Dermot Kennedy announced special one-off concert with special guest from Paul Mescal 1 month ago

Dermot Kennedy announced special one-off concert with special guest from Paul Mescal

The two legends will share a stage.

Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy has announced that he'll be playing an exclusive one-off live performance with his full band at the Natural History Museum in London, broadcast live via YouTube. Tickets for the event will be available here.

Uncertainty surrounds the very idea of proper live gigs returning in the aftermath of Covid-19, and Kennedy himself hasn't played live since March. This event, called Some Summer's Night, in reference to his song 'All My Friends,' will take place on 30 July - and will be streamed around the world at different times based on time-zone.

The show will be broadcast in Ireland starting at 9pm on the day.

Not only that, but it's been confirmed that the show will feature a few special guests, including none other than Paul Mescal, the breakout star of romantic drama Normal People.

Speaking about the upcoming events, Kennedy said: "I’m incredibly excited to be playing a show at the Natural History Museum in London. To have the opportunity to bring my music into a place filled with so much history and wonderment means so much to me. We’re going to do something truly unique and I can’t wait for you to see it.

"This is easily one of the most exciting things I’ve ever been involved in and it feels like a privilege to get to put this show on and in this time when I can’t play shows as I normally would, it gives me so much joy to be able to share this event with you. Poetry, music and history will all come together for this event and it’s going to be so special."

Rescheduled dates for several of Kennedy's cancelled concerts have also been announced.

04 – Dublin, St Anne’s Park

14 – Killarney, Gleneagle INEC Arena

15 – Killarney, Gleneagle INEC Arena

16 – Killarney, Gleneagle INEC Arena

24 – Belfast, Belsonic, Ormeau Park

25 – Dublin, Malahide Castle

26 – Cork, Irish Independent Park