Once the final month of Summer on the Emerald Isle is underway, the August social calendar is alight with things to do, events to attend and gigs to go to.
Whether you’re someone with a penchant for sing-a-longs amidst a crowd of 20,000 or prefer to enjoy a more laid-back local affair, we think we have just the ticket!
These are ten unmissable events on in Ireland this August and we’re sure you’ll think so, too!
10. Broken Social Scene
This Canadian indie rock band have been slaying charts and smashing out hits since their inception in 1999 and there is clearly no stopping them.
They’re due to play just one date in Dublin’s Vicar Street this August so act fast if you want to secure tickets.
When: Saturday 17 August 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Address: 58-59 Thomas St, The Liberties, Dublin 8
How Much: €28.50
9. Little Miss Sunshine
This indie-alternative film received critical acclaim for its raw depiction of the modern, dysfunctional family back in 2006.
Now, the Oscar-winning title has been repurposed to become a musical drama. Straight from the West End, this is sure to be one of the top events in Ireland this August.
When: 12 – 17 August 2019 @ various
Address: 72 Dame St, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 K135
How Much: €15 – €56
8. The Big Grill
For all you food enthusiasts, this is the event in Ireland for you this August. This is, in fact, Europe’s largest BBQ and craft beer festival and its set to take place in Herbert Park.
Expect live music, testers and tastings, demonstrations and performances!
When: Thursday 15 – Sunday 18 August 2019
Address: Herbert Park, 4 Herbert Park, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, Co. Dublin
How Much: €23.05 – €33.45
7. Bombay Bicycle Club
This English indie rock group is due to take to the stage twice in August 2019. Their first gig will be at All Together Now festival (see #1) and the day after they’ll be gracing the stage in Cork.
Get in quick if you want to snag tickets to this top event in Ireland this August!
How Much: varies
6. Yurt City
This small scale overnight festival is perfect for those with a love for laid-back Summer fete-style festivals that’s more about the experience opposed to the acts.
Expect live music, performers, art and installations, yummy food and good vibes all around!
When: Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 August 2019
Address: Charleville Demesne, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
How Much: €43.99 – €66.26
World-class English ska band Madness is set to take to the stage in Belfast this August in Ireland and we’re sure this will be one of the hottest gigs of the Summer.
With smash hits like “It Must Be Love” and “Driving In My Car”, we’re sure this gig will have the crowds dancing and singing all night long.
When: Tuesday 20 August 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Address: 20 Donegall Quay, Belfast BT1 3AS, UK
How Much: £33 – £37
4. The Wine & Cheese Festival
This upmarket affair is perfect for those with a penchant for a wine and cheese combo. The mini-festival will take place in Dublin over a weekend in August and we just love the idea of daytime drinks in stunning surroundings of the Iveagh Gardens.
There are early and late afternoon time slots and tickets are already moving fast for this one!
When: Thursday 8 – Sunday 11 August 2019
Address: Clonmel St, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin, D02 WD63
How Much: €17.81 – €22.26
3. Foo Fighters
Mega world-class rock band the Foo Fighters will be here in Ireland this August, and they’re set to play two dates. The first show will be in Belfast, the second in Dublin. Tickets are selling like hot cakes so get in now or regret it later!
How Much: varies
This small-scale independent music festival will take place in Dublin’s seaside suburb of Dun Laoghaire this August 2019.
With international acts, local legends, artisanal food, mind-blowing performers and a city-side location, this two-day festival is the perfect addition to your Summer calendar.
When: Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 August 2019
How Much: €5.57 – €110.24
1. All Together Now
This indie music festival burst onto the scene with a bang and has gone on to become the leading alternative Summer event in Ireland. This year top acts like The National and Patti Smith will headline and tickets are already sold out.
Saying that, keep an eye on Gumtree and the Facebook event page for re-sells, it’ll be worth it – trust us!
When: Fri 2 Aug 2019 – Sun 4 Aug 2019
Address: Curraghmore estate, Curraghmore, Portlaw, Co. Waterford, X91 CH28
How Much: €70 – €208