The year of twerking and selfies was great, but 2014 looks set to be even better. Here's what we're looking forward to in the new year:
Rudimental play the Olympia in February
The British electronic music quartet, are known for the electrifying live performances and they rocked Dublin earlier in 2013 with their drum and bass masterpieces and explosive pop tunes. With songs like ‘Feel the Love’, ‘Waiting All Night’ and ‘Not Giving In’ in their set piece, Olympia ticket-holders look to be entertained by one of the best British live bands in the last 10 years.
Beyoncé plays the O2 in March
The queen of just about everything announced that she is to play in Dublin for three nights in early 2014 as part of her Mrs Carter world tour. Clear your diary for March 8, 9 and 11 if you a lucky enough to secure a golden ticket. Considering she just dropped a secret album on iTunes, there will be plenty of new and old favourites to make it an incredible few nights.
Miley Cyrus brings Bangerz to Dublin
The woman of 2013 is bringing her tour and tongue to the O2 in May for one night only. Twerking her way to being the most talked about singer of 2013, her concert promises to be just as outrageous as her performances and Twitter feuds. Although at €75 per ticket, it might be better to just watch her YouTube videos.
Starring Ireland’s own Jack Reynor (of What Richard Did fame) and action movie favourite Mark Wahlberg, the fourth instalment looks to be the best of the series. No doubt filled with CGI-filled scenes mixed with destruction and carnage, hopefully it will be a huge springboard for the fast-rising Irish actor. Set for a July release it looks set to be one of the blockbusters of the summer.
Dumb and Dumber To
It has to be one of the most anticipated sequels in the history of film. The first film is high on the list of comedy favourites with so many quotable scenes and hilarious and downright ridiculous moments. It will be interesting to see how Harry and Lloyd will work almost 20 years after they made their appearance in the first film. Although with the genius of Jim Carey, we can remain positive that the sequel will leave us laughing as hard as the first one. Only disappointing thing is the release date; November 2014. Almost a full year before it hit our screens.
Oscar and Golden Globe Season
Get the ball gowns ready and tuxedos ready: its awards season. The very best of Hollywood royalty will be out in numbers for the Academy Awards and its little sister, the Golden Globes. Usually the ceremonies are usually as dull as dust but the Golden Globe has comedy giants Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to bring the heat back like they did in 2013. Plus the fashion and acceptance speeches are always good for a laugh or cringe. And if someone could do a Jennifer Lawrence again in 2014 that would be even better.
Six Nations Rugby
After that heartbreaking loss to the All-Blacks in November and a fairly dismal 2013 campaign, Ireland has a point to prove in the 2014 Six Nations. A new national coach looks to have his work out for him with this current team but a more than promising display against New Zealand has shown that the talent is there it is just about consistency and keeping that intensity when it matters. Post-Lions is not going to make it easy for the four nations who were involved but it looks set to be a dramatic few weeks next spring. No Ronan O’Gara, and BOD’s final season also makes this campaign all the more important.
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