Trinity Summer Series – all you need to know

Naoimh Looney, wearing a blue shirt.

Naoimh Looney

Digital Content Manager, Trinity College Dublin

Trinity Summer Series stage

Trinity Summer Series: Your Comprehensive Guide for 2024

Firmly established as an annual highlight on Ireland’s gig calendar, Trinity Summer Series showcases the best in local and international talent in one of the most picturesque settings in Dublin. This finely tuned event, hosted in a purpose-built, outdoor arena in the heart of Trinity College Dublin is a haven for music lovers.

With world-renowned artists performing on a state-of-the-art stage and the sun setting against the backdrop of Ireland’s oldest university, Trinity Summer Series has all the ingredients of an evening you will never forget.

The eagerly anticipated 2024 line-up has been announced and we have a breakdown on everything you need to know from transport, to accommodation, to securing your tickets and staying informed on event announcements.

Planning your night

Just a few minute’s walk from Pearse station and Tara station and close to all city centre bus links, Trinity Summer Series may well be one of the most conveniently located concert venues in Dublin. A key thing to remember when planning your journey is that Trinity’s College Green and Nassau Street entrances are closed and entry is at Lincoln Place, which is located next to The Lincoln’s Inn.

If your journey home is a lengthy one why not opt to stay on campus for the full Trinity experience. A little-known Dublin secret is that during summer months Trinity offers overnight stays in single, twin, and double rooms at some of the most affordable rates in the city. If you are attending the gig with a group of friends, you might like to opt for a private apartment, all within a couple minutes’ walk from the Trinity Summer Series stage. Learn more about Trinity Summer accommodation here.

2024 lineup and tickets

From indie rock to electronic beats and soulful ballads, the 2024 edition is a diverse line-up of local and international talent that will leave no music lover disappointed.


Jane's addiction at trinity summer series 2024

Jane’s Addiction: A Pioneering Act at Trinity Summer Series

Jane’s Addiction is the inaugural act set to launch Trinity Summer Series 2024. Brace yourself for an electrifying performance as the iconic rock band claim the spotlight for a highly anticipated first headline tour in 8 years. Since emerging in Los Angeles in 1985, Janes Addiction have influenced countless bands and artists. With groundbreaking albums like “Nothing’s Shocking” (1988) and “Ritual de lo Habitual” (1990), they fused rock, punk, metal, and psychedelic influences, establishing them as genre-bending pioneers.

Ticket info: Friday 28 June, 2024 | Gates 7pm | More info and tickets here.

Villagers at trinity summer series 2024

Villagers: Indie Folk’s Finest at Trinity

An evening of the Villager’s soul stirring melodies, in the intimate setting of Trinity Summer Series will surely be one of the gig highlights of the year. The much-loved Irish indie folk band are known for poetic lyrics and engaging live performances. Their music is a seamless blend of introspection and sonic beauty and leaves a lasting impression.

Ticket info: Saturday 29 June, 2024 | Gates 7pm | More info and tickets here.

Art at trinity summer series 2024

AIR: Moon Safari in Ireland’s Oldest University

AIR fans are in for a treat when the band take to stage in the heart of Trinity’s historic campus. The French duo’s music is a fusion of electronic beats, lush instrumentation, and ethereal vocals, with dreamy soundscapes that evoke emotions ranging from nostalgia to contemplation, and everything in between. Be prepared for an unforgettable outdoor gig experience.

Ticket info: Sunday 30 June, 2024 | Gates 7pm | More info and tickets here.

elbow at trinity summer series 2024

Elbow: The Power of Poetry and Rock Combined

Hailing from the vibrant Manchester music scene, Elbow have enraptured audiences with their soul-stirring sound since the late 90s. The bands lead singer, Guy Garvey is known for his unique ability to evoke deep emotions, making each album a timeless exploration of the human experience. Expect to bask in poetic lyricism and evocative storytelling, blended with lush cinematic melodies. Anthem tracks like “One Day Like This” and “Grounds for Divorce”, are bound to be mesmerising in the Trinity Summer Series setting.

Ticket info: Monday 1 July, 2024 | Gates 7pm | More info and tickets here.

manic street preachers and suede in trinity summer series 2024

Manic Street Preachers & Suede: Set to rock Trinity

Two of the UK’s most iconic banks Manic Street Preachers and Suede are joining forces for a co-headline a 2024 tour that takes them to the Trinity Summer Series stage. Prepare for a wave of nostalgia, transporting you back to the heyday of 90s alternative rock under the Dublin summer sky. Manic Street Preachers repertoire encompasses timeless hits, with impassioned vocals from the bands enigmatic lead singer James Dean Bradfield. Suede’s music promises to be equally as captivating with atmospheric soundscapes, intricate arrangements, and lead singer Brett Anderson’s emotive vocals.

Ticket info: Tuesday 2 July, 2024 | Gates 7pm | More info and tickets here.

gavin james at trinity summer series 2024

Gavin James: Dublin’s Own Returns Home

Renowned for his soul-stirring performances, Dubliner Gavin James at Trinity Summer Series promises to be a summer highlight.  His chart-topping hits, including “Nervous” and albums like “Bitter Pill” and “Only Ticket Home,” span a rich tapestry of heartfelt lyrics with acoustic and pop influences. Often compared to Ed Sheeran, James possesses a rare gift for crafting songs that resonate on a deeply personal level.

Ticket info: Wednesday 3 July, 2024 | Gates 7pm | More info and tickets here.

paul weller at trinity summer 2024

Paul Weller: The Modfather Takes on Dublin

Paul Weller, the legendary Modfather, will grace Trinity Summer Series, for first Irish gig since his sold-out 2022 tour. With accolades like the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music and timeless albums like “Stanley Road,” Weller’s sound seamlessly intertwines rock, soul and folk, marked by poignant lyrics and his distinctive, soulful voice. Don’t miss the chance to witness this musical legend live on the Summer Series stage, for a sonic journey through his illustrious repertoire.

Ticket info: Thursday 4 July, 2024 | Gates 7pm | More info and tickets here.

Trinity Summer Series extends beyond the music, fostering a sense of community and cultural exchange in the heart of Dublin city centre. From indie rock to electronic beats and soulful ballads, the 2024 edition will leave no music lover disappointed.