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LYRA :: Tuesday 28th May 
Doors 8pm Tickets €12  
Magical and otherworldly” - Wonderland Magazine “An ultra-dynamic sweep of emotive pop” - The 405 “An unstoppable force of nature” – The Line of Best Fit Cork singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist LYRA releases her soaring new single ‘Falling’ today via Polydor Records. Speaking about the single, LYRA explains: “’Falling’ is about something I think most of us girls have experienced in life. You know these guys who want to have their cake and eat it? It’s about one of them! Falling for a guy, who it seems to be going swimmingly with only to find out he’s been seeing other girls on the side… I was quite naive and thought I could win him over and that once I’d done that - we’d be onto something great together. How fecking wrong was I?! I started writing this song at home in my PJ’s when I’d given up crying and decided I wanted to do something that had a bit of a sexy feel to it, something that made me feel empowered in this shit situation I’d found myself in. I ended up going through quite a lot with this guy…I have a lot to say about it - he better watch out!” .

Alabama 3 Acoustic :: Wednesday 29th May 
Doors 8pm Tickets €22.50  
Heeding Woodie Guthrie's maxim, Alabama 3 have never feared the reduction of their technology. Consequently, Alabama 3 acoustic is brave enough to go out on the road armed only with a battered acoustic guitar and harmonica, preaching Guthrie's word that 'this machine kills fascists.' In homage to the classic delta blues slide players like Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howling Wolf, John Lee Hooker and their own Rockfree Base (though not in that pantheon of greats), we present our own narco-acoustic slant on Alabama 3 and the music that has inspired us along the way. Complete with Larry Love's gravelly ash-stained vocals, Nick Reynolds bank robber melodies on harmonica, they provide a raucous show, which is in no way constrained by the boring maxim that often goes with acoustic gigs! An unrivaled Marxist machine gun, Alabama 3 Acoustic are on a mission to get you mashed. .

Smooth Sailing: A Voyage Through Yacht Rock :: Thursday 30th May 
Doors 9pm Tickets €10  
Climb aboard the good ship 'Smooth Sailing', and let us take you on a journey from the not-so-stormy seas of the late 1970s to the sun-kissed waters of the early 1980s. With a boatload of good-time classics from Steely Dan, Michael McDonald, Christopher Cross and Kenny Loggins, this voyage through yacht rock's golden era promises a smooth ride ALL the way. Our vessel is crewed by twelve salty sea-dogs from across the southern seaboard, with members of O Emperor, Fixity, Shookrah, The Bonk and more, and sails to raise funds for Noah’s Wish to Walk. For lovers of piña coladas and getting caught in the rain alike!.

Chasing Abbey :: Friday 31st May 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €18.50  
Chasing Abbey bring a unique pop and hip-hop style to the fore. Having grown up and sharing a love of music together, Ro, Bee and TeddyC have an unparalleled charisma that culminates in an explosive live show..

Bone Machine - Tom Waits Tribute :: Saturday 1st June 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €15  
There are songs that have defined our lives through the good times and the bad, you have heard them sheltering at the crossroads of misery and abandon, you have heard them at the alter of ecstasy and elation. Songs that portray everything from sin, murder, love, death, regret and hope to songsthat are simply enjoyed for their time defying melodies and their inexplicable lifting of the soul. When such songs and music are discussed there is one name that is routinely referred to... TOM WAITS..

Old School Party with Stevie G & Hot Sauce Dance Crew :: Saturday 1st June 
Doors 11pm Tickets €5/8  
Jam presents the Old School party! Classic hip-hop/rnb/dancehall and more from the 90s and 00s, with a few current jams thrown in too! Stevie G on the decks and the Hot sauce dance crew on stage

Wired Deep :: Sunday 2nd June 
Doors 11pm Tickets €6/8  
The boys are back with another night of select cuts of deep house and techno

Making a Murderer 2 :: Tuesday 4th June 
Doors 8pm Tickets €27.50  
Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin discuss coerced and false confessions, interrogation tactics, and the wrongful conviction of Brendan Dassey whose case and post-conviction process has captivated the world. .

Brass Against :: Friday 7th June  
Doors 8pm Tickets €20  
In a politically challenging era, it’s our time to stand up against the machine. Brass Against's first and foremost goal is to make exceptional music. Yet we would be remiss to not also note the unfortunately exceptional times we live in. We want our music to not just sound inspiring; we want our music to resonate with people’s emotions and encourage action. We’re producing exceptional music with a political edge. We are angry, we are inspired, we are ready for change—and we hope our music amplifies this energy in everyone who listens..

