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31st Jul 2023

Gig guide: Catch the train to these unmissable gigs this summer

Sarah McKenna Barry

Brought to you by Iarnród Eireann Irish Rail.

From Kneecap to the Sugababes, there’s plenty to suit all tastes.

We’re in for an exciting few weeks of live music up and down the country, and if you’re looking for gig recommendations, we’ve got you covered.

Whether you fancy some pop, some rap or some rock, there is so much live music to catch, and it’s also never been easier to get there. Leave the car at home and travel by train this summer. With a wide variety of routes, Iarnród Eireann Irish Rail have made traveling between cities a breeze, particularly for young adults. Use your TFI Young Adult Leap Card as your ID to avail of a 50% discount for Young Adults (19-24 or students). Simply book online as normal and you’ll be sent a mobile ticket, or you can collect it at the station.

To check out Iarnród Eireann Irish Rail’s Intercity options, check the link right here.

So, that’s the travel sorted. The next question is who are you seeing? Well, here are some of our top picks.

Cian Ducrot, Cypress Avenue, Cork City, Tuesday 1 August

There is limited availability for Irish singer-songwriter Cian Ducrot’s gig in Cypress Avenue this August. As part of his Victory World Tour, fans can expect some breathtaking music from this rising star, and trust us, this is one to watch. Catch the train to Kent Station and enjoy Cian’s set in his native Cork.

All Together Now, Curraghmore Estate, Co. Waterford, Friday 4 August – Sunday 6 August

This Bank Holiday weekend, All Together Now is back, and the lineup is packed with some incredible national and international talent. Catch headliners Lorde, Iggy Pop and the Sugababes, but make sure you don’t miss some of Ireland’s top artists as well, including Pillow Queens, Lankum and Sorcha Richardson. For this gig, book a seat on an Iarnród Eireann Irish Rail train from Dublin, Cork, Galway and Belfast, and get off at Plunkett Station.

Kneecap, Falls Park, Belfast, Friday 11 August

Catch rap and hip-hop group Kneecap performing at their biggest gig yet in Falls Park this August. The Belfast trio will be performing an incredible set-list ahead of the release of their debut album, and there is also an exciting lineup of supporting acts, including The Whistlin’ Donkeys, Jun Tzu and Durt Burd. To get there, travel by train to Lanyon Place.

Brought to you by Iarnród Eireann Irish Rail.