The Iveagh Gardens in Dublin provide the stunning backdrop for another series of concerts this summer, with some big names taking to the stage.
Aiken Promotions has once again come up with the goods for the summer series of concerts taking place in Iveagh Gardens in Dublin this July. Not the first place that springs to mind as a city-centre gig venue, but once you experience a live event at the place, you’ll be back for more!
The line-up for the upcoming Live at the Iveagh Gardens festival this July would make any festival organiser jealous. For an event that started rather modestly back in 2012 with two acts, it has gone from strength to strength, and is firmly fixed on the Dublin summer agenda for fans of good music.
Having only released her debut album in 2009, the last six years have been somewhat meteoric for Hackney-born Paloma Faith. The recipient of three Brit Awards nominations and winner of the Best British Female Solo award this year, 2014 saw the release of her fastest-selling third album A Perfect Contradiction. The album featured the single “Can’t Rely on You”, produced by none other than Pharrell Williams, which became her second top ten hit in the UK.
Dublin favourites The Frames (pictured above) celebrate a quarter of a century together, undoubtedly one of the country’s most successful music acts. From the time of their formation in 1990, they have successfully carved out their own niche in the soundscape of Irish music. Another Love Song, their debut album was released in 1991, followed by the likes of Fitzcarraldo, and their chart-topping Set List and Burn the Maps. And, of course, frontman Glen Hansard did go on to win an Oscar in 2008 for the song Falling Slowly from the film Once, with Marketa Irglova. Support for the Iveagh Garden gigs comes form other local superstars, the Booka Brass Band.
An act that definitely needs no introduction, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers are guaranteed to get any crowd up off its feet and boogeying late into the summer night! This performance is part of their current tour in support of their first studio album since 1992’s Chic-ism, entitled It’s About Time, which was released in June.
Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, first made her Irish debut back in 2009, when she opened for Grizzly Bear in Vicar Street. Since then she has released four albums, collaborated with David Byrne of Talking Heads, received a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Album, and even played with a reunited Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2014.
A highly accomplished singer-songwriter and musician, Damien Rice returns for his first Irish live appearance of 2015 at the Iveagh Gardens. Since the release of his debut solo work ‘O’ back in 2002, Rice spent eight years collaborating with a variety of other artists, including the late Mic Christopher, Aslan, Tori Amos, Lisa Hannigan, and Herbie Hancock. He released his third studio album My Favourite Faded Fantasy to critical acclaim last October.
Live at the Iveagh Gardens runs from 2nd to 12th July in the Iveagh Gardens in Dublin. Tickets for all concerts are available online from Ticketmaster and from all Ticketmaster outlets.
Lead image courtesy Friction PR