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Ben Nicky :: Friday 15th February 
Doors 10pm Tickets €20/25  
Following his SOLD OUT CHSq & SSE ARENA shows in Belfast, International DJ / Producer sensation Ben Nicky is pleased to announce an intimate show at Cyprus Avenue this February. Over the last couple of years Ben Nicky has become one of dance music’s busiest and strongest selling DJs in the world. Racking up over half a million airmiles last year alone, selling out major global iconic venues on his own plus regularly featuring on the world’s largest festival line ups including Tomorrowland, EDC, Creamfields, Paradiso, Spring Awakening plus many more. His recent releases have been signed to Mad Decent, Ultra & Spinnin’ Records with his musical style cleverly crossing a full spectrum of genres including Trance, Psy Trance, Techno, Hardstyle, Bounce to name just a few. .

Gerald Ahern :: Saturday 16th February 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €10  
Please show your support and come along on Saturday February 16th for the official launch of my debut album “FROM THE STREETS OF PANA TO GRAND PARADE”

Microdisney :: Tuesday 19th February 2019  
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €36.50  
"We decided to play in Ireland again in early 2019 as a response to the warm reception which so moved us in June of 2018. We're definitely not planning to resume operations as a working musical combo, though. Once again, we've been taken by surprise by the extent of demand to see the show on February 18th, and we've decided to add one last show in Cork on 19th February. However, that's it. We've really enjoyed playing and spending happy time together, but we all have other matters needing our attention, and it's to those things which each of us will be returning after this trip.” .

Cory Wong :: Thursday 21st February 2019  
Doors 7.30m Tickets €20  
Cory Wong of US funk sensation Vulfpeck visits Cork with his new album ‘The Optimist’. The Minneapolis-based musician has put in his time as a versatile composer, arranger, producer, and collaborator. He has also worked on shows and artists like NBC’s “The Voice,” playing alongside Ben Rector, Gene Simmons, Questlove, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and Bootsy Collins. His expert playing and diverse influences have kept him in demand around the world and around the clock, but he remains loyal to his Midwestern home. Dubbed “the most famous Minnesota musician you’ve probably never heard of” by Minneapolis’ The Current, Cory Wong returns with his second full-length album ‘The Optimist’ after 2017’s sensationally funky ‘Cory Wong and the Green Screen Band’. .

Techworks Launch Party :: Friday 22nd February 
Doors 10pm Tickets €10  
TW 19 Presents // Cork Launch Party // Line up : XCIV WIRED DEEP JIVE DJS NATMAC RUTHLESS

Mack Fleetwood :: Saturday 23rd February 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €15  
Europe’s premier tribute to the supergroup FLEETWOOD MAC, bring you on a magical musical journey from the Peter Green blues era to the multi-platinum selling band that still tour today. MACK FLEETWOOD bewitch their audience with authentic renditions of all your favourite classic FLEETWOOD MAC hits. Their love of the material and musical prowess shines through each song.

Freya Ridings :: Thursday 28th February 
Doors 8pm Tickets SOLD OUT  
As Freya Ridings prepares to embark on her sold-out headline tour next week, kicking off at o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Thursday night - she continues to become the most hotly tipped British artist of 2019 with the announcement of her largest headline tour to date for 2019. Kicking off on the 28th February in Cork, it will include a date at London’s Roundhouse on 11th March 2019 and will see Freya play to over 14,000 fans. .

Jack O'Rourke :: Friday 1st March 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €15  
Jack O’Rourke is one of those mercurial artists whose musical imagination and personality has made him an intriguing entity to his many fans.

Outsiders Festival :: Saturday 2nd March  
Doors 9pm Tickets €12.50  
As part of a celebration of the urban music and culture scene in Ireland Outsiders Ent & Word Up Collective are proud to present the first annual Outsiders Music Festival. Featuring - Outsider Yp, Tebi Rex, JyellowL, Jay Ronic, Stevie G, Jordan Adentunji, Olympìo, Kestine, HLYWD, Pharaii, ApocalypsE.

