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Big gigs 2024: your handy guide to Ireland’s top live music events for the year ahead

A new year means a brand new slate of live music events to pick and choose from. Here’s our handy guide to some of the biggest and best gigs coming to Belfast, Dublin and elsewhere over the next 12 months – how many will you get to?

Bruce Springsteen pictured onstage during his concert at London' Hyde Park in 2023
Bruce Springsteen The Boss will return to Ireland this year (Rob DeMartin)

JANUARY and FEBRUARY

  • The Fureys – January 5, Waterfront Hall, Belfast
  • Sharon Shannon, Frances Black & Mary Coughlan – January 19, Leisureland, Galway / January 20, Landmark Hotel, Co Leitrim
  • Bring Me The Horizon ­– January 23, 3Arena, Dublin
  • Bombay Bicycle Club – January 29, Telegraph Building, Belfast / January 30-31, Olympia, Dublin
  • Depeche Mode – February 3, 3Arena, Dublin
The poster for Depeche Mode's 2024 Dublin show
Poster for Depeche Mode's 2024 Dublin show Depeche Mode
  • Roisin Murphy – February 3-4, Olympia
  • Noah Kahan – February 8, 3Arena, Dublin
  • Oliver Anthony – February 12, Ulster Hall, Belfast / February 13, Vicar St, Dublin
  • Niall Horan – February 20-21, SSE Arena, Belfast/ February 23-25, 3Arena, Dublin
  • PinkPantheress ­– February 20, Olympia, Dublin
  • Jordan Davis – February 21-22, Ulster Hall, Belfast
  • The Bothy Band – February 25, Waterfront Hall, Belfast
  • OMD – February 27, Ulster Hall, Belfast / February 28, Olympia, Dublin
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MARCH and APRIL

  • James Arthur – March 3, 3Arena, Dublin
  • Rick Astley – March 4, SSE Arena, Belfast / March 5, 3Arena, Dublin
  • The Smile ­– March 7, 3Arena, Dublin
  • Country To Country festival – March 8-9, SSE Arena, Belfast
  • Pixies – March 8-10, Olympia, Dublin
Pixies
  • Marti Pellow – March 10, 3Arena, Dublin
  • The Stranglers – March 11, Ulster Hall, Belfast / March 12, Olympia, Dublin
  • Ja Rule etc – March 13, 3Arena, Dublin / March 14, SSE Arena, Belfast
  • Judas Priest – March 15, 3Arena, Dublin
  • Blk. – March 17, 3Arena, Dublin
  • Simple Minds – March 18, 3Arena, Dublin / March 19, SSE Arena, Belfast
  • NE-YO – March 22, 3Arena, Dublin
  • The Jesus & Mary Chain – March 25, Olympia Dublin / March 26, The Limelight 1, Belfast
Jesus and Mary Chain tour poster The Jesus & Mary Chain return to Ireland this March
Slash tour poster 2024 GN'R man Slash returns to Ireland in March
  • Slash – March 28, 3Arena, Dublin
  • The Wolfe Tones – March 31, INEC Arena, Kerry
  • Declan McKenna – April 1, Ulster Hall, Belfast / April 2-3, Olympia, Dublin
  • UB40 – April 4, 3Arena, Dublin
  • Cash Returns - April 6-21, Portico Arts & Heritage Centre, Portaferry, Down
  • Hawkwind – April 8, Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast
The poster for Hawkwind's Belfast show in April 2024
Hawkwind The psych-rock legends play the Mandela Hall in April
  • Bryson Tiller - April 9-10, Vicar Street, Dublin
  • Cantona Sings Eric (Eric Cantona) - April 10, Liberty Hall, Dublin
  • Mika – April 11, Olympia, Dublin
  • Fanny Lumsden - April 10, The Workmans Cellar, Dublin / April 11, Empire Music Hall, Belfast
  • The Tumbling Paddies - April 11, The Academy, Dublin
  • Mike Denver - April 12, Arklow Bay Hotel, Wexford
  • Derek Ryan - April 12, Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen
  • The World of Hans Zimmer - April 12, 3Arena, Dublin
  • Jordan - April 13, Oh Yeah! Music Centre, Belfast
  • Nathan Carter - April 13, Hotel Kilkenny, Kilkenny
  • Aslan - April 13, Dolans Warehouse, Limerick City
  • The Kid Laroi - The First Time Tour - April 14, 3Arena, Dublin
  • Lainey Wilson – April 16-17, Ulster Hall, Belfast
  • Take That – April 22-23, 3Arena, Dublin
  • Tom Walker - April 22, Olympia Theatre, Dublin / April 23, Ulster Hall, Belfast
  • Aslan - April 25-26, Whelan’s, Dublin
  • Ben Portsmouth, This is Elvis - April 26-27, Olympia Theatre, Dublin
  • Olivia Rodrigo – April 30 – May 1, 3Arena, Dublin
Olivia Rodrigo performs inductee Carly Simon’s You’re So Vain during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles
Olivia Rodrigo (Chris Pizzello/AP)