Konnect Festival Launch Cork :: Friday 7th June  
Doors 11pm Tickets €8/10  
Waterford native Cailín Power has been making waves in recent years, as a resident for Subject and District 8 she has found herself sharing line-ups with some of her heros, (such as Jeff Mills, Carl Craig, Robert Hood, Paula Temple, Neil Landstrum, Ben Klock & Levon Vincent to name a few) playing major festivals and headlining gigs around the country. Not only is she seriously dedicated to the art of DJing and vinyl collecting, she is an avid producer, with her first release having just dropped on Dublin imprint Jheri Tracks. She is also a member of Wherethetimegoes, a collective of Dublin based artists who released a series of digital mixtapes of original music. The Hanley Brothers of Cork are no stranger to the Irish circuit playing big-name venues and festivals around the country, sharing lineups and stages with the likes Aeron, Boston 168, Jamie Behan, JKS, & Tommy Holohan. Both Cailín & The Hanley Brothers will play the ReTech Stage at Konnect Festival 2019 alongside a variety of other big-name national & international artists.

Cork Rocks for Rory :: Saturday 8th June 
Doors 8pm Tickets €10  
Cork Rocks for Rory is Irelands dedicated Rory Gallagher Tribute remembering one of greatest blues rock guitarists. This event is a great event featuring the best of Rory Gallagher Tribute Bands from Europe and happens annually always on the 2nd weekend of June.

End of Exams Party :: Thursday 13th June 
Doors 10pm Tickets €10  
Celebrate the end of exams!! Great drinks deals & promotions. Strictly over 18's. 2 forms of ID required. R.O.A.R.

Galway Street Club :: Friday 14th June  
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €10  
Ireland’s most loved (Or hated, depending on who you ask) multi-national, bare-chested busking brigade are back on the road this June, for their biggest Irish tour to date. A 10-date extravaganza which will see this 12 piece nomadic Band, start on home turf with Galway’s Fever Pitch Music Festival, Over the course of a month return to familiar hunting grounds in the likes Dublin, Bray, Limerick, Cork, and of course, Galway’s Roisin Dubh, as well as making maiden voyages to Portlaoise, Waterford and Letterkenny.

Metal United World Wide - Cork :: Saturday 15th June 
Doors 1pm Tickets €20  
Metal United World Wide is a community project for the Metal World. Last year on May 5th 2018 all over the world there were metal shows in the same night under the same banner. 41 countries, 62 cities and 411 bands. The aim is to unite the world under the same banner and over time get every country involved in this. This year on June 15th it will all happen again , with Cork taking part this year , representing Ireland.

Donnelly - 30th Anniversary Retrospective :: Tuesday 18th June 
Doors 8pm Tickets €10  
Donnelly - 30th Anniversary Retrospective, featuring ..and Nun Came Back, Big Boy Foolish, Twin Siblings & more .

The Magic Numbers :: Wednesday 19th June 
Doors 8pm Tickets €17.50 Support: Morrissey & Marshall
Mercury Prize nominated and multi-platinum selling London quartet The Magic Numbers return following a three-year hiatus with the release of their new album Outsiders, available now. Outsiders captures The Magic Numbers fired by a renewed sense of purpose, immediately apparent on first single ‘Sweet Divide’, with the band’s melodic facility bolstered by a newfound, grittier sensibility. .

End of Exams Party :: Thursday 20th June 
Doors 10pm Tickets €10  
Celebrate the end of exams!! Great drinks deals & promotions. Strictly over 18's. 2 forms of ID required. R.O.A.R.

Daoiri Farrell :: Friday 21st June 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €15  
A former electrician, who decided to become a musician after seeing Christy Moore perform on Irish TV, Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell has been described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. .

Live Forever - Oasis Tribute :: Saturday 22nd June 
Doors 7pm Tickets €15  

Liam Gallagher Exclusive Cork Aftershow with Paul Gallagher :: Sunday 23rd June 
Doors 10.30pm Tickets €10  
The exclusive Cork Aftershow of Liam Gallagher in Cork Independent Park with DJ Paul Gallagher .

