The Best 16 Irish Gigs Happening 2017

There is a host of international talent coming to Ireland

The Best 16 Irish Gigs Happening 2017

2016 has been an amazing year for music - from 21 Pilots leaked hit Heathens for the film Suicide Squad to Little Mix's powerful anthem Shout Out To My Ex, there has been a host of talent.

There has also been a great mix of concerts in Ireland in the last year, and 2017 is going to be just as great.

There has been a huge amount of gigs announced over the last year about who is coming to play on Irish soil, including Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, Robbie Williams and Guns N Roses.

For Irish bands, they are set to play some of the best venues in the country such as the 3 Arena in Dublin, Live At The Marquee in Cork and the SSE Arena in Belfast.

1. Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams at InterContinental Dublin

Robbie Williams announced at a huge press conference in Dublin that he was coming back in the summer for a massive concert.

The singer's new album The Heavy Entertainment Show features his latest hit songs like Party Like A Russian.

This year, he has also nabbed the coveted BRIT Icon awards, one of the most prestigious awards in music that artists like John Lennon, David Bowie and U2 have also been honoured with.

Robbie said that he was "delighted to say the rumour is true" and will take the stage at Dublin's Aviva Stadium on June 17th, 2017.

The gig is totally sold out but some tickets are available on Ticketmaster's marketplace, Seatwave.

2. Guns N Roses


Guns N Roses are set to return to Ireland again and play the very same venue they played in last time they were here.

The rockers last performed on Irish soil in 1992 at Slane Castle - and 25 years later, they're going to rock out at Slane again.

In an announcement in Dublin, organisers said they were "delighted" to have one of the greatest bands in the world on stage.

However, it's set to be a very different kind of concert than what fans saw in the early 90s as the band has requested for their to be an alcohol band.

Tickets are sold out for the America rockstars but there are tickets available on Seatwave.

3. JoJo


JoJo is back with a bang and she's coming to Dublin next year on her headline tour.

The songstress has previously revealed that she was forced to inject herself to lose weight with her old management during her teen years - but now she's embarking a more positive mission.

Her new album has a hit of powerful songs like Save My Soul and she'll be treating Irish ears to her gorgeous voice on January 15th, 2017 at The Academy in Dublin.

Tickets for Jojo's concert are available from

4. Justin Bieber


When Justin Bieber was last in Dublin in 2016, the popstar caused uncontrollable mayhem.

However, it seems the singer liked the Irish charm and is coming back to the Emerald Isle in 2017.

The Canadian is playing in Dublin again at the RDS in Ballsbridge on June 21st and will be supported by one of the world's rising musicians Halsey, known for hits like Colors and New Americana.

Tickets are on sale now from

5. Ariana Grande


2017 is going to be an amazing year in Ireland for international musicians - and to make it even better, American Music Award's winner for Artist Of The Year Ariana Grande is set to land on Irish soil.

The singer has a string of hits in 2016 such as Dangerous Woman, Side To Side and Into You.

Heading to other European countries like Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the UK, Belguim and more, Ariana is hitting Dublin's 3 Arena on her Dangerous Woman tour on May 20th in 2017.


Tickets are on sale now from

6. Little Mix


Little Mix have released one of the biggest anthems of the year, Shout Out To My Ex, and will be brining that power to Dublin in 2017.

The band, who first formed on the X Factor, have become one of the most successful bands to leave the show and achieved global fame.

Their new album Glory Days reached number in Ireland and their new singles have been landing on the charts constantly.

The girl group are coming to Dublin's 3 Arena on November 6th in 2017.

Tickets are on sale now from

7. Picture This


Picture This have had an amazing year from their packed gig in Electric Picnic to performing with Irish stars like Kodaline and Gavin James at the 2FM Xmas Ball.

Their debut album is still riding high in the charts and have signed a major deal with record label Republic Records - the same label that has worked with Drake, Ariana Grande and The Weeknd.

Picture This are taking the stage at Cork's Live At The Marquee on June 9th and 10th in 2017.

