Gavin James, Wild Youth and Sharon Shannon to perform at Dublin festival next month

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Gavin James, Wild Youth And Sharon Shannon To Perform At Dublin Festival Next Month
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Gavin James and Wild Youth are among the acts confirmed to perform at a newly announced pilot musical festival which is due to take place in July.

The festival hosted by IMMA in conjunction with MCD Productions will be held at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin on Saturday, July 3rd, making it the first music festival in the country in almost 16 months.

A capacity of 3,500 has been set for the event, with rapid antigen testing to be used for all attendees, in addition to one-meter social distancing rules.

Announcing the event on Tuesday, Minister for Culture Catherine Martin confirmed Lyra, Denise Chaila, Sharon Shannon and Wyvern Lingo will also perform at the event, hosted by The 2 Johnnies.

The event will be for over 18s, with ID required, and tickets will be sold in pods of either four or six, which are not transferrable.

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Tickets are due to go on sale this Friday, June 25th and will cost €39.50 (subject to a Ticketmaster service charge). Gates will open at 3pm on the day of the event, with the first act going on stage at 3.30pm.

Speaking on Tuesday, Ms Martin said: "I am delighted to announce this music festival hosted by IMMA at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the first such event in almost 16 months.

"The RHK is an iconic venue for live music and this marks a significant step forward towards larger gigs in the coming months, subject to the public health situation."

"The line-up is fantastic and there will be 3,500 fans on the night, enjoying a very exciting range of Irish talent," Ms Martin said, adding that 500 free tickets have been kept for frontline health care workers "as a gesture of thanks for their hard work and dedication during the pandemic".

"Their commitment in these unbelievably challenging times has been truly inspiring and something which I know we all appreciate," Ms Martin added.

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