22 C
Sunday, July 25, 2021

Up to 3,500 people attend Kilmainham music festival

Last night’s music festival in Kilmainham saw 3,500 people gather in a large field for the first time in 15 months since the pandemic began.

The festival, which was held on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, was headlined by Gavin James with featured sets from Lyra, Denise Chaila, Sharron Shannon, Wild Youth and Wyvern Lingo along with The 2 Johnnies.


The attendance at this festival was a significant increase when compared to the low-key pilot gig by James Vincent McMorrow which took place in front of 500 people at Iveagh Gardens in June.

Attendees at the Kilmainham gig were subject to a number of health measures before gaining access to the event, such as antigen testing. They were also organised into pods of six to allow for social distancing.

Many fans stated at the event that were pleased with the organisation of the festival and that it ran very smoothly with no delays or long queues.


Although content with the music festival, opinions were left divided when asked about the recent delay in reopening indoor hospitality with some attendees stating, “The rationale doesn’t really make any sense in my opinion” along with, “It’s very disappointing, and I’m very angry,”.

However, some attendees expressed opposing feelings towards the delay, “I think a bit of a delay for the long term is worth it. I can see the logic, so I’m not going to give the Government a hard time about it.”


Piers Morgan reveals he became sick with Covid-19 despite being double vaccinated

Piers Morgan has revealed that he tested positive for Covid-19, despite being double vaccinated by the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. The...

YouTuber Jake Paul confirms he’s in talks to fight Conor McGregor

YouTube star Jake Paul has confirmed that he's in talks to fight Conor McGregor

Six people rushed to hospital after funfair ride collapses in Antrim

Six people were rushed to hospital following a funfair ride collapsing in Northern Ireland. Emergency services were called to...

Large crowds gather in Dublin to protest against Covid-19 vaccine certificates

Large crowds gathered in Dublin city centre on Saturday to protest against Covid-19 vaccines, in particular the use of the Covid-19 certificate.
scattered clouds
22 ° C
22.6 °
19.7 °
62 %
34 %
24 °
19 °
16 °
15 °
18 °