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The best gigs in Dublin this Pride week

The best gigs in Dublin this Pride week

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The best gigs in Dublin this week by day:

The Gig Guide is published weekly every Tuesday and features the best gigs in Dublin city, curated by Nialler9.



Gig Guide highlights: Taylor Swift, LCD Soundsystem + IDLES + Young Fathers, Angie McMahon, Patti Smith, Villagers, Jane’s Addiction, Longitude, Pride Parties, Air, Loyle Carner, Troye Sivan, Pull Up For Palestine, Elephant, Pearse McLoughlin.


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All door times are 7:30pm/8pm unless stated. Check links for full prices.


Tuesday June 25th

Troye Sivan.

ICC20: Kirkos @ Unit 44, Stoneybatter
The Irish Composers’ Collective celebrate their 20th anniversary with a concert premiering several original works, performed by Kirkos.

Ty Segall @ Button Factory
Sold out show from American alt-rocker.

Troye Sivan @ 3Arena
Charli XCX pop bestie. + special guest: Jodie Harsh

Pinstripes, Sir Marmalade and Mermaid Café @ The Sound House
SH Rising

The Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (8:30pm)
Acoustic music club held weekly every Tuesday for the past 24+ years. Three original acts play a stripped back set in front of a completely silent candlelit room each week.


Wednesday June 26th

LCD Soundsystem.

LCD Soundsystem, IDLES, Young Fathers, Shit Robot @ Malahide Castle
James Murphy and pals present All Castle, No Hassle. Venue info

Angie McMahon @ Whelan’s
Australian singer-songwriter.

Cable Boy @ The Hut
Dublin indie-rock band.

Aurora @ National Stadium
Norwegian alt-pop artist.

Tom Odell @ 3Arena
Can’t say I’ve ever knowingly heard a Tom Odell song.

Pearse McGloughlin, Nocturnes @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Folk and indie singer-songwriter who released the album Keg last year. ‘Saga’

Johnny Marr In Conversation with PHIL TAGGART @ NCH
The singer/guitarist is playing a homecoming gig in Athy on Tuesday.

IDLES DJ Set @ The Workman’s Club (11pm)
IDLES join Trev & Rob Smith on the decks in the Indie/Alternative Room.


Thursday June 27th

Curtisy. Photo: Orla Neiland.
Photo: Jesse Ditmar.

Dear Quantum @ Goethe-Institut Irland (6:30pm)
A sound performance by Studio Quantum artist-in-residence Edy Fung and musician Muiredach O’Riain.

Patti Smith Quartet @ Vicar Street
Two nights from the legendary musician.

Green Day, Nothing But Thieves, Maid of Ace @ Marlay Park
US pop punk band headline.

Micky Chaos, Sir Marmalade, Eppie, Kathryn Stewart @ Bello Bar
Surf-punk psychedelia, rock and R&B.

Trad for Palestine @ The Complex
Liam Ó Maonlaí, Doireann Ní Ghlacháin, Paul Grattan and Seán Ó Bróin with the Chieftan’s Kevin Coneff, The Len Collective with Eva Carroll, sister duo An Chéad Ghlúin Eile, The Mulligan family and many more.

Lifts, Sheep, Elaphi @ Whelan’s
Irish indie and rock acts at Summer Watch 2.

Untitled, Myrrtle, Imperial @ The Sound House
All Ages Show 14+. Palestine fundraiser.

Greg Tisdall @ Crowbar Terrace
Dublin indie artist.


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Friday June 28th

Jane’s Addiction.

Festivals nationwide:

Kaleidoscope @ Russborough House
The family-first festival with Lyra, Block Rockin Beats and more. Nialler9’s Guide To Summer Festivals.

Night and Day Festival @ Lough Key Forest Park, Roscommon
Acts playing include Damien Dempsey, Susan O’Neill, Ash, The Undertones, The 4 of Us, I Have at Tribe, Gemma Hayes, and Frank and Walters, while the emerging Irish acts on the bill include Morgana, Chalk, Kynsy, Ailbhe Reddy, Roisin El Cherif, Shark School and Last Apollo.


Vlad MLR @ Pawn Shop (5pm)
10 hour vinyl techno set

Braza Block Party @ Collin’s Barracks (6pm)
Mother and Vibez Emotion proudly present a night of Brazilian music for Pride.

