Irish festival staples King Kong Company and Corkonian masters of mayhem Lords of Strut, have been added to the line-up at this summer’s Townlands Carnival. Taking place at Rusheen Farm Estate in Macroom, Co Cork on July 21 -23, they join announced headliners The Rubberbandits, Hermitage Green, Brushy One-String and Jeru Da Damaja. King Kong Company… Read more »

Posted on June 27th, 2017

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The second annual Great Irish Beer Festival has announced its musical line-up for this August at Cork City Hall, headlined by, among others, Dublin synth-poppers Le Galaxie and Ulster punk legends Stiff Little Fingers. Following last year’s inaugural event, The Great Irish Beer Festival will feature 24 Irish craft brewers and one distillery; as well… Read more »

Posted on June 27th, 2017

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Electric Picnic today added 20 more acts to the totally sold out festival from 1st – 3rd September and notable names include Phoenix (who haven’t played here in years), Elbow, Mura Masa, a Bicep live show, Rejjie Snow, Jagwar Ma and all the below. Phoenix Elbow Mura Masa Birdy Bicep (Live) Everything Everything Hannah Wants… Read more »

Posted on June 23rd, 2017

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We’ve got the Body & Soul Festival stage times, the playlist and how here are the recommendation for 12 acts to see in Ballinlough this year featuring 9 acts & 3 DJs you must see. Friday 1. Anna Meredith Friday, Main Stage, 10pm I have zero idea what the live show from Scottish composer Anna… Read more »

Posted on June 22nd, 2017

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Body&Soul is back this weekend in Balllinlough Castle and it truly can be one of the best festivals around for curation, layout and production, especially in good weather. Fingers crossed. There are only 200 Sunday tickets left and some weekend tickets left. The stage times and site map have landed and the sitemaps are here…. Read more »

Posted on June 21st, 2017

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Latitude Festival has grown to become one of the biggest in the UK with 15 stages and 750 acts on the schedule for the festival from 13th – 16th July in Henham Park, Suffolk. The final acts were just added to the list including the BBC Music Introducing Stage and notable acts include Pumarosa, Skott… Read more »

Posted on June 19th, 2017

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Body & Soul Festival is only one weekend away so it’s not long before the likes of Bonobo, Metronomy, Vitalic, Austra, Hundred Waters, Optimo, Kelsey Lu and many more including Sing Along Social and Lumo Club twice on the Saturday at Homebeat’s stage in the afternoon and Absolut late on Saturday night. Along with the… Read more »

Posted on June 14th, 2017

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It’s a long way off yet but Samhain Festival, the one-day festival buzz around Halloween returns this year and the setting is a fresh one. Weston Airport is 20 minutes outside Dublin and one of its hangars will host Annie Mac, Eats Everything, Melé, Kelly-Anne Byrne and more on October 28th. A dedicated shuttle service will… Read more »

Posted on June 12th, 2017

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2017 was my third visit to Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival and my first since 2011. What has changed in that time is an increase of punters (around 35,000 each night) but also an expanded festival site at Parc del Forum. That meant more room for dance music and more room for the larger stages. And… Read more »

Posted on June 7th, 2017

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Sigrid, Michael Kiwanuka, Songhoy Blues and Torres are among the 34 names added to Iceland Airwaves this year in Reykjavík. Taking place from 1st – 5th November 2017, in Iceland this year, it’ll also expand to the Northern Icelandic city of Akureyri for the first time. Fleet Foxes will play two special shows during the… Read more »

Posted on June 6th, 2017

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Castlepalooza is one of the nicest little music festival in Ireland and this year’s festival has just added a load of acts for Tullamore Castle from Friday August 4th to Sunday August 6th. Joining the lineup are: Le Galaxie Denney Hiva Oa Liza Flume Oddsocks, Bad Sea Bitch Falcon Daithí Dublin Ukulele Collective Dreaming of… Read more »

Posted on June 6th, 2017

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Forbidden Fruit is taking place this weekend in Kilmainham and as part of the Bon Iver-curated Monday lineup, members Bon Iver will play a Jam session with other performers on the bill at the Outcider stage at 5:15pm, in addition to the regular set. The session, informed by Bon Iver’s week long residency at the… Read more »

Posted on May 29th, 2017

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