Best Five Summer Music Events In Royal Hospital Kilmainham Dublin

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All the big acts come to Dublin at some stage, and this year –after the music drought of the past two years– we are really looking forward to some great live gigs. The Royal Hospital at Kilmainham is a beautiful outdoor venue for events and this year there will be some great ones to attend. The 17th century building houses the Irish Museum of Modern Art, and the gardens are a work of art themselves.

Best Five Summer Music Events In Royal Hospital Kilmainham Dublin

My Chemical Romance – 24 & 25 May 

Bringing some American rock back to Dublin for two dates in May, My Chemical Romance will lift the cobwebs of Covid-19 with their self-named, “violent dangerous pop.” Expect to hear some tracks from Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, Life on the Murder Scene and The Black Parade

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MCR will be appearing at Royal Hospital Kilmainham this summer

The Frames – 28 May 

Taking the stage will be the Glen Hansard and The Frames with their folky touch indie rock. The band may have been around since 1990 but they still get us rocking. The Frames are regulars at Royal Hospital and when their gig in 2021 was cancelled, they did it on Instagram. 

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The Frames will appear at Royal Hospital in the flesh this year

Forbidden Fruit Festival – 4 & 5 June 

Making a return, the Forbidden Fruit Festival will whet any music lover’s appetite. Appearing at this two-day event will be, Lorde, Hot Chip, The Avalanches, Jayda, Folamour, Princess Nokia, Biig Piig, Jojaque and lots more to be announced. It will get the summer off to a rocking start. 

Liam Gallagher – 27 August 

Liam Gallagher will feel at home when he plays Dublin this year. The star has often talked about his Irish roots and how connected he feels to the country. Tickets go on sale on Friday 18 February. 

Massive Attack – Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, 28 August 

With two albums featured on The Rolling Stone‘s list of the ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’, Massive Attack are returning to Dublin. The English hip-hop collective will have us bopping again. The garden at Royal Hospital is perfect for an outdoor event and it will be a highlight of the summer. 

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Joan Scales
Joan Scales
Award-winning journalist, Joan has been writing about travel and tourism for many years principally for The Irish Times and lately for travel2ireland. Joan has appeared many times on television and radio talking about the business of travel and all its component strands. She is also a public speaker and has appeared at many international conventions and conferences.

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