Jane’s Addiction @ Trinity Summer Series
The legendary US rockers. ‘Stop’. Support: Winemom.

Taylor Swift @ Aviva Stadium
Three nights of the Eras tour. All the essential info.

Patti Smith Quartet @ Vicar Street
Two nights from the legendary musician.

Shania Twain, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man @ Malahide Castle
Did you know? Canadian country pop star has roots in Newbridge. Venue info.

Wardog Foundation Fundraiser: Accomplice, Aoife Nic Canna, Calvin James, Toni Maroni @ Hen’s Teeth (7pm)
The Wardog Foundation is an Irish non-profit operating in East Ukraine. Working with local animal shelters, rescue services, people and pets Wardog supports all affected by conflict.

Dunny @ Bello Bar
Single launch from solo project from Meltybrains? performing with Ben Bix and band.

Elephant @ The Workman’s Cellar
Dundalk singer-songwriter and indie artist has released his fourth album Keeping Well on Pizza Pizza Records. ‘Olivia’

Nancy Kate, Kate Dineen, Miranda Faul @ The Hut
Seisiúin Le Cairde Presents Saoire. Singer-songwriter night.

Shrem @ Love Tempo
DJ set in the new spot on Thomas Street.

ArtLot 10th Anniversary Launch Party @ Button Factory (8:30pm)
Electric Picnic’s Alternative Visual Arts & Performance area celebrates with performances from Kyla Belle, Kellie Lewis, Georgia G and Fancy Dan followed by DJ sets from Jamie Ennis, Bob Manzanilla, Arise DJ’s, CNC and Jordo Byrne.

Fluid Club Pride Party @ The Workman’s Cellar (11:30pm)
Hosue and disco with Sleepless Beauty ,Sean Daly. For the Bisexual, Pansexual, the Fluid and Flexible + Friends

City Imp x Club Comfort presents: Ozwald @ Wigwam (11pm)
‘Back of the Bus’ EP Launch.


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Saturday June 29th

Cobrah plays Mother Pride Block Party.

Festivals nationwide:

Longitude Festival @ Marlay Park
Two days of rap, pop and dance acts. This year’s festival main acts include Central Cee, Blk, Belters Only, 21 Savage and Sonny Federa mostly playing to a young crowd.

Night and Day Festival @ Lough Key Forest Park, Roscommon
Acts playing include Damien Dempsey, Susan O’Neill, Ash, The Undertones, The 4 of Us, I Have at Tribe, Gemma Hayes, and Frank and Walters, while the emerging Irish acts on the bill include Morgana, Chalk, Kynsy, Ailbhe Reddy, Roisin El Cherif, Shark School and Last Apollo.

Kaleidoscope @ Russborough House,
The family-first festival with Waterboys, King Kong Company and more. Nialler9’s Guide To Summer Festivals.


Pride @ Pyg (2pm – late)
Soulnezz, Cam Roberts, Seany B, Nicole Spagnol, Syl Black. Free in.

Tender Pride Block Party @ The Complex (3pm – 1:30am)
Bennet, Síofra, S-Agenda, Ponyhawke, Governess, Beano

Dublin Modular Pride Yard Party @ Pallas Studios (3pm – 9pm)
Naoise B2B Jezebel, Ylroy (live), Alba B2B JWY, Culchie Goth (Live), Tony Football B2B DJ QT, Dance Muscle (Live set from Roo Honeychild), Lúnasa B2B Tadhg K. A related Chosen Family exhibition is also being held in the space.

HotHouse Label Pride Party @ Hynes Bar (3pm)
Dave Kerr, Sleepless Beauty, CS Lewis, Norsiepops, KRSN.Free in. House music.

Mother Pride Block Party @ Collin’s Barracks (4pm)
Get the pride flags a-ready to Swedish pop artist Cobrah, the “Bad Babysitter” herself Princess Superstar, Robin S, the ’90s dance singer known for ‘Show Me Love’, drag queen Sasha Velour and Northern Irish drag artist Blu Hydrangea.

Taylor Swift @ Aviva Stadium
Three nights of the Eras tour. All the essential info.

