The festivals and venues that were allocated the €25 million fund for live events for summer 2021

Are you dying to know what live events are happening this summer? The government has revealed the recipients of €25 million in grants as part of its Live Performance Support Scheme for 2021. The funding has been allocated to producers and promoters to help stage festivals and live performances around the country, particularly where capacity for live attendance is restricted due to Covid-19.

Among the 230 organisations that will benefit from the scheme are the companies responsible for staging Electric Picnic, Body and Soul, Another Love Story, Sea Sessions and Indiependence.

Recipients of this funding include small to large venues, producers and promoters, supporting live events in every county, including festivals, concerts, theatre productions, comedy and outdoor events. See below some of them:

 – Aiken Promotions – Vicar St performances over the summer to support artists and bands and backroom staff – € 581,811

 – Body & Soul Event Creations Ltd – Equinox will showcase exemplary Irish practitioners of music, comedy, spoken-word, set design, cross-pollinating practises, creating new authentic performances €423,135

 – Whelan’s Opium The George – Live music performances featuring diverse genres from new and established artists from three venues – €391,400

 – MCD Productions Limited – MCD Productions present a music event across multiple genres such as Rap, R&B, Drill, Pop – €264,460

 – Sea Sessions –  Performances  on the beach in Bundoran – €222,146

 – Mother – “A night of live music, queer performance and tunes from the Mother DJs to celebrate Pride together online.” The Mother Pride Block Party. Together in Electric Dreams. Live from the National Museum Of Ireland – €182,350

Another Love Story Festival LTD – A series of  hybrid live and streaming concerts set in Killyon Manor – €148,097

Find full list of grantees here!

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