Revelation Sound meets Rootical Sound :: Fri 8th March  
Doors 10pm Tickets €10  
Revelation welcome Rootical to the Rebel County..Two Sounds in one hall. Revelation welcome Rootical to the Rebel County..Two Sounds in one hall .

These Charming Men - a tribute to THE SMITHS & MORRISSEY :: Saturday 9th March  
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €15  
Formed in 1995, These Charming Men are well known as being the premier Smiths and Morrissey tribute act around. These Charming Men have toured extensively from Europe, to the USA and Japan, where they replaced Morrissey at the Fuji Rock Festival after he pulled out. Yes, they are that good. If you want a realistic and faithful representation of the spirit and music of the Smiths or Morrissey, These Charming Men are your only option .

Jovani :: Saturday 9th March  
Doors 11pm Tickets €15  
Jonas Nainys aka Jovani, half of a hugely successful Radistai DJs project from Lithuania, continues with his solo material and joins creative forces with the renowned pop singer Jazzu and delivers the perfect summer ending track called «keep it to myself». After more then 10 years in the club scene with his own weekly radioshow Jovani@club, Jovani is a prominent name for local music lovers. With dozens of clubby remixes and edits under his belt with many of them counting millions of plays on youtube and spotify, this time Jovani delivers a perfect pop record with soothing and emotional vocals by top notch singer Jazzu. «keep it to myself» is the soundtrack for the best summer days and nights! .

Music For Animals :: Sunday 10th March  
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €10  
Featuring One Horse Pony, Ryan Kershaw & Guests In Aid of Cork Animal Care Society.

CRVENA JABUKA :: Tuesday 12th March  
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €25  
Crvena jabuka ("Red apple") is a Bosnian rock/pop band that originated in 1985, and since then has remained very popular..

Wild Youth :: Saturday 16th March  
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €17.50  
Wild Youth are a four-piece from Dublin Ireland, currently enjoying a breakthrough year with their summer hit “Can’t Move On”. With influences ranging from Imagine Dragons, to The XX, The Script, and The 1975, they play a melodic brand of pop-rock full of electronic touches. .

Benjamin Francis Leftwich :: Friday 22nd March 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €16  
The announcement follows the release of Gratitude, which is the first piece of material to be taken from Leftwich’s third album, which will be released early next year via Dirty Hit. Gratitude builds on the foundations laid in the EP, and sees Leftwich bring more electronic elements into play, and darker, intricately layered production, whilst still maintaining the raw emotion that has resonated throughout his work to date.

Therapy? :: Saturday 23rd March 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €20 Support: The Wood Burning Savages
Andy Cairns tells a great story about Therapy?’s spring UK tour with The Stranglers. As the trio walked onstage in Kilmarnock, Scotland, their frontman noticed a solitary punter, three rows from the front, vigorously booing his band before a single amplified guitar chord had been struck. Each successive song in the set received the same vociferous, relentlessly hostile response. Two nights later, at Nottingham Rock City, the antagonist was back once more, front and centre, still booing, though with markedly less enmity than before. In Manchester, on the final night of the campaign, Cairns stepped from his tour bus to be confronted again by the by-now-familiar face of his new nemesis. This time, however, the guy was clutching a pen and a copy of Therapy?’s classic 1994 album Troublegum. “Could you sign this for me please?” he asked politely. “I think we’d battered him into submission,” Cairns says with a laugh.

White Lies :: Wednesday 27th March 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €25  
Having already unveiled details of their forthcoming album Five due for release on February 1st through [PIAS] Recordings White Lies are pleased to announce a series of Irish shows complementing their already extensive European jaunt in February / March 2109. Commenting on these Irish dates, the band said;” we are delighted to announce these shows despite not playing in Ireland for some years our Irish fans support has never faltered, and we look forward to some great shows and traditional Irish hospitality.” .