When tickets for their Olympia gig first went on sale, tickets sold out shockingly fast - but there's good news as they've decided to add a second date.

You can find tickets for their gigs on

8. Green Day

Green Day Play in Dublin

One of the most well-known pop punk bands of our time, Green Day, are coming to Ireland in 2017.

The band have been using their music lately to promote a positive message, such as their song 21 Guns which aims to highlight the negative effects of guns.

Green Day’s most recent album, Bang Bang, was inspired by the recent shootings in America and has received a warm critical reception for it’s powerful message.

The rockers will take to the stage at Royal Hospital Kilmainham on the 29th of June with special guests Rancid.

Tickets are on sale now from

9. The Coronas

The Coronas - November 2010. Photo: Dara Munnis

The Coronas know how to work a crowd and always put on a stellar gig that gets their fans up on their feet.

They are set to play an outdoor gig an outdoor concert in the stunning surroundings of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, Dublin on July 1st - but that's not all.

The band will also be playing one of Ireland's biggest venues, Live At The Marquee in Cork.

Over the last year, The Coronas have toured around Ireland and even the UK playing their classic hits like Heroes Or Ghosts and some of their new tunes such as The Long Way and What A Love.

Find out more about their Dublin gig on July 1st HERE and their Cork gig on June 30th HERE.

10. Radiohead


Radiohead are one of the biggest bands in the world - and they are continuing to grow stronger every year.

Since they first formed in 1985, the band have gone on to win multiple awards including three Grammys for Best Alternative Music and eight NME awards.

Now, the Brits will be coming to Dublin's 3 Arena on June 20th next year as well as touring around the UK and Europe.


Tickets sold out in just minutes when they went on sale but you might be able to find one on Seatwave.

11. Coldplay


Another huge band coming to Ireland is Coldplay - and they're playing a major Dublin stadium.

The British band are coming to Croke Park on July 8th next year and taking one of just three available dates for musicians in the stadium.

Tickets sold out in just 30 minutes but if you really want a ticket, head over to Seatwave.

12. Elton John

Elton John performs at the 3Arena

Elton John is set to play again on Irish soil next year - and it may be his last Irish gig ever.

The musician is rumoured to announce his retirement next year as reports suggest he wants to spend more time with his family.

Heading to one of Ireland's most well known venues, he will perform at Cork's Live At The Marquee on June 20th next year.

Tickets are on sale now from

13. Take That


Take That are set to bring Irish fans their most exciting live experience yet.

The band shot to fame in the early 1990s and show stopper Robbie Williams started his journey with them - now the band is a trio with Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen.

Their new album Wonderland will be released in March, 2017 before they hit Dublin's Croke Park on May 15th, 2017.

For the first time ever, he band’s main stage will be in the centre of the arena floor, giving their fans a truly unique and memorable experience like never before.

Tickets were so popular that they have even added a second date on May 16th - so pick up tickets quick from

14. Drake


Ireland will be welcoming dozens of international stars over 2017 - and Rihanna's former flame Drake will also be visiting the Emerald Isle.

This is the second time the musician will perform in Ireland having last performed to a sold out crowd in the 3 Arena in 2014.

On February 19th and 20th in 2017, the American will return to the 3 Arena as part of his Boys Meets World tour.

Tickets are on sale now from

15. Elbow

The cast from movie 'The Commitments' reunite at The Late Late Show and other guests

Rockers Elbow announced that they will be playing one of Cork's biggest venues, Live At The Marquee.

The band last played the city in 2014 to a sold out audience in the same venue, and the atmosphere is sure to be just as electric.

Elbow will play the Cork venue on June 21st, 2017 where they will belt out their hits like Grounds For Divorce and One Day Like This.

Tickets are on sale now from

16. Phil Collins


Music legend Phill Collins announced that he would be returning back to Ireland after 12 years.


The musician last played on Irish soil in 2004 but now he will be bringing his comeback tour, Not Dead Yet, to Dublin in the summer.

Taking the stage at the Aviva Stadium on June 25th, fans can expect classics hits like In The Air Tonight and Another Day In Paradise.

Tickets are on sale now from

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