Trinity Summer Series

Luke McLeod | Last Updated 06 Feb 2024 | 8 Minute Read

Trinity Summer Series is a 7 night event that hosts a concert on College Park of Trinity College, Dublin. This festival is held yearly and runs in the middle of Summer, attracting thousands of fans to some of the biggest names.  

 

Trinity College is just over 1100 steps from the Arthaus Hotel. While it has been home to many famous academics, poets, writers and tonnes of special guests, the Trinity Summer Series brings Rock Stars to Dublin's most famous university for an open-air concert. The Concert facilities here offer excellent acoustics without leaving the centre of Dublin. 

Overview of Trinity College Dublin

The original Dublin university is well known, and not just for it's academics. The stars of our screens have become well shown in Trinity college, Normal People became a global sensation. It was filmed on location, and features a hit after hit soundtrack including music from some of the Summer Series headline artists. 

 

Inside the cobblestone streets of the trinity campus, concert days have a special buzz. With a sense of excitement and anticipation in the air for students, visitors and staff alike. Some of the main attractions like the Book of Kells and the Long Room library may use alternative access entrances on these days. 

Highlights of the Trinity Summer Series

These run of gigs has taken place in Trinity for 6 years, with the inaugural year of 2017. The first year of this brilliant week long event into something of a Dublin Festivals. Since 2017, the series celebrated the best of Irish Rock Bands, International Indie music and some Dancefloor Fillers. 

 

Notable performances at Trinity College have been Crowded House, Michael Kiwanuka, the Pixies, Kraftwerk and New Order. It's safe to say that you're guaranteed a stellar performance at Trinity. 

Trinity Summer Series 2023

Last year, the stage saw a seven night run from June 26th until July 2nd. Glasgow legends kicked off the 2023 edition and the series lived up to expectations. Bastille, Madness, Roisin Murphy, Interpol, The War on Drugs and Kraftwerk all played to a packed College Park. 

 

The venue offered everything it always had, easy access from the city and also a nicely spaced crowd. Dublin's weather can be unpredictable but for the Trinity Summer Series 2023, it didn't rain as much as in the rest of the city! 

 

Location & Accessibility

The Arthaus hotel is very near to Trinity College, in fact it's only 700m from our front door! This will take around 10 minutes to walk from your hotel rooms to reach the gate of the concert venue. The organisers urge the attendees to get to the music concert on foot. 

Pedestrian Access

All concert goers must use the signposted pedestrian access to enter to the Trinity Summer Series. The gates will open at 7pm and queueing outside the gates prior to opening is not allowed. As Trinity college is in a built up area within Dublin City, and queueing in streets will disrupt the local area.

Parking Options for Guests

This event has no parking, it's very difficult to find on street parking especially at peak times in the summer. Guests of the Arthaus Hotel can park at Q-Park Stephen's Green, and will receive a reduced rate to the public who park here. 

Nassau street car park is available to everybody. This smaller car park is quite busy and only holds 166 cars, so parking here may not be an option on concert days. 

Public Transportation Options

Public Transport is strongly advised for everybody who has a ticket to summer series gigs. Pearse train station is located seconds away from Trinity College, and has rail links from across the city and country. Pearse Street Gate will not have pedestrian access for the concert venue. 

Nassau street, which runs parallel with the College Park venue offers tonnes of bus options from around the town, and city. 

Finally, the Luas runs to College street which is two stops from the Arthaus Hotel. The Luas is a great option as it winds through the Dublin streets, allowing you to hop off at Dawson street for a bite to eat before walking a couple of minutes to the venue. 

 

 

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Artists Performing at Trinity Concert Series

The 2024 Trinity concert line up has been announced, but it may not be complete just yet. This season's line up offers a little bit for everybody. Unfortunately the summer series is not a family event, ticket holders must be 18+. 

Trinity Summer Series 2024 Line Up

American Rock Band Jane's Addiction open up the Dublin Festival on June 28th. The Three Days frontmen will look to get College Park playing their air guitars with some of their stomping riffs. 

Villagers, the Irish Indie Folk band then light up the Trinity Summer Series 2024 stage on June 29th. French "space pop' duo Air celebrate 25 years since their debut album "Moon Safari" launched with an appearance at Trinity College. On June 30th, Air will blast their chill out vibes across the Dublin city skies. 

Another major act announcement sees Elbow take the stage on July 1st. The Manchester band will tour their brand new album, released in 2024 at the Trinity College Venue. 

While the next few days are unannounced as of yet, Manic Street Preachers will play on July 2nd to a sold out crowd! 

Gavin James Dublin singer songwriter and Choice Music Prize award winner then makes his way to the stage on July 3rd.  

The Jam's Paul Weller brings the summer series to a close on July 4th. A sold out show rounds of an incredible line up for the 2024 Summer Series at Trinity College. 

HOTEL NEAR TRINITY SUMMER SERIES

Nothing tops to Dublin than a stay at a fine boutique hotel. You'll want a hotel near Trinity College, but also a hotel in Dublin 2. That's where the Arthaus Hotel becomes the best choice. The Arthaus is a boutique 4 Star hotel located in Dublin city centre and the perfect base to discover Dublin and Ireland.

Take the stress out of travelling and stay in Dublin’s Shopping District, just seconds form one of Ireland’s most well-known parks.  

If you want to stay in a hotel near Trinity Summer Series, you will have to act fast. Rooms at the Arthaus are very sought after, each room unique from the next. There are three room options, Boutique, Superior & Executive. Each room has their own unique work of art, helping you to continue the culture experience from the concert. 

Our artwork in the Boutique rooms features works inspired by the Bauhaus teacher Wassily Kandinsky, often hailed as the pioneer of abstract art. In his own words, ‘’Colour is a power which directly influences the soul. 

Stay two nights at the Arthaus Hotel and get €20 off per night.  

The Wrap Up

Whether you've been to Trinity College on an academic mission or you're rocking out to Keane on the College Park. The Trinity Summer Series 2024 returns to a city that never really stops. 

 

Stay at the Arthaus Hotel for any Trinity Concert this summer, and discover Dublin at your own pace. We're just moments away from some of Ireland's biggest attractions at the heart of the capital city.  

FAQ - Concerts at Trinity College

The Trinity Summer Series is a week-long event hosting concerts on College Park of Trinity College, Dublin. It occurs annually in the middle of summer and features performances from prominent artists.

Trinity College is just over 1100 steps or approximately 700 meters from the Arthaus Hotel, requiring about a 10-minute walk to reach the concert venue.

The event has no on-site parking, and on-street parking can be challenging. Guests of the Arthaus Hotel can park at Q-Park Stephen's Green at a reduced rate. Nassau Street car park is another option but has limited space.

The 2024 lineup includes Jane's Addiction, Villagers, Manic Street Preachers, Gavin James, and Paul Weller. But, the lineup may not be complete just yet. 

Rooms at the Arthaus Hotel, especially near Trinity Summer Series, are in high demand. It is recommended to book quickly, as each room is unique, with three options: Boutique, Superior, and Executive.

About the Author

Meet our passionate and seasoned Travel and Culture Editor, Luke McLeod. With an insatiable wanderlust and an unquenchable thirst for cultural exploration, Luke is your trusted guide to unlocking the soul of Ireland. 

With years of experience in the realms of travel and culture journalism, Luke has made it their mission to hand-pick the most captivating and authentic experiences that the Emerald Isle has to offer. 

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