No matter what you're in the mood for, the next few days have a bit of everything. We've rounded up the best of the weekend highlights, so you're bound to find something of interest!
The good weather is here, festival season is in full swing and there are countless amazing gigs going on around the country this week - it truly is a great time to be a music fan in Ireland right now!
Last week, we got some unreal concerts featuring the likes of The Killers, Kodaline, and David Grey. Body & Soul and Sea Sessions were host to some massive names like Roisín Murphy, Mogwai, John Hopkins, Basement Jaxx and All Tvvins.
Now, we look ahead to another jam-packed weekend with some huge names touching down on our (hopefully) sunny shores. Let's see who's in town.
Friday, June 24
Kings of Leon @ 3Arena
The boys from Nashville are coming back to Dublin this weekend and it's not one to be missed. The band have been one of the frontrunners of American rock over the past two decades, from their initial burst of success in the early 00's with songs like Red Morning Light and The Bucket to their explosion onto the mainstream with global hits 'Sex on Fire' and 'Use Somebody'
With eight albums under their belt, expect to hear all the hits and more when they take the stage this Friday.
Price: from €89.50 / 6.30pm / Tickets available here
Saturday, June 25
Creed Bratton @ Whelans
Yes, the Creed Bratton, the mysterious mung bean-growing Dunder Mifflin employee from 'The US Office'.
As it turns out, Bratton is actually an accomplished musician and has been playing since the 1960's. Bratton brings his unique mix of comedy and music to Whelan's this weekend (on both Friday and Saturday). If you're a fan of the hit US comedy then it's absolutely a must-see show.
There are limited tickets left for Friday but your best chance is probably to head to the extra Saturday date.
Price: €23.50 / 7.30pm / Tickets available here.
Mother Pride Block Party @ National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks
After three years without it, Mother Pride Block Party is back with a bang this weekend!
With performances across the weekend from Brazilian superstar Anitta, the incredible Rina Sawayama, queer ICON Peaches, electro-pop sensation Le Boom, choice nominee and mother fave Elaine Mai, Ru Pauls Drag Race UK VS The World winner Blu Hydrangea, Jodie Harsh, the Mother DJs, Panti Bliss and an absolute ton of local queer talent and allies.
Price: Day tickets €45 - Weekend €80 / From 4pm / Tickets available here
Inhaler @ Fairview Park
Fairview Park is place to be over the next few weeks with the likes of Olivia Rodrigo, Foals and Stereophonics all taking to the stage in the North Dublin park.
This Saturday, Irish band Inhaler are performing their biggest homecoming gig yet, with a long overdue performance of their 2021 album 'It Won't Always Be Like This'. The pandemic has got in the way of the band's rise to fame on our isles but there's no stopping them now. Saturday night is going to be an absolute blast. Support comes from the much-hyped Wet Leg and Irish band NewDad.
Price: Day tickets €29.40 / From 6pm / Tickets available here
Sunday, June 26
Bronagh Gallagher @ Whelans
The incredibly talented Derry-born singer and actor has this week announced the release of a new EP, coming this Friday. The record will feature five brand new songs, and will feature in her Whelans gig this weekend.
Gallagher's impressive acting career includes featuring in iconic Irish flick 'The Commitments' at just 17-years-old, as well as 'Pulp Fiction', 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace'. Her music career is no less impressive, recording three albums and collaborating with the likes of Brian Eno.
Price: €21.50 / 8pm / Tickets available here
Leon Bridges @ The Helix
'Gold-Diggers Sound' is the third solo from Leon Bridges in a career trajectory that saw him going from working as a dishwasher and busking on the streets of his beloved Fort Worth, TX to being signed to a major label and performing at the White House for Former President Barack Obama within a two-year span.
Bridges' second album 'Good Thing' won a Grammy-award and the soul singer has collaborated with the likes of John Mayer and Kacey Musgraves.
Price: €45 / 7.30pm / Tickets available here
Check out our listings for even more incredible events happening over this weekend and more!