A Summer of great shows and the return of Live at the Docklands

LOTS of announcements for great gigs coming to Limerick this Summer 2024 arrived on the Entertainments News Desk on Monday. 

Music fans will be rushing to buy tickets this Friday for shows from Johnny Marr, Block Rockin’ Beats, Tom Odell and 90s V 00s Big Day Out featuring Five and Basshunter.

Block Rockin’ Beats at Docklands 

AFTER a huge performance at the castle this Summer, Dec Pierce and Block Rockin’ Beats are going to go one better and headline Live At The Docklands on Friday August 23.

It’s also big news that live shows are back at the docklands on the Dock Road this summer for the first time since June 2022.

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Block Rockin Beats is a performance of the world’s biggest dance anthems featuring a DJ set with full live band, plus special guests.

Block Rockin’ Beats

Dec Pierce is already very excited for this one posting on social media, “Limerick, this has been the dream gig since the very start. See u next summer for one of the biggest headline shows we’ve ever done. From the Warehouse, to the Milk Market, to the castle, to the Docklands”

“The show is all about energy, nostalgia, and fun – it’s a concert but we want you to lose yourself for a few hours to experience these classic anthems with a full live band and special guests on vocals.”

www.dolans.ie and www.ticketmaster.ie for tickets.

90s v 00s – The Big Day Out

A HUGH throwback festival is coming to Limerick on Saturday August 31, 2024. The Big Day Out 90s vs 00s features Five, D-Ream, Cascada, Basshunter and Mark McCabe on the decks. 


“With over five billion streams, 20 UK and Ireland No.1s and some of the biggest dancefloor hits in the world between them, the lineup for The Big Day Out 90s vs 00s in Limerick’s Gaelic Grounds is the essential throwback festival of Summer 2024.”

From the 90s Five will be live on stage performing all their certified bangers. And things will “only get better’, with D:Ream Live keeping the 90s party going. 


Repping the 00s is Cascada performing some of the world’s best party anthems. Then Glow Sticks at the ready for Swedish DJ and producer Basshunter. All hosted by Maniac 2000’s Mark McCabe. 

www.ticketmaster.ie  for tickets.

Johnny Marr

JOHNNY Marr needs little introduction, he is one of the most influential guitar players / songwriters in rock history and will play Live at The Big Top on Monday June 24, 2024. 

Mojo described him as “arguably Britain’s last great guitar stylist.”   The NME gave him their “Godlike Genius” award in 2013 stating: “Not content with rewriting the history of music with one of the world’s greatest-ever bands, The Smiths, he’s continued to push boundaries and evolve throughout his career, working with some of the best and most exciting artists on the planet.” 

Since his time with The Smiths, Marr has played with The The; Pretenders; Modest Mouse and The Cribs.  He formed Electronic with Bernard Sumner of New Order and has also collaborated with Talking Heads, Bryan Ferry and Hans Zimmer.  

Johnny has just released ‘Spirit Power’, a compilation of his best songs from his solo recordings.

His live shows are outstanding, his  recent performance at the 2023 Electric Picnic can only be described as sublime, and one previous appearance I watched was such fun, the main man did a little crowd surfing in a packed Electric Arena. Expect a mix of his solo releases and a generous run through songs from The Smiths and Electronic. Expect this to sell out fast.

www.dolans.ie for tickets.

Tom Odell

TOM will make his first Limerick appearance Live at The Castle on Tuesday July 2, 2024. 

Tom Odell

His track ‘Another Love’ struck viral gold in 2022, resulting in over 4M creates on TikTok, over two billion streams, and placement on the Top 10 in the UK’s Official Chart and the U.S. Hot AC Chart. The song also became an anthem in protest videos against the war in Ukraine. 

The tour coming to King John’s Castle will follow the release of Tom’s forthcoming new album ‘Black Friday’, out on January 26, 2024 via UROK. 

Winner of both the prestigious BRIT and Ivor Novello Awards, Tom Odell has enjoyed a decade-long impressive career, with five immersive albums that have earned him over 27 million monthly listeners on Spotify, four billion career streams, and a social reach of 8 million across platforms. 

He is now one of the most streamed British artists in the world.

www.dolans.ie for tickets.