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!

There's almost too much to choose from this weekend on the gig front. With major shows going on all around the country, you'll be spoilt for choice no matter where you find yourself at the end of the week.

So, without further ado, let's scroll down and have a look at the best gigs happening this weekend around Ireland.

Friday, October 21

God is an Astronaut @ Cyprus Avenue

The instrumental rock group from Wicklow have gained international acclaim over the last twenty years. Their 2022 release, 'The Beginning Of The End', provides a sonic snapshot of the evolution of the Irish post-rock band over two decades.

Celebrating the release of their album, GIAA will cap off their 2022 European tour in their home country with a trip to Cork this Friday, followed by an Opium gig in Dublin over the weekend.

Price €25.40 / 7pm / tickets available here

Kasabian @ 3Olympia

Five years since their last Dublin show, Leicester rockers Kasabian have announced they are back with a headliner in Dublin’s 3Olympia Theatre on Friday.

With tracks such as ‘Fire’, ‘Underdog’, ‘LSAF’ and ‘You’re In Love With A Psycho’, Kasabian have soundtracked the lives of a generation of music fans across the world. With their new album The Alchemist’s Euphoria, the band are ready to start a new chapter and kickstart a whole new Kasabian era.

Price €59.50 / 7pm / tickets available here

Ye Vagabonds @ Dolan's

Brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn grew up playing music together around their hometown of Carlow, a small town in the southeast of Ireland. After moving to Dublin in 2012, they quickly became a staple of the live music and session scene in Ireland, playing their own original songs as well as folk songs from Ireland, Scotland, England and America.

Since then, they have been busy touring Ireland, the UK and Europe, opening for acts such as Villagers, Roy Harper and Lisa Hannigan. Following two critically acclaimed studio albums, Ye Vagabonds released their third album, 'Nine Waves' in May.

Price €20.90 / 7pm / tickets available here

Sarah Davachi @ The Unitarian Church

As a composer and performer of electroacoustic music, Sarah Davachi's work is concerned with the close intricacies of intimate aural space, utilizing extended durations and simple harmonic structures that emphasize subtle variations in texture, overtone complexity, psychoacoustic phenomena, and temperament and intonation.

Price €24 / 8pm / tickets available here

Saturday, October 22

Kerbdog @ Cyprus Avenue

Hailing from Kilkenny, Kerbdog are a post-grunge quartet that merges metal with the nervy, melodic roar of Husker Du. The band released their eponymous debut in 1994 on Fontana Records. Kerbdog released their second album, On the Turn, in the spring of 1997.

Since their break-up in 98, the band have since reformed a couple of times, with a handful of gigs. Now, in 2022, Kerbdog are back for an Irish tour, over 30 years since their initial formation.

Price €25.40 / 7pm / tickets available here

Sprints @ Whelans

Undoubtedly one of the most exciting Irish rock bands on the scene right now, Sprints have made a big impression with their various singles and EPs released to date.

The Dublin indie-punk four-piece, who consider everyone from The Beatles to Radiohead to Sonic Youth and filmmaker David Lynch an influence, will play Whelan's this weekend. They’ve had a busy year so far, recently making their Glastonbury debut and supporting big names like Liam Gallagher.

Price €16.90 / 8pm / tickets available here

Wild Youth @ Dolan's


A constant mainstay on Irish airwaves and music charts since their debut in 2017, Wild Youth’s burgeoning international appeal has seen them become an equally present force across streaming platforms, with well over 10M streams on Spotify alone to their name.

With the support of their loyal and ever-growing fanbase who remain thirsty for their signature catchy choruses, Wild Youth’s unapologetic creativity has seen them tour alongside household names like Mumford and Sons, The Script and Niall Horan to name but a few.

Price €26.90 / 8pm / tickets available here

Sunday, October 23

The Wolfe Tones @ 3Olympia

Come Out Ye Black and Tans Wolfe Tones

Noel Nagle, Tommy Byrne and Brian Warfield today comprise arguably the World’s most popular Irish folk group, The Wolfe Tones. Presently celebrating an unbelievable 58 illustrious years on the road, their longevity and success is unparalleled. Their status as iconic in the world of Irish entertainment has long since been secured.  The Wolfe Tones continue to thrill audiences and pack venues worldwide.

Price €45.60 / 7pm / tickets available here

Mary Black @ Vicar Street


The singer was delighted to be back on the road in October/November 2021 - these were her first live performances in two years and as she said herself, "it was magical to be back."

Mary and her legendary band enthralled audiences playing favourites from her back catalogue, songs we know by heart from ‘No Frontiers’ to ‘Song for Ireland’, ‘Past The Point Of Rescue’, ‘Carolina Rua’, ‘Katie’, ‘A Woman’s Heart’ and many more. 

Price €42 / 8pm / tickets available here