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Gig news: Florence & The Machine, Beabadoobee, Bingo Loco XXL, all-ages gigs, Artists Amplify Unicef, Maria Kelly and more

Gig news: Florence & The Machine, Beabadoobee, Bingo Loco XXL, all-ages gigs, Artists Amplify Unicef, Maria Kelly and more

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What else has been announced in the past week?


In case you missed it in the Paddy’s weekend activity, Florence & The Machine was announced for a 3Arena show on November 30th this year, with tickets on sale tomorrow morning 9am, Friday March 25th, from €65.60 plus fees.

Florence + the Machine’s fifth studio album Dance Fever is due on May 13th and features production from Florence Welch, Jack Antonoff and Glass Animals’ Dave Bayley. Here’s the latest single:

We love to see an all-ages gig happen so we’re delighted to see a series start at the Sugar Club, that will run over the summer.


The first one is on Saturday April 2nd, tickets are €5 or €3 for under 12s, and features BIMM alumni rock bands Thumper, Nerves and Sage.


Homebeat are back with a gig in Project Arts Centre with an evening of experimental music featuring Gush (Dreamcycles x Henry Earnest), Minced Oath & Moondiver on Saturday April 2nd. Tickets are €17+.



ARTISTS AMPLIFY UNICEF
is a fundraiser gig for children affected by war

Saturday, 16th April 2022 | 6PM – 11PM. @ The Workman’s Club (Main Room)

On Easter weekend, Saturday 16th April, nine incredible Irish acts will perform at ARTISTS AMPLIFY UNICEF: a fundraiser gig for children affected by war. Taking place at The Workmans Club, Dublin, 6-11pm, this is a line-up not to be missed:

  • ELAINE MAI
  • 49th & MAIN
  • DAITHÍ
  • ENOLA GAY
  • NEALO
  • REBEL PHOENIX 
  • FARAH ELLE 
  • FIA MOON
  • VALE 

Presented by Amplify Agency, this very special night aims to raise €10,000 for UNICEF. All of the artists are performing free of charge; The Workmans Club is providing their main room venue free of charge; renowned illustrator Aaron Fahy (clients include Lil Nas X, IDK and Bree Runway) has designed the poster and graphics for this show free of charge; Tickets.ie has reduced their booking fee to €1.50 for this event so €20 of each ticket sold goes directly to UNICEF. 

In addition,Amplify teamed up with Dublin Shirt Co. to produce 100 limited edition t-shirts, designed by Aaron Fahy, that will be for sale as part of a bundle on Tickets.ie and on the night while stock lasts. T-shirts are €20 and Dublin Shirt Co. has kindly agreed to waive all printing fees, meaning that €16.30 (81.5%) of the cost goes to UNICEF. 
Tickets on sale this Friday 25th March, 9am


Maria Kelly has announced a Ireland and UK tour called Postcards-In-Between that will bring a popup exhibition and event in association with Minding Creative Minds.

Kelly will perform new versions of songs from her debut album last year The Sum of the In-between

The Postcards In-between project initially started with Maria asking her fellow Irish songwriters to pen a ‘note to self’ letter to a version of themselves that they thought might need a helping hand. The letters became 12 postcards – each one linking to a track on the original album.

The project features 11 of Maria’s fellow Irish songwriters: Abbacaxi, Ciaran Lavery, James Vincent McMorrow, Paul Noonan, Rosie Carney, Runah, Saint Sister, Sammy Copely, Shiv, Sive and Tim Chadwick.

Sat 7th May – Dublin – Whelans Main Room

Sun 8th May – Galway – Róisín Dubh

Fri 13th May – Limerick, The Record Room

Sun 15th May – Cork, Winthrop Avenue

Wed 1st June – London, Servant Jazz Quarters

Tickets go on sale this Friday 25th March at 10am.

The Postcards In-between Pop-Up Exhibition

Designed by Irish-French illustrators Pipe & Pallet (Nathanaël Roman) and Cécilia Noiraud, these postcards will be exhibited in various forms at a free pop-up exhibition taking place at Universal Space, Dublin on the first two days of the May bank holiday weekend – Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May. On the Saturday evening, at 7pm, there will be a ticketed event with a panel discussion and live music performances (details to follow).

The exhibition and event are being run in association with Minding Creative Minds, Ireland’s first 24/7 (32 county and our Irish overseas) wellbeing support programme for the entire Irish creative sector.

In addition to the postcards to be exhibited, Maria has also teamed up with a number of the artists mentioned to record a series of reworkings, remixes and alternative versions of a selection of the songs from The Sum of the In-between.

A collaboration between Maria Kelly and Paul Noonan on a version of the album’s title track ‘The Sum of the In-between’, which will be released on Wednesday 30th March on Maria’s label, Veta Music.


Indiana R&B and soul band Durand Jones & The Indications have been announced for two shows in Ireland, that are on sale tomorrow.

26th September – Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick

27th September – The Academy, Dublin

Tickets are €26 plus fees on sale tomorrow Friday 25th March at 10am via Ticketmaster.


Beabadoobee has announced a headline show at Dublin’s 3Olympia Theatre on 4th October as part of a UK and Ireland 2022 tour.

Tickets from €23.90 including booking fee go on sale Friday 1st April at 9am via Ticketmaster.


Bingo Loco is going XXL with the party’s biggest bash yet at the 3Arena on Saturday 28th May., for 5000 people for their fifth birthday.

Bingo Loco has made a name for itself by turning bingo on its head, and interspersing it with dance-offs, the best of 90s/00s tunes, lip-sync battles, comedian MCs and prizes.

Expect special effects, confetti cannons, outrageous props and celebrity special guests.

As they say themselves, In 2019, Bingo Loco sold more tickets than any other event in Ireland (including Riverdance and Spice Girls). 

General tickets go on-sale this Friday 25th March at 9am from €45.50 plus fees.