Top 10 gigs in Dublin in 2022 we can’t wait for

If you are looking to experience some fantastic live music this year, we’ve got you covered with the top ten gigs in Dublin in 2022 we can’t wait for.

FINALLY, gigs are back! It’s been a long and trying two years for the entertainment industry, with COVID restrictions effectively putting a halt to all gigs and concerts, leaving many people without a job. Thankfully, we are ready to get back to normality.

With nearly all restrictions lifted on 22 January, live entertainment could make its long-awaited return. Musicians wasted no time getting back on stage with many gigs lined up for this year.

We may be already into March. However, there are still lots of upcoming shows you can buy tickets for. Here are our top ten gigs in Dublin in 2022 we can’t wait for.

10. Fatboy Slim – a night to remember

Fatboy Slim is one of the gigs in Dublin in 2022 we can't wait for.
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What better way to start off St Patrick’s weekend than with none other than world-renowned DJ and producer Fatboy Slim?

This show is part of his ‘We’ve Come A Long Long Way Together!’ tour. With hits such as ‘Praise You’ and ‘Right Here, Right Now’ to be heard on the night, it’s sure to be a stellar show.

Date: 16 March 2022

Price: €63.25

Address: 3Arena, N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland

Tickets: HERE

9. Sam Fender – the Geordie lad comes to Dublin City

Sam Fender is playing Dublin this month.
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One of the hottest acts at the moment, Newcastle’s Sam Fender is taking his extremely successful Seventeen Going Under album on tour.

Lucky for us, the indie-rock singer has decided to visit Dublin City. There are still a few tickets left to go see Mr Fender, so get moving before they’re all gone!

Date: 24 March 2022

Price: €44.05

Address: 3Arena, N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland

Tickets: HERE

8. Bryan Adams – for a heavenly night

Bryan Adams is one of the gigs in Dublin in 2022 we can't wait for.
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Who didn’t have a major crush on this man in the 80s? The Grammy-award-winning singer is going on tour to promote his 15th studio album, So Happy It Hurts.

The Canadian rock singer-songwriter is famous worldwide thanks to hits like ‘Heaven’ and ‘Summer of 69’. If you want to hear the raspy tones of Adams’ voice (who wouldn’t?), make sure to snag yourself some tickets.

Date: 30 May 2022

Price: €65.50

Address: 3Arena, N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland

Tickets: HERE

7. Swedish House Mafia – back with a bang ten years on

Swedish House Mafia are back after ten years.
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Their last tour was back in 2012, but now the house music supergroup is back. Swedish House Mafia has enjoyed incredible success worldwide with songs such as ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ and ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’.

Now they’re back with their new single ‘Moth to a Flame’. These guys know how to put on a show, so this is certain to be a memorable performance.

Date: 6 October 2022

Price: €65.45

Address: 3Arena, N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland

Tickets: HERE

6. Westlife – the Irish boys are back on home turf

Westlife is one of the gigs in Dublin in 2022 we can't wait for.
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The boys are back. Ireland’s most successful boy band return with their brand-new tour, The Wild Dreams Tour.

A second date has been added due to phenomenal demand, which doesn’t surprise us one bit as these boys are music legends with over five million concert tickets sold to date.

They will be performing songs from their new album Wild Dreams, along with many well-known classics like ‘Uptown Girl’, ‘World of our Own’, and many more.

Date: 8-9 July 2022

Price: €69.50

Address: Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Rd, Dublin 4, Ireland

Tickets: HERE

5. Forbidden Fruit Festival – one of the gigs in Dublin in 2022 we can’t wait for

Forbidden Fruit Festival is back for 2022.
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After three long years, Dublin’s first and longest-running city-centre festival is finally back.

The festival, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary, will welcome acts over the weekend like Bicep, Lorde, Peggy Gou, and many others.

This weekend is guaranteed to be one you don’t want to miss.

Date: 4-5 June 2022

Price: €74.50-€149.00

Address: The Royal Hospital, Military Road, Saint James’ (part of Phoenix Park), Dublin 8, Ireland

Tickets: HERE

4. Olivia Rodrigo – the reigning pop princess

Olivia Rodrigo is one of the gigs in Dublin in 2022 we can't wait for.
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Who hasn’t belted out ‘good 4 u’ this past year? The 19-year-old American pop star has taken the world by storm with her incredible vocals and catchy lyrics.

