The world's first socially distanced gig recently took place in Arkansas and sent a shiver up the spine of many live music lovers.

If the idea of standing (or sitting) in a half-empty venue doesn't appeal, however, an alternative is happening in Ireland next month.

As its name suggests, 'Live at the Drive-In' is a drive-in gig that will allow music fans to watch gigs from the safety of their own cars, while adhering to all WHO and governmental safety guidelines.

Organisers say that some of Ireland's biggest names will feature in the six-week series, which will take place at sites in Limerick, Galway, Kilkenny and Waterford from July 24th (when Phase 3 of the reopening plan is due to begin). Capacity will be limited to 250-300 cars, dependent on the site, and two gigs a day will take place - a matinee at 4pm and an evening show at 8pm.

The first artist to play the series is Gavin James, who will play The Greenpark Site in Limerick on July 24th, Cork Showgrounds on July 31st, Tramore Promenade in Waterford on August 7th and Gowran Racecourse in Kilkenny on August 14th.

Tickets are  €60 plus booking fee per car (max. 4 people per car) and will be on sale from today.