Looking for something to show your appreciation to the ultimate support act in your life this Mother's Day? For the person who is always there for us, why not give the gift of live!
For the Theatre Fan:
The international, award-winning smash-hit musical ‘The Bodyguard’ is coming to Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from the 18 – 23 September 2023 featuring a whole host of irresistible classics and one of the greatest hit songs of all time – “I Will Always Love You”. Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, 18 – 23 September 2023.
What’s the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they’ve abolished hanging? The black comedy ‘Hangmen’ is the creation of Martin McDonagh, the mind behind ‘In Bruges’ and the Academy Award nominated ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’. Gaiety Theatre, 11 March – 8 April 2023.
‘Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage’ is back following a season in the West End! Exploding with heart-pounding music, breath-taking emotion and sensationally dancing and featuring 35 hit songs, including “Hungry Eyes”, “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life”. Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, 5 – 16 September 2023.
Based on Baz Luhrmann’s award-winning worldwide film phenomenon, ‘Strictly Ballroom: The Musical’ is heading to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Featuring smash-hit songs “Love Is In The Air”, “Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps” and “Time After Time” and starring Strictly Come Dancing favourite Kevin Clifton. Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, 29 May – 3 June 2023.
This new production of ‘Mother of All the Behans’ is the story of his ‘inspirational’ mother Kathleen, a fascinating record of a remarkable life. Inspired by the songs and stories handed down through generations, this entertaining journey through the social history of Dublin and the Behan family history comes to the 3Olympia Theatre this August. 3Olympia Theatre, 15 – 19 August 2023.
For Fans of the Classics:
Experience the great classics of the American Songbook with your biggest support act! Global superstar Michael Bublé makes his return to Ireland with the Higher 2023 Tour for two fully-seated shows at 3Arena on 13 and 14 May – his only Irish shows this year. 3Arena, 13 & 14 May 2023.
Known for his mega-hits such as “Endless Love”, “All Night Long”, “Hello”, “Say You, Say Me” and “Dancing On The Ceiling,” Lionel Richie returns to Ireland with outdoor performances in Ormeau Park, Belfast and St. Anne’s Park, Dublin, with very special guests The Human League. Belfast and Dublin, 3 & 4 June 2023.
Nathan and his six-man band perform a great variety of country, Irish, pop and ballads – music for everyone of all ages. He is one of the biggest names on the Irish music scene and is fast becoming a big name all over the UK too with his fine performances that include the mega hit song “Wagon Wheel”. Nationwide.
Daniel O’Donnell, the Irish singing legend, is one of the most prolific and successful recording artists in the UK charts, being the only artist in the world to score a hit in the UK album charts every year since 1988. The Donegal-based singer is showing no signs of slowing down, performing multiple shows nationwide. Nationwide.
For the Pop Fan:
Sugababes became one of the most successful British girl bands of the 21st century with six Number One singles, millions of global sales and multiple multi-platinum albums. Fast forward two decades, the original line up of Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy play Live at Botanic Gardens, Belfast on 26 May 2023 and at All Together Now over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Belfast & Waterford, 26 May & 4 August 2023.
Lay All Your Love On your biggest support act this year with ABBAesque! ABBAesque’s success over the past 21 years has been phenomenal making them one of Ireland’s most successful tribute shows. Relive the wonder and magic of ABBA including classic hits like “Dancing Queen”, “Gimme Gimme Gimme” and “Mamma Mia”. Nationwide.
Want to show your appreciation for Someone You Love(d)? Gravelly voiced Scottish troubadour Lewis Capaldi makes his return to Ireland later this year for his largest ever Belfast performance with an outdoor show at Belfast Vital. Boucher Road Playing Fields, 3 September 2023.
For the Hip Hop Fan
As one of the most recognisable faces and voices of the whole genre, West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg is is held in high esteem and affection by hip-hop fans worldwide. The legendary artist is coming to Dublin this March with a show in the 3Arena. 3 Arena, 28 March 2023.
Hip Hop icons Wu-Tang Clan and Nas will bring the 2023 co-headline run of their N.Y. State of Mind Tour to Dublin’s 3Arena on 9 June 2023. The 3 platinum album group’s North American run was nominated for Pollstar’s 2022 Hip Hop Tour of the Year and now they will be joined by New York rapper Nas. 3Arena, 9 June 2023.
