The Government has announced €25 million in funding to help gigs and festivals to happen this year.
The Live Performance Support Scheme aims to provide money for live events to take place even with reduced attendances, although it doesn't mean the events are guaranteed to happen.
Electric Picnic, Body and Soul, Sea Sessions and PaircLife by Indiependence are among the festivals to get funding.
Several of the festivals - including Electric Picnic and Body and Soul - are in line for grants of over €420,000.
Grants for other events range from €10,000 for smaller-scale gigs to nearly €600,000 for a series of performances in Vicar Street in Dublin over the summer.
The scheme also includes money to hold events at the Olympia, the Gaiety and Bord Gais theaters, along with funding for a number of touring circuses.
There's also funding for live events in a range of well-known venues across the country, including in the likes of the INEC Arena in Kerry, the Róisín Dubh in Galway and Dolans in Limerick.
Arts and Culture Minister Catherine Martin said: "I know this funding will assist in the employment of performers, artists, technicians, creative and performance support staff across the sector, bringing much-needed employment to many who have not had work for many, many months."
Trial live events are happening across the country this month, as event organisers hope larger events can go ahead later in the summer and into the autumn.
However, some locals in Stradbally are calling for Electric Picnic to be postponed once again - saying September is simply too soon for a festival of tens of thousands of people.
Ivan Knowls, a pub operator in Stradbally, told Lunchtime Live he believes the situation is still too fragile.
He said: "We'd be happy next year to run Electric Picnic for a week if they want to, but this year's too fragile - just because of COVID.
"We think it's too risky, and we don't know what's around the corner with the Delta variant.
"We don't want to see that amount of people coming to our local town and village, when the situation is as fragile as it is."