It’s Thursday, which only means one thing – tomorrow brings the long-awaited weekend. It’s been an exhausting few days and you’re probably wrecked, overworked and need some serious stress relief.

Well look no further, because Nitelife has all of this weekend’s best gigs from around the country. So, it’s time to slip on your dancing shoes, pop out for a Parisian Martini, and dance until the wee hours of the morning.

1. In Dub-Land

Paolo Nutini – Marlay Park – Sat 04 July

Scotland’s hottest export, Paolo Nutini, hits Marlay Park this Saturday and, as usual, he promises to deliver one cracker of a show. The half-Italian heartthrob will be joined by liberty-belle, Imelda May and roots rockers, Alabama Shakes.

Tickets will set you back €49.65 from Tickemaster

2. In the Garden of Ireland

The Groove Festival – Kilruddery House – Sat 04 – 05 July

Festival season continues this weekend at Kilruddery House. Revellers at the Groove Festival can catch The Darkness, Christy Moore, Wallis Bird, Eskies, Corner Boy and lots more. As well as music there will be drama workshops, yoga and a kid’s zone to make sure your little ones are as entertained as you are.

Tickets are available from Prices range from €49.50 – €165

3. In the Real Capital

Christy Moore with Declan Sinnott & Jim Higgins – Live at the Marquee – Sat 04 July

If you’re down in the “real capital” this weekend, make sure you swing by the Marquee for another one of Moore’s powerful performances. If you haven’t witnessed Christy before, you’re in for a treat; the man never fails to blow the roof of any venue he graces. The Kildare legend will be joined by Declan Sinnott and Galway musician, Jim Higgins.

This memorable gig will set you back €50.65 and it’s definitely worth a look.

4. In the City of the Tribes

Ham Sandwich – Roisin Dubh – Sat 04 July – 08:30

The Rosin Dubh, Galway’s most iconic music venue, has housed some of the best national and international music since its establishment. On Saturday, the gorgeous Ham Sandwich return to the stage for another stellar show.

For €15, you can catch hits like: Ants, Fandango and Illuminate. Tickets available from the Rosin Dubh

Some great gigs around the country this weekend to keep your feet moving and heart pounding, until Sunday morning!

Check out Hot Ticket every Thursday here on