Throughout the month of December some of the hottest names in music are scheduled to play shows in Dublin.
Over the Christmas season world – class acts such as Morrissey, Kasabian, Elton John, Madness, Peter Gabriel and Imelda May will be headlining the 3Arena. The Olympia Theatre on Dame Street will host Irish phenomenon Hozier, Ben Howard, Chris Rea, Manic Street Preachers and Shane Filan. They will also have special one off show with Van Morrison called Lit Up Inside – a rare opportunity to hear him play and discuss his work in detail.
Irish acts The Riptide Movement, Little Green Cars, Delorentos, Glen Hansard, Sinead O’Connor, Damien Dempsey and Christy Moore also have gigs scheduled in Dublin in the coming month.
If tickets for gigs prove difficult to get, you can still get your fill of Irish musical acts in town on Christmas Eve. The likes of Lisa Hannigan, Sinead O’Connor, Glen Hansard and Bono have been spotted busking on Grafton Street over the past few years, singing to raise money for the Simon Community.
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