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June Bank Holiday Weekend, 2018 Bloom in the Park is not only one of Ireland’s biggest annual tourist attractions, it is also one of the leading horticulture and food festivals which takes place each year over the June Bank Holiday. Bloom, which is organised by Bord Bia, aims to promote the high standards found within the Irish food and horticultural sectors to both a national and international audience. There will be a whole host of exhibits on show including show gardens, sculptures, botanical art, craft displays as well as open farmyards available to the public. Bloom takes place in the Phoenix Park Dublin over the June bank holiday weekend, from Thursday 31 May until Monday 4 June 2017.

The youbloomDublin Music Summit & Festival is a 2-day Summit and 5-day Music Festival designed for musicians and music executives. Join two intense days of industry networking and artist learning from leading experts in panels, masterclasses and keynotes. Get connected to musicians, industry professionals and organizations who work in the music industry and bring your business to the right people! The festival includes 80 to 100 local and international bands playing over 5 days on the Main Music stage at the Bloom festival in the Phoenix Park and over 3 evenings at indoor and outdoor stages in Dublin’s famed city centre, Dame District! Site  

Michael will be performing in arenas across the UK and Ireland as well as revisiting Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and Norway and heading to America, Canada, Switzerland, Iceland, Sweden, Malta and the Netherlands for the first time. In the UK, Michael has performed three arena tours selling over 1.5 million tickets, including a record 28 times at London’s 16,000 capacity O2 Arena where he was awarded the keys to the venue along with Prince, Take That and One Direction. Around the world, Michael has previously sold out arenas in New Zealand, Australia and Dubai and holds the record for the biggest selling comedy shows in South Africa and Norway. Michael currently presents his own television show Michael McIntyre’s Big Show on BBC1. The last series averaged over 6.5 million viewers and recently received two BAFTA nominations.

Dublin city centre’s multi-stage music and arts festival, Frobidden Fruit, is set to return for its sixth instalment on the June Bank Holiday weekend. The spectacular grounds of Irish Museum of Modern Art will once again play host to the hotly anticipated three-day festival, which has become firmly fixed in the gig-goers calendar as the grand-opening to the festival season, and the official start of the summer. Set across four stages (Original Stage, Undergrowth, Lighthouse, Someplace Else), offering a wide selection of different styles of music, to suit all tastes, you can expect the usual fruity cocktail of great cutting-edge sound, comedy, art, good food, and festival fun. And we’ll see the return of the ever-popular Bulmer’s Lounge. Following the huge success of the inaugural Forbidden Fruit Night city take over last year, plans are in place for an even bigger offering of festival after-parties in official locations around the city running until 3am over the three nights of the festival and featuring some of Dublin’s best collectives joined by international guests off the festival line up. Headlining this year’s event, Australian rock outfit TAME IMPALA, with their new album “Currents” will be bringing their raucous synth sound to the […]

Your favorite drag stars return with a fierce new show for 2018 in The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race World Tour! Dropping by The Olympia Theatre for a fully seated show on Saturday 2nd June 2018 Hosted by celebrity judge Michelle Visage with sickening performances by Detox, Kennedy Davenport, Kim Chi, Latrice Royale, Sharon Needles, Valentina and Violet Chachki! Presented by Voss Events in collaboration with World of Wonder and VH1.

The Republic of Ireland round off their international season with a friendly against the United States Men’s National Team.

The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon, an annual 10k charity road race, occurs each June bank holiday weekend in Dublin and is the largest Women’s event of its kind in the world. In 1983, the inaugural event had 9,000 women entering and the event reached a record attendance in 2014 with over 41,000 women taking part. The event has grown in popularity as women have taken more interest in their own health and fitness. A staggering 1 million women have entered the event over its 35 years. Hundreds of charities are also big winners. In 2017, it is estimated that €9.3m was raised on the day for charities, bringing the estimated total raised, since the race started, to more than €210m. The women decide themselves which charity they will support and many local causes gain vital funds from the event. It is now the largest one day charity event in the country. Site

Harvest are a superb 8-piece band that perform the songs and music of the legendary Neil Young. Young has been described as a “rock ’n’ roller and hippie narcissist. Rockabilly hepcat and techno-troubadour. Folkie romantic and bluesy bad boy.” Young has created a phenomenal body of work since the sixties – 39 studio albums, 8 live albums and 59 singles. Harvest was formed by Neil Young mega fan Sean O Leary in 2009. Initially a 4 piece, the band is now an 8 piece including pedal steel, electric piano and harmony backing vocals. Harvest have successfully delivered brilliant live sold out shows throughout Ireland and the UK. Harvest mix the energy and dynamics of Neil’s electric numbers with Crazy Horse with the delicacy and beauty of songs from his acoustic periods. At Vicar Street on June 3rd Harvest will perform the classic album “Harvest” in full. Every song from the gentle ‘Out On The Weekend’ to the powerhouse of ‘Words’ performed in original sequence. Fans can also expect to hear Neil’s greatest classic tracks from throughout his career, including powerful versions of ‘Down By the River’, ‘Cinnamon Girl’ and ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’ alongside choice acoustic numbers such as […]

The Last Ship comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre as part of its first ever tour of the UK and Ireland Tour. Sting’s personal, political and passionate musical is an epic tale of community, hope and a great act of collective defiance. The Last Ship features an original score with music and lyrics by Sting. Gideon Fletcher, a sailor, returns home from sea to discover the ship-building life he left behind in chaos. The yard is closing and no one knows what will come next. With the engine fired and pistons in motion, picket lines are drawn as foreman Jackie (Jimmy Nail) and his wife Peggy fight to hold their community together in the face of the gathering storm. Music and lyrics by Sting. Directed by Lorne Campbell. Northern Stage in association with Karl Sydow and Kathryn Schenker.

For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. The worldwide phenomenon which is Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin and has continued to set new records in packed theatres and arenas throughout the world. www.riverdance.com – Since 1995 Riverdance has played 11,500 performances and been seen live by over 25 million people in over 467 venues worldwide in 47 countries across 6 continents – Travelled 750,000 miles (or to the moon and back and back again!) – Played to a global television audience of 3 billion people – Sold over 3 million copies of the Grammy Award-winning CD and 10 million Riverdance videos & DVD

Having instantaneously sold out three consecutive nights in the Olympia Theatre last autumn, it is no surprise that the legendary American dance-rock band, LCD Soundsystem, returns to play these shores in the summer of 2018. Since they re-formed in 2015, LCD Soundsystem has toured extensively, releasing fourth album, American Dream, in September of 2017. This show at Malahide Castle will be the band’s largest headline show in Ireland to date, and you can expect to hear choice cuts from across the act’s entire career – from the barbed groove of Losing My Edge to the touching elegy of Someone Great. The musicians of LCD Soundsystem have a well-earned reputation as incredible live performers, and this outdoor concert is destined to be one of the shows of summer 2018.

Multi-platinum rapper/producer, G-Eazy has announced he will bring his The Beautiful & Damned Tour to Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on Tuesday 5th June, and now with an extra date on Wednesday 6th June added due to demand. With special guests Stefflon Don and Yung Pinch.