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Drake - Boy Meets World T...

19th Feb - 20th Feb - 2017
Drake has announced he will be bringing his Boy Meets World tour to Dublin early next year. The Canadian rapper will play the capital's 3Arena on February 19, 2017. It will be the 29-year-old's first gig in Ireland since March 18, 2014 when he brought his "Would You Like a Tour?" tour to the O2 Arena in support of his third studio album Nothing Was the Same.

Tickets available at TicketMaster
3Arena - Feb 19th 2017

From The Castle Hotel to 3Arena you can go by:

  • LUAS (city tram) – walk distance 5 minutes to Abbey station towards The Point station (one way ticket €2.35)
  • Walking distance 3km - 35 minutes
  • Taxi (€10+)

Strauss Festival Orchestr...

25th Feb 2017
Strauss Festival Orchestra have had countless appearances at significant music festivals, sensational TV concerts, tours in almost all European countries, America and Asia. Along with its CD recordings the orchestra is internationally synonymous with the authentic interpretation of Viennese music in historical formations, and with a wide repertoire from the classics to the Strauss Dynasty and the masters of Viennese operetta.

Having a contingent of outstanding, experienced musicians the SFO Vienna is able to maintain its leading position with highest artistical claims. Peter Guth, the internationally renowned Johann Strauss specialist, shares the musical direction with his younger colleague Willy Büchler, himself esteemed concertmaster of the Wiener Symphoniker, who takes over the annual tours in Japan and New Years Concerts in the Wiener Konzerthaus.

True to the tradition of Johann Strauss, they both conduct also with the violin in hand.

Tickets on sale now through www.ticketmaster.ie 

3Arena
25th Feb 2017

From The Castle Hotel to 3Arena you can go by:

  • LUAS (city tram) – walk distance 5 minutes to Abbey station towards The Point station (one way ticket €2.35)
  • Walking distance 3km - 35 minutes
  • Taxi (€10+)

Lukas Graham

25th February 2017
Lukas Graham is a Danish pop and soul band comprising lead singer Lukas Forchhammer drummer Mark Falgren, bassist Magnus Larsson, and keyboardist Morten Ristorp. The band released their first album, Lukas Graham, with labels Copenhagen Records and Then We Take The World in 2012. The album peaked at number one on the Danish charts. Their second album was released in 2015 and earned international attention with singles like "Mama Said" and "7 Years", the latter of which peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 list (among other countries' charts).  The self-titled global debut album was officially released in the United States by Warner Bros. Records on 1 April 2016. 
From The Castle Hotel to Olympia Theatre You can go by: 
Walking distance 18 min (1.5 km)
Bus 9,16,122 from Garden of Remembrance (one ticket €2 +-)
Taxi (€10 +-)

Elbow

26th & 27th February 2017
Elbow announce their most extensive tour since 2008 with multi-night residencies in Dublin, Birmingham, Edinburgh, London and Manchester alongside returns to towns last visited around the release of ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’.  The final tour of previous album ' The Take Off and Landing of Everything' in 2015 saw the band play their longest ever theatre residences in London and Manchester. The decision to repeat this and then visit as many places as possible came from the feedback of fans who loved those shows as much as the band did.
From The Castle Hotel to Olympia Theatre You can go by: 
Walking distance 18 min (1.5 km)
Bus 9,16,122 from Garden of Remembrance (one ticket €2 +-)
Taxi (€10 +-)

Finbar Furey

9th Feb 2017
Finbar Burey, one of the last living legends, is performing live on the 9th May in Vicar Street. He tours extensively, landing in Dublin, not only for the 9th February, but due to poplar demand, is showcasing his amazing talents on the 4th & 7th July too! 
Bringing his rare talents to a world-wide stage, Finbar treats audiences to evenings of pure Irish magic, great music, good humour, and the charm and sparkling wit associated with one of Ireland's great raconteurs.
Catch him live in Vicar Street, & hear music from the extremely talented man with the most unique pedigree in music- as an all-Ireland Uillean Pipe Champion, whistle player, singer/songwriter as well as 5-string banjo, and guitar player.
Vicar St,
9th Feb, 4th & 7th May 2017
Tickets from Ticket Master
From The Castle Hotel to Vicar Street
You can go by:
- Walking distance 27 minutes ( 2km )
- Taxi ( €10+- )
- Bus 40 from Parnell Sq. North (one way ticket € 3+-)

Pink Martini

11th April 2017
For one night only - Pink Martini will be performing live at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on the 11th April.
Featuring 10-12 musicians, Pink Martini's show promises to be full of rhythm and energy as their blend of American Latin, jazz and classic pop, led by pianist Thomas Lauderdale, alongside vocalists China Forbes and Storm Large and mini orchestra of musicians bursts onto the stage.
Since their formation in 1994, the band has gone sell over 2.5 million albums worldwide, and has played with more than 50 orchestras around the world, including multiple engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Boston Pops, the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, the San Francisco Symphony, and the BBC Concert Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall in London.
They will now be performing in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, to a packed theatre, showcasing their inimitable style & sound.
Bord Gais Energy Theatre
11th April 2017
Tickets from Ticket Master
From The Castle Hotel to Bord Gais Theatre
You can go by:
- Walking distance 30 minutes (2.3 km)
- Taxi (€16 +-)
- Bus 1 from Parnell Sq. East in front of Gate Theatre, 2 min walking from the hotel (one way ticket € 3+-)
 

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

8th March 2017
Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac, the world's ultimate homage to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage October 2016 for their landmark Hits to Blues World Tour. Encompassing nearly five decade of legendary music and channeling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Hits to Blues offers a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have ensured Fleetwood Mac's place as one of the most loved bands of all time.
From the exultant heights of such classic hits as Rhiannon, Don't Stop, You Make Loving Fun, and Seven Wonders, to the cathartic relationship autopsies contained on the bestselling Rumours album, Hits to Blues – like previous Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac concert performances – guarantees to offer its audiences a rich and emotive musical experience, blowing away the cobwebs and rekindling those precious personal memories in a way that only the best music can.
From The Castle Hotel to Olympia Theatre You can go by: 
Walking distance 18 min (1.5 km)
Bus 9,16,122 from Garden of Remembrance (one ticket €2 +-)
Taxi (€10 +-)

