3 Dun Laoghaire Pier Open Air Concerts Announced For June Bank Holiday Weekend

Three open air summer concerts have been announced for Dun Laoghaire Pier on the June Bank Holiday Weekend.

Deacon Blue will be supported by Basement Jaxx (DJ Set) and Stereo MCs on Friday, May 31. Madness will headline on Saturday, June 1 and will be joined by Lightning Seeds and Something Happens. On Sunday, June 2, Primal Scream will perform with special guests The Charlatans and Fun Lovin’ Criminals.

Deacon Blue return to Dublin following their sold out Irish shows in the Irish capital and Belfast last year. With a massive catalogue of greatest hits from ‘Real Gone Kid’, ‘Dignity’ to ‘Chocolate Girl’, organisers say the concert filled with career spanning classics is not to be missed.

Award winning global dance legends Basement Jaxx rose from underground house sensations to releasing chart topping international singles ‘Romeo’, ‘Where’s Your Head At?’, ‘Do Your Thing’ and more.  Meanwhile, successful UK hip-hop act Stereo MCs, will take to the stage to perform some of their global hits from ‘Connected’, ‘Step It Up’, ‘Creation’ , ‘Ground Level’ and ‘Deep Down & Dirty’.

Madness fans can expect a show filled with classics from their chart topping 40 year discography. They’ve released twelve studio albums chock full of greatest hits and live favourites from ‘One Step Beyond’, ‘House Of Fun’, ‘Baggy Trousers’, ‘Our House’ to ‘It Must Be Love’ and many, many more.

Lightning Seeds make a highly anticipated return to Ireland following their special guest performance with Madness in Dublin’s 3Arena last summer. They will deliver a performance packed with all their greatest tracks from ‘You Showed Me’, ‘Lucky You’, ‘The Life Of Riley’ and ‘Pure’ alongside some new music. Meanwhile, legends of the late eighties Irish music scene, Something Happens will deliver both a live show and an unmissable trip down memory lane as the band revisit their unforgettable singles like ‘Parachute’ and ‘Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello (Petrol)’.

Primal Scream have released a handful of influential, ground-breaking albums over the last three decades including Screamadelica, XTRMNTR, Vanishing Point and Riot City Blues. They release a new, two volume singles compilation in May ahead of the Dublin show titled Maximum Rock ’N’ Roll. It will feature their famous tunes like ‘Rocks’, ‘Moving On Up’, ‘Come Together’, Andrew Weatherall’s ‘Uptown’ mix, and ‘Some Velvet Morning’ featuring Kate Moss.

Since their debut, The Charlatans have released 13 albums with their 2017 record Different Days becoming their 9th to reach the top ten on the album charts. Awarded a lifetime achievement award from Q magazine, they have a host of hit singles under their belt including ‘The Only One I Know’, ‘One To Another’ and ‘North Country Boy’. Meanwhile, multi platinum New York City trio Fun Lovin’ Criminals just celebrated the 20th anniversary of their debut album Come Find Yourself and in 2019 released new record Another Mimosa.

Early bird tickets for all three summer concerts at Dun Laoghaire Pier will go on sale this Friday, March 29 at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and www.ticketmaster.ie/

For the full line-up, concert dates and prices, see below.

Friday 31 May: Deacon Blue with Basement Jaxx (DJ Set) and Stereo MCs.  Early bird tickets priced €39.90  inclusive of booking fee.

Saturday 1 June:  Madness with Lightning Seeds and Something Happens. Early Bird Tickets priced €49.90 inclusive of booking fee.

Sunday 2 June: Primal Scream with The Charlatans and Fun Lovin’ Criminals. Early bird tickets priced €39.90  inclusive of booking fee.

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