So yes, seemingly everyone has fled for the green pastures of Stradbally and quality gigs appear for the moment a distant reality.
There's no need to sit at home pitching a tent in your garden or screaming 'til your voice goes hoarse - the capital still boasts plenty of entertaining live music events this weekend!
We've got everything from disco and funk to Icelandic techno and even some down south classic soul in between. Enjoy!
Techno and Cans presents Bjarki [Live] @ Hangar
2015 has proven a massively exciting year Bjarki, an up and coming Icelandic talent, as he released a score of tracks on Nina Kraviz's label.
The enigmatic performer makes a rare trip away from his homeland to entertain Dublin's Hangar venue this Friday bringing his unique brand of melodic techno to the floor.
Expect a high energy affair and some curve balls thrown into this set!
Lee Fields and The Expressions @ The Sugar Club
To say Fields is a veteran is to put it mighty lightly, this guy has been performing authentic soul for decades and has even been compared to the godfather of the genre himself, earning the nickname "little JB".
Fields takes the Sugar Club stage as part of the Beck's Rhythm Series in what's sure to be a seasoned performance where expressive howls and intimate refrains rest elegantly side by side.
still here presents CLANDESTINE @ Pacino's Basement
With starlit tunnels and a Makeover Space Station this cosmic-themed night looks very appetising choice for anyone interested in a fun, glam night out.
There will be sets from Ian Blake & Sean Reynlods (Malibu Club) and Michael Hennessy (Panda Party) on the night so expect plenty of funk, soul, house, disco.
Soda: Betty @ The Bernard Shaw
Betty is a group of DJs and musicians from Dublin, inspired by boogie, disco and sleaze scenes from the late 1970's to the early 1980's and beyond.
This Sunday sees them take control (musically) of the Shaw to flex their know how and deliver some flowing, sumptuous sets for your ears.
The perfect event for some casual drinks in a fun environment or for a festival-esque boozy Sunday even.