Emeli Sande

18th March 2017
Multi-platinum-selling Emeli Sandé is one of the UK’s most revered artists. Her critically acclaimed No.1 record Our Version Of Events was the biggest selling album of 2012 and the second biggest selling album of 2013. 
The multi-instrumentalist initially made her mark as a songwriter in the UK urban scene via acts such as Wiley, Wretch 32 and Chip. She later became a highly sought-after writer for a wide array of major artists including Alicia Keys, Rihanna and Katy Perry.
From The Castle Hotel to Olympia Theatre You can go by: 
Walking distance 18 min (1.5 km)
Bus 9,16,122 from Garden of Remembrance (one ticket €2 +-)
Taxi (€10 +-)

All Time Low

20th March 2017
Formed in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland in 2003, American group All Time Low have made the transition from high school cover band to international pop-punk stars. Inspired by the phenomenal late 90s success of fellow Americans Blink 182 and Green Day, All Time Low honed their craft performing the hits of their heroes in small venues across their home town before creating a sound of their own.
From The Castle Hotel to Olympia Theatre You can go by: 
Walking distance 18 min (1.5 km)
Bus 9,16,122 from Garden of Remembrance (one ticket €2 +-)
Taxi (€10 +-)

Keywest

31th March 2017
The Dublin based 5 piece comprising of Andy Kavanagh, Andrew Glover, Jimi Lock, Harry Sullivan and Fionn Lynch have been making waves at home and abroad having graced stages in the U.K, U.S.A. and United Arab Emirates with their explosive live shows.
 
The remainder of the year is scheduled to be a hectic one for Keywest with their 3rd studio album set for release as they embark on an international tour.
From The Castle Hotel to Olympia Theatre You can go by: 
Walking distance 18 min (1.5 km)
Bus 9,16,122 from Garden of Remembrance (one ticket €2 +-)
Taxi (€10 +-)

Tommy Fleming

12th March 2017
With over 3 million album sales worldwide, Tommy Fleming is regarded as one of the finest singers worldwide and is currently enjoying a hugely successful career. After 25 years honing his craft, Tommy is now taking his place at the forefront of popular music across the globe. 
Tommy turns each song into his own with his own unique and powerful style touching emotions in You that only music can reach. Tommy is famous for his own arrangement of “Danny Boy”, “Isle of Inisfree” and “Hard Times” all songs that You know and love but You have never heard them until You hear Tommy Fleming’s versions. He also covers songs from “You Raise Me Up” to “Bridge over Troubled Waters”, “From a Distance” and “Something Inside So Strong” along with many more contemporary numbers.
Tommy’s unique talent has brought him worldwide recognition with several sell-out tours in Ireland, the UK, the US, Australia and Japan and he is now critically acclaimed to be one of the worlds’ finest singers of his generation. He also toured with the great Elaine Paige and Kenny Rogers in recent years.

A Tommy Fleming concert is a musical experience not to be missed with one song more haunting than the other. He has a universal appeal to all ages and backgrounds with a fan base that is growing stronger worldwide year by year.
From The Castle Hotel to Bord Gais Theatre
You can go by: 
Walking distance 30 minutes (2.3 km)
Taxi  (€16 +-)
Bus 1 from Parnell Sq. East in front of Gate Theatre, 2 min walking from the hotel (one way ticket € 3+-)

The Illusionists

14th - 19th March 2017
On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ will play Bord Gáis Energy Theatre as part of a 45 city tour. Tickets go on sale Friday November 4th 2016 through Ticketmaster.
THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson and MagicSpace Entertainment.   Conceived by Simon Painter, the show’s creative team also includes executive producer Tim Lawson, director Neil Dorward and creative director Jim Millan.
Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records worldwide and thrilled audiences of all ages with a mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth.
Creative Producer Simon Painter said, “We can’t wait to bring this electrifying show to Dublin for a truly entertaining experience for the whole family. THE ILLUSIONISTS is the most non-stop and powerful mix of outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on the live stage.”
Children under 3 are not permitted into the auditorium. All patrons must have a ticket.
From The Castle Hotel to Bord Gais Theatre
You can go by: 
Walking distance 30 minutes (2.3 km)
Taxi  (€16 +-)
Bus 1 from Parnell Sq. East in front of Gate Theatre, 2 min walking from the hotel (one way ticket € 3+-)

Sunny Afternoon

21th - 25th March 2017
As the West End multi Olivier award-winning hit musical continues to excite audiences in the West End, Sonia Friedman Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group are delighted to announce the UK & Ireland tour of SUNNY AFTERNOON; the recipient of four awards at the 2015 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music for Ray Davies.
Featuring some of The Kinks’ best-loved songs, including You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset and Lola, SUNNY AFTERNOON tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks. 
The Kinks exploded onto the 60s music scene with a raw energetic new sound that rocked a nation. But how did that happen, where exactly did they come from and what happened next?
Set against the back-drop of a Britain caught mid-swing between the conservative 50s and riotous 60s, this production explores the euphoric highs and agonising lows of one of Britain’s most iconic bands and the irresistible music that influenced generations.
From The Castle Hotel to Bord Gais Theatre
You can go by: 
Walking distance 30 minutes (2.3 km)
Taxi  (€16 +-)
Bus 1 from Parnell Sq. East in front of Gate Theatre, 2 min walking from the hotel (one way ticket € 3+-)

SEAN KEANE

2nd March 2017
Sean who is well known for his distinctive voice that is uniquely Irish and yet is loved around the world for his interpretation of songs like, "Isle of hope Isle of Tears",  "from Galway to gracelands", "  Home away from Home" and many more. Seann will be performing songs from his New Album "New Day Dawning" including "One More Hour" & Sean's  3CD box set Never Alone continued to be popular with his fans new and old. 
Sean plays five instruments on stage during the concert, and is joined by Pat Coyne, Fergus Feely, Stephen Doherty and David Doocey.
From The Castle Hotel to Vicar Street 
You can go by: 
Walking distance 27 minutes ( 2km )
Taxi ( €10+- )
Bus 40 from Parnell Sq. North (one way ticket € 3+-)

Scott Bradlee's Postmoder...