See Also
Dublin Gig Guide

Villagers @ Trinity Summer Series
Conor O’Brien celebrates his latest album That Golden Time. Support: Sea Power.

DJ Suspect B2B Baz Hickey @ Hen’s Teeth
45 Live Crew. With support from Cyriac. Expect Afrobeat, breaks, hip hop & futuristic jazz.

The Cliffords @ The Workman’s Club
Cork indie rock band who we recommend.

umru @ The Racket Space
Hyperpop producer makes his Dublin debut. Support from eclectic Dublin DJs, Pixieteeth, Asa Nisi Masa and Polyp.

Tara Kumar Klub Pride Party @ Love Tempo (1pm)
Free in with Big Cheeks, JWY, Pixie Woo, Roo Honeychild, Sahana, and Tara.

After Eight @ Pawn Shop (8pm – Midnight)
Pride early clubbing with Giita and Shrem.

HONEYPOT 012: Planet Honey @ Wigwam (9pm)
Maara, Rhyzine, Lúnasa, Sahana MLE, b2b charlois, Rosita, Máthair, K8OLO, Katma, DJ Baby Tee

Rathaus x NSFW Pride Party @ The Grand Social (9pm)
DJs Shannen Blessing, MAV666, JWY, Puzzy Wrangler, DJ GET LUCY, darkmavis, Aiden Francis, L.ivory and performers DYLATRIX, FOXXX, CLIMBWALLSWEIRD.

Midnight Movement – Ricky Chong B2B MARINI @ Hang Dai Chinese (10pm)
Free in all night long B2B with house, disco, soul and jazz records on the decks.

Regularfantasy, Naoise & RubyRed @ Tengu (11pm)
I love the tune ‘MSN’ from the headliner for this Pride night.

Mother @ Lost Lane (11pm)
Weekly old-school club night for disco-loving LGBTQ+ family & their friends.

LUST Collective ‘Summer Night City’ @ The Bernard Shaw (10:30pm)
Pride Party with Sleepless Beauty, Sean Daly, charlois.



Sunday June 30th

Air.

Festivals nationwide:

Night and Day Festival @ Lough Key Forest Park, Roscommon
Acts playing include Damien Dempsey, Susan O’Neill, Ash, The Undertones, The 4 of Us, I Have at Tribe, Gemma Hayes, and Frank and Walters, while the emerging Irish acts on the bill include Morgana, Chalk, Kynsy, Ailbhe Reddy, Roisin El Cherif, Shark School and Last Apollo.

Longitude Festival @ Marlay Park
Two days of rap, pop and dance acts. This year’s festival main acts include Central Cee, Blk, Belters Only, 21 Savage and Sonny Federa mostly playing to a young crowd.

Kaleidoscope @ Russborough House,
The family-first festival with The Kooks and more. Nialler9’s Guide To Summer Festivals.


Crash Ensemble When I Became the Sun @ Hugh Lane Gallery (Noon)
Presenting the world premiere of Ian Wilson’s ‘When I Became the Sun’, performed by Crash Ensemble with guest soloist Lina Andonovska (flute), alongside Amanda Feery’s ‘Sun Stands Still’ (2015), and Benedict Schlepper-Connolly’s ‘Star’(2009).

Taylor Swift @ Aviva Stadium
Three nights of the Eras tour. All the essential info.

Loyle Carner, Kojaque @ Fairview Park
English rapper with like-minded Dublin support. A fine double bill. Venue Info.

Air @ Trinity College Summer Series
Playing Moon Safari in full.

Pull Up For Palestine @ The Grand Social
An evening of one off acoustic sets in aid of Islamic Relief Ireland’s Palestine Emergency Appeal. Featuring Sexy Tadhg, Curtisy, Trophy Wife, dryeyes, Uly and Pier, this show boasts some of the most talented sound people in the country.

Rhyzine @ Love Tempo
DJ bar vibes.


Monday July 1st

elbow @ Trinity College
Support: Concúr White.

Russell Crowe’s Indoor Garden Party @ Gaiety Theatre
Featuring His Band The Gentlemen Barbers & Lorraine O’Reilly Plus special guest Janet Devlin

Song Cycle @ Whelan’s
Whelan’s weekly singer-songwriter night



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