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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - THE TICKET SEVEN DAYS - Louise Bru­ton

TRIN­ITY SUM­MER SE­RIES

For the first time ever, Trin­ity Col­lege Dublin is host­ing the Trin­ity Sum­mer Se­ries, a num­ber of out­door gigs that non-Trin­ity stu­dents can at­tend. Un­like the univer­sity’s sum­mer ball, black tie is not nec­es­sary and please, for the love of god, do not sel­l­otape a nag­gin to your in­ner thigh. This is a classy af­fair.

The Sum­mer Se­ries kicked off last night with a per­for­mance by Gre­gory Porter with spe­cial guests Chris­tian Scott aTunde Ad­juah and Cosima Gre­gory Porter, and con­tin­ues till Tues­day as James Vin­cent McMor­row, Bell XI, Pix­ies, Two Door Cin­ema Club and Alt-J take over the cricket grounds of the city cen­tre cam­pus, re­plac­ing the droves of people who nor­mally gather there on sum­mer evenings with a lovely bag of cans. I mean, cans bought from The Pav. That’s right. Lovely cans bought from The Pav.

Run­ning un­til next Tues­day, July 11th, each show also has some qual­ity sup­port­ing acts, who most would hand over good money to see by them­selves. Here is the line up for the com­ing week: July 7th: James Vin­cent McMor­row with spe­cial guests All Tvvins.

July 8th: Bell X1 with spe­cial guests Fright­ened Rab­bit.

July 9th: Pix­ies with spe­cial guests Fang­club.

July 10th: Two Door Cin­ema Club with spe­cial guests Circa Waves. July 11th: Alt-J with spe­cial guest Will Joseph Cook. Are tick­ets still avail­able? Tick­ets are avail­able for all gigs ex­cept for Mon­day night’s sold out Alt-J show, with prices start­ing from ¤44. What time does it kick off ? Gates open at 7pm and guests are asked not to queue out­side be­fore­hand. Sup­port acts are ex­pected on­stage at 8pm and the head­lin­ers at 9pm. These times are sub­ject to change. How do I get there? Gig go­ers are to make their way to Trin­ity Col­lege Park via Lin­coln Gate and Sci­ence Gallery Gate. There is no ac­cess via the front arch­way or Nas­sau Street.

As Trin­ity Col­lege is slap bang in the mid­dle of the city cen­tre, guests are strongly ad­vised to use pub­lic trans­port or to walk. The ma­jor­ity of Dublin Bus routes have stops near the cam­pus, with West­more­land Street, Dame Street, Pearse Street and Nas­sau Street act­ing as main hubs for a num­ber of routes. The clos­est Dart sta­tion is Pearse Street, which is a short stroll to the con­cert en­trance, and both Luas lines are ap­prox­i­mately a five-minute walk, ei­ther from Abbey Street or Stephen’s Green. What will the weather be like? Ac­cord­ing to yr.no, to­day will be 19 de­grees with some light rain fore­cast. Satur­day will have clear skies with highs of 16 de­grees. Sun­day and Mon­day evening will be ap­prox­i­mately 16 de­grees and Tues­day evening, the fi­nal gig of the se­ries, will be 17 de­grees and sunny. Se­cu­rity Guests will be searched upon en­try and ev­ery­one is ad­vised to al­low ex­tra time to get through se­cu­rity checks. Or­gan­is­ers ask that you bring as lit­tle as pos­si­ble with you, to speed up the en­try process and only A4 size bags or smaller are per­mit­ted. There will be no cloak­room at the venue.

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