Coventry band The Specials and Kerry act Walking on Cars have been announced as the first acts for next year's Summer Series at Trinity College in Dublin.

The Specials, who sold out three nights at The Olympia earlier this year, will make the college rock on Saturday, July 4, while Walking on Cars, who released their second album Colours in April, play Trinity on Friday, July 3.

Both gigs are priced at €59.50 including booking fee and go on sale on Friday, November 15 at 9.00am.

The Specials, who (mournfully) celebrate 40 years together in 2019, scored hits with Gangsters in 1979 and Father Ted favourite Ghost Town in 1981. The band, who fuse ska with punk, released new album Encore this year, their first new material in 17 years.

Walking on Cars: Kerry gold 

Walking on Cars are about to play shows in New Zealand, Australia, The UAE and Russia before they return to play a small run of intimate shows around Ireland this December.

Watch: Walking on Cars talk to RTÉ Entertainment 

Their latest album, Colours, was recorded between the band’s own home studio in County Kerry, London’s RAK studios, and Angelic Studios near Banbury where the 1975 also made their most recent.

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