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# gigs - This year 2022

Pubs, nightclubs and cafes to be given up to €10,000 to host entertainment at 'off-peak' times
# Gigs
# Gigs

Pubs, nightclubs and cafes to be given up to €10,000 to host entertainment at 'off-peak' times

Jun 21st 2022, 2:27 PM 23,566 Views 15 Comments

The Night-Time Economy Support Scheme (NTESS) has been established to support off-peak entertainment.

# gigs - Last year 2021

Garth Brooks due in Dublin on Monday as two Croke Park concerts announced for 2022
# He's Back
# He's Back

Garth Brooks due in Dublin on Monday as two Croke Park concerts announced for 2022

Updated Nov 18th 2021, 3:15 PM 66,517 Views 88 Comments

Brooks famously cancelled five planned shows at Croke Park in 2014.

Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees
# Reopening
# Reopening

Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees

Oct 19th 2021, 7:30 PM 44,763 Views 31 Comments

Concert promoter Shane Dunne reacts to the latest government announcement on the live events sector.

Pilot music festival gets go ahead to serve alcohol
# Kilmainham
# Kilmainham

Pilot music festival gets go ahead to serve alcohol

Jun 23rd 2021, 5:31 PM 18,517 Views 0 Comments

Gavin James will headline the outdoor gigs at Royal Hospital Kilmainham early next month.

Antigen tests on lineup as government announces details of pilot festival at Royal Hospital in Dublin
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

Antigen tests on lineup as government announces details of pilot festival at Royal Hospital in Dublin

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 4:35 PM 14,284 Views 13 Comments

The festival will take place on 3 July, with a capacity of 3,500.

Minister defends live performance ban for pubs and restaurants but musicians criticise 'sledgehammer approach'
# Live Music
# Live Music

Minister defends live performance ban for pubs and restaurants but musicians criticise 'sledgehammer approach'

May 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 33,576 Views 44 Comments
  • The chair of the Musicians' Union of Ireland has described the latest guidance as "outrageous", write Orla Dwyer and Christina Finn.
  • Government sources have indicated that the Fáilte Ireland guidelines could be modified during the summer.
  • Minister Catherine Martin said every restriction is guided by public health advice.

# gigs - All time

Poll: Have you bought any concert tickets for next year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you bought any concert tickets for next year?

Dec 9th 2020, 9:34 AM 33,103 Views 44 Comments

Tickets for the festival Longitude scheduled to take place in July 2021 have already almost fully sold out.

Public will not be refunded if concerts in 2021 are rescheduled, Varadkar warns
# Mass Gatherings
# Mass Gatherings

Public will not be refunded if concerts in 2021 are rescheduled, Varadkar warns

Dec 3rd 2020, 2:31 PM 43,046 Views 21 Comments

The Tánaiste said it may be “some time yet” before mass gatherings are allowed.

Ticketmaster to remove exclusivity clauses from contracts with venues after agreement with regulator
# Gigs
# Gigs

Ticketmaster to remove exclusivity clauses from contracts with venues after agreement with regulator

Nov 30th 2020, 11:03 AM 12,595 Views 0 Comments

Ticketmaster denied breaching competition law arising from the CCPC’s investigation but has agreed to a number of measures.

Ban on alcohol at gigs under consideration in a bid to allow music events resume
# Ban On Booze
# Ban On Booze

Ban on alcohol at gigs under consideration in a bid to allow music events resume

Aug 31st 2020, 2:15 PM 18,828 Views 54 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly and Minister for Arts Catherine Martin are meeting artists today.

Music venues take cautiously optimistic approach as live gigs return with social distancing
# Drumroll Please
# Drumroll Please

Music venues take cautiously optimistic approach as live gigs return with social distancing

Aug 15th 2020, 9:00 PM 44,081 Views 19 Comments

As music venues slowly begin to host live gigs again, they face a series of financial and logistical challenges.

Poll: Would you go to a socially-distanced concert?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you go to a socially-distanced concert?

Aug 14th 2020, 9:29 AM 69,581 Views 93 Comments

Images of a socially-distanced concert in England were widely shared during the week.

US Ticketmaster changes refund policy for rescheduled events - but Ireland hasn't followed suit
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

US Ticketmaster changes refund policy for rescheduled events - but Ireland hasn't followed suit

Apr 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 31,584 Views 17 Comments

Refunds are no longer allowed for rescheduled gigs in the USA.

