FRIDAY JUNE 21ST
O’Sho First Birthday Party @ O’Sho, Barrack Street (6pm, free)
A celebration of one of Cork’s newest venues, giving good music a home via a multitude of eclectic disc-jockeys and live performers.
Daoirí Farrell @ Cyprus Avenue (7.30pm, €16.70)
Two-time BBC Folk Award-winning bouzouki player continues to step out into his own with a solo session on Caroline Street.
Versatile @ The Marquee (Sold Out)
Whatever you think of the Dublin comedic-leaning rappers, their popularity has peaked beyond the Pale.
Walking On Cars, Lewis Capaldi, Tom Walker @ Irish Independent Park (€52)
Capaldi’s comedy career is going to go well.
Linton Kwesi Johnson @ Live at St. Luke’s (8pm, €28)
Legendary poet and 16-time (!) doctorate comes to St. Luke’s as part of Midsummer’s Crosstown Drift activities. Support from Denise Chaila and more.
Elbé @ The Brú (9pm, free)
Irish-German indie rockers air new tunes at the McCurtain Street hostel/venue.
Paradox and Screenreader @ DeBarra’s (10pm, free)
Cork grunge loyalists Paradox continue to mark two decades with a West Cork launch for new single ‘Here Comes the Pain’, with longtime road-wives Screenreader also on the billing.
Cuttin’ Heads Collective @ Dali (10pm, €10)
DJ Jus’Me holds it down on cuts and live beatmaking, joined by Rostah as they take to the Carey’s Lane venue for a post-Versatile party.
SATURDAY JUNE 22ND
One Day @ Live at the Marquee (5pm, €49.50)
Sonny Fodera and Gorgon City headline a big bill of house at the Monahan Road pop-up, running 5 ’til late.
The Coronas + Sigrid @ Irish Independent Park (5pm, €50)
Pop-rockers joined for a triple-bill at the former Musgrave Park by rising star Sigrid and Dublin duo All Tvvins.
0phelia @ Sirius Arts Centre, Cóbh (7.30pm, €30)
Veteran Irish rapper and spoken-word artist turns out alongside a wealth of performance art and live music for the Cóbh arts facility’s annual fundraising knees-up.
Bellyman & Flipside Selekta @ Connolly’s of Leap (9.30pm, €5)
The Bubble Up boys go back under the hammers to further their mission of flipping dub and reggae in the West Cork area.
For When It Awakens @ Fred Zeppelin’s (10pm, €tbc)
Two-piece metal instrumentalists headline their first gig upstairs in the red room on Parliament Street.
TABOO @ Dali (10pm, €tbc)
Stevie G, Grillz and Chedder are joined by French selector DJ KidJack as part of their monthly Afrocentric residency on Carey’s Lane.
SUNDAY JUNE 23RD
Liam Gallagher @ Irish Independent Park (5pm, €49.50)
The mercurial Mancunian that brought an edge to Britpop turns out for a solo excursion as part of the new season of gigs at Musgrave Park.