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Music / September 3, 2021

23 Irish gigs to go to as restrictions ease

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Music / September 3, 2021

23 Irish gigs to go to as restrictions ease

Words: Dylan Murphy

Get yourself some tickets, have something to look forward to and support the arts in the process.

With a roadmap in place, we can finally start to book some gigs with confidence. The live events industry has been through the ringer in the past 18 months so we thought we’d curate a host of must see shows this side of Christmas. The first section that runs from September 6 – October 21 features gigs that will be at 60 per cent capacity indoors and 75 per cent outdoors, while the section section covers gigs that will run at full capacity when restrictions (hopefully) end after October 22.

If you are still feeling unfamiliar with restrictions, read our update here.

September 6 – October 21

Fynch at the Button Factory, September 8

Burner Records co-founder and Ireland’s resident niche football reference rapper Fynch plays The Button Factory.

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VJ Jaxson at the Button Factory, September 13

Tallaght crooner VJ Jaxson brings his introspective and personal lyricism to The Button Factory.

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Beatyard x Out of Space presents: Efa O’Neill, Long Island Sound & more

The Beatyard Presents series is bringing artists from across the music spectrum to Wigwam for a series of events running from September 11 – October 28. One of the first events out the blocks sees Efa O’Neill and Long Island Sound are set to soundtrack your evening.

You can see the whole line up here. A lot of events are sold out so you’ll have to be quick!

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Enda Gallery at The Button Factory, September 23

Enda Gallery’s (FKA Delush) Welcome To The New World label has been putting putting out some of the most consistent releases in the country over the past couple of years. Though busy curating records and producing for many of the artists, Enda Gallery has still found time for himself to make hi own music and he heads to the Button Factory at the end of September.

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Local Boy at the Button Factory, September 24

Burner Records’ co-founder and indie memer Local Boy hits the Button Factory. Peep his fantastic Local Boy Helps Himself.

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Rachael Lavelle at the Button Factory, September 26

A spellbinding songwriter and captivating singer, Rachael Lavelle brings her distinct sound to the Button Factory.

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Bobbi Arlo at the Grand Social, September 30

One of our picks for The Future of Irish Music feature, Bobbi Arlo is a pop star in the making.

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Alex Gough at The Grand Social, October 8

Waterford drummer and rapper Alex Gough brings his riotous live show to The Grand Social.

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Flourish: Gemma Dunleavy, SELLÓ and Fay’d at the Button Factory

The first in a series of intimate events showcasing the best rising Irish talent. You won’t want to miss this.

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Flourish: Monjola, SHIV, & Elzzz x Trever at the Button Factory, October 12

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Flourish: Aby Coulibaly, Malaki, & Lucy McWilliams at the Button Factory, October 14

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Beatyard Presents: Plantain Papi & DubX Radio, October 15

Another standout in Beatyard’s series that still has tickets left. Sees Rapper and singer Plantain Papi link up with DubX Radio.

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JyellowL at Opium, October 16

Choice Prize nominated rapper JyellowL has a serious stage presence and is a must-see for anyone who hasn’t got the chance yet.

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October 22

Restrictions removed (case numbers permitting)

Offica at The Academy, October 22

Drill wonder kid Offica plays his biggest show to date in the capital.

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Dubzeno at Lost Lane, October 23

Dublin spitter Dubzeno has a lot of new music in the chamber and you can catch it all at Lost Lane.

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Nealo at The Button Factory, October 29

Choice nominated rocker turned rapper Nealo brings his jazzy brand of hip hop to The Button Factory.

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Tebi Rex at Opium, November 20

Rap-pop duo Tebi Rex’s prep for this show is well underway and they are armed with a slew of new tracks.

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Lethal Dialect at Opium, November 5

Gearing up for a new album, Dublin stalwart Lethal Dialect is ready to shell Opium in November.

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Gemma Dunleavy at The Academy, November 6

So many great projects got released during lockdown and it’s only right we get to hear them live. Gemma Dunleavy’s Up De Flats is up there with the best of them and she has her biggest hometown show to date in the Academy.

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Tolu Makay at The Grand Social, November 12

One of the breakout stars of lockdown numero uno, Tolü Makay is a must see.

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Lucy Blue at The Academy, November 18

Another pick from our Future of Irish Music feature, Lucy Blue is quickly building a reputation as one of the Island’s most exciting pop hopefuls.

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Soda Blonde at Whelans, December 9

If you’ve listened to their debut album Small Talk in the past few months, you’ll know what Soda Blonde are all about, but they are even better live.

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Arthur Valentine at Whelans, December 17

Arthur Valentine’s dreamy pop transported us away when we needed it most in the past 18 months and his gig in Whelan’s will be a nice treat ahead of the Christmas festivities.

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