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#gigs

# gigs - Tuesday 21 June, 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 23,450 Views 15 Comments

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

# gigs - Thursday 18 November, 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 66,424 Views 87 Comments

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

# gigs - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

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 44,736 Views 31 Comments

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

# gigs - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

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 18,481 Views 0 Comments

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

# gigs - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

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 14,270 Views 13 Comments

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

# gigs - Thursday 27 May, 2021

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 33,549 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 - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

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 33,090 Views 44 Comments

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

# gigs - Thursday 3 December, 2020

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 43,028 Views 21 Comments

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

# gigs - Monday 30 November, 2020

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 12,401 Views 0 Comments

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

# gigs - Monday 31 August, 2020

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 18,813 Views 54 Comments

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

# gigs - Saturday 15 August, 2020

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 44,062 Views 19 Comments

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

# gigs - Friday 14 August, 2020

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 69,572 Views 93 Comments

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

# gigs - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

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 31,567 Views 17 Comments

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

# gigs - Saturday 15 June, 2019

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 25,149 Views 20 Comments

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

# gigs - Friday 25 January, 2019

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 10,288 Views 43 Comments

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

# gigs - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

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 6,771 Views 0 Comments

Looking to escape the January blues?

# gigs - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

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 19,271 Views 70 Comments

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

# gigs - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

'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 16,875 Views 2 Comments

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

# gigs - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

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 35,879 Views 19 Comments

It’s Ed time.

# gigs - Thursday 1 February, 2018

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 35,370 Views 62 Comments

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

# gigs - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

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 10,997 Views 2 Comments

Meet Jacob Sartorius – tween heartthrob and Justin Bieber wannabe.

# gigs - Monday 20 February, 2017

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 5,968 Views 1 Comment

Buzzin.

# gigs - Thursday 26 January, 2017

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 10,083 Views 22 Comments

The CCPC has launched a full investigation into the sector.

# gigs - Thursday 30 June, 2016

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 8,524 Views 1 Comment

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

# gigs - Sunday 19 June, 2016

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 10,368 Views 10 Comments

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

# gigs - Thursday 2 June, 2016

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 24,575 Views 42 Comments

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

# gigs - Thursday 12 May, 2016

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 20,736 Views 0 Comments

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

# gigs - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

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 6,385 Views 8 Comments

Ouuuuch.

# gigs - Thursday 17 December, 2015

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 3,901 Views 5 Comments

The Beliebers were out in force.

# gigs - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

"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 2,840 Views 2 Comments

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

# gigs - Friday 24 July, 2015

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 1,762 Views 0 Comments

All the gigs going on around the country this month.

# gigs - Monday 20 July, 2015

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 26,120 Views 25 Comments

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

# gigs - Monday 29 June, 2015

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 23,765 Views 45 Comments

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

# gigs - Thursday 25 June, 2015

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 22,436 Views 10 Comments

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

# gigs - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

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 13,641 Views 24 Comments

New rules are going to take effect from October.

# gigs - Monday 22 June, 2015

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 8,473 Views 3 Comments

The actual worst.

# gigs - Sunday 19 April, 2015

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 26,254 Views 259 Comments

The people need to know…

# gigs - Friday 17 April, 2015

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 17,740 Views 13 Comments

Proof that really IS something for everyone.

# gigs - Thursday 16 April, 2015

"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 10,572 Views 5 Comments

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

# gigs - Thursday 26 February, 2015

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 4,044 Views 2 Comments

Some fans have been queuing since 7am YESTERDAY.

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