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Tullