Patti ’n’ Sam: Punk icon Patti Smith will join playwright Sam Shepard in an evening of music and reading at the Abbey Theatre on April 9th.

Opera outing: UK company Opera North bring their production of Ruddigore to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on June 21st- 23rd.

Rave to be saved: Ravers keen to relive their glory days can head to Knock on Easter Saturday, for a rave hosted by “Christian techno congregation” Knock Rave Foundation.

Dan the Man: Daniel Johnston will play his only Irish show this year at the Empire Music Hall in Belfast on April 4th.