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Franz Ferdinand & Pillow Queens announced for Wider Than Pictures show at Collins Barracks

Franz Ferdinand & Pillow Queens announced for Wider Than Pictures show at Collins Barracks


Wider Than Pictures is the series brought to Dublin’s National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks that has the likes of Future Islands, YungBlud, The Vamps, Mick Flannery and First Aid Kit lined up for this August.

The latest show is a headline show from Scottish indie merchants Franz Ferdinand with special guests Dublin indie-rock band Pillow Queens who just headlined the St. Patrick’s Festival show there last weekend.

The show takes place Sunday, 27th August 2023.


Tickets on sale Friday, 24th March at 10am or

Tickets from €54.65 including booking fee from (subject to service charge) and All tickets subject to €1 facility charge available from Friday, 24th March at 10 am

For exclusive pre-sale access sign up to the Singular Artists mailing list, from Wednesday 22nd March 2023

Fresh off the back of their ‘Hits To The Head’ world tour featuring a 20 track greatest hits collection showcasing the world-conquering success of the band’s career to date; Franz Ferdinand announces a special outdoor concert at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks this Aug 27th.

Franz Ferdinand released ‘Hits To The Head’ in 2022 via Domino Records, who signed the Scottish rock band in 2003. Their second single ‘Take Me Out’ exploded onto the international stage, putting the band firmly on the global map, and was a precursor to their eponymous debut album which went on to sell nearly four million copies worldwide.

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Supporting Franz Ferdinand are Pillow Queens from Dublin – Sarah, Pam, Rachel, and Cathy. All in different bands when they met, they instantly hit it off and shared the same musical vision. Within a few years of playing around Ireland and beyond, they had gained a strong following along with a reputation for being a live band you had to see.

They released many singles and thought-provoking videos which lead up to their debut album Leave The Light On in 2020. Followed after the pandemic by In Waiting in 2022. Both albums were nominated for the Choice Music Prize. They toured all over the world in 2022, appearing on James Corden’s Late Late Show in the US and selling out 2 shows in Vicar St in October of that year

About Collins Barracks

Collins Barracks (named after Michael Collins, Chairman of the Provisional Irish Government of the Irish Free State and Commander of the National Army, who was killed during the War Of Independence in 1922) has housed the National Museum of Ireland Decorative Arts & History exhibits since 1997. Built by Limerick military engineer Thomas de Burgh in neo-classical style and completed in 1704, the Barracks is one of Dublin’s oldest buildings.

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