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On song Kodaline look set to play pilot gig at Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin

The venue has hosted many big names in the past for summer concerts, such as Blur, Damien Rice, Tame Impala, and Kodaline themselves in 2015.

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Kodaline. Picture: Collins

Kodaline. Picture: Collins

Kodaline. Picture: Collins

Irish crooners Kodaline look set to perform a pilot outdoor gig in their native Dublin next month.

Discussions are in an “advanced stage” for the band to perform at the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, as well as to secure the band for the 19 or 26 June, Radio Nova reports.

The venue has hosted many big names in the past for summer concerts, such as Blur, Damien Rice, Tame Impala, and Kodaline themselves in 2015.

The government had also been working on a similar outdoor event in Phoenix Park for June 26, but it was reported that talks have broken down with promoters and no headline act could be secured.

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Vinny May, left, and his Kodaline bandmates. Pic Steve Humphreys

Vinny May, left, and his Kodaline bandmates. Pic Steve Humphreys

Vinny May, left, and his Kodaline bandmates. Pic Steve Humphreys

It has been reported that Kodaline are “delighted” to be taking part in the Covid-19 friendly pilot gig.

If it goes ahead, they will be the next major act to perform in Ireland since James Vincent McMorrow and Sorcha Richardson performed at the first socially distant pilot event in the Iveagh Gardens last week.

That gig, organised by the National Concert Hall, was put on for 500 attendees with detailed safety measures in place, such as staggered entry and departure times, and plenty of front-of-house staff to ensure physical social distancing was observed.

Kodaline reportedly attended the Iveagh Gardens concert “undercover”, possibly to take notes for their own upcoming gig.

Whether we’ll see Kodaline play in Kilmainham this summer or not, it has already been confirmed that they will be touring Ireland later this year.

The Dubliners recently announced a live acoustic tour taking place from November to December 2021, across smaller, more intimate venues in Ireland. This is after the success of their most recent album, ‘One Day At A Time’, which has been streamed over 60 million times.

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The tour kicks off in Cork Opera House on 10 November, and will hit six other venues around the country before finishing up with two nights in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on 8 and 9 December.

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