6th & 7th March 2017
Postmodern Jukebox, the ever-growing collective of performers – now with a roster of over 70 rotating cast members - has spent the past few years amassing nearly 500 million YouTube views and 2 million subscribers, performed on “Good Morning America,” topped iTunes and Billboard charts, and played hundreds of shows to packed-houses around the world. As NPR put it, they’ve done this by “taking current Top 40 hits and re-imagining them as coming from older eras of popular music.” In one such remake, Postmodern Jukebox turned Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” into a doo-wop ditty that’s garnered over 15.8 million views. Last year, Bradlee arranged Radiohead’s alt-rock hit “Creep” as a torch-like ballad that’s racked up over 19.5 million views and was named one of the “9 Best Viral Cover Videos of 2015” by People magazine.
From The Castle Hotel to Vicar Street 
You can go by: 
Walking distance 27 minutes ( 2km )
Taxi ( €10+- )
Bus 40 from Parnell Sq. North (one way ticket € 3+-)

Busted 2017 Tour

1st March 2017
Busted are taking part in a 21 stop 'Night Driver' Tour and their last gig will be in Dublin!
The band will play the Olympia Theatre on 1 March 2017.
The band have headlined their own shows and tours across the UK, including their Pigs Can Fly arena tour in summer 2016, as well two Jockey Club Live shows.
The Dublin show is the final show of the trio's upcoming twenty-one date tour ahead of the release of their eagerly anticipated third album ‘Night-Driver’.

Now with a decade of experiences and newly discovered influences behind them, the two- time BRIT Award-winning trio reunited in the studio almost by accident and discovered they each had a fresh perspective both personally and musically.
Charlie said, “We can't wait for people to hear this song and be able to share what we have been working so hard on for the past twelve months.”

See them live at the Olympia Theatre
March 1 2017
Ticketmaster

From The Castle Hotel to Olympia Theatre You can go by:
- Walking distance 18 min (1.5 km)
- Bus 9,16,122 from Garden of Remembrance (one ticket €2 +-)
- Taxi (€10 +-)

Ben & Holly - Little King...

4th & 5th March 2017
Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom comes to The Olympia Dublin on Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th March 2017! 

"Somewhere, hidden amongst the thorny brambles is a little kingdom where everyone is very, very small..."
Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom, from the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA Award-winning television animation for the first time ever live on stage! 

Holly is a Young Fairy Princess, who is still learning how to fly and her magic doesn't always go quite according to plan. Her best friend, Ben the Elf, doesn't have wings and he doesn't do magic, but he runs very fast and flies on the back of Gaston the Ladybird. They live in the Little Kingdom, a tiny land where flowers and grass rise high above them and every day is an adventure.

Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom
Olympia Theatre
4th & 5th March 2017

From The Castle Hotel to Olympia Theatre You can go by:

- Walking distance 18 min (1.5 km)
- Bus 9,16,122 from Garden of Remembrance (one ticket €2 +-)
- Taxi (€10 +-)

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac ...

8th March 2017
Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s ultimate homage to Fleetwood Mac, returns to The Olympia stage on 8th March 2017 for their landmark ‘Hits to Blues World Tour’. Encompassing nearly five decade of legendary music and channeling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Hits to Blues offers a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have ensured Fleetwood Mac's place as one of the most loved bands of all time.
From the exultant heights of such classic hits as 'Rhiannon', 'Don't Stop', 'You Make Loving Fun', and 'Seven Wonders', to the cathartic relationship autopsies contained on the bestselling Rumours album, Hits to Blues – like previous Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac concert performances – guarantees to offer its audiences a rich and emotive musical experience, blowing away the cobwebs and rekindling those precious personal memories in a way that only the best music can.

“An extraordinary emotive performance of Fleetwood Mac” - MICK FLEETWOOD

See Them live at the Olympia Theatre
8th March 2017
Tickets from Ticketmaster

From The Castle Hotel to Olympia Theatre You can go by:
- Walking distance 18 min (1.5 km)
- Bus 9,16,122 from Garden of Remembrance (one ticket €2 +-)
- Taxi (€10 +-)

Ben Portsmouth - Taking C...

28th & 29th Apr 2017
The King is back in Dublin City!
In August 2012, Ben Portsmouth made history when he won the Elvis Presley Enterprises ‘Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest’ which took place in Memphis, crowning Ben as the ‘Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist’, the only artist from outside the USA to ever win this prestigious title.
He looked like Elvis, sang like Elvis and had an on-stage charisma that had audiences believing at times they were watching the King himself. This talent saw Ben rapidly rise through the ranks of Elvis Tribute Artists in the UK.

In 2017, he and his band, after three consecutive sold out nights at The Olympia Theatre, due popular demand they are coming back to Ireland and they will be performing at The Olympia Theatre on Friday 28th & Saturday 29th April 2017!

There was only one Elvis but Ben is the closest you will ever get in terms of Elvis's looks, his singing voice and on stage charisma.

