Ireland Music Week 2023: 3rd - 6th October across Dublin city centre venues
‘Showcasing the Soundtrack to Ireland’s Future’
Welcome to Ireland Music Week! The 21st year of the Festival.
Ireland Music Week is an important event in an artists’ development and profile in the music industry. The main aim is to allow both industry and fans to witness the next crop of Irish talent. The showcases and the robust and busy conference schedule maintain IMW’s essential presence as a key international-facing showcase event.
Many artists go on to showcase at some of international f
Oktoberfeis features an Irish twist on the traditional Bavarian beer festival.
What does that mean?
• Ireland’s best trad musicians and singers!
• DJs playing the biggest Irish party anthems!
• Tankards of Guinness & Irish beer
• Mountains of confetti showers!
• Hilarious hosts that will have you on the floor laughing!
• Irish dancers and performers
.............And so much more!
Oktoberfeis features an Irish twist on the traditional Bavarian experience - think Irish trad bands and dancers, tankards of Irish stouts & beers, authentic Irish food, DJs and an eclec
Award-winning comedian, actor and writer Jack Whitehall’s brand-new tour, Jack Whitehall: Settle Down Is coming to 3Arena Saturday, October 7 2023..
Following three complete sell-out arena tours Jack is enjoying being back out on the road doing what he does best - entertaining audiences! His biggest-ever stand-up tour to date, Jack Whitehall: Stood Up, sold out arenas across the UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. It was the UK's largest comedy tour of 2019, with a ticketed audience over 450,000. Jack has previously sold-out venues across the UK on two earlier tours: Jack Whitehall G
Ahead of the release of his upcoming studio album On Pain, English singer-songwriter Lloyd Cole has announced a new UK and Irish Tour which includes a show in 3Olympia Theatre on 8th October 2023.
Lloyd Cole will release ‘On Pain’ on 23rd June ’23 on the earMUSIC label. On Pain is Lloyd’s twelfth album as a solo artist and features eight new Lloyd Cole songs, four of which are co-written by Commotions founding members Blair Cowan and Neil Clark, who also perform on the record.
Lloyd Cole has released 16 studio albums including three with The Commotions [Rattlesnakes (84), Easy Pi
Cult 80s new wave pop group Haircut 100 will play Vicar Street, Dublin this October in what will be their first ever Irish show. Hot on the heels of their Pelican West 40th anniversary shows in London and Oxford in May this year, which sold out in less than 20 minutes –– the band has delighted fans with the announcement that they’ll be taking to the road. Haircut 100% Live is a 15 date UK and Ireland tour throughout October and November, kicking off in Dublin.
K-Trap rose to rap prominence due to his unorthodox flow, finesse and mystery which all remain at the heart of his artistry and sound. Emerging onto the scene in 2017 with ‘David Blaine’, Trap’s consistent stream of releases resulted in co-signs from the likes of
Stormzy, Giggs,and Fredo (to name a few) and earned him a permanent spot in the UK music scene's hall of fame. Since establishing his own label and independence,
Trap has been unstoppable from his critically acclaimed, ‘Trapo’ project late last year, to his Top 20 mixtape this year, ‘Joints 2’ featuring long-term f
Aoife Nessa Frances
Welcome to an audio visual deep dive into the music of Aoife Nessa Frances. Experience ANF & the protector band in a unique environment with special guest performances at The Complex gallery & studios on October 14th. Tickets are limited for this event.
To celebrate the release of her newest single “Fantasy”, Aoife Nessa Frances will bring her collection of music to The Complex, Dublin. On "Fantasy", she builds a lush, pastoral landscape of psych-folk, written as the Irish singer-songwriter was learning to read Tarot cards and taking particular inspiration from the High Priestess card.
12 Points Festival
12 Points showcases young, creative and ambitious artists in jazz and related music from all points on the continent.
The next edition of 12 Points takes place in DUBLIN at The Complex on 18-21 October 2023.
Further information and programme will be announced in July.
12 Points presents 12 young European jazz acts each year, creating a unique opportunity to showcase of emerging jazz talent.
The Grand Social
Gurriers formed during the pandemic and emerging the other side with a debut gig Halloween 2021 they have since become an important part of an increasingly talked-about Irish scene. For the last two years they’ve honed their incendiary performances from local venues through European festival stages rapidly making a name for themselves in the process. Reverberating guitars, epic melodies and vocals bursting with snotty self-confidence bind Gurriers’ songwriting into a mesmerising live tour de force.
With experience supporting acts like Enola Gay, Surf Curse, Been Stellar, and Goat Girl,