Christmas ahoy! December is a month to be merry and spend quality time with the people who matter the most to you. That's why Captain Morgan and The Rewind are presenting Decemberfest all month on Balls.ie.
And because there are so many options for fun this December, and because Captain Morgan doesn't want you to miss out on a second of memorable fun, we're bringing you a weekly event guide - a craic map, if you will - for you and your crew over the Christmas period. Captain Morgan want to make sure this is truly a December to remember for you and your crew, so here are five totally brilliant events you should check out this week.
Tuesday 3 December
Atlanta rapper J.I.D absolutely slayed Longitude earlier this year and he returns to these shores as he continues to promote DiCaprio 2. This gig was originally slated for The Academy but was moved due to phenomenal demand. Expect a night of banging hip hop and absolutely ridiculous rap flow.
Tickets to the gig cost €26.
The Happy Mondays
Vicar Street, Dublin
The Happy Mondays could make for a very happy Thursday when they arrive in Dublin's Vicar Street this week with their Greatest Hits Tour. Still the only band we know of that has a member whose role is solely described as "freaky dancing," Bez, Shaun Ryder et al. will all be on stage for a nostalgia fest.
Their Dublin gig comes in the middle of a 29 show marathon, with Ryder telling Scunthorpe Live ahead of their recent show: "The gigs are better than ever now. We play better than ever, we sound better than ever – this is the best Happy Mondays have ever been. I properly mean that, too."
Tickets to the gig on Thursday cost €37.65 with doors opening at 7.30pm.
Vicar Street, Dublin, Friday 6 & Saturday 7 December
What a year it's been for the Dublin foursome. Their debut album 'Dogrel' is one of the most praised Irish albums of the young century and only this week was named BBC 6 Music's album of the year. The lads have spent much of the autumn touring Europe are back in Dublin for two huge gigs at Vicar Street and the atmosphere should be absolutely deadly. 2020 holds even bigger things for the Fontaines, so catch them in Dublin while you can.
Support on the night will come from California act, Warm Drag.
Live at the Big Top, Milk Market, Limerick, 6 December
Wild Youth are a group of young Irish lads who are going places. They've established themselves as one of the most exciting up-and-coming Irish bands this year. They've sold out the Olympia, they've opened for Westlife at Croke Park. All signs are pointing to Wild Youth picking up the torch from Irish bands like the Script and Kodaline.
Wild Youth are going places. This gig under the big top in Limerick's Milk Market will surely be memorable.
Tickets to the big gig cost €24.
Saturday 7 December
As one of the world's best known comedians right now, Jim Jefferies is part of a stand-up generation that has risen to prominence over the course of this decade with his takes on religion, gun control and much more gaining him huge recognition.
The Aussie drops anchor in Dublin this week, bringing a style of comedy to the 3Arena on Saturday night that is perfect for these shores. Tickets are still available and cost €54.