As Ireland prepares for a summer of festivals, Independent.ie will be kicking off with special coverage of every major outdoor music event to hit our shores. The Irish Independent's CAITLIN MCBRIDE and VICKI NOTARO will be on the ground, reporting and tweeting live from the gigs that everyone is talking about. In the first of their festival guides, they talk Timberlake
WHAT: Justin Timberlake, The Killers and Mumford & Sons take to the stage at the Phoenix Park, alongside stellar support acts.
WHERE: Phoenix Park, Dublin
WHEN: July 10th, 13th-14th
WHAT TO EXPECT
First up is no stranger to Ireland, Justin Timberlake on Wednesday, July 10th. He's performed here several times over the last decade since first embarking on his solo career. Expect slick beats and an even slicker crowd. Leave the rain jacket at home for this one, Met Eireann have promised us another scorcher! Kicks off at 7pm.
Support acts: Jessie J and James Arthur
(Tickets are still on sale for €79.50, including booking fee)
Next up is The Killers on Saturday, July 13th.
Anyone who was at Electric Picnic last year will remember their unforgettable headline performance, featuring old-school hits and new material. Expect much of the same and an electrified crowd.
Support acts: Frank Ocean, Two Door Cinema Club and HAIM
(Tickets are still available for €61.50, including booking fee)
Finally, finishing off the third day of music is Mumford & Sons on Sunday, July 14th.
The band handpicked their support acts for this specific gig and are renowned for their bang-on live performances.
Support acts: Ben Howard, The Vaccines, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
Keep an eye out for:
(Note: This concert is now sold-out)
I'm definitely most excited to see Justin Timberlake. My crush on him has had a resurgence of late – it’s like it’s the year 2000 again! I also absolutely love James Arthur. And I just know Frank Ocean will be good.
I can't wait for Mumford & Sons and Two Door Cinema Club. I've seen Justin Timberlake twice already (back before he was cool) and I know he's guaranteed entertainment.
Be sure to follow Caitlin (@mcbride_caitlin) and Vicki (@vickinotaro) on Twitter for live updates, reviews, gossip and their own personal musings come festival season.
HOW TO GET THERE
The Phoenix Park is serviced directly by Dublin Bus and LUAS. Check out www.mcd.ie for more details.