Jam (Old Skool R&B soul hip-hop special after Lauryn Hill) :: Wednesday 26th June 
Doors 11pm Tickets €5/8  
Stevie G and Hot Sauce host a late night throwback special after the Lauryn Hill show In Independent Park. Expect all the classics from Lauryn Hill/The Fugees and lots more. .

Complete Stone Roses :: Thursday 27th June 
Doors 10.30pm Tickets €15  
The ultimate tribute to The Stone Roses. .

Just Mustard :: Friday 28th June 
Doors 10.30pm Tickets €12.50  
Just Mustard are a 5 piece band from Dundalk, Ireland. Crafting their own unique blend of noise, trip hop and electronic influenced music they released their debut album Wednesday to critical acclaim in 2018 through Pizza Pizza Records - earning a nomination as album of the year in the 2018 Choice Music Prize. Following some highly regarded sets at Other Voices, Hard Working Class Heroes and 2 nationwide tours in 2018 - Just Mustard will be touring extensively throughout Ireland, UK & E urope in 2019. "Their debut album 'Wednesday' is a two - toned masterpiece, flipping from hypnotic, smoky vocals to screeching industrial noise on the fly." - NME.

Booker T - DUBLIN - Inside The Ropes Live! :: Thursday 4th July 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €25/65  
Booker T is a former six-time World Heavyweight Champion, former 10-time WCW World Tag Team Champion as one-half of the team Harlem Heat who have just been announced as part of this years WWE Hall of Fame class, and a former WWE King of the Ring. Join us for tales of his 30 years in the wrestling business. Ticket types General Admission @ 7.30pm Show only. VIP - Booker T meet & greet tickets priority seating, meet & greet with Booker at 5.30pm, 1 autographed item of your choice and a professional digital photo .

Booker T - CORK - Inside The Ropes Live! :: Friday 5th July 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €25/65  
Booker T is a former six-time World Heavyweight Champion, former 10-time WCW World Tag Team Champion as one-half of the team Harlem Heat who have just been announced as part of this years WWE Hall of Fame class, and a former WWE King of the Ring. Join us for tales of his 30 years in the wrestling business. Ticket types General Admission @ 7.30pm Show only. VIP - Booker T meet & greet tickets priority seating, meet & greet with Booker at 5.30pm, 1 autographed item of your choice and a professional digital photo .

Meduza :: Saturday 6th July 
Doors 8pm Tickets €12.50/15  
"Piece Of Your Heart" is one of the hottest tracks on the planet at the moment, the most Shazam'd track in the country and sitting pretty for several weeks in the Top 5 in UK & Ireland singles chart...this will be a belter! .

Basshunter :: Thursday 11th July 
Doors 10pm Tickets €15/17.50  
Following his instant sellout show last year, Basshunter returns to Cork this summer! Jonas Erik Altberg, better known by his stage name Basshunter, is a Swedish singer, record producer and DJ. He began producing music under the stage name "Basshunter" in 2001. Known for his great stage shows, this is a gig that music fans won’t want to miss out on. .

Skatalites :: Wednesday 17th July 
Doors 8pm Tickets €27.50  
2019 marks the 55th Anniversary of The Skatalites. The original members had played on hundreds of recording sessions before forming the band in 1964. They backed most of the vocalists in Jamaica at that time, including Bob Marley, Toots and The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Alton Ellis,Ken Boothe and many more. After disbanding in 1965 the individual members continued playing in various groups as the music evolved from ska to rocksteady to reggae. .

Villagers :: Friday 19th July 
Doors 8pm Tickets €30  
As well as playing outdoors shows in Iveagh Gardens & Big Top, Villagers announce an intimate performance at Cyprus Avenue this July. Villagers’ acclaimed new album "The Art of Pretending to Swim”, released in September was written, produced, mixed and primarily performed by Conor O’Brien in his Dublin studio. O’Brien has a string of accolades under his belt including two Ivor Novello Awards (the most recent being 2016’s Album Award for "Darling Arithmetic"), two Mercury Music Prize nominations and is also a previous winner of Ireland’s Choice Music Prize. .

Ezra Furman :: Tuesday 23rd July 
Doors 8pm Tickets €20  
Crossing between love, gender, sexuality and religion, and singing in solidarity with the innocent, persecuted, oppressed and threatened; Ezra Furman provides a soundtrack for the current fear and loathing in America like no other. .

