The government's pilot events scheme will continue next month, when a host of Irish artists converge on the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham on July 3rd.

Gavin James will headline the event, which is being billed as Ireland's first music festival in 16 months.

He'll be joined by Denise Chaila, Sharon Shannon, Lyra, Wild Youth and Wyvern Lingo. The event will be MCed by comedy duo The 2 Johnnies.

Gates will open at 3pm on the day, with the first act taking the stage at 3.30pm, and the event is strictly over-18s; ID will be required.

3,500 people will be allowed into the outdoor venue on July 3rd, and tickets are €39.50 (plus booking fee) and go on sale via Ticketmaster this Friday, June 25th at 9am . Tickets will be sold in pods of 6 and are non-transferrable, while 500 free tickets have been set aside for health workers.

Unlike the recent James Vincent McMorrow gig, however, rapid antigen testing will be a requirement for entry, with organisers MCD stating "Health specialists will conduct antigen tests prior to the event. Further details of this will be provided to ticketholders in advance. "

Minister for Arts and Culture Catherine Martin said: "The RHK is an iconic venue for live music and this marks a significant step forward towards larger gigs in the coming months, subject to the public health situation."

Safety measures as per the press release include "staggered access times, clear and visible signage, socially distanced queuing systems, readily available hygiene stations in convenient locations, enhanced cleaning regimes, easily accessible toilet facilities, the creation of socially distanced seated and standing Pods for attendees and the wearing of masks when outside your Pod. Event staff will also be on hand to assist and direct patrons to ensure their safety and comfort."