Tickets at Ticketmaster.
28th & 29th April 2017

From The Castle Hotel to Olympia Theatre You can go by:
- Walking distance 18 min (1.5 km)
- Bus 9,16,122 from Garden of Remembrance (one ticket €2 +-)
- Taxi (€10 +-)

John Prine

13th April 2017
Two time Grammy-award winner, John Prine has been in the business of making music for over 45 years. As part of his tour, this prestigious country/ folk singer will be spending 4 nights in Ireland, and will be performing in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on the 13th April.
He is a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member whose classic debut album, simply titled John Prine, is recognised as part of the Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame.
Prine’s songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Tom T. Hall, the Everly Brothers, Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Norah Jones, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, and many others. But his genius isn’t found in his resume, it’s found in the brilliance of lyrics from his large catalog of songs. Prine is an Americana Music Honors & Awards winner for lifetime achievement in songwriting and was recently awarded the prestigious PEN Lyrics Award. He continues to record and perform at sold out shows all over the US, Canada, and Europe.
Bord Gais Energy Theatre
13th April 2017
Tickets from Ticketmaster
From The Castle Hotel to Bord Gais Theatre
You can go by:
- Walking distance 30 minutes (2.3 km)
- Taxi (€16 +-)
- Bus 1 from Parnell Sq. East in front of Gate Theatre, 2 min walking from the hotel (one way ticket € 3+-)

Chris De Burgh

16th April 2017
Due to popular demand, Chris De Burgh will be returning to perform to Dublin. He will be performing in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, as part of his European Tour, 'A Better World', on the 16th April and the show promises to be a delight!
une 1st 2016 saw the 30th anniversary of the release of Chris de Burgh’s album ‘Into The Light’. This was the album that established Chris as a true worldwide superstar.
Some 50 million record sales later, September 2016 saw the release of Chris’ 26th studio album - ‘A Better World’.

Chris De Burgh has not performed in Dublin since 2015, and his live tour,  promises a lot of new material, from his latest album. The new album includes 15 brand new self-penned songs which encompass all the craftsmanship learnt from the more than 280 songs written by this master songwriter.
Bord Gais Energy Theatre,
16th April 2017
Tickets from Ticketmaster
From The Castle Hotel to Bord Gais Theatre

You can go by:
- Walking distance 30 minutes (2.3 km)
- Taxi (€16 +-)
- Bus 1 from Parnell Sq. East in front of Gate Theatre, min walking from the hotel (one way ticket € 3+-)

Country to Country 2017

10th - 12th Mar 2017
C2C is Ireland’s and the UK’s largest country music festival bringing three full days of the best in country music and programming that fans have come to love from the world’s best country stars as well as emerging talent from Nashville, UK and Europe.
It follows the storming success of C2C 2016 earlier this year over 80,000 country fans packed out The O2, London, Glasgow Clyde Auditorium and 3Arena Dublin that saw multimillion selling megastars Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Dwight Yoakam, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves, Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt and Chris Stapleton plus Maddie and Tae, Andrew Combs and Ashley Monroe.
Country To Country is an incredible opportunity for fans to see their idols come together over one weekend, under one roof and is not to be missed.
From Friday 10th to Sunday 12th March the 3Arena will see the return of two of America’s biggest stars, Brad Paisley and Zac Brown Band to the festival alongside stellar multi-platinum and acclaimed artists Chris Young, Darius Rucker, Jennifer Nettles, Hunter Hayes, Maren Morris and Cam plus duos Dan + Shay and Brothers Osborne.  

Further artists and day splits will be announced in due course.

3Arena
10th - 12th Mar 2017

From The Castle Hotel to 3Arena you can go by:

LUAS (city tram) – walk distance 5 minutes to Abbey station towards The Point station (one way ticket €2.35)
Walking distance 3km - 35 minutes
Taxi (€10+)

X Factor Tour 2017

14th March 2017
Want to experience the X Factor live? Don't miss out on the highs and lows and exhilarating performances from the winner of the X Factor this year, but also unforgettable acts like Gifty and Honey G.
Experience it all, just before St. Patrick's Day at the 3Arena this March.

3Arena
14th Mar 2017

Tickets from Ticket Master.

From The Castle Hotel to 3Arena you can go by:

LUAS (city tram) – walk distance 5 minutes to Abbey station towards The Point station (one way ticket €2.35)
Walking distance 3km - 35 minutes
Taxi (€10+)

Nathan Carter

1st April 2017
Nathan Carter is one of the biggest names on the Irish music scene and is fast becoming a big name all over the UK with his fine performances that include the mega hit song Wagon Wheel.
Join Nathan and his six-man band on the 1st April, as they perform a great variety of country, Irish, pop and ballads - music for everyone of all ages. Nathan is an expert accordion player, so you can expect a bit of hand-clapping, foot-tapping hooley, as well a superbly entertaining show that will make you want to see him again and again.

3Arena
1st April 2017

Tickets from Ticket Master.

From The Castle Hotel to 3Arena you can go by:

LUAS (city tram) – walk distance 5 minutes to Abbey station towards The Point station (one way ticket €2.35)
Walking distance 3km - 35 minutes
Taxi (€10+)

Olly Murs

3rd April 2017
Join Olly Murs in Dublin as his World Tour hits Dublin's 3Arena on the 3rd April 2017. 
In 2010, Murs released his debut single "Please Don't Let Me Go", which debuted at number one on the UK Singles Charts and received a Gold certification by the BPI. It was Murs' first number one single after "You Are Not Alone" with the other series 6 finalists. His second single from debut album "Thinking of Me" charted at number four on the UK Singles Charts and received a Silver certification by the BPI. "Heart Skips a Beat" was his second number-one single. Murs' second single from his next album In Case You Didn't Know, "Dance with Me Tonight", became his third to reach number one.

3Arena
3rd April 2017

Tickets from Ticket Master.

From The Castle Hotel to 3Arena you can go by:

LUAS (city tram) – walk distance 5 minutes to Abbey station towards The Point station (one way ticket €2.35)
Walking distance 3km - 35 minutes
Taxi (€10+)

Craig David - Following M...