Jimmy's Cousin :: Thursday 28th March 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €20  
Irish born, schooled in New York, detouring into multiple careers across Europe, Jimmy’s Cousin is an overnight success that’s 30 years in the making. His first demo was recorded in 1991, his first album, Waxwings, finally sees the light of day this month! Why the long delay? “I wanted to wait till I had something to say” Join us in Cork to hear what he has to say.

Maverick Sabre :: Friday 29th March 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €18.50  
Mav was born to Irish parents in East London, but grew up in a small town of around 8000 people called New Ross in County Wexford, Ireland. His dad was a musician, and there was always blues, soul and traditional Irish music playing in the house. As a wide eyed kid, he would often be taken along to band rehearsals. He learned guitar at the age of 8, but things changed when he found Tupac in his early teens. He taught himself to MC and spent his adolescent years relentlessly gigging on the Irish hip-hop scene. One night in Dublin, he supported Plan B, who gave him some stirring words of and vice. Mav listened; at the age of 17 he dropped everything, moved to London (where he lived off his Aunt’s sofa) and pushed music as far as it could go. By 20, he was performing live on Chris Moyles’ BBC Radio One show to over 3 million people. .

Leonard Cohen Tribute :: Saturday 30th March 
Doors 7pm Tickets €20  
It all started with a small silent wish of musician Rinus van den Boomen: to play songs from his idol Leonard Cohen. It grew gradually into a beautiful, complete act that, without any active acquisition, was invited to a variety of cultural venues. Pure, sincere love for Cohen's special music is the connecting factor. Making his work last and becoming better people by doing so. The band knows how to make an intimate atmospheric event of every performance. Beautiful and moving for both Cohen fans and those who are new to his music. .

Owen Colgan - Woke Tour :: Wednesday 3rd April  
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €15  
Owen Colgan, Irish cult comedy hero, sex symbol and Hardy Bucks star hits the road for his biggest tour yet. After a hugely successful tour in 2018 with sold out shows across Ireland, Owen is back with a new installment for 2019 - The Woke Tour. " All my new gained knowledge along with my love for Jambons, Crows and grown men fighting will be bestowed upon the people of the Emerald Isle during this tour. So sit back, take off your pants and enjoy the multi layered, high octane shit talk experience of a lifetime. " - Owen.

GZA :: Friday 5th April  
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €25  
GZA, aka the Genius, was the most cerebral MC in the Wu-Tang Clan, as well as perhaps the most acclaimed. His cool, precise flow and intricate, literate rhymes weren't as theatrical as Method Man or Ol' Dirty Bastard, the two biggest commercial stars to spring from the collective. But among hip-hop aficionados, GZA was revered for his flawless technique and lyrical dexterity, and was considered by many to be the best pure rapper in the entire Clan. GZA was born Gary Grice on August 22, 1966, on Staten Island, New York, and shuttled between several other New York boroughs with various relatives during his childhood. He started learning rhymes by the earliest hip-hop MCs while spending time in the Bronx, and returned to Staten Island to share them with his cousins, who later became known as Ol' Dirty Bastard and the RZA. In fact, the three of them first teamed up in the early '80s as part of an obscure group called All in Together Now..

Seattle Grunge Experience :: Saturday 6th April  
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €20  
The ultimate live tribute to the Seattle Grunge scene, playing the music of Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains and more....

Nick Oliveri :: Tuesday 9th April  
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €20  
Nick Oliveri is one of the most infamous, legendary and controversial musicians in the history of Rock music. The bass player and backbone of KYUSS and Queens Of The Stone Age.

Orla Gartland :: Wednesday 10th April  
Doors 8pm Tickets €14  
Orla Gartland never wanted to be anything but a musician. Something connected when she sang; she knew she had something worth sharing. It’s foolish to get in the way of what’s supposed to be.

Showhawk Duo :: Thursday 11th April  
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €20  
The Showhawk Duo will be tearing it up across Ireland and the UK in 2019 on their biggest and best tour to date.. Featuring trance anthems, crazy guitar licks and more subwoofer than you can handle, it shall be epic!!