MAY and JUNE

  • The Black Keys - May 3, 3Arena, Dublin
  • Mitski – May 4, 3Arena, Dublin
  • Chasing Abbey - May 4, Olympia Theatre, Dublin
  • Tenacious D – May 5, 3Arena, Dublin
  • Clubland Live – May 5, SSE Arena, Belfast
  • Luke Combs Tribute - May 9-10, Limelight 1, Belfast & May 11, The Nerve Centre, Derry
  • Red Hot Chilli Pipers - May 9, Waterfront Hall, Belfast
  • Bruce Springsteen – May 9, Boucher Road Playing Fields (BRPF), Belfast / May 12, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny / May 16, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork / May 19, Croke Park, Dublin
  • Andre Rieu – May 9-10, 3Arena, Dublin / May 11, SSE Arena, Belfast
  • Darius Rucker - May 11, Waterfront Hall, Belfast
  • Keane – May 13, 3Arena, Dublin
  • Eric Clapton – May 16, 3Arena, Dublin
  • Girls Aloud – May 17-18, 3Arena, Dublin / May 20-21, SSE Arena, Belfast
  • UK Pink Floyd Experience - May 17, Market Place Theatre, Armagh
  • Gary Numan - May 17, Telegraph Building, Belfast
  • Bailey Zimmerman (Religiously, The Tour) - May 19, The Limelight, Belfast / May 20, The Academy, Dublin
The Girls Aloud Show will play Belfast's SSE Arena on May 20 and 21 2024
Girls Aloud will play Belfast's SSE Arena on May 20 and 21 2024
  • Bryan Adams – May 21, 3Arena, Dublin / May 22, SSE Arena, Belfast
  • Brett Young – May 24-25, Live at Botanic Gardens, Belfast
  • Richard Hawley – May 24-25, Olympia, Dublin
  • Live at The Marquee, Cork: The Coronas – May 24, Gavin James – May 25, Van Morrison - May 31
  • Dionne Warwick – May 26, Ulster Hall, Belfast
  • Van Morrison - May 26, Botanic Gardens, Belfast
  • Rod Stewart – May 26, Royal Hospital Kilmainham (RHK), Dublin
  • Live at Botanic Gardens, Belfast: Status Quo – May 28, Rend Collective – May 29
  • 49 Winchester – May 30, Telegraph Building, Belfast / June 1, Olympia, Dublin
  • Nelly Furtado, Four Tet etc: Forbidden Fruit festival – May 30-June 1, RHK, Dublin
  • Picture This – June 1, St Anne’s Park, Dublin
  • Hells Bells - a Tribute To Ac/DC - June 1, The Grand Social, Dublin
  • Squeeze, Altered Images etc: Rewind Festival – June 2, St Anne’s Park, Dublin
  • Christy Moore – June 2, Live at Botanic Gardens, Belfast
  • The Luke Combs Experience - June 2, Crescent Concert Hall, Drogheda
  • Derek Ryan etc – June 7, Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast
  • Cian Ducrot – June 7, St Anne’s Park, Dublin
  • Picture This ­– June 8, Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast
Lankum RHK poster Lankum have a big Dublin show coming up this summer
  • Lankum, Mogwai etc – June 8, In The Meadows, RHK, Dublin
  • Damian Dempsey – June 8, Live at The Marquee, Cork
  • Tom Jones, Nile Rodgers & Chic – June 9, St Anne’s Park, Dublin
  • Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer – June 10, 3Arena, Dublin
Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer will play in Dublin this summer
  • Pet Shop Boys – June 11, SSE Arena, Belfast
  • Limp Bizkit – June 12, Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast
  • The Killers – June 12, 14-15, 3Arena, Dublin
  • Mt. Joy – June 12, National Stadium, Dublin
  • CMAT – June 13, Fairview Park, Dublin
  • Fatboy Slim – June 14, Fairview Park, Dublin
  • Becky Hill – June 15, Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast
  • Sting, Blondie – June 19, Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast
  • Jonas Brothers – June 19, 3Arena, Dublin / June 20, SSE Arena, Belfast
Pink will play Aviva Stadium next summer
Pink will play Aviva Stadium next summer Pink will play Aviva Stadium next summer
  • Pink – June 20-21, Aviva Stadium, Dublin
  • Blk, Cian Ducrot, Johnny Marr etc: Sea Sessions – June 20-23, Bundoran Beach, Co Donegal
  • Take That – June 21, Malahide Castle, Co Dublin / June 22, Ormeau Park, Belfast
  • Rammstein – June 23, RDS Arena, Dublin
  • Liam Gallagher – June 23-24, 3Arena, Dublin
Liam Gallagher is Belfast-bound
Liam Gallagher
  • Crowded House, The Waterboys – June 23, Musgrave Park, Cork
  • Johnny Marr – June 24, Live at The Big Top, Limerick
  • LCD Soundsystem – June 26, Malahide Castle, Co Dublin
  • Green Day – June 27, Marlay Park, Dublin
  • Taylor Swift, Paramore – June 28-30, Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Taylor Swift performs at the Monumental stadium during her Eras Tour concert (Natacha Pisarenko/AP/PA)
Taylor Swift performs at the Monumental stadium during her Eras Tour concert (Natacha Pisarenko/AP/PA)
  • Scooter, Ben Nicky – June 29, Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast

JULY and AUGUST

  • Manic Street Preachers, Suede – July 2, Trinity College, Dublin
  • Paul Weller – July 4, Trinity College, Dublin
  • Hozier – July 5, Marlay Park, Dublin
  • Sugababes – July 5, Iveagh Gardens, Dublin
  • Glen Hansard – July 6, Iveagh Gardens, Dublin
  • Pillow Queens – July 13, Iveagh Gardens, Dublin
  • Passenger – July 14, Iveagh Gardens, Dublin
  • Liam Gallagher – July 14, Thomond Park, Limerick
  • Kneecap – July 18, Festival Big Top, Galway
 Kneecap: Mo Chara, Móglaí Bap and DJ Próvaí
Kneecap: Mo Chara, Móglaí Bap and DJ Próvaí Kneecap: Mo Chara, Móglaí Bap and DJ Próvaí
  • Paloma Faith – July 21, Iveagh Gardens, Dublin
  • The National etc: All Together Now festival – August 1-4, Co Waterford
  • Madness – August 9, CHSq, Belfast
  • Two Door Cinema Club – August 15, CHSq, Belfast
  • Liam Gallagher – August 16, BRPF, Belfast
  • Electric Picnic Festival – August 16-18, Stradbally Hall, Co Laois
  • The Waterboys – August 18, CHSq, Belfast
  • PJ Harvey – August 22, CHSq, Belfast
  • Niall Horan – August 23-24, RHK, Dublin
  • Emerge Music Festival - August 24-25, BRPF, Belfast
  • James Blunt – August 24, Collins Barracks, Dublin
Blink 182 poster Blink 182 play Belfast and Dublin this summer
  • Blink 182 – August 26, SSE Arena, Belfast / August 27, RHK, Dublin
  • James Arthur – August 27, CHSq, Belfast
  • Pixies – August 27, Galway Airport / August 28, CHSq, Belfast / August 29, RDS, Dublin
  • Coldplay – August 29-September 2, Croke Park, Dublin
The poster for Coldplay's 2024 Croke Park concerts
Coldplay Coldplay will perform two dates at Croke Park this summer
  • Flogging Molly – August 31, The Limelight, Belfast / September 1, Olympia Theatre, Dublin

SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER

  • RIDE – September 2, The Limelight, Belfast / September 3, Olympia Theatre, Dublin / September 4, Cyprus Avenue, Cork
  • Christy Moore – September 5, Knocknarea Arena, Sligo / September 14, Leisureland, Galway / September 19 & 26, Great Northern Hotel, Co Donegal / October 19, TF Royal, Castlebar
  • Megan Moroney – September 7, Telegraph Building, Belfast
  • Jonas Brothers – September 9, SSE Arena, Belfast / September 10, 3Arena, Dublin
  • Arab Strap – September 11, The Empire, Belfast / September 12, Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick / September 13, Roisin Dubh, Galway / September 14, Whelan’s, Dublin
  • Aslan + Lee Tompkins – September 13, The Academy, Dublin / October 12, The Limelight 2, Belfast
  • The Wolfe Tones – September 13, Gleneagle INEC Arena, Kerry
  • The Last Dinner Party – September 18, Telegraph Building, Belfast / October 7-8, Olympia Theatre, Dublin
  • The Libertines – September 22, Cyprus Avenue, Cork / September 23, Olympia Theatre, Dublin / September 25, Limerick Milk Market
  • Big Country – September 26, The Limelight, Belfast / September 27, Opium, Dublin / September 29, Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick
  • Elvis Costello & Steve Nieve – September 27-October 1, Vicar St, Dublin
  • Buffalo Tom – September 27, Whelan’s, Dublin
  • Kerbdog – September 28, The Limelight, Belfast / October 12, The Academy, Dublin
  • The Dandy Warhols, The Black Angels – September 29, The Academy, Dublin
  • The Go! Team – September 29, Button Factory, Dublin
  • Orange Goblin – October 4, Opium, Dublin / October 5, The Limelight 2
  • The Wolfe Tones – October 6, SSE Arena, Belfast / October 11-12, 3Arena, Dublin
  • Maximo Park – October 8, The Academy, Dublin / October 9, The Limelight 2, Belfast
  • Sea Girls – October 12, The Limelight, Belfast
  • Lush! Classical – October 12, SSE Arena, Belfast
  • The Bluetones – October 13, The Empire, Belfast
  • Chris Stapleton’s All-American Roadshow – October 20, 3Arena, Dublin
  • Joe Jackson: Two Rounds of Racket – October 20-21, Olympia Theatre, Dublin
  • Gregory Porter – October 21, Vicar Street, Dublin
  • John Grant – October 22, Vicar Street, Dublin
  • Paul Brady – October 25, Knocknarea Arena, Sligo
  • The Bothy Band – October 26, Knocknarea Arena, Sligo
  • Glass Animals – October 30, 3 Arena, Dublin
  • Therapy?: Troublegum 30 – Olympia Theatre, Dublin

NOVEMBER and DECEMBER

  • Therapy?: Troublegum 30 – Ulster Hall, Belfast
  • They Might Be Giants – November 8, Mandela Hall, Belfast / November 9, Vicar St, Dublin
  • Sepultura – November 9, Vicar St, Dublin / November 10, Telegraph Building, Belfast
The poster for Sepultura's Belfast concert
Sepultura The Brazilian metal legends will celebrate their 40th anniversary in Belfast this year
  • Peter Hook & The Light – November 14, Telegraph Building, Belfast / November 15, Olympia, Dublin / November 16, Leisureland, Galway
  • Idles - November 17, Telegraph Building, Belfast / November 19, Olympia, Dublin
  • Queen Orchestral – November 23, 3Arena, Dublin
  • UB40, Soul II Soul – November 23, SSE Arena, Belfast

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