7th April 2017
Join Craig David this April 2017, during his Following My Intuition, UK & Ireland tour in the 3Arena. The British R&B singer and songwriter became an international pop sensation, with No. 1 UK hits and worldwide sales into the millions. At the age of 19 David was the youngest solo artist to reach No. 1 in the UK singles chart with the song, Fill Me In.

In the late nineties, Craig David was a part of the UK garage and R&B scene, working as a DJ in nightclubs and on local radio. His first taste of fame was working on a B-side by R&B group, Damage, which lead to recording vocals for Artful Dodger. Their song, Re-Rewind, featuring Craig David, shot to number two in the UK charts in late 1999 and propelled David into the spotlight. He was quickly signed to Wildstar Records and started working on a debut album.

3Arena
7th April 2017

Tickets from Ticket Master.

From The Castle Hotel to 3Arena you can go by:

LUAS (city tram) – walk distance 5 minutes to Abbey station towards The Point station (one way ticket €2.35)
Walking distance 3km - 35 minutes
Taxi (€10+)

Bruno Mars - 24K Magic To...

29th - 30th April 2017
Join Bruno Mars, the singer, songwriter, producer, director and musician for his worldwide, 24K Magic tour in 2017! Bruno Mars is a Grammy Award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum selling entertainer. He's sold over 170 million singles worldwide and over 26 million albums worldwide. Mars recently dominated charts with his smash single Uptown Funk & 24K Magic.
His latest album, 24K Magic (pronounced twenty-four karat magic), is being released 19 November 2016. To support it, Mars is launching a massive upcoming global headline tour – The 24K Magic World Tour – beginning March 2017 with two shows set for Dublin in April!

3Arena
29th - 30th April 2017

Tickets from Ticket Master.

From The Castle Hotel to 3Arena you can go by:

LUAS (city tram) – walk distance 5 minutes to Abbey station towards The Point station (one way ticket €2.35)
Walking distance 3km - 35 minutes
Taxi (€10+)

Rick Astley - 50 UK 2017 ...

21st March 2017
Pop Icon and multi-million selling artist Rick Astley will be bringing his '50 UK' tour 2017 to the Gaiety Theater in Dublin, on the 21st March 2017. This follows what’s already been a whirlwind for year for Rick Astley; from his first number 1 album in 29 years; an original run of shows in April that all sold out immediately to a BBC Radio 2 A list singles ‘Keep Singing’ and ‘Angels On my Side’ which raked in nearly 1.8m views on VEVO and has been streamed over 600,000 times on Spotify.
Astley made a comeback in 2007, becoming an Internet phenomenon when his video 'Never Gonna Give You Up' became integral to the meme known as 'rickrolling'.

From The Castle Hotel to Olympia Theatre You can go by:

- Walking distance 18 min (1.5 km)

- Bus 9,16,122 from Garden of Remembrance (one ticket €2 +-)

- Taxi (€10 +-)

Dave Matthew & Tim Reynol...

23rd March 2017
This coming spring, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds perform a series of intimate shows across Europe. 
Join them on the 32rd March 2017, in the Olympia Theatre for a very different concert then you are used to.
After the massive success of Dave Matthews Band’s 2015 European tour, the duo is looking forward to returning for a very different kind of performance. During these acoustic shows, Matthews & Reynolds will be stripping down each song to its essence and telling stories.

From The Castle Hotel to Olympia Theatre You can go by:

- Walking distance 18 min (1.5 km)

- Bus 9,16,122 from Garden of Remembrance (one ticket €2 +-)

- Taxi (€10 +-)

Boom Town Rats

25th March 2017
The Boomtown Rats make their highly anticipated return to Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, March 25th 2017. Having celebrated their 40th Anniversary on December 2015, they are back to mark their first ever single “Looking after number one”, the single appears on their first self-titled album, in August 1977.
Formed in 1975 in Dublin The Boomtown Rats exploded out of Ireland in ’76 and their fast, loud, furious music and their fast loud furious attitude meant they became part of the burgeoning punk scene. Singer Bob Geldof’s defiant motormouth arrogance and flagrant disrespect for authority endeared him and his band to every Youth who felt weighed down by the heavy handed blandishments of church and state.  In the UK The Boomtown Rats first toured with the Ramones and Talking Heads rocking and mocking the status quo alongside the Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Jam and The Stranglers.

From The Castle Hotel to Olympia Theatre You can go by:

- Walking distance 18 min (1.5 km)

- Bus 9,16,122 from Garden of Remembrance (one ticket €2 +-)

- Taxi (€10 +-)

Harry Potter & The Philos...

23rd May 2017
For the first time in Dublin, Ireland, audiences will experience an orchestra performing music to the entire film from one of the most beloved film franchises in history.
The show at the 3Arena Dublin, presented by Aiken Promotions & Senbla, on 23rd May 2017 will feature the RTE Concert Orchestra performing, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is the first novel in the Harry Potter series and J. K. Rowling's debut novel, first published in 1997 by Bloomsbury. It was published in the United States as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by Scholastic Corporation in 1998. The plot follows Harry Potter, a Young wizard who discovers his magical heritage as he makes close friends and a few enemies in his first year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. With the help of his friends, Harry faces an attempted comeback by the dark wizard Lord Voldemort, who killed Harry's parents, but failed to kill Harry when he was just a year old.

From The Castle Hotel to 3Arena You can go by:

- LUAS (city tram) – walk distance 5 minutes to Abbey station towards The Point station ( one way ticket €2.35)
- Walking distance 35 minutes ( 3km )
- Taxi ( €10+- )

Shawn Mendes - Illuminat...