Gavin James at Cork Opera House :: Thursday 11th April 2019 
Doors 7pm Tickets €36  
With over two million singles sold, 800 million streams, a platinum-selling debut album, and two sold-out Live At The Marquee shows, Gavin James is back with an intimate date at Cork Opera House this April..

Gavin James at Cork Opera House :: Friday 12th April 2019 
Doors 7pm Tickets €36  
With over two million singles sold, 800 million streams, a platinum-selling debut album, and two sold-out Live At The Marquee shows, Gavin James is back with an intimate date at Cork Opera House this April..

Rubyhorse :: Friday 12th April 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €20  
Rubyhorse comeback single single “I Wanna Get Lost” was released on Monday August 13th 2018 .The song made it No. 1 on the Irish itunes download Chart.The follow up single You gotta hold on was released in November also topped the charts. To coincide with new material being released in April 2019 Rubyhorse return to Cyprus Avenue Cork on Friday April 12th.

Chasing Abbey :: Saturday 13th April 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €18.50  
Chasing Abbey return to Cork on Sat 13th April for their biggest headline tour yet..

Tom Speight :: Thursday 18th April 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €12  
Tom Speight is making up for lost time. Laid low by illness, beset by problems both personal and professional, the songwriter returned to what he does best: writing songs. Using his convalescence as a musical break, Tom found that music simply tumbled forth, a torrent of ideas, a flood of melody. “I wanted to do it,” he says. “I came out of a big relationship – four or five years – and then I was pretty low. I’d just come out of two major operations, so it was a good, cathartic way of getting on with things.” “You have to live life, don’t you? Get your heart broken, meet someone and start something new. Experience things.”.

Hollie McNish :: Wednesday 24th April 
Doors 8pm Tickets €12.50  
With Benjamin Zephaniah stating ‘I can’t take my ears off her’, Kate Tempest describing her poetry as ‘welcoming, galvanising and beautiful’ and fans ranging from Emma Watson, Robin Ince, Pink and Tim Minchen, Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish is a poet whose readings are not to be missed. She is an Arts Foundation Fellow in Spoken Word, has garnered over ten million YouTube views for her online poetry performances and was the first poet to record at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios..

IT GALZ LIVE :: Friday 26th April  
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €15  
Following their sold out shows in September and December of 2018, due to popular demand IT GALZ are proud to announce their National Irish Tour 2019 including a Cork date at Cyprus Avenue. IT GALZ Jenny and Lindsay comment about their upcoming live shows this Spring, "We are so excited to take our show on the road this Spring! Entering our third year of IT GALZ Podcast, there seemed no better way to celebrate than bringing the show to our listeners all over Ireland who have supported us since day one." IT GALZ Podcast is a dose of cultural commentary by Jenny Claffey and Lindsay Hamilton. The ladies give their personal takes on a variety of topics from pop culture to women's issues, through their often comedic and sometimes satirical lens..

True Tides :: Saturday 27th April 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €12.50  
Formed in 2017, True Tides is the intrepid pop project of Cian, Conor and Eoghan MacSweeny, three brothers from Cork, now living in Dublin. Through a reasonably simple set-up of drums, guitar, bass, electronics and vocals, they create bold and expressive guitar music that’s at once shamelessly catchy and sneakily complex. Although the brothers have technically been making music together their whole lives , they played their first gig as True Tides in January 2018 at arts and mental health festival First Fortnight, on a bill curated by ALL TVVINS. They are currently writing their debut album. .

