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CIT Battle of the Bands :: Wednesday 20th March  
Doors 8pm Tickets €3  
CIT's best bands battle it out! .

The Hanley Brothers :: Thursday 21st March  
Doors 10pm Tickets €6/8  
UCC Race night with The Hanley Brothers .

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.

Tommy Holohan :: Thursday 28th March 
Doors 11.30pm Tickets €10/12.50  
The Rave Selekts boss and Techno & Cans resident’s rise to worldwide notoriety has been unprecedentedly quick but most definitely deserved. Since he first emerged he has flexed his production muscles in a big way, showcasing styles across techno, rave, jungle as well as going as far as club house that has attracted the attention of big hitters like Dax J, Mall Grab and even Mixmag, all of whom have touted him on the highest platforms. Having released on his own label Rave Selekts along with fellow Irish talent Casper Hastings and then attracting the glistening ears of Resident Advisor and DJ Mag, who both premiered tracks from his first solo EP that took different aspects of his adolescence in Rush and reimagined them in four tracks that touch on ambient, rave, techno and break beat in what was easily one of the most interesting releases of the year on an international scale.

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. .

Mockie Ah Club Kids Rave :: Friday 29th March 
Doors 11pm Tickets €10  
Calling All Club Kids! This March 29th join the Kweens Of Mockie Ah as they throw the ultimate club kid rave! Mockie Ah will be paying homage to the pioneers of clubbing - from the 80's club kids of Blitz London to the Party Monsters of 90's New York and right up to Berghain Berlin! This is gonna go off! With an incredible lineup of Drag,Burlesque and Club Kid performers including UK queens Kathryn Creepshow and Groundskeeper Fanny. DJ sets include Darren Kelly (Vinyl Below) and Candy Warhol with more TBA! Expect massive 90's House Anthems,Classic Trance Hits, Camp Bangers and Party Monster Classics! .

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 SOLD OUT  
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.

Owen Colgan - Woke Tour EXTRA DATE ADDED :: Thursday 4th 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.

Jive :: Thursday 4th April  
Doors 11pm Tickets €5/7  
We are back for another night of house and techno on Thursday 4th of April... this will be the last Thursday of the college term, advance tickets are advised! Jive it on x.

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..

JAM (Hip-Hop celebration - GZA after party) :: Friday 5th April  
Doors 11pm Tickets €5/7  
DJs Stevie G & Jus Me Hot sauce dance crew Friday April 5th.

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....

Wired Deep :: Saturday 6th April  
Doors 11pm Tickets €6/8  

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.

Elision DJs :: Tuesday 9th April  
Doors 11pm Tickets €5/8  
\\ Elision 1st Birthday // \\ w/ Jish & Midlands League // Join us April 9th in Cyprus Avenue as we welcome Jish & Midlands League, as well as locals Thirteen for our first birthday celebrations! Expect nothing less than high energy, fast paced techno all night long

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..

Strange Attractor :: Tuesday 30th April 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €8/10  
Strange Attractor are a Funk/Pop outfit formed in Dingle, Co. Kerry. The band include Ben Bickerdike on Lead Vocals, Fionn o' Neill on vocals/guitar, Mattie Barker on lead guitar, Cian O Sullivan on drums and Ben Janning on bass. In their 6 years together Strange Attractor have performed in many venues across Ireland whilst playing the Country's most prestigious festivals, including Electric Picnic, Cork Jazz Festival and Other Voices. The group have toured Germany and played shows at UK festivals, such as Wilderness Festival in England. The bands last single "Ain't That Strange" (feat. Clodagh Kearney) was released in April 2018 and received much praise but after being on hiatus for the last year Strange Attractor are now back with a brand new sound and ready to make 2019 seriously funky! .

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..

Golden Years - A Tribute to David Bowie :: Friday 17th May 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €12  
Since its inception five years ago, the Golden Years show has payed tribute to the life and music of the great David Bowie in theatres and live venues throughout the country. From their debut in Cork’s Half Moon Theatre in 2014 to headlining David Bowie Week in Limerick last year, this group of accomplished performers continually bring the starman’s sound and vision to audiences through a diverse, career spanning tribute of material from the days of Ziggy and the Thin White Duke to his collaborations with Queen and even Nine Inch Nails. Golden Years celebrates Bowie's legacy by bringing you an intimate night of captivating visuals, dazzling fashion and of course, the finest selection of anthems from a legendary repertoire.

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 €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..

Less Than Jake :: Tuesday 21st May 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €22.50  
special guests: BUSTER SHUFFLE Who is Less Than Jake? That’s a legitimate question for someone who has been out of touch with the independent or punk music scene for the last quarter of a century. To some, the name may bring you back to a movie soundtrack or a video game; others are transported to a sweaty day on the Vans Warped Tour. One thing that can not be argued is that if you have experienced Less Than Jake live, it is something that you will never forget..

Jerron 'Blind Boy' Paxton :: Wednesday 22nd May 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €17.50  
Although still in his 20s, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920's and making them wish they could stay there for good. Blind Boy Paxton may be one of the greatest multi-instrumentalists that you have not heard of. Yet. And time is getting short, fast..

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..

Inside THE STAIRCASE: David Rudolf - Live In Conversation :: Friday 24th May 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €22.50  
Inside The Staircase: Lies, Fake Science, and the Owl Theory An Evening with David Rudolf from Netflix’s The Staircase Join David Rudolf, the defense attorney for Michael Peterson in the hit Netflix documentary series The Staircase, for an evening of discussion into the intimate details of case and the series. David will discuss the conflicts he wrestled with in determining whether to let the filmmakers follow him, his client and his trial preparation, and his insights into the most curious and contentious issues in the case, including the blood spatter evidence, the bisexuality and Germany evidence, the discovery of the blow poke, and the genesis of the Owl Theory. .

IE/DC :: Saturday 25th May 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €12.50  
IE/DC return to Cork this May for an unforgettable evening of rock and roll fun!! Last year’s show was an absolute blast and this promises to be even better!! .

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. .

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. .

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.

Metal United World Wide - Cork :: Saturday 8th 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 .

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 .

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

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! .

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. .

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