,€5)
    [Rock] Skive off from Xmas shopping. “Expect guitars, guitars, glasses, drums, bass and beer, along with a double bill of six string fuelled power pop”
  • Bell X1 @ Vicar Street (SOLD OUT)
    [Rock] Closing out another successful year. 
  • Human Music Xmas Party @ Rock n Roll Warehouse  (€22 with bus, €10)
    [Alt] Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble, North Strand Kontra Band, The Hassle Merchants  and more. 15 bands and 10 DJs in a ballroom. 
  • Big Itch Club @ Thomas House (9pm, €3.99)
    [Rock] w/ Count_tornado, the objectorZ, The Pacifics & The Legendary Vicious Pricks
  • Mixtapes From The Underground @ Mabos (€10/€15, BYOB)
    [Rap] live improvised Hip-Hop/Jazz collective plus DJs.
  • I Am The Cosmos, Terrierz, Elastic Witch DJs @ Twisted Pepper (€10 )
    [Moody disco] The creators of my Irish album of the year close their year with a rare live show. 
  • The Sugar Club Christmas Cracker @ The Sugar Club (€12.50/€10)
    [Electronic/rock] Somadrone, Sunken Foal, David Kitt Dj Set , Tu-Ki and Cry Boys. Plus  Sally Cinnamon, Dj Scope and Will Dempsey
  • Meltybrains?, Alarmist, Clu @ Block B (€10, BYOB)
    [Rock] A warehouse gets turned into a venue with visuals and a stage built by Slipdraft. 
  • The Hidden Agenda Xmas Party @ Button Factory (€5-€10)
    [Dance] Frank B, Jon Averill, Lasertom (live), Shocko (live)
  • No Spill Blood @  Bello Bar (€10)
    [rock] Supercharged synth rock
  • Spies Xmas Party @  The Grand Social (€8)
    [Indie-rock] Third annual seasonal soiree.
  • Sense: Daithí @ The Academy (€10 11pm)
    [Dance] Galway house-fiddler will be joined by all of the female musicians on his songs: Liza Flume, Raye, Senita and a fancy lighting setup. 
  • POGO: Surge & 12Sundays present DVS1 & Horse Meat Disco @ Twisted Pepper (10:30pm, €12/€15)
    [Dance] Lashing out the disco/house and techno.  

Sunday December 22nd


Monday December 23rd

  • The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow @ Whelan’s (€16.50)
    [Show] Punk, Circus, carnival and RSAG on drums. Also Sunday.
  • The Radiomade Christmas party @ The Sugar Club (€10, 9pm)
    [Party] Miss Kate and the Higher State, VANN MUSIC,Billy Scurry and more.
  • The Waterboys @ Convention Centre Dublin (€44.50)
    [Classic] Present Fisherman’s Blues Revisited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their classic album.

Tuesday December 24th

  • Christmas Eve vibez.

Thursday December 26th – Stephen’s Day


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Sunday December 30th

  • NYE and the City @ various places (Afternoon, free )
    [Acoustic] Hard Working Class Heroes bands play around the city.  Also NYE. 
  • Happenings and Nialler9 presents: New Year’s Thieves  @ The Sugar Club (€20)
    [Film/music/food & more] Lisa O’Neill, Come On Live Long, Chequerboard, The Apartment, Gruel Guerilla, Donal Dineen, Ships’ Sorcha, Synth Eastwood. MEGA. 
  • Sorcha Richardson @ Whelan’s (€10)
    [Folk] New York-based folkie gets a show in while she’s home for Chrimbo.

Monday December 31st



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