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What’s on in Dublin this August?

1st August 2018


There’s lots happening in the capital this August! Some exciting new festivals and live music series are coming up as well as the return of favourites like Beatyard and Bulmers Live. Check out some awesome shows from local bands too… 

Killswitch Engage – The Academy

Killswitch Engage bring their raucous live show to The Academy on the 1st of August in support of their latest release ‘Incarnate’. Tickets for the Dublin stop of the UK and Ireland leg of their world tour can be found here.

Cloud Castle Lake – Workmans

Dublin four piece, Cloud Castle Lake play Workman’s on the 2nd of August with support from BIMM act, Wastefellow. With their “complicated and bold compositions” and urge to push the boundaries of live performance, Cloud Castle Lake offer up a compelling and immersive live show.  Tickets are available here!

Beatyard – Dun Laoghaire

Beatyard returns to Dun Laoghaire Harbour for the August bank holiday weekend this year with an epic line up! Acts performing across the weekend include, The Jacksons, The Family Stone, Jenny Greene, Django Django, Little Dragon, Le Boom, Bad Bones, The Sugarhill Gang, Loah, Bodytonic DJs and many more. Eatyard will also be there providing delicious food to go with the weekend’s tasty tunes! More details and tickets here.

Scentless Apprentice – The Bowery

Scentless Apprentice drop by The Bowery in Rathmines on the 5th of August. After their recent sold out show, the Nirvana tribute act return with promises of a longer and louder set! Tickets are on sale now.

AMS Records Official Label Launch – The Sugar Club

AMS Records will hold their official label launch in the Sugar Club on the 8th of August. The line up on the night will feature AMS bands, Vernon Jane, Shelley Bukspan, The Creators and SELK. Get your tickets here to experience this amazing line up!

Hyphen Pop & The Sound House Present: Art School Girlfriend

The Last Mixed Tape in association with The Sound House is set to launch a new gig series, Hyphen Pop on the 9th of August. The first installment will showcase Art School Girlfriend (aka songwriter/producer Polly Mackey), with support on the night from the sensational Roe. Check out the official event page for ticket links.

We’ve Only Just Begun – Whelan’s

We’ve Only Just Begun, Dublin’s newest festival, host their inaugural event in Whelan’s from the 10th to the 12th of August. The line up features heavy hitters from all corners of the Irish music scene including, Cathy Davey, Bitch Falcon, Ships, Susie Blue, Sorcha Richardson, Dreaming of Jupiter and many more! Further info and tickets available here. You don’t want to miss this one.

Maya Youssef Trio – The National Concert Hall

Composer and ‘queen of the qanun’, Maya Youssef performs at the National Concert Hall on the 15th of August as part of Walton’s World Masters Series. More details and tickets can be purchased here. Don’t miss this chance to see a true master of their craft live!

Waterboys – Leopardstown

The Waterboys fill the headline slot for the ninth year of Bulmers Live at Leopardstown. They’ll be closing the series this summer which also featured Paul Young, Hudson Taylor, Smokie and KeyWest. Check out their website here for more details and special offers.

Booka Brass & Special Guests – The Purty Kitchen Dun Laoghaire

On the 17th of August, Booka Brass drop by the Purty Kitchen in Dun Laoghaire for what is sure to be a sensational show. Further details and tickets can be found here if you want to catch them live with special guests. Why not make a night of it and get tickets for dinner and the show!

Britney Spears – 3 Arena

The pop queen who informed our young years returns to Dublin on the 20th of August for a show in the 3 Arena. Anyone lucky enough to have bought their tickets before they all sold out is in for an awesome live show!

Frankie Cosmos – Button Factory

Frankie Cosmos headline the Button Factory on the 23rd of August on the Irish leg of their tour this August. Get your tickets here to experience their laid back take on surf rock live!

Mik Pyro – Whelan’s

Mik Pyro returns to Whelan’s on the 25th of August following an epic show earlier this summer. Catch him playing new music from his forthcoming album as well as music from Republic of Loose. Get your tickets here for what is sure to be another fantastic show!

Hudson Taylor & Wyvern Lingo – Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

Rounding things up on the 31st of August, Hudson Taylor, with special guests Wyvern Lingo, play the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre in Fingal. This is a show not to be missed, from two Irish bands at the top of their game. Get your tickets now to avoid disappointment!



Sinéad Furlong

Sinéad graduated as a Vocalist from the BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music at BIMM Dublin in 2015. Since then, she has been working in the music industry in administration, social media and marketing. She has written for various music blogs, websites and magazines and currently runs her own blog, MNÁSOME which focuses on women making waves in the music industry.