Extra trains running this weekend for Bon Jovi and Noel Gallagher concerts
# Gigs
# Gigs

Extra trains running this weekend for Bon Jovi and Noel Gallagher concerts

Jun 15th 2019, 6:30 AM 25,156 Views 20 Comments

Additional security and Garda resources will be in operation on Irish Rail trains over the weekend.

Fast-tracked: Ticket touting law to ban above-face-value resales to come before the Dáil next week
# Concert Tickets
# Concert Tickets

Fast-tracked: Ticket touting law to ban above-face-value resales to come before the Dáil next week

Jan 25th 2019, 11:46 AM 10,303 Views 43 Comments

The proposed legislation would ban the above-face-value resale of tickets for sporting and entertainment events.

7 gigs on throughout January that you can still get tickets for
# Gig Guide
From The Daily Edge
# Gig Guide

7 gigs on throughout January that you can still get tickets for

Jan 2nd 2019, 3:15 PM 6,776 Views 0 Comments

Looking to escape the January blues?

Ticket touting: New law to ban above-face value resales approved by Cabinet
# Concert Tickets
# Concert Tickets

Ticket touting: New law to ban above-face value resales approved by Cabinet

Jul 24th 2018, 2:57 PM 19,291 Views 70 Comments

It would also prohibit the use of bot software to purchase tickets.

'It was literally a dump': The stories behind 3 of Ireland's unlikeliest music venues
# Live In Concert
# Live In Concert

'It was literally a dump': The stories behind 3 of Ireland's unlikeliest music venues

Jul 18th 2018, 4:44 PM 16,913 Views 2 Comments

A quarry, a church, and a barbershop? Yep, some of the best places to catch live music around the country.

Ed Sheeran's Dublin gigs kick off tonight - here's what you need to know
# Let's Get It Sheer-on
# Let's Get It Sheer-on

Ed Sheeran's Dublin gigs kick off tonight - here's what you need to know

May 16th 2018, 6:10 AM 35,887 Views 19 Comments

It’s Ed time.

Aiken Promotions will apply for Croke Park gig to take place on 17 May
# Big Gig
# Big Gig

Aiken Promotions will apply for Croke Park gig to take place on 17 May

Feb 1st 2018, 11:12 AM 35,382 Views 62 Comments

It would join two Taylor Swift gigs on 15 and 16 June and Michael Bublé on 7 July.

An actual child played a sold out gig in Vicar Street last night and he will make you feel 100 years old
# Kids Today
From The Daily Edge
# Kids Today

An actual child played a sold out gig in Vicar Street last night and he will make you feel 100 years old

Feb 22nd 2017, 9:17 AM 11,005 Views 2 Comments

Meet Jacob Sartorius – tween heartthrob and Justin Bieber wannabe.

Drake's 3Arena gig got its very own, very hyper, Snapchat story
# Drake
From The Daily Edge
# Drake

Drake's 3Arena gig got its very own, very hyper, Snapchat story

Feb 20th 2017, 8:02 AM 5,976 Views 1 Comment

Buzzin.

The consumer watchdog will probe 'suspected anti-competitive conduct' in the ticket industry
# Touting
# Touting

The consumer watchdog will probe 'suspected anti-competitive conduct' in the ticket industry

Jan 26th 2017, 2:11 PM 10,091 Views 22 Comments

The CCPC has launched a full investigation into the sector.

8 great ways to get some culture in Dublin this week
# Sponsored By NTA
# Sponsored By NTA

8 great ways to get some culture in Dublin this week

Jun 30th 2016, 10:31 AM 8,527 Views 1 Comment

Whether you’re here year-round or just up for a few days, there’s always something to do.

32 gigs in 32 counties: Dad sets out to raise money for son's cerebral palsy equipment
# Jammin For Jarrah
# Jammin For Jarrah

32 gigs in 32 counties: Dad sets out to raise money for son's cerebral palsy equipment

Jun 19th 2016, 9:57 AM 10,372 Views 10 Comments

Jarrah Folkman was born with several disabilities, and his needs are becoming more pronounced as he gets older.

South Dublin residents complain about concert-goers 'urinating at will all over the place'
# Festival Season
# Festival Season

South Dublin residents complain about concert-goers 'urinating at will all over the place'

Jun 2nd 2016, 9:49 AM 24,592 Views 42 Comments

A number of objections to alcohol sales at Dublin summer concerts were rejected.

