JOHN GIBBONS – 2 APRIL – OLYMPIA THEATRE
The Irish DJ has enjoyed great success worldwide and now returns to Dublin where he will play an electrifying set with hits such as ‘Would I Lie to You’ and ‘P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing).’ His music fuses pop with dance sensibilities, quarter-note beats, and climactic drops. In his biggest show to date, the audience will see exactly how Gibbons has established himself as a one of the fastest rising stars in dance music. Tickets from €25.90.
Check it out if you like: Blonde, Disciples, Duke Dumont
BAHAMAS – 6 APRIL – THE GRAND SOCIAL
The Canada native, real name Afie Jurvanen, brings his hugely anticipated Earthtones World Tour to Dublin. The soothing guitar-led melodies coupled with Jurvanen’s telling lyrics make for a great listen. Jurvanen’s vocals allow him to transcend the clusters of guitar-laden musicians. Taylor Swift gave him a valuable stamp of approval earlier this year by adding his single ‘Way with Words’ to her Apple Music playlist, thereby bringing his music to millions of listeners. Tickets from €15.00.
Check it out if you like: Gregory Alan Isakov, The Barr Brothers, The Milk Carton Kids
LE BOOM – 7 APRIL – BUTTON FACTORY
This Dublin-based duo have been steadily gaining attention for their catchy melodies, futuristic synths, and dance beats that are impossible to stand still to. A regular fixture at music festivals, Le Boom have been rising through the ranks. On tracks like fan favourite ‘What We Do’ and ‘Don’t Need It Now’ they showcase the vibrant Irish music scene in its best light. Christy Leech and Aimie Mallon have proved time and again that they are ones to watch. Tickets from €14.35.
Check it out if you like: Tebi Rex, Le Galaxie, LCD Soundsystem
ÁINE CAHILL – 20 APRIL – SMOCK ALLEY THEATRE
The past year has been impressive for this young artist, who has been gigging across Ireland and gaining national attention. Cahill, who hails from Cavan, will be taking to the stage where she will be playing hits such as ‘Plastic,’ ‘Black Dahlia,’ and newest single ‘Blood Diamonds.’ Fresh from her supporting slot on tour with JP Cooper, Cahill has showcased her more than capable vocals and lively stage presence. Her music boasts impressive production, with songs of a calibre worthy of mainstream artists. All of this promises that Cahill’s name will soon be known in households across the country. Tickets from €22.
Check it out if you like: Wyvern Lingo, Saint Sister, Soulé