With live events cancelled across Ireland over the past year, music lovers and sports fans will be glad to see a phased return from June.
Pilot live events are to return to Ireland in June. Plus, a 3,500 person outdoor music festival is planned for Dublin’s Pheonix Park.
As COVID-19 restrictions ease across Ireland, the next phase of the government’s reopening plan will see the return of some large-scale live music and sporting events.
Smaller events with a limited capacity will also be able to return outdoors this month and indoors in July.
The return of live events – a taste of normality
Taoiseach Micheál Martin revealed the next phase of the government’s reopening plan. In this, he announced that pilot live events could return to Ireland in June.
Other restrictions to be lifted include dates for the return of international travel. As well as the return of indoor dining and drinking in pubs and restaurants.
The Taoiseach revealed plans to hold pilot live events throughout June and July to “test the logistical requirements” for further reopening.
Events planned for June – what to expect
As pilot live events are to return to Ireland in June, you may be wondering what to expect.
There are 11 events scheduled so far for the next month. These include a 3,500-person fully seated outdoor music festival in Phoenix Park, Dublin, on 26 June.
The first two events are a 500-person outdoor music event in Iveagh Gardens on 10 June and the Leinster v Dragons at the RDS on 11 June with a capacity of 1,200.
Other events scheduled include Shamrock Rovers v Finn Harps and the Cork City v Cabinteely matches on 11 June. The Camogie National League Finals will go ahead at Croke Park with a capacity of 3,000 on 20 June.
Events planned for late June – a phased reopening
As pilot live events return to Ireland in June, there is plenty to look forward to as we move into the summer months.
On 23 June, an indoor opera is scheduled at the University of Limerick Concert Hall with a capacity of 519.
The Shamrock Rovers v Drogheda match is scheduled for 25 June. Additionally, 26 June will see the Santry Athletics Ireland National Championships
The final two events to go ahead this month are a 200-person indoor music performance on 26 June at the INEC Club in Killarney. And lastly, there will be a Race Meeting at the Curragh with a capacity of 1,000.
If all goes well with the planned events scheduled for June, indoor events will be able to return with a maximum of 100 attendees from 5 July.