This morning has brought two big gig announcements to add to your calendar for 2024.

Pixies will return to Ireland, a place they always receive a warm welcome, next summer for two big gigs in Dublin and Galway.

Black Francis and his bandmates will play the RDS, Dublin on August 29th and the Galway Summer Sessions at Galway Airport on August 27th.

Tickets priced from €59.90 inclusive of booking fee go on sale at 9am this Friday, November 24th via Ticketmaster.

Meanwhile, Athy natives Picture This have also announced two huge outdoor gigs for next summer in Dublin and Cork.

They'll play St. Anne's Park, Dublin on June 1st and Musgrave Park, Cork on June 15th. Calum Scott will support on both dates.

Tickets are €49.90 including booking fees and on sale from Ticketmaster this Friday at 10am.