For the Rock Fan
Few bands have as great a live reputation as The Waterboys. Treat your greatest supporter to an unforgettable live experience when they come to play across the country this year. Nationwide.
Known as one of the originators of symphonic Black Metal, Norwegian band Emperor’s status alone speaks volumes. They will bring their genre defining music to Dublin for a show in the 3Olympia Theatre in 2024 and they will once more prove why they are the gods of black metal. 3Olympia Theatre, 23 March 2024.
Hot off the heels of the biggest North American stadium tour of 2022, the iconic and celebrated rock legends Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe are bringing their co-headline ‘The World Tour’ to Dublin for an outdoor show this July. Marlay Park, 4 July 2023.
For the Indie and Alternative Fan:
One of this century’s great rock and roll synthesists, The War on Drugs have removed the gaps between the underground and the mainstream. They make their Irish return this year with an outdoor show at The Summer Series at Trinity College. Trinity College Dublin, 27 June 2023.
Treat your greatest support act to an introspective show brimming with old-school romanticism. The stunningly melodic Father John Misty is coming to Dublin this July in support of his fifth studio album “Chloë and the Next 20th Century”. Iveagh Gardens, 15 July 2023.
First Aid Kit return to Ireland to perform in Collins Barracks this year. The Swedish duo, known for captivating audiences worldwide with their artful songwriting and ambitious melodies, will open the Wider than Pictures series in August. Collins Barracks, 21 August 2023.
For the Comedy Fan:
Treat your biggest fan with some laughs this year! Ireland’s top comedy trio Foil, Arms & Hog return to Vicar Street with their new show Hogwash. With their great chemistry and witty humour, audiences can expect belly laughs right from the start! Vicar Street, 27 April – 7 May 2023.
Sarah Millican is bringing her brand-new stand-up show Late Bloomer on the road in 2024, performing multiple shows around Ireland, including two nights in the 3Olympia Theatre. Come along, laugh at her, with her, beside her. Nationwide.
A perfect treat if your biggest support act is a fan of The Crown or if they’re just wondering what all the fuss is about! The Crown – Live! parodies the Netflix show in 80 minutes of frenetic hat-passing, period accents and corgi impressions. 3Olympia Theatre, 28 June – 1 July 2023.
Michael McIntyre is back on stage with his brand new show MACNIFICENT coming to the 3Arena this November! So much has happened in the five years since his last tour and Michael will be making mirth from the madness of it all. 3Arena, 2 – 4 November 2023.
For the Sport Fan:
Don’t miss Ireland in action as they take on Italy and England in the Aviva Stadium as part of the Bank of Ireland Nations Series this August as they prepare for their Rugby World Cup challenge. Aviva Stadium, 5 & 19 August 2023.
Show your county pride this league season with an unmissable bill of fixtures across the Allianz National Leagues. See defending All-Ireland Football champions Kerry as they face Galway in Pearse Stadium or catch Limerick in a double header at TUS Gaelic Grounds where the hurling champions face Wexford and the footballers welcome Kildare. Nationwide.
The Boys in Green return to action in the Aviva Stadium this March. They face Latvia in a friendly on 22 March before taking on World Cup finalists France in the first match of their UEFA EURO 2024 Qualifiers on 27 March. Make sure not to miss either game with the Two Ticket Bundle. Aviva Stadium, 22 & 27 March 2023.
For Fan of the Outdoors
If your biggest support act is a gardening fan or a foodie, Bord Bia’s Bloom is the gift for them! Taking place from 1 – 5 June in the Phoenix Park, visitors can draw inspiration from the spectacular show gardens, as well as browse Irish-grown plants in the Nursery Village, take in the much-loved Postcard Gardens, sample delicious produce from Irish food and drink exhibitors in the Food Village and even hone their cooking skills. Phoenix Park, 1 – 5 June 2023
Filled with great family fun, good food, fancy drinks, and a little dressing up, the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Dublin Horse Show is an amazing experience and one of the best days out of the summer. And we haven’t even mentioned horses! RDS, 9 – 13 August 2023.