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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Top 5 gigs over Christmas


FEEL like heading out over the festive period? We take a look at the top 5 gigs over the next few weeks.

1 – Countdown concert


The Countdown Concert at College Green will ring the New Year in in style with a host of famous acts.


MKS (Mutya, Keisha and Siobhan – the founding members of Sugababes), new rock act The Strypes and YouTube darlings Seo Linn will join seminal ska band Madness and Ryan Sheridan on stage.


It’s an over 18s event starting from 8pm – 12.30am. There will also be stunning projections on Trinity College to see out the final few hours of 2013. 




2 – The City Culture NYE


The City Culture NYE show will see The Coronas, rock band The Strypes, Dolores O Riodan and hitmaker Maverick Sabre ring in the New Year at Merchants Quay in Limerick.


People will line the streets of Limerick under the spire of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick City on December 31.


The band, who have just completed a string of dates in Hong Kong, will be city hopping and will head straight to Limerick for City of Culture NYE following their NYE Dublin performance.





3 –  Kodaline


Rock band Kodaline, songwriter Orla Gartland and guitarist Gavin James will play at The Old Boro in Swords tonight starting at 8pm.


Singer Gavin James tweeted, ‘‘Playing a secret ;) gig with @Kodaline and @orlagartland tonight in the old boro in swords :) @ChandelierSesh gonna be fuuuun! Gav x’’


One fan tweeted, ‘‘Hudson Taylor, Kodaline, Orla Gartland and Gavin James all playing a charity gig tonight... Excuse me while I cry.’’




4 – Paddy Casey & The Secret Light Orchestra


Paddy Casey & The Secret Light Orchestra will play live at Vicar Street on Friday December 27.


The gig will also include The Shannon & Dublin Gospel Choir for a special Christmas show in the intimate venue.


This award-winning Irish artist’s set will be filmed and recorded for release later in the year.



5 – Maroon 5


Pop rock band Maroon 5 will stop in Dublin’s 02 on the 16th of January as part of their world tour.


The Overexposed Tour is the fourth worldwide tour by the American pop rock band Maroon 5, in support of their fourth studio album Overexposed (2012).

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