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# Live Music

Last week
18th February 2024 - 24th February 2024
Body and Soul festival to take a 'pause' after 14 years, as organisers aim to 'think bigger'
Last year
2023
International bands second-guessing Irish shows due to spiralling costs of performing here
The Sultans of Ping: 'It was a crazy sight to behold - every gig was exciting'
All time
'When were you last in a nightclub, Taoiseach?': Calls for clarity on new rules as talks resume
'People are dying to dance': Entertainment industry gears up as restrictions on live music ease
Those working in the sector have already seen an increase in demand since the government announcement, Michelle Hennessy reports.
The industry has said the PUP should continue to be available for workers in the industry until they can return to full employment.
Poll: What are you most looking forward to once all Covid-19 restrictions are lifted?
Taoiseach and Tánaiste to meet live event reps next week as pressure mounts to reopen entertainment sector
Donnelly says all restrictions should be gone by Christmas, Holohan says he hopes 'much sooner'
Nialler9: The live events industry remains in lockdown, while the government now lobbies itself
Seven in 10 people think live outdoor music events should go ahead this year
The majority of people think live music events should go ahead this year, according to a new opinion poll
Three in 10 people disagree, citing concerns about Covid-19
Younger people are more likely to think concerts should take place, Órla Ryan writes
Events and hospitality reps welcome new guidelines, but question Government communication
Electric Picnic organisers and nightlife group call for reopening plans for sector
First major music festival since the pandemic began kicks off in the UK
Musicians call for clear plan to reopen live entertainment industry
Electric Picnic creators awarded nearly half a million euro for live summer events
Minister defends live performance ban for pubs and restaurants but musicians criticise 'sledgehammer approach'
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.
€6 million worth of support packages for live performance and music industry announced
'It was literally a dump': The stories behind 3 of Ireland's unlikeliest music venues
"Curb your expectations and just run with it" - Joseph Panama from Overhead, The Albatross on Irish festivals
Two Irish guys have invented a Shazam-style app for live music
Open thread: What's the best gig you've ever seen in Ireland?
The Pav is back! And it's got a new name...
Open thread: What are your favourite memories from Ireland's best venues?
These videos make 2fm's Beat on the Street look like the most fun ever
Arcade Fire will be playing Marlay Park next year
6 things that are better later
Who are Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and how are they selling out two nights at the O2?
PHOTOS: thousands attend London's annual tattoo convention