30th May 2017
Sean Mendes makes his debut appearance at the 3Arena in Dublin as part of his 'Illuminate' World Tour on the 30th May 2017. Shawn Peter Raul Mendes (born August 8, 1998) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. He attracted a following in 2013, when he began posting song covers on the video sharing application Vine. The following year, he caught the attention of artist managers Andrew Gertler and Island Records A&R Ziggy Chareton, which led to him signing a deal with the record label. Mendes went on to release an EP and his debut studio album Handwritten, whose single "Stitches" reached the top 10 in the US and Canada, and number one in the UK. His sophomore album, Illuminate (2016), was preceded by the single "Treat You Better". Both albums debuted atop the US Billboard 200.

From The Castle Hotel to 3Arena You can go by:

- LUAS (city tram) – walk distance 5 minutes to Abbey station towards The Point station ( one way ticket €2.35)
- Walking distance 35 minutes ( 3km )
- Taxi ( €10+- )

Hans Zimmer - Live Tour

13th June 2017
Hans Zimmer, Hollywood's most in demand and innovative composer returns to Dublin on the 13th June 2017! Hans Zimmer has scored over 100 films. He has received a total of 10 Golden Globe nominations, 10 Grammy nominations, and nine Oscar nominations, the most recent for Christopher Nolan’s Inception. His innovative and powerful score has been praised as the Best Score of 2010 by countless critics’ groups and has earned him BAFTA, Golden Globe, Grammy and Critics Choice Award nominations. His other Oscar nominations include Sherlock Holmes, Rain Man, Gladiator, The Lion King, As Good As It Gets, The Preacher’s Wife, The Thin Red Line and The Prince of Egypt. 

From The Castle Hotel to 3Arena You can go by:

- LUAS (city tram) – walk distance 5 minutes to Abbey station towards The Point station ( one way ticket €2.35)
- Walking distance 35 minutes ( 3km )
- Taxi ( €10+- )

“AERO-VEDERCI BABY” THE 2...

14th June 2017
Fresh from a run of hugely successful South American shows, Aerosmith will return across the Atlantic with one of the greatest rock shows ever seen and will undoubtedly be the ultimate must see event of 2017 as the band embark upon this, their ‘farewell’ tour, saying “Aero-Vederci Baby!”. They will rock for the last time in Dublin City on the 14th June 2017. For more than 45 years, Aerosmith has been the quintessential Rock & Roll band, becoming one of the most influential and loved groups in the world, due to their mass appeal, unforgettable songs and groundbreaking live shows.

Aerosmith are possibly the definitive US rock & roll band still playing today. Their career statistics are truly incredible, from the fact that they have sold over 100 million albums across the world to the fact that they have won countless leading music awards. With their diehard fans, they are still going strong after 30 years. Their sound still remains relevant and creatively strong, and many believe that their accomplishments as a band have set the standard for both commercial and artistic achievement within the music business.

From The Castle Hotel to 3Arena You can go by:

- LUAS (city tram) – walk distance 5 minutes to Abbey station towards The Point station ( one way ticket €2.35)
- Walking distance 35 minutes ( 3km )
- Taxi ( €10+- )

Radiohead

20th June 2017
Radiohead have announced their return to Ireland with a date at 3Arena, Dublin on June 20th, 2017. 
One of Britain's most popular alternative bands, Radiohead were formed in Oxford in 1989.
Their debut album Pablo Honey contained the smash hit Creep, which became their live anthem. 
Follow-up albums The Bends and OK Computer were hugely successful, making the band the most popular British rock band at the time.
The recent records Kid A, Amnesiac and Hail to the Thief have taken a more experimental note, showcasing the band's versatility while maintaining the classic Radiohead sound.

From The Castle Hotel to 3Arena You can go by:
- LUAS (city tram) – walk distance 5 minutes to Abbey station towards The Point station ( one way ticket €2.35)
- Walking distance 35 minutes ( 3km )
- Taxi ( €10+- )

Beach Boys

21st May 217
The Beach Boys are set to play in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on the 21st May.
The Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut over 50 years ago. Through the Beach Boys have had some changes from their original line up 50 years ago, through their music the key to unfading Youth has been found and they made copies for everyone. To these guys, the beach isn’t just a place where the surf comes to play; it’s where life is renewed and made whole again.
Captained by Mike Love, The Beach Boys play an astoundingly busy schedule of concerts, averaging 150 shows a year, ranging from sun-drenched summer festivals to gala New Year’s celebrations and special events worldwide. In 1974 Mike Love’s concept album Endless Summer ignited a second generation of Beach Boys fans and stirred a tempest that rocked the music world.
So fans young and old can go back in time with the Beach Boys and relive their greatest hits one more time, including, for tracks like I Get Around, Fun Fun Fun, Good Vibrations, Rock and Roll Music, Kokomo and Surfin USA, not to mention many more.
Bord Gais Energy Theatre
21st May
Tickets from Ticketmaster
From The Castle Hotel to Bord Gais Theatre
You can go by:
- Walking distance 30 minutes (2.3 km)
- Taxi (€16 +-)
- Bus 1 from Parnell Sq. East in front of Gate Theatre, 2 min walking from the hotel (one way ticket € 3+-)

Imelda May 2017

29th & 30th May 2017
For 3 performances only, Imelda May will play 2 dates at the Bord Gais Energy Threatre, from the 29th & 30th May.
This performance promises to be different then any she has done before, as her life bacame dramatically different up to the recording of her album 'Call Me' in March 2017, not only are her lyrics different, her signature 50's Rockabilly Look is gone and replaced with a more savvy, mature look, that is less costumey and more true to life.
Taking the biggest band line up she has ever toured, the shows promise to delight both old and new fans of Imelda’s music. Featuring members of her longtime band with some additional incredible musicians, the new line up brings the wonderful new material and old favourites to full colour whilst also showcasing Imelda’s unique ability to evoke the purest of emotion using her voice as her sole instrument.
If You don't know Imelda May, prepare to be amazed.  If You are already a fan, get ready to hear her as You never have before. The truly unique artist has found a new groove, exploring blues, soul, gospel, folk, rock, sensitive acoustica, cinematic drama and explosive balladry on a set of the boldest, most personal and intimately autobiographical songs she has ever written.
Bord Gais Energy Theatre
29th & 30th May
Tickets from Ticket Master
From The Castle Hotel to Bord Gais Theatre
You can go by:
- Walking distance 30 minutes (2.3 km)
- Taxi (€16 +-)
- Bus 1 from Parnell Sq. East in front of Gate Theatre, 2 min walking from the hotel (one way ticket € 3+-)