Dozens of fans at the infamous Swedish House Mafia gig are suing for damages
# Nightmare Gig
# Nightmare Gig

Dozens of fans at the infamous Swedish House Mafia gig are suing for damages

May 12th 2016, 2:15 PM 20,743 Views 0 Comments

A number of fans were attacked and stabbed at the 2012 concert.

Singer Grimes got 'electrocuted' on stage in Dublin's Olympia Theatre last night
# IT'S ELECTRIFYING
From The Daily Edge
# IT'S ELECTRIFYING

Singer Grimes got 'electrocuted' on stage in Dublin's Olympia Theatre last night

Mar 16th 2016, 8:21 AM 6,392 Views 8 Comments

Ouuuuch.

There was mayhem in Ireland this morning over Justin Bieber tickets
# Too Late To Say Sorry
From The Daily Edge
# Too Late To Say Sorry

There was mayhem in Ireland this morning over Justin Bieber tickets

Dec 17th 2015, 10:46 AM 3,908 Views 5 Comments

The Beliebers were out in force.

"Curb your expectations and just run with it" - Joseph Panama from Overhead, The Albatross on Irish festivals
# Sponsored
# Sponsored

"Curb your expectations and just run with it" - Joseph Panama from Overhead, The Albatross on Irish festivals

Aug 4th 2015, 7:15 PM 2,850 Views 2 Comments

We chatted to the bassist from the six-piece, who you can catch at festivals all summer.

Your handy one-stop Irish gig guide for August
# Live And Kicking
# Live And Kicking

Your handy one-stop Irish gig guide for August

Jul 24th 2015, 11:52 AM 1,771 Views 0 Comments

All the gigs going on around the country this month.

It's going to be difficult to get a picture with Ed Sheeran this weekend
# Selfies
# Selfies

It's going to be difficult to get a picture with Ed Sheeran this weekend

Jul 20th 2015, 1:19 PM 26,128 Views 25 Comments

Selfie sticks have been banned from his two Croke Park concerts.

The Burning Question: Is it ok to wear the t-shirt of the band you're going to see?
# Dilemma
# Dilemma

The Burning Question: Is it ok to wear the t-shirt of the band you're going to see?

Jun 29th 2015, 3:30 PM 23,774 Views 49 Comments

Let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

Here's some happy news if you had tickets for the cancelled Killarney Festival
# All's Not Lost
# All's Not Lost

Here's some happy news if you had tickets for the cancelled Killarney Festival

Jun 25th 2015, 2:14 PM 22,441 Views 10 Comments

A host of acts that were scheduled to perform are going to go ahead and play anyway.

Here's how we're going to avoid another Garth Brooks 'fiasco'
# AIKEN BREAKIN' HEARTS
# AIKEN BREAKIN' HEARTS

Here's how we're going to avoid another Garth Brooks 'fiasco'

Jun 23rd 2015, 2:09 PM 13,653 Views 24 Comments

New rules are going to take effect from October.

8 of the absolute worst things about summer gig season in Ireland
# Festival Season
From The Daily Edge
# Festival Season

8 of the absolute worst things about summer gig season in Ireland

Jun 22nd 2015, 1:17 PM 8,486 Views 3 Comments

The actual worst.

Open thread: What's the best gig you've ever seen in Ireland?
# Your Shout
# Your Shout

Open thread: What's the best gig you've ever seen in Ireland?

Apr 19th 2015, 8:00 PM 26,323 Views 261 Comments

The people need to know…

7 of Ireland's most weird and wonderful festivals
# Quirktastic
# Quirktastic

7 of Ireland's most weird and wonderful festivals

Apr 17th 2015, 11:45 AM 17,787 Views 14 Comments

Proof that really IS something for everyone.

"A girl told me mid-song that I was ruining her night" - quickfire Q&A with Tandem Felix
# New Music
# New Music

"A girl told me mid-song that I was ruining her night" - quickfire Q&A with Tandem Felix

Apr 16th 2015, 6:15 PM 10,587 Views 5 Comments

David Tapley chats to us about his best gig experience, writing songs and pyjamas.

Here's what the panic for Ed Sheeran tickets was like around Ireland
# That's Edication
From The Daily Edge
# That's Edication

Here's what the panic for Ed Sheeran tickets was like around Ireland

Feb 26th 2015, 9:23 AM 4,054 Views 2 Comments

Some fans have been queuing since 7am YESTERDAY.

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