Ruthanne :: Sunday 28th April 
Doors 8pm Tickets €10  
Living in the UK, RuthAnne started as a brand new artist in March 2018. In the last year, RuthAnne has built up an online following of almost 50k, has played live supporting Alanis Morrissette, Third Story, Niall Horan and X Ambassadors, and has recently been confirmed as the main support for Hozier in December. She's already written her album, which will be led up to by an incredible string of tracks set for release in Q1 2019. RuthAnne has continued to collaborate with a whole host of high profile artists in the studio, including Zedd, Martin Garrix, Sigma, and Snakehips, and has also written a track with John Legend on his 2018 Christmas record (“No Place Like Home”). Robert will be undertaking his first full band run of shows across Europe in eleven years..

Stephanie Rainey at Cork Opera House :: Friday 3rd May  
Doors 8pm Tickets €21  
Stephanie Rainey will play her biggest headline show to date in Cork’s Opera House on May 3rd 2019. The “100 Like Me” singer made the announcement following two huge sell-out shows, one in Cork staple, Cyprus Avenue and the other, a resounding homecoming to The Castle in Glanmire. Steph, thrilled with the announcement says: “The first gig I ever saw was in The Opera House - so to announce my own gig here is a dream come true. Next year is going to be a big one for us, we’re so excited..

Patty Griffin :: Friday 3rd May  
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €25  
GRAMMY® Award winner Patty Griffin has announced the release of her long-awaited new album. The acclaimed singer-songwriter’s 10th studio recording and first-ever eponymous LP, PATTY GRIFFIN arrives Friday, March 8 on her own PGM Recordings label via Thirty Tigers. The album was recorded predominantly at Griffin’s home in Austin, TX, with Griffin and longtime collaborator Craig Ross co-producing, while the band is made up of a number of friends and frequent accompanists, including Ross, guitarist David Pulkingham, drummer/percussionist Conrad Choucroun, cellist Lindsey Verrill, pianist Stephen Barber, and Robert Plant, who contributes backing vocals to the LP’s “What Now” and “Coins.”.

Electric Six :: Thursday 9th May  
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €22.50  
With its fourteenth studio album Bride of the Devil, Electric Six examines the concepts of evil and corruption, humanity’s various falls from grace, the nine circles of purgatory and of course, the internet itself. Bride of the Devil opens with the thunderous opener “The Opener”, a bombastic celebration of the arena rock Electric Six never got to play..

Jafaris :: Saturday 11th May 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €10  
Zimbabwe born and Dublin raised, hip-hop artist Percy Chamburuka known better by his stage name, Jafaris received critical praise for his first EP ‘Velvet Cake’, which earned him his place as one of Ireland’s foremost players of the new generation of the Irish hip-hop..

Rory's Stories Live! :: Saturday 18th May 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €20  
Rory O'Connor is Ireland's favourite online funny man and best selling author, otherwise known through his social media sketches as Rory's Stories. Rory's Stories takes a hilarious and frank look at every aspect of Irish life. From the GAA to the Guards and everything in between, Rory's quick comedic wit perfectly captures what it means to be Irish..

Robert Forster & Band :: Monday 20th May 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €20  
To celebrate Robert Forster’s new album Inferno, which is released on 1st March, Robert will play two Irish shows in 2019. Performing live at Cyprus Avenue, 20th May. Robert will be undertaking his first full band run of shows across Europe in eleven years..

The Wedding Present - Bizarro 30th Anniversary :: Thursday 23rd May 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €22.50  
The Wedding Present have had eighteen UK Top 40 hit singles… not bad for a band that has, from its inception, stubbornly refused to play the record industry’s game. That was back in 1985 when David Lewis Gedge boarded a National Express coach in London with 500 records packed into a pair of his mother's suitcases. In this fashion, the debut single GO OUT AND GET 'EM BOY! was collected from the pressing plant, delivered to the distribution company, and The Wedding Present was born. That pioneering spirit has been at the core of the band's philosophy ever since. From GEORGE BEST, "an unmitigated delight" [NME], the first full-length release on their own Reception Records onwards, the band has charted an appealing, if often eccentric, course of its very own..

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. .

Qween - the Definitive Tribute to Freddie Mercury and Queen :: Tuesday 4th June 
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! .

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