Kraftwerk

2nd & 3rd June 2017
On the 2nd June, the Electro pioneers come to the Bord Gais Energy Theatre for 2 nights.
Kraftwerk was originally started in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. They set up their electronic Kling Klang Studio in Dusseldorf, Germany, where they conceived and produced all of the Kraftwerk albums.
By the mid 1970’s Kraftwerk had achieved international recognition for their revolutionary electronic sound scapes’ and their musical experimentation with robotics and other technical innovations.
Their compositions, using innovative techniques, synthetic voices and computerized rhythms, have had a major international influence across an entire range of music genres: from Electro to Hip Hop, from Techno to Synth-Pop.
In their live performances, Kraftwerk  illustrate their belief in the respective contributions of both man and machine.
Starting with the retrospective of their Catalogue at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2012, in recent years Kraftwerk have returned full circle back to their origins within the Dusseldorf art scene of the late Sixties.
Their concert promises to be a unique exploration of the music that inspired countless other genres from the 70's right up tot he modern era.
Bord Gais Energy Theatre
2nd & 3rd June
Tickets from Ticket Master
From The Castle Hotel to Bord Gais Theatre
You can go by:
- Walking distance 30 minutes (2.3 km)
- Taxi (€16 +-)
- Bus 1 from Parnell Sq. East in front of Gate Theatre, 2 min walking from the hotel (one way ticket € 3+-)

Caro Emerald - The Emeral...

1st May 2017
Caro Emerald will grace the stage of the Olympia Theatre on the 1st May 2017.
She will bring her unique blend of Dutch Pop & Jazz to Dublin City as part of the Emerald Isle Tour.
She debuted under the stage name 'Caro Emerald' in July 2009 with & 'Back It Up'. Follow-up single 'A Night Like This' reached #1 in the Netherlands.
She has headlined her own shows and tours across Europe and the UK, and to no surprise, she is praised for her outstanding live performances. 

Olympia Theatre,
1st May
Tickets from Ticketmaster

From The Castle Hotel to Olympia Theatre You can go by:
- Walking distance 18 min (1.5 km)
- Bus 9,16,122 from Garden of Remembrance (one ticket €2 +-)
- Taxi (€10 +-)

Tom Chaplin

8th May 2017
Tom Chaplin, best known as the lead singer of alternative rock band, Keane, is coming to Dublin as part of his 14 date live solo tour. Basking in the current critical and commercial praise of his latest album, The Wave, Tom will be playing his latest album live on stage at the Olympia Theatre on the 8th May.

Produced by Tom Hales of Aqualung and Lianne Le Havas renown, the collection boasts some killer pop hooks and Chaplin's most personal lyrics to date.

Olympia Theatre
8th May
Tickets from Ticketmaster

From The Castle Hotel to Olympia Theatre You can go by:
- Walking distance 18 min (1.5 km)
- Bus 9,16,122 from Garden of Remembrance (one ticket €2 +-)
- Taxi (€10 +-)

The Magic of Motown Tour

13th May 2017
The best live Motown tribute concert show in the world, is coming live to Dublin for one night only and it boasts: a superbly-choreographed cast, 36 million-selling hits, dozens of dazzling costume changes, that authentic Detroit sound – direct from sell-out shows in London's O2, Glasgow's SECC, Wales Millennium Centre and the Belfast Waterfront, the magic of Motown is now celebrating it's 10th birthday in the Olympia Theatre.
The Magic of Motown thrills its millionth music fan this year, embarking on a super-sensational nationwide tour.
Revel in hit after hit as the incredible, all-new for 2016, theatrical treat with a huge cast marks 50 years of Reach Out and a decade of continuing the legend of solid-gold artistes the Supremes, Temptations, Jackson 5, Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie and more.
Join the celebration as this scintillating show celebrates the unstoppable Magic of Motown in the Olympia Theatre.
Olympia Theatre
13th May
Tickets from Ticketmaster
 
From The Castle Hotel to Olympia Theatre You can go by:
- Walking distance 18 min (1.5 km)
- Bus 9,16,122 from Garden of Remembrance (one ticket €2 +-)
- Taxi (€10 +-)

Green Day 2017

29th June 2017
Punk band Green Day are set to give fans the time of their lives when they return to Dublin next year.
Bringing their signature blend of Punk Rock and anti-political lyrics, the group will take to the stage at Royal Hospital Kilmainham on June 29 with special guests Rancid.
Their tour comes after the warm critical reception of their 12th album, Revolution Radio, which debuted at number 1 in Ireland.
Green Day composed of vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tré Cool. formed in 1986.
The band's early releases were with the independent record label Lookout! Records. In 1994, its major label debut Dookie (released through Reprise Records) became a breakout success and eventually sold over 10 million copies in the United States.
Royal Hospital Kilmainham
29th June 2017
Tickets from Ticketmaster
From The Castle Hotel to Royal Hospital Kilmainham
You can go by:
- Walking distance 40 minutes (3.4 km)
- Taxi (€16 +-)
- Bus 13, 40 from Parnell Sq. North (one way ticket € 3+-)
Over the past three decades, the band have achieved global success, with two UK number one albums as well as five Grammy Awards and two Brit Awards among many other accolades.

Blackberry Smoke 'Holding...

