Gavin James is to kick off a series of drive-in shows across Ireland in July as part of a new live music initiative during the Covid-19 emergency.

Dolans Presents has today announced that Gavin James is the first act to be confirmed in a series of innovative drive-in gigs to take place at Greenpark in Limerick city starting this July.

The first of its kind for Limerick, Live at the Drive-in has been organised by Dolans Presents in association with Limerick City and County Council and Cooper Developments and will bring a series of big name acts to Limerick at a time when the entertainment industry has been brought to a standstill.

Irish singer-songwriter Gavin James will kick off the series of gigs when he plays Live at the Drive-in on July 24 at a specially prepared site on the Dock Road in Limerick.

James will also play drive-in shows in Cork (Friday, July 31), Waterford (Friday, August 7) and Kilkenny (Monday, August 10).

The concept will see concert attendees watch the gig from the comfort of their cars. A maximum of four people per vehicle will be permitted into the venue.

The Drive-in gig set-up will see a full production stage as well as two specially erected big screens to enhance the visual experience for attendees.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 29, from at 9am.

Speaking on the announcement promoter Mick Dolan said: “The past few months have been a very difficult time for the music industry. We are facing into a summer period where the traditional festival offering and big gig line-ups just won’t be happening.  Limerick deserves something special and something unique to look forward to, so we have teamed up with the local authority to bring the concept of the Drive-In concerts to Limerick.”

“These gigs will give people the chance to still see live music while maintaining strict social distancing measures from the comfort of their cars. It is our hope that we will be adding some other big name acts to the July line-up shortly,” he added.