The ‘Driver’s License’ singer brings her highly anticipated ‘Sour’ tour of her debut album to Fairview Park in Dublin. Olivia Rodrigo is sure to give one of the best gigs in Dublin in 2022 we can’t wait for.

Date: 30 June 2022

Price: €63.25

Address: Fairview Park, Fairview, Dublin, D03 XF90, Ireland

Tickets: HERE

3. Ed Sheeran – hoping to meet a Galway Girl

Ed Sheeran is coming to Dublin this year.
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Ireland’s adopted son is back and has chosen Croke Park to open his new world tour, ‘Mathematics’. This is his first tour since the ‘Divide’ tour in 2017, which ran until 2019, making it the highest-grossing tour of all time.

Sheeran knows how to captivate an audience, and his shows are second to none. If you didn’t get to catch him back in 2017 or 2019, you’re in luck as there are still some tickets available for this time around.

Date: 23-24 April 2022

Price: €91.00

Address: Croke Park, Jones’ Rd, Drumcondra, Dublin 3, Ireland

Tickets: HERE

2. Harry Styles – one of the biggest names in music right now

Harry Styles is one of the gigs in Dublin in 2022.
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Another singer at the forefront of pop music today, with hits like ‘Watermelon Sugar’ and ‘Golden’, is Mr Harry Styles. Since leaving One Direction, Styles has enjoyed monumental success as a soloist.

His ‘Love on Tour’, which is coming to Dublin City, is sure to be a hit with people all across the Emerald Isle.

Date: 22 June 2022

Price: €77.50–€117.50

Address: Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Rd, Dublin 4, Ireland

Tickets: HERE

1. Garth Brooks – making his long-awaited return

Garth Brooks is making his long-awaited return to the city.
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They said it couldn’t be done, but here we are. Garth Brooks is finally playing those five nights in Croke Park in what is sure to be one of the biggest music events of the year!

Who can forget the fiasco of 2014 with all five concerts being cancelled? Now, with 75,000 set to attend each night, these concerts are sure to go down in history.

It seems this time around, Brooks has friends in high places that allowed him to pull this off. Playing over two consecutive weekends, this is certainly one of the top ten gigs in Dublin in 2022 we can’t wait for.

Date: 9-11 and 16-17 September 2022

Price: €81.00

Address: Croke Park, Jones’ Rd, Drumcondra, Dublin 3, Ireland

Tickets: HERE

Other notable mentions

Billie Eilish is one of the gigs in Dublin in 2022 we can't wait for.
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Billie Eilish: The moody singer-songwriter is coming to Dublin’s 3Arena on 4 and 5 June for what is sure to be an amazing show.

Guns N’ Roses: Fans of the American rock band can let loose on 28 June at Marlay Park.

Red Hot Chili Peppers: One of the biggest names in music over the past 30 years, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers are playing Marlay Park on 29 June.

Longitude: One of Ireland’s biggest music festivals, Longitude is back from 1 to 3 July at Marlay Park.

Country to Country: Fans of country music can rejoice as one of the biggest events in the country music calendar is making its return to Dublin’s 3Arena from 11 to 13 March.

FAQs about gigs in Dublin in 2022

What gigs are on in Dublin?

The 2022 calendar of events for Dublin City is quickly filling up, with big names like Garth Brooks, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, and Sam Fender playing the city.

What concerts are coming to Ireland in 2022?

If you want to know what’s happening across Ireland this year, check out our article on top ten gigs in Ireland in 2022 we can’t wait for here.

3Arena:

Can I bring in a backpack with me?

Large bags or backpacks are not permitted inside the arena.

Can I bring in food and drink with me?

You cannot bring food and drink into the venue. There are places to purchase both food and drink inside the venue.

Croke Park:

Are you allowed to smoke in the stadium?

Smoking is not permitted inside the stadium.

Will staff be wearing face coverings?

Yes, all staff must wear face coverings.

Aviva Stadium:

What bags can I bring in with me?

Big bags are not permitted, only small handbags that will be searched upon arrival.

Can I bring in an umbrella?

Umbrellas are not permitted inside the stadium.

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