Lynk’s Dublin Gigs & Events Guide
Ireland is famous for its music scene and the amount of talent coming to our shores in the next two weeks alone proves this point. We have created a list of some of our top-picks for upcoming gigs & events in Dublin – let’s just hope this weather keeps up!
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Body & Soul – Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th June
Taking place in the stunning setting of Ballinlough Castle in Co. Westmeath, Body and Soul has recently carved out a niche of its own in the Irish festival scene. With much more to this festival than just the music, you are guaranteed a one-of-a kind experience if you are heading here for the Solstice Weekend.
Walking On Cars – Saturday 24th June
Walking on Cars’ breakout year may have been 2016 but they have hit the ground running in 2017, with a string of well-received gigs and a headline spot at the famed Kilmainham Gaol ground. This will be a great way for them to cap off a successful album tour, and will be your only chance to catch them in Dublin this summer ahead of their already sold out gig in Cork. There are still tickets available for this Dublin show, but we would suggest being quick if you are looking to go.
Phil Collins/Blondie – Sunday 25th June
Two absolute legends grace the Aviva Stadium this Sunday and what a night it will be. With an entire catalogue of classics to choose from it doesn’t matter what age you are, you will be guaranteed a good time watching both of these greats. Blondie will take to the stage first and have the crowd fully warmed up in time for former Genesis band leader Collins to close off the show.
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Kings Of Leon – Sunday 2nd July
Kings of Leon have had a special affinity with Ireland, having played on these shores countless times, and that trend will continue in July with 3 concerts already lined up at the 3Arena. The band recently reached the top of the US Billboard 200 for the first time with their seventh album WALLS, an album that also peaked at #1 on the Irish charts.
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Trinity Summer Series – Thursday 6th – Tuesday 11th July
Trinity Summer Series is a series of gigs taking place in the grounds of the historic Trinity College. With acts such as Pixies, Alt-J, James Vincent McMorrow, Bell X1, Gregory Porter and Two Door Cinema Club, this eclectic group of musicians from Ireland and abroad will put on a show for anyone heading into these city centre concerts. The scenic setting of the college ground will ensure an intimate show for all involved.
Photo Credit: Fred Von Lohmann (Flickr)
Coldplay – Saturday 8th July
It takes a special band to headline and fill Croke Park and that’s exactly what Coldplay are. From small beginnings playing pubs and clubs, they have truly mastered the fabled stadium shows and their concerts never disappoint. Chris Martin and co. have headlined festivals, and even played Phoenix Park during previous visits to Ireland, but this will no doubt be their biggest date yet.
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Longitude – Friday 14th – Sunday 16th July
In only its 5th year running, Longitude has become a powerhouse in the Irish festival scene and has attracted some of the best lineups in the country. In recent years it has shifted its attention to the hip hop scene with Stormzy, Wiley, Earl Sweatshirt and Skepta taking major slots in this year’s edition. If rap is not your cup of tea worry not, as with any festival, there are a whole host of other world-class acts on hand for you to enjoy! Our picks for this year are Mumford and Sons but be sure to catch Jack Garrett and Glass Animals if you are looking for a boogie in the sun!