| 7.5°C Dublin


fff One Direction fans are rejoicing as the world's biggest boy band is returning to our shores next year. The boys will bring their On The Road Again Tour to Dublin's 3Arena on October 16 and 17 as part of their UK and Ireland tour. The group will perform songs from their new album Four alongside their chart topping hits, Best Song Ever, You and I and Little Things among many more. Tickets priced from €59.50 to €87.50 go on sale on Saturday, December 6, at 9am from usual Ticketmaster outlets.

fff For those already making plans for next summer, tickets for next year's gig at Slane Castle are on sale now. The Foo Fighters will be playing the iconic venue on Saturday, May 30, and they will be joined by the Kaiser Chiefs and Hozier. There was no concert at Slane in 2014 so tickets for the Foos are bound to sell out fast so get yours soon. Tickets are €79.50 and are on sale now from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.

fff Renowned Scottish Author Ian Rankin has been added to The Van Morrison Lit Up Inside show at the Olympia Theatre on Wednesday, December 10. The first part of the evening will feature Van being interviewed by Ian Rankin, and in the second part of the show, Van and his band will perform some of his favourite songs. Tickets or this unique show where fans will gain an insight into Van's works are priced from €65 including booking fee are on sale now from www.ticketmaster.ie.

fff Linda Martin, Simon Delaney, Fair City's Ryan Andrews, the hilarious Al Porter and new pop sensations Hometown will take to the stage at the Olympia Theatre for this year's panto - Aladdin - which will run from December 17 to January 4. Tickets from €22 are on sale now from www.ticketmaster.ie.