Gleneagle INEC were one of the venues that hosted a pilot gig with Christy Moore and today they’ve announced a series of live outdoor shows for August.
The Inside Out gigs will feature performances from Ham Sandwich, Aslan, Ryan Sheridan, The Blizzards, The High Kings, Damian Dempsey and Paddy Casey along with newer acts like Lyra, Saint Sister and JyellowL.
A capacity of 200 people sold in pods of 6 “on a specially constructed outdoor stage located on grounds adjacent to the Gleneagle INEC Arena” is the setup and the reduced economics of the show is made possible by funds from the government’s Live Performance Support Scheme (LPSS).
“We’ve had to really think outside the box in order to make a safe return to live music performance and help get our colleagues in the live entertainment sector back to work. These gigs would not be financially viable under normal circumstances, but thanks to the LPSS scheme we know have twenty live acts lined up to play to intimate audiences of just 200 people per gig.”Mark Egan, Director of Gleneagle INEC Arena
The shows are subject to government guidelines, which currently allow for 200 hundred people to attend outdoor events.
Tickets will be sold in pods of six and are non-transferable. Each pod will be allocated a specific arrival time and a pre-allocated, socially distanced table. Face Masks are required when arriving at and vacating the venue. Gates will open at 7pm to allow for staggered arrival times and the concert will begin at 8.15pm. Each pod must arrive together at their allocated time. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.
In order to facilitate contract tracing contact details for all attendees will be collected and all attendees will be required to have their smartphone switched on and the HSE COVID app installed. Customers are asked not to attend the concert if they have any symptoms of Covid-19 (www.hse.ie). In this scenario, tickets will be fully refundable.
Tickets go on sale for each individual gig on Friday, July 16 at 6pm from the INEC.
List of shows
Sunday, August 1 Ham Sandwich
Monday, August 2 Lyra
Thursday, August 5 Saint Sister
Friday, August 6 Derek Ryan
Saturday, August 7 Derek Ryan
Wednesday, August 11 Mike Denver
Thursday, August 12 Aslan
Friday, August 13 Ryan Sheridan
Tuesday, August 17 Johnny Brady & Chantalle Padden
Wednesday, August 18 Cliona Hagan
Thursday, August 19 Take it to the Limit
Friday, August 20 Jyellowl
Saturday, August 21 The High Kings
Sunday, August 22 The High Kings
Wednesday, August 25 Kerry Rising featuring Cathal Flaherty, Seamus Harty, Lorraine Nash & Colin Andrew)
Thursday, August 26 Damien Dempsey
Friday, August 27 The Blizzards
Saturday, August 28 Paddy Casey