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Big Gigs 2023

Stadium-sized live music, comedy and podcasts events happening this summer in Cork

Big Gigs 2023

June is ‘big gig’ month in Cork with a host of well-known acts playing conerts at big capacity venues.

Major acts taking to stages in Cork this year include George Ezra, The 1975,
Paolo Nutini, The Chemical Brothers, Kodaline, Florence and the Machine, The Prodigy, The Frames, Aitch, Tommy Tiernan, Olly Murrs, Bell X1, Mimi Webb, Christy Moore, The Waterboys, Rod Stewart, Jenny Greene and the RTÉConcert Orchestra.

Above: Maxim from The Prodigy who play live at Musgrave Park on Wed 28 June 

Click here for the full line-up at Musgrave Park and Live at The Marquee

Mega-popular podcasters The 2 Johnnies do their first stadium event in Cork while Joanne McNally and Vogue Williams whose '
MyTherapist Ghosted Me' podcast that now reaches 2.5 million listeners a month do a run of three nights at The Marquee.  

ABOVE: Vogue Williams and Joanne McNally from 'My Therapist Ghosted Me' podcast

Musgrave Park stadium is the home of rugby in Cork and a 30 minute walk from the city centre or a short bus journey on the 203 which leaves St. Patrick Street approximately every 20 minutes. Bear in mind that city buses take cash/coin and LEAP card only (it’s not possible to tap a debit card once on board).  

Live at the Marquee is situated in the Munster Show Grounds, a 25 minute easy/flat walk from the city centre and within walking distance of lots of hotels, guesthouses, hostels and B&Bs. Shuttle buses operate from the city centre on gig nights. It’s also possible to park in the show grounds but you must purchase parking from Ticketmaster online in advance.

ABOVE: George Ezra plays Musgrave Park on 11 June 2023. Click here for more info.

Cycling is also an option with much of the way to both venues serviced by bike lanes. Despite Cork’s reputation is a hilly city, the routes to both venues happen to be completely flat.

Check out our Stay section for accommodation options in the city as well as an array of excellent cafés, restaurants and pubs in our Food & Drink section.

ABOVE: Mimi Webb plays Live At The Marquee on 11 June 2023

One of the most popular and diverse eateries in Cork is the Marina Market which is a 5 minute walk from the Live at the Marquee arena on the way from the city centre. Most stalls open until 7/7.30pm making it a great location to grab some grub on the way to a gig.

Cork's big music festival takes place August 4-6th 2023 in Mitchelstown and features a host of top music acts such as The Coronas, Belters Only, King Kong Company, Anne-Marie, Inhaler, Raye, Jax Jones, Two Door Cinema Club, We Are Scientists  and Cork's own Cian Ducrot. The town is a 40 minute drive north of Cork City. The 245 bus leaves Cork city bus station every hour - journey time approx 1 hour. 

ABOVE: Indiependence Festival at Mitchelstown, Co. Cork takes place 4-6 August 2023. 

And while you're in Cork, why not catch another live music, theatre or comedy event? Check out our extensive online Whats On guide that is updated multiple times every day.

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