It's certainly not a case of unlucky number thirteen for Live At The Marquee as it prepares to host its biggest festival yet. Running since 2005, this year's events are expected to attract more than 80,000 fans to Cork for the stellar line-up of music and comedy throughout June and July.
The headliners include stalwarts Elton John, Cliff Richard, Bryan Adams, Christy Moore and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder; the ever popular Elbow, Emeli Sandé and Nathan Carter; some of Ireland's best and youngest acts Gavin James, Picture This and The Coronas; as well as comedians Al Porter and Tommy Tiernan.
Throughout May on WLR, we are hosting our annual €10,000 ticket giveaway where you can win exclusive tickets to see your favourite acts Live At The Marquee. Listen live for more details.
The Marquee, erected in the Showgrounds of Cork City, which has already welcomed Don Henley, Jay Z, Al Green, Lou Reed, Lady Gaga, Sting, Kanye West and Neil Young to name a very small few, has proven to be one of Ireland's favourite venues:
Promoter Peter Aiken admitted that Live at the Marquee continues to surprise since its debut well over a decade ago:
“Back in 2005 when we put our toes in the water to see what would happen, who would have thought it would still be going strong after more than a decade, but it’s very different to a gig in a stadium where the atmosphere can be quite staid - a marquee creates a far better atmosphere.”
This year's Live At The Marquee kicks off on Friday, 9th June with the first of two sold out Picture This gigs and runs until Friday, July 14th when Christy Moore will close the festival.
Live At The Marquee
Friday 9th June Picture This With support from Little Hours and Catherine McGrath. SOLD OUT
Saturday 10th June Picture This With support from Little Hours and Catherine McGrath. SOLD OUT
Sunday 11th June Eddie Vedder With special guest Glen Hansard. Tickets €86.
Thursday 15th June Cliff Richard Just Fabulous Rock n Roll Tour, with support from Collabro. Tickets €54.65 / €76
Friday 16th June Al Porter - At Large Don’t miss your chance to see Al’s new show full of laughs. Tickets €29.50
Saturday 17th June Jenny Greene and the RTE Concert Orchestra. SOLD OUT
Tuesday 20th June Elton John And His Band Wonderful Crazy Night Tour. Tickets €70 / €95
Wednesday 21st June. Elbow Their story is one of the most extraordinary. €58.65
Satuday 24th June. Tommy Tiernan - Under The Influence Urged on by the energy of whatever crowd he performs in, this is bound to make you send you home with a pain in your side! €33.50
Monday 26th June Walking On Cars Following their amazing sold out show Live at the Marquee last year, Walking on Cars are back for more. Tickets €39
Friday 30th June The Coronas Following two sell out 2016 shows Live at the Marquee, The Coronas are part of the line-up again this year. Tickets €39
Friday, 7th July Gavin James Following an amazing 2016 which included a sold-out 3Arena gig, don't miss your chance to catch Gavin James live in one of Ireland's favourite venues. €38.50
Saturday, 8th July Nathan Carter Country singing sensation Nathan Carter returns to The Marquee. €30 / €35
Monday 10th July Emeli Sande Last year Emeli Sande returned with her new album Last year Emeli Sande returned with her new album Long live the Angels, which received wide critical acclaim. €54.65
Tuesday 11th July Bryan Adams Get Up Tour €81 / €91
Friday 14th July Christy Moore One of the most compelling and inspirational musicians. Tickets €35 / €45.
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To buy tickets, visit ticketmaster.ie
For details about Live At The Marquee, see aikenpromotions.com