August kicks off on a high note for music – over the 1st and 2nd, The Beatyard festival will be on in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The full line up has not yet been confirmed, but the acts that have been announced so far include:
Sister Sledge; Four Tet; Neneh Cherry; Barrington Levy; Madlib; Public Service Broadcasting; Lindstrom; Craig Charles; Optimo & Mister Saturday Night B2B; Midnight Magic; Dj Marky; Horsemeat Disco; I Am The Cosmos; Le Freak; Riza; EMBRZ; Telephones; Tandem Felix and Sim Simma.
Other entertainment at this two day festival will include games, hot tubs, crazy golf and basketball, to name just a few. Food stalls will also be on site.
Early bird tickets are €29 for one day, or €49 for both days.
What Else is in Music in Dublin August 2015?
Also playing on August 1 are Charlie & The Bhoys in The Button Factory and Sal Vitro in Whelan’s.
On August 2, ArnoCorps will be playing the Voodoo Lounge, while Solid Sun will be launching their new EP in Whelan’s, supported by Not Monsters.
Tickets are €7, or €10 including the EP.
On August 3, The Dandy Warhols are performing The Academy, with support by The Vincents.
On August 5, Luke Keating will be celebrating the recent launch of his new album in Whelan’s. Tickets are €10, and come with a complimentary copy of the album.
On August 6, The Stunning will be playing Bulmers Live at Leopardstown.
All Bulmers Live at Leopardstown tickets are €15, while concessions are €10.
On August 7, Red Moon Bayonets will launch their new EP, ‘A Silent Companion’ in the Bello Bar, supported by Amano and The Dublin City Rounders.
Tickets are €7.50, with a copy of the EP.
On the same evening, LTJ Bukem is playing The Twisted Pepper.
Tickets are a weirdly specific price: €17.65.
On August 8, Mak & Pasteman are playing The Button Factory.
Tickets range in price from €5 – €10; it’s unclear what criteria dictate the different pricing levels.
On August 10, Sepultura will be playing at The Academy, supported by Black Skies Burn and Warpath Ireland. This heavy metal band from Brazil has legions of loyal fans and always puts on a great show.
On August 12, Touché Amoré will be playing The Academy 2, supported by Stairwells and The Winter Passing.
August 13 will be a busy evening for gigs. The Human League will be playing Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, while Black Uhuru will be playing The Sugar Club and Alvin Youngblood Hart will be appearing in Whelan’s, supported by Crow Black Chicken.
On August 14, music fans will have a choice between Marti Pellow and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in the National Concert Hall, or Marc O’Reilly and Ciaran Lavery in Whelan’s.
On August 15, it’s a toss up between Judge Jules in the Voodoo Lounge, or Eli & Fur, playing in The Button Factory.
On August 18, Ryley Walker is playing in Whelan’s.
On August 19, SOJA is playing The Academy, while Deerhoof is playing in Whelan’s.
On August 20, Bailey McConnell is performing in The Academy 2.
August 21 is another good evening for music: GBH is playing in Fibber Magee’s, while HomeTown is playing at Vicar Street. When they played their last concert here, at the 3Arena, HomeTown was supporting Olly Murs but now it is their turn in the spotlight, following the launch of their second single, ‘Cry For Help’ in March of this year. Upon release, it immediately placed right at the top of the charts. On the same evening, Pyramid Hill is celebrating the launch of their new EP in The Workman’s Club.
On August 22, The Bash is playing The Academy, while in The Workman’s Club No Stairway will be on stage.
On August 23, Helena Byrne and Angela Watson-Modeste will be upstairs in Whelan’s.
On August 24, Mini Mansions will be appearing in The Workman’s Club.
On August 26 Tylor, the Creator will be playing The Academy.
On August 27 Wand will be playing in Whelan’s.
August 28 will be a particularly hectic evening for gigs and concerts; since they are happening between 7pm and 11pm, if you organise yourself you may be able to attend a few. Earlier in the evening, Gojira will be playing The Academy. At 8 o’clock, Sufjan Stevens will be playing his first date in The Helix, while Ryan Sheridan will be in Whelan’s, John Prine will be in Vicar Street and Eric Martin will be in The Workman’s Club. Towards the end of the night, Dubfire will play The Button Factory.
August 29 is another busy one, with The Janoskians playing their first night in The Academy, Storyman appearing in Whelan’s and Sufjan Stevens playing The Helix for a second night.
The Janoskians will play their second night in The Academy August 30.
Finally, on August 31 it will be the turn of The Polyphonic Spree, who will play The Academy.
August looks like it will be pretty busy for gigs and concerts, and it’s well worth your while to check out some lesser known acts while you have the opportunity.
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