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What’s On in Dublin This May

20th April 2018


In the creative and bustling city of Dublin, there is always something to do, new people to meet and something to suit everyone’s taste! Here are some of the events we think you need to know about. Check out what’s going on this month below…

REPEAL Project Presents: Together For Yes

The Olympia Theatre – 2nd May

Repeal Project are hosting a fundraiser in The Olympia Theatre for the Together For Yes campaign. The night is set to feature many talented acts and special guests, including

Mary Black, James Vincent McMorrow, The Strypes, Le Galaxie, Thanks Brother, Mango Dassler, Veda‘s Coven, Sing Along Social and more! Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and you can find more details here.

sir Was

The Workman’s Club – 4th May

Multi-instrumentalist sir Was hits up The Workman’s Club on his UK and Ireland tour this May with support from My Tribe Your Tribe. Influenced by an eclectic mix of sounds, experiences and genres, sir Was offers up laid back soundscapes reminiscent of Tame Impala. Utilising a wide range of instruments, including bagpipes, sir Was displays a modern and effortless electro-indie sound. Tickets available here.

Pursued By Dogs

The Button Factory – 4th May

After a successful run of shows in 2017, including appearances at Other Voices, Dublin band, Pursued By Dogs launch their debut album at The Button Factory. The album will be available everywhere ahead of the launch show from 27th April. Support on the night comes from electro-indie pop outfit Tanjier. Tickets available from Eventbrite.

Ray LaMontagne

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre – 8th May

In support of his new album ‘Part of the Light’, due for release on the 18th of May, Ray LaMontagne brings his illustrious live show to Dublin for two nights in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. The 9th of May is sold out but tickets are still available for the 8th.


The Workman’s Club – 8th May

Electronic dance rock duo, Ozteki drop by The Workman’s on their tour in support of their debut album, Binary Childhood. Hailing from London, the duo embark on their biggest tour of Europe, the UK and Ireland yet. Check out their album here, then get your tickets for the show here.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

3 Arena – 10th May

On the back of his third studio album, ‘Who Built the Moon?’, Noel Gallagher is set to play the 3 Arena on the Dublin stop of his European tour. Don’t delay, get your tickets before they’re gone!

Ben Folds and a Piano

Vicar Street – 12th May

Catch Ben Folds and his grand piano at Vicar Street on the 12th of May, where he’ll play a range of old and new pieces from his immense back catalogue. You can expect to hear an eclectic mix of musical genres ranging from pop to classical. Don’t miss out!

Ed Sheeran

Phoenix Park – 19th May

The one and only Ed Sheeran brings his live show to the Phoenix Park for three dates this May with support from Ann-Marie and Jamie Lawson. The first two dates have already completely sold out but you can still get your hands on tickets for his show on the 19th.

Car Seat Headrest

The Olympia Theatre – 16th May

Car Seat Headrest headline The Olympia Theatre in support of their latest album, ‘Twin Fantasy’, a re-recording and reimagining of the original 2011 DIY online release. An energetic and vibrant album, the live show, featuring a seven piece band is sure to follow suit. Further details and ticket info can be found on Facebook.

Super Silly

The Button Factory – 19th May

An Irish band that continue to go from strength to strength, Super Silly headline the Button Factory in Temple Bar. Purveyors of modern R&B, the four piece have seen success in the form of collaborations leading to international chart hits, sold out shows and appearances at Forbidden Fruit, Electric Picnic and Indiependence as well as two incredible shows at Other Voices. There are still tickets up for grabs for their Dublin headline gig, available here.

Cigarettes After Sex

The Olympia Theatre – 22nd May

After selling out The Academy last year, Cigarettes After Sex return to Dublin to headline The Olympia Theatre as part of their May tour. Tickets are still available and can be found here. Get them before they’re gone and drift away on the ambient, pop noir soundscapes of Cigarettes After Sex.

Peach Pit

The Grand Social – 22nd May

The Grand Social welcomes Peach Pit to The Loft on the 22nd of May. The sound from this quirky, Canadian four piece has been described as indie-rock or better yet, “chewed bubblegum pop”. So, if this sounds like your jam, get your tickets from Ticketmaster for what is sure to be an awesome night.

Beck and Yeah Yeah Yeahs

3 Arena – 23rd May

The amazing line up of Beck and Yeah Yeah Yeahs is coming to the 3 Arena for one night only on the 23rd of May. This is sure to be an absolutely incredible show. More info and tickets available on the 3 Arena website.

An Evening with Amanda Palmer

National Concert Hall – 28th May

Amanda Palmer brings her solo show to the National Concert Hall. Performing everything from the Dresden Dolls to her solo work and brand new material. A sensational artist in a spectacular venue, what more could you want? Further details and ticket info here.

Father John Misty

Vicar Street – 28th – 30th May

After selling out his first two shows, a third and final date has been added for Father John Misty on the 30th of May in Vicar Street. An outstanding performer and renowned songwriter, Father John Misty will not disappoint! End the term in style and get your tickets from the Vicar Street website before they’re gone.



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.