Irish Musicians Support Same-Sex Civil Marriage Campaign

14 Aug 2009

Dublin Gig in Vicar Street Announced

Musicians for MarriagEquality, a collective of Irish musicians and people who work in the music industry and support civil marriage for same-sex couples, is today announcing a headline gig taking place in Vicar Street, on October 1st 2009 in support of MarriagEquality. Tickets are available now from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and online at and priced at €27.50. More information can be found on

Though the full line up for the night is to be announced and promises to have some of Ireland's hottest musical acts, Dublin singer/songwriter Michele Ann Kelly and The Spikes have already been secured for the Vicar Street gig. Music magazine Hotpress have given their full support of the campaign and are also acting as media sponsor.

Moninne Griffith, Director, MarriagEquality said, "Today's announcement is thrilling and really brings the issue of civil marriage rights for same-sex couples to a new audience. Having the support of the music industry is no small feat and really sends a strong message out there, this issue is not going away and will grow stronger until lesbians and gay men can marry in a civil ceremony."

Michele Ann Kelly added, "Musicians and artists have traditionally played a role in brining important messages to the wider public. For me, Musicians for MarriagEquality is so important and I really hope it makes a significant difference. Five thousand people recently marched on the streets of Dublin calling for marriage rights for gay men and lesbians in Ireland and together we'll make it happen.

More information on the MarriagEquality campaign can be found on People wishing to become involved in the campaign should call (01) 6599 459.