1st April 2017
Southern rock act Blackberry Smoke are returning to Dublin in 2017! As part of their ‘Holding All The Roses‘ tour, Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Blackberry Smoke will be performing live on stage at The Academy in Dublin on Tuesday the 1st of April 2017. 
Mixing elements of gospel, bluegrass, arena rock, soul and more than a touch of outlaw country, Blackberry Smoke has earned a passionate fan base that continues to grow as the band itself evolves. The band is as blue collar as the bandanas its members wear.

“Blackberry Smoke reclaim Southern Rock for the south. The Georgia quintet is the right mix of long hair, short fuse, gritty realism and country charm” – The Washington Post

Don’t miss Blackberry Smoke performing live at The Academy in Dublin on April 1st 2017.

From The Castle Hotel to Olympia Theatre You can go by:
- Walking distance 18 min (1.5 km)
- Bus 9,16,122 from Garden of Remembrance (one ticket €2 +-)
- Taxi (€10 +-)

Ariana Grande Live Tour

20th May 2017
Multi-platinum selling and Grammy Award-nominated artist, Ariana Grande returns to the 3Arena on the 20th May as part of her World Tour. Ariana Grande began her career in the Broadway musical 13, before landing the role of Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon television series Victorious in 2009. The show ended after four seasons, and Grande starred on the spinoff, Sam & Cat, which ended in 2014. She has also appeared in other theatre, television and film roles, and has lent her voice to animated television and films.
Grande's music career began with the soundtrack Music from Victorious (2011). She signed a recording contract with Republic Records and released her debut studio album, Yours Truly in 2013, which debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200. The album's lead single, "The Way", debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, with critics comparing her wide vocal range to Mariah Carey's range.

From The Castle Hotel to 3Arena You can go by:

- LUAS (city tram) – walk distance 5 minutes to Abbey station towards The Point station ( one way ticket €2.35)
- Walking distance 35 minutes ( 3km )
- Taxi ( €10+- )

Australian Pink Floyd Tou...

27th September 2017
The Australian Pink Floyd Tour is back with a bang in the 3Arena on the 27th September. Having sold over 4 million tickets in 35 countries, The Australian Pink Floyd Show is rightfully hailed as one of the leading concert performances currently operating; The Times described them as “The Gold Standard”.   

This act is so good they were even engaged by David Gilmour to perform at his 50th birthday celebration!
Forming in 1988, the band began their venture as a part of the wave of Australian tribute bands that included Bjorn Again and The Australian Doors to arrive in the UK in the early 1990s. In 1993, The Australian Pink Floyd Show performed at the first international Pink Floyd fan convention organised in conjunction with ‘Brain Damage’, the Pink Floyd fan magazine, at Wembley Convention Centre. Throughout the 1990s, the band played predominately in the UK, gradually refining their show and developing a solid reputation on the live music circuit. 

From The Castle Hotel to 3Arena You can go by:

- LUAS (city tram) – walk distance 5 minutes to Abbey station towards The Point station ( one way ticket €2.35)
- Walking distance 35 minutes ( 3km )
- Taxi ( €10+- )

John Bishop - "Winging It...

6 - 7th October 2017
John Bishop has announced his long awaited return to stand-up comedy, with his brand new live show, Winging It.
See John Bishop live in the 3Arena on the 6 - 7th October 2017.
On announcing Winging It, John said: "When I start this new tour, it will be three years since my last live show Supersonic, which is the longest break I've ever had.  I'm very much looking forward to getting back on the road - there really is nothing like performing stand-up in front of a live audience.  The new show is called Winging It, and in some respects having come to comedy relatively late, it sometimes feels like that’s what I'm doing in life!  But I'm enjoying every minute of it."

From The Castle Hotel to 3Arena You can go by:

- LUAS (city tram) – walk distance 5 minutes to Abbey station towards The Point station ( one way ticket €2.35)
- Walking distance 35 minutes ( 3km )
- Taxi ( €10+- )



Jules Holland

14th October 2017
Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, featuring Gilson Lavis on drums, return this autumn on the 14th October, with the party that never stops.

The show promises to deliver the ultimate party atmosphere, as always, which over the past years has seen Jools Holland perform to a staggering 4 million people, with the show becoming an annual must-see event for fans around the country.
The success of the live show's atmosphere inspired Jools' last album 'The Informer', the title track of which, with vocals by Ruby Turner, became one of the most-played records on Radio 2, as was ‘I Went By featuring Louise Marshall. Ruby and Louise return once again as guest vocalists alongside superstar ska trombonist Rico Rodriguez to create an evening of the boogiest sounds around.

From The Castle Hotel to 3Arena You can go by:

- LUAS (city tram) – walk distance 5 minutes to Abbey station towards The Point station ( one way ticket €2.35)
- Walking distance 35 minutes ( 3km )
- Taxi ( €10+- )

Little Mix 2017 Tour

6th November 2017
After the announcement of their eagerly awaited album 'Glory Days' Little Mix return to the 3Arena on the 6th November 2017. 
Little Mix have been seducing fans (called Mixers) to fall under their spell with every note they sing. A stunningly beautiful foursome, they’ve been winning hearts ever since they won the eighth season of the British TV music competition The X Factor in 2011.

Jade, Jesy, Perrie and Leigh-Ann’s debut single, a rendition of Damien Rice’s Cannonball, went to the top of the British and Irish singles charts in its first week. Their first album, DNA, became the highest UK-charting debut album by a British female band ever. Little Mix have offered up two more albums – Salute in 2013 and Get Weird in 2015 – which have both both hugely successful.
The world’s biggest girl group have announced an arena tour for autumn 2017 as well as a new album and single coming soon.

From The Castle Hotel to 3Arena You can go by:

- LUAS (city tram) – walk distance 5 minutes to Abbey station towards The Point station ( one way ticket €2.35) 
- Walking distance 35 minutes ( 3km )
- Taxi ( €10+- )