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Wired Deep :: Thur 17th January  
Doors 10pm Tickets €5/8  
Wired Deep are back for Refresher's Week!

Route 94 :: Friday 18th January  
Doors 10pm Tickets €17.50/20  
Route 94 has quietly yet forcefully established himself as a distinctive young figure in the house music scene. His music - simmering, forceful and purpose crafted for late night dancefloors - speaks of long evenings spent locked deep into mesmerizing four-to-the-floor grooves, so immersed that the surrounding world falls away. .

GOOD Music! :: Saturday 19th January  
Doors 11pm Tickets €5/7  
Back at it again in the new look Cyprus Avenue with a host of DJ's playing hip-hop related bangers!

SOMA - 1000 Beasts & Ghostking is Dead :: Saturday 26th January  
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €5 inc free Heineken  
1000 Beasts: Cork native and multi-instrumentalist Cian Sweeney is artist and producer 1000 Beasts, one of the most exciting emergences on the current Irish music scene: an ambitious collaborative effort that sees each unique track worked with a new vocalist; the ‘beasts’ behind the name. 1000 Beasts is a new Irish creative offering an innovative way to create music. 1000 Beasts’ early successes include tracks Wonderland and Lord (It’s OK) being featured on cult reality TV smash Made In Chelsea, with Lord (It’s OK) also making Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist.

CSN Live 'n' Gigging :: Tuesday 29th January  
Doors 8pm Tickets €5/7  
Following their sell out success in December, CSN Live ‘N’ Gigging return to Cyprus Avenue on January 29th and February 5th. This event will combine a unique blend of original material and covers. Tickets can be bought in advance from CSN for €5 or for €7 on the night. Doors open at 9pm. Be sure not to miss the next generation of the Irish music scene! .
 

Charlie Winston :: Wednesday 30th January 
Doors 8pm Tickets €15  
Charlie Winston has released his new single "The Weekend" has just that airy sound, the easy up-tempo, the happy celebration atmosphere.The song is about exactly what the title promises: how we all break away from our everyday lives for the weekend and become another being who just wants to dance. The casual songwriting, the cool arrangement with the slap guitar and the casual-smooth beat - all testify to the style will of the British and the focus on the aesthetically essential. .

Malcolm Middleton :: Saturday 2nd February 
Doors 8pm Tickets €15  
Following Malcolm Middleton seven-hundredth studio album BANANAS, he will perform a live show at Cyprus Avenue, 2nd February 2019. The guitarist and songwriter is best known for his work with Aidan Moffat in Scottish rock legends ARAB STRAP, as well as for his string of DPR$$N-CORE smash hit singles “Fuck It, I Love You", "We're All Going To Die" and "Balled Of Fuck All”. On BANANAS Malcolm has teamed up with the acclaimed not-jazz trio JEANSY, JONES & SMILLIE (David Jeans DRUMS, Stevie Jones DOUBLE BASS and Graeme Smillie PIANO) to produce an album that is both scathing and nice. .

CSN Live 'n' Gigging :: Tuesday 5th January  
Doors 8pm Tickets €5/7  
Following their sell out success in December, CSN Live ‘N’ Gigging return to Cyprus Avenue on January 29th and February 5th. This event will combine a unique blend of original material and covers. Tickets can be bought in advance from CSN for €5 or for €7 on the night. Doors open at 9pm. Be sure not to miss the next generation of the Irish music scene! .
 

The Lemonheads :: Thursday 7th February 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €20  
The Lemonheads follow up the critically acclaimed ‘Varshons’ from nearly ten years ago with another eclectic collection of covers. Produced by Matthew Cullen and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Beastie Boys, Nirvana, The Ramones), their tenth studio album brims with the slowly-matured vocal of Evan Dando as he lures a host of personal faves to his melodic lair. He really has become one of the great expressive singers of our time. .

God is an Astronaut :: Friday 8th February 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €22.50  
Ever since forming 16 years ago, Irish trio God Is An Astronaut has reigned as one of the premier instrumental groups. With its fusion of intense rock instrumentation, ethereal and emotional soundscapes, awe-inspiring dynamics and transfixing melodies. .

OR:LA :: Friday 8th February 
Doors 11pm Tickets €22.50  
Or:la's story has followed a different trajectory to most. After moving to Liverpool in 2012 from a small town in Northern Ireland, a fascination of collecting old electronic records soon side tracked her media production degree and paved the way for what was to come. .

Shiba San :: Sat 9th February  
Doors 11pm Tickets €12.50/15  
There’s much more to Shiba San than what meets the first listen. Leaving behind a 15-year long career of production experience in the French hip-hop scene, the Parisian producer became fascinated with the sounds of Chicago house and was inspired to create his own productions, infusing his hip-hop influence with the soul of house music. Then came ‘Okay’, the track that “changed the way we listened to music” (Dancing Astronaut) and became the anthem of 2014..

EXAMPLE :: Tuesday 12th February 
Doors 11pm Tickets €22.50  
Example’s career spans the past decade and needs little introduction: with three top 10 albums (including the Platinum selling number 1 album “Playing In The Shadows”), ten top 10 singles such as "Changed The Way You Kissed Me", "Kickstarts" and "Won't Go Quietly", arena tours and festival headline slots in over 60 countries. .

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. .

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’. .

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.

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  
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.” .

Maverick Sabre :: Wednesday 27th 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. .

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 :: Wednesday 10th April  
Doors 8pm 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..

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..

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.”.

Robert Forster :: 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  
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..

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. .