A host of international stars visit Dublin this week while the best of Irish music is on offer at Tradfest through the city. Here’s the pick of the gigs in the capital this week.

Monday 21

Walking On Cars

Walking On Cars do a special intimate show in Whelan’s ahead of the group’s comeback in 2019.

Years & Years

Years & Years play the first of two sold-out nights in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre.

Tuesday 22

Azealia Banks

The potty-mouth Princess of hip hop returns to Dublin for a sold-out show at The Academy.

Wednesday 23

The Beths

Christened the best new band of 2018 by Paste Magazine New Zealand quartet The Beths bring their brand of self-deprecating rock to The Grand Social. Tickets €13.50.

Elkin, Eve Belle and Barq

2019 Plec Pick Eve Belle, joins 2018 Plec Pick Barq and Elkin for a special night in aid of the Peter McVerry Trust in Whelan’s. Tickets €10

Ailbhe Reddy, Loah & Sive

Former Plec Picks Ailbhe Reddy and Loah will be joined by Sive for a special night at The Pepper Cannister Church for Tradfest. This event is sold-out.

Thursday 24

Death Cab For Cutie

Eight albums in and Ben Gibbard’s Death Cab For Cutie still delight fans with their brand of emotive rock. So much so that Washington’s finest have sold-out their date at the Olympia Theatre.

Lil’ Mosey

Seattle rapper Lil’ Mosey brings his Nortbest World Tour to The Academy. Tickets €25.93.

Stefan Murphy

Stefan Murphy the driving force behind The Mighty Stef brings his never say die attitude to Whelan’s. Tickets €13.02.

John Paul White

John Paul White formerly one half of The Civil Wars brings his solo material to Whelan’s. Tickets €19.26.

David Kitt + Inni-K

Two of Ireland’s most distinct voices take to the stage in The Workman’s Club as a part of Tradfest. Tickets €19.99.

Friday 25

Ben Howard

Ben HOward brings his critically acclaimed third album, ‘Noonday Dream’ to the 3Arena Tickets €46.87.

101 Beats Per Minute

The 101 Beats Per Minute  collective album project is launched in Whelan’s featuring Margie Jean Lewis, Minced Oath and Twoc and more.Tickets €15.00.

The Eskies

The Eskies will road-test their new line-up at The Button Factory as part of Tradfest. Tickets for the band that never disappoint €15.99.

Saturday 26

Oscar Blue

Singer songwriter Oscar Blue will bring his new single Auburn to Upstairs at Whelan’s. Tickets €10.41.

Sunday 27


Bastille return to Ireland for a sold-out show in the Olympia Theatre.


Kakkmaddafakka The Bergen wave act are sure to deliver an energetic show when they return to Dublin for a rescheduled Halloween show in The Grand Social. Tickets €16.66.