Gavin James to headline Ireland's first music festival for 16 months 5 months ago

Gavin James to headline Ireland's first music festival for 16 months

3,500 people will be allowed to attend the pilot event, with the line-up also including Denise Chaila, Wyvern Lingo and more.

Ireland's first music festival in almost 16 months is set to take place on Saturday, 3 July at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) at The Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin.

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Originally meant to occur at Phoenix Park, the pilot festival will be headlined by Gavin James and will also feature full sets from Denise Chaila, Lyra, Sharon Shannon, Wild Youth and Wyvern Lingo.

The event will be hosted by The 2 Johnnies, with 3,500 people allowed to attend.

Minister for the Arts Catherine Martin has said that social distancing of one metre will be in place, along with antigen testing for concert-goers and staff.

Martin said: "The purpose of these events is to build the road back to the safe and full recovery of live music and sporting events and establish confidence in the guidance and event management protocols developed for the sector.

"The use of antigen tests is to help consider the logistics as a means of gaining entry to live events as the sector reopens."

Out of the 3,500 allowed to attend the event, 500 will be frontline healthcare workers and their friends who will receive a special allocation of tickets as a thank you for their work during the pandemic.

Tickets for the event are priced at €39.50 and go on sale this Friday, 25 June at 9am from Ticketmaster.ie

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They will be sold in pods of either four or six people and are not transferrable. More information about the event can be found here.