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Trinity Summer Series 2020 — Line Up

A host of fantastic act's are performing at the Trinity Summer Series 2020. Updated with rescheduled dates for the summer of 2021.

Once again Dublin prepares itself for another Summer soiree with the Trinity Summer Series returning in 2020 with an incredible line-up featuring The Specials, Walking on Cars, Keane, Haim, Crowded House, Michael Kiwanuka & Beck. Check out the details of the full updated line up below.

Trinity Summer Series 2020 Rescheduled Dates:

  • Keane has been rescheduled to 1 July 2021.
  • Michael Kiwanuka has been rescheduled to 28 June 2021.
  • Crowded House has been rescheduled to 30 June 2021.
  • Beck has been rescheduled to 4 July 2021.

 

The Specials

Saturday 4 July 2020

After a three sold out shows in the Olympia theatre, The Specials return with a headline show at the Summer Series in Trinity College on Saturday 4 July 2020. The Specials are back with ten songs on a brand new album “Encore”. It is their first studio album of original songs since 1998’s Guilty ’til Proved Innocent!, and their first new material with vocalist Terry Hall since 1981’s “Ghost Town” single. Influential, important and exhilarating live, they are an eclectic ensemble that combine an electric mixture of  ska, punk & reggae. Seven hit singles including two number ones, two hit albums and a string of sell-out tours. They’ve been everywhere; on Top of the Pops, Radio One, nightclubs, school discos and now they’re ready to take on Trinity college.

 

Walking on Cars

Friday 3 July 2020

Walking On Cars have announced a special outdoor show for 2020 with a headline performance at The Summer Series at Trinity College on Friday 3 July. This year the band have played across the globe, with huge shows on their home turf at the 3Arena, Dublin and a Sold Out Irish Independent park, Cork. The band are about to embark on a final run which will begin with shows in New Zealand, Australia, The UAE and Russia before they return to play a small run of intimate shows around Ireland this December then they will cap off the year headlining NYF Dublin’s Countdown Concert on New Year’s Eve.

 

Keane

Thursday 2 July 2020

Following their sold out show at the Olympia Theatre this past October, Keane have announced an outdoor performance at The Summer Series at Trinity College on Thursday 2 July 2020 [RESCHEDULED TO 1 JULY 2021]. Cause and Effect’, the brand new album from Keane features 11 new songs recorded in London and Sussex. It is Keane’s 5th studio album. Their 4 previous albums have all entered the UK charts at number 1 and accumulated sales of over 13m worldwide and 2.6 billion streams.

Haim

Tuesday 30 June 2020

HAIM have announced their hugely anticipated return to Ireland with an open-air performance at The Summer Series at Trinity College, Dublin on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Since making their debut with 2013’s widely praised Days Are Gone, HAIM have embodied a defiant abandon when it comes to their music. On the strength of their sophisticated musicality and kaleidoscopic sensibilities, the Southern California-bred sister trio have collaborated with artists as eclectic as Stevie Nicks and Calvin Harris and Dirty Projectors, toured with Taylor Swift and Rihanna, and artfully embedded their songs with elements of everything from folk to hip-hop to power-pop. Now at work on their third album, HAIM are bringing even greater boldness and urgency to their artistry, ultimately turning out some of their most revealing and sonically adventurous material yet.

Crowded House

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Crowded House have announced their hugely anticipated return to Ireland with an open air performance at The Summer Series at Trinity College, Dublin on Wednesday 1 July 2020 [RESCHEDULED TO 30 JUNE 2021] .Formed in Melbourne Australia in 1985 out the ashes of New Zealand’s Split Enz by Neil, Paul Hester and Nick Seymour, their eponymous self-titled debut album on Capitol Records went on to global success with the hits Don’t Dream It’s Over and Something So Strong. Those songs and many that followed are still resonating with audiences today, the former in particular being one of the most covered songs of the last 20 years. In 2005 following the tragic death of Paul Hester, Neil and Nick felt emotionally compelled to bring Crowded House back, to put some more good history, as they described it, into the story of the band. Following Neil’s surprise star turn and a very successful world tour with Fleetwood Mac, Neil and Nick have been energized and inspired to begin a new chapter in the Crowded House story.

Michael Kiwanuka

Michael Kiwanuka has announced his Irish return with an outdoor performance at The Summer Series at Trinity College Dublin on 29 June 2020 [RESCHEDULED TO 28 JUNE 2021]. Brittany Howard will join Michael as very special guest. Kiwanuka” solidifies one of British music’s more remarkable career progressions. The man behind it has put his immense natural gifts to work in an album that wields difficult subjects – black identity, violence, self-doubt – with a light touch and a dramatist’s sense of mood, space and atmosphere. “The things that end up being enjoyed are often things you want to hide,” he says, quietly. “But obviously that’s the stuff that makes us connect.” Telling people who you are – truly, unabashedly showing yourself – has never sounded more thrilling.

 

BECK

Seven-time GRAMMY winner Beck has today announced his highly anticipated return to Ireland with an outdoor performance at The Summer Series at Trinity College Dublin on 5th July 2020 [RESCHEDULED TO 4 JULY 2021]. Away from the live arena, Beck remains as creatively restless as ever, a master of reinvention going through yet another career peak in the studio. As the title of his critically acclaimed new 14th album Hyperspace implies, Beck has travelled light-years from his emergence as a reluctant generational spokesperson. In the decades since, Beck’s singular career has seen him utilize all manners and eras of music, blurring boundaries and blazing a path into the future while simultaneously foraging through the past.

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