Following on from this morning's announcement of The National's two dates next summer in the Iveagh Gardens, one of 2013's biggest Irish breakthrough acts Little Green Cars have also been announced as playing the same venue next summer.

LGC will play the idyllic outdoor venue on July 12th next in what will be their biggest headline show to date. Tickets for this show will go on sale at 9am on December 21st priced at €28.

In addition to that, another performer who released an outstanding album in 2013 was Cavan native Lisa O'Neill and she has also announced details of an eight-date Irish tour beginning at the start of next year.

You can catch O'Neill at the following dates and places:

Sun Jan 5th – The Black Box, Belfast, Out to Lunch Festival
Wed Feb 12th –Sandinos, Derry
Fri Feb 14th – Spirit Store, Dundalk
Sat Feb 15th – Whelan’s, Dublin
Thurs Feb 20th - Bourkes, Limerick
Fri Feb 21st – Roisin Dubh, Galway
Sat Feb 22nd – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
Sun Feb 23rd – DeBarras, Clonakilty

Both Little Green Cars and Lisa O'Neill are among the nominees for Best Irish Band and Best Irish Album in the 2013 Erics. Head on over here to vote!