The Wailers :: Wednesday 24th July 
Doors 8pm Tickets €30  
The legendary Wailers continue their quest to bring reggae to the forefront of the world's stage. Led by renowned bassist and founder Aston "Familyman" Barrett, and joined by original Wailers guitarist Donald Kinsey, The Wailers give audiences around the globe the opportunity to experience their unique and innovative sound. From 1972 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before countless millions worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman has carried on the mission to "keep The Wailers together" - just as Bob requested. .

Monolith 2019 :: Saturday 3rd Aug 
Doors 1pm Tickets €40  
All day metal festival. Acts include: Desecration, Terzij de Horde, Malthusian, Hundred Year Old Man, King Witch, From The Bogs Of Aughiska, zhOra & more .

Leaving Cert Results :: Tuesday 13th Aug 
Doors 10pm Tickets €10  
Celebrate your results! 2 Floors...2 DJ's. Access all areas between Old Oak and Cyprus Avenue Great drinks deals & promotions. .

Qween - the Definitive Tribute to Freddie Mercury and Queen :: Saturday 17th Aug 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €15  
Qween are Europe’s most authentic Queen Tribute. Qween’s live two hour production of Queen’s greatest hits preserves the image, sound, and stage personas of classic Queen. We will, we will, ROCK YOU! .

BOOTS & Kats plus MIX & FAIRBANKS :: Tuesday 10th Sept 
Doors 11pm Tickets €12.50/15  
Boots & Kats are a duo that specialize in making crowds move through their eclectic sets that have distinctive disco and funk influences. They made their mark on the Dublin scene with their residency for Toast, one of Dublin's most established collectives known for its consistent party vibes. Their innate ability to connect with any crowd and provide a feel good atmosphere and energy regardless of the venue has led the lads to play across a wide variety of events around Europe. They have supported a number of the industries biggest names such as Joey Negro, Annie Mac, and Kölsch but are most well known for their stand-out sets on the festival circuit. After headlining the Toast Stage at Life Festival the past two years, they have also been on the lineup of most major Irish festivals where their crowds seem to grow bigger and more receptive every time..

SAARLOOS :: Sunday 13th October 
Doors 8pm Tickets €12.50  
SAARLOOS are a new Rock/Pop trio from Dublin. The band consists of Brian McGovern, Craig Gallagher and Andy Kavanagh. Both Craig and Brian had made a considerable name for themselves as solo singer/songwriters. Prior to the inception of SAARLOOS, the two Dubliners headlined numerous gigs in their native Ireland as well as further afield and have amassed over 5 million plays on Spotify combined. Both have travelled the world and been fortunate enough to support household names including Bon Jovi, Daniel Bedingfield and Picture This. .

Jake Clemons :: Friday 18th Oct 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €17.50  
On March 22, 2019, gifted singer and multi-instrumentalist Jake Clemons will release the timely and important single “Democracy”, his interpretation of the Leonard Cohen classic that was originally released in 1992. The song (which is the first from Clemons’ forthcoming May 2019 album), was co-produced by Jake Clemons and Jake Hull and mixed by legendary Grammy winning engineer and producer Eddie Kramer. “Democracy” will be distributed through The Orchard/Sony Music on BFD and Sea Lemons. .

Jools Holland with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra :: Thursday 17th October 
Doors 8pm Tickets €69  
Following a triumphant show at 3Arena last year, Jools Holland has announced an intimate Cork date with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra where he will be joined by some very special guests Eddi Reader and Gilson Lavis, and guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall. .

A Star Is Born (live show with full band) :: Sunday 10th November 
Doors 8pm Tickets €15  
From the people who brought you the highly successful Clapton Unplugged, A Star Is Born live is coming to Cyprus Avenue, Cork! International touring artists, Pat Fitz and Ashley Neff, recreate the award winning soundtrack to the smash hit movie live on stage with their amazing band. Performing favourites like 'Shallow' and 'Always Remember Us' as well as fan favourites like 'Diggin' My Grave' and every song in between, this is a production not to be missed!!! .

The Darkness :: Monday 25th November 
Doors 8pm Tickets €30  
UK rock band The Darkness are pleased to announce a headline Cork show at Cyprus Avenue on 25th November 2019. The Darkness have announced that they’ll release a new album later this year. It’s titled Easter Is Cancelled, and it’s set to arrive on October 4 via Cooking Vinyl. It’ll be the UK outfit’s first studio album since 2017’s Pinewood Smile..

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