Now that the most awful month of the year (aka January) is over and done with, it means that we can start looking ahead to warmer weather (chance would be a fine thing) and socialising outdoors in musical situations.

The summer gig calendar is already starting to fill up – so below, you'll find a handy guide to the gigs and festivals that have already been announced to date.

Of course, more gigs will be added in the coming months – such as Croke Park and Slane gigs, if any are taking place in 2016 - but we'll keep you informed of those via Music News, so stay tuned.




Forbidden Fruit Festival – Royal Hospital, Kilmainham (3rd - 5th)
Vantastival Festival – Drogheda (3rd - 4th)
Dropkick Murphys - Live at the Marquee, Cork (7th)
Neil Young – SSE Arena (7th) and 3Arena (8th)
The Corrs – Live at the Marquee, Cork (9th)
Simply Red – Live at the Marquee, Cork (11th)
Body & Soul Festival – Ballinlough Castle, Westmeath (17th - 19th)
Rihanna – Aviva Stadium (21st)
Sea Sessions Festival – Bundoran, Donegal (24th - 26th)
The Coronas – Live at the Marquee, Cork (24th and 25th)
Rod Stewart – Nowlan Park, Kilkenny (25th)
Sigur Rós with James Vincent McMorrow – Royal Hospital, Kilmainham (26th)



Imelda May – Live at the Marquee, Cork (2nd)
Little Mix - Live at the Marquee, Cork (3rd)
Olly Murs - Live at the Marquee, Cork (7th)
Kodaline with Jess Glynne & Walking on Cars – Marlay Park (8th)
The Stone Roses – Marlay Park (9th)
John Grant – Iveagh Gardens (9th)
Wilco – Iveagh Gardens (10th)
Pixes - Live at the Marquee, Cork (13th)
Pixies – Iveagh Gardens (14th)
Longitude Festival [headliners: Kendrick Lamar, The National, Major Lazer] – Marlay Park (July 15th - 17th)
Bell X1 – Festival Big Top, Galway (16th)
Richard Hawley – Iveagh Gardens (22nd)
Little Green Cars – Iveagh Gardens (23rd)





Electric Picnic – Stradbally, Co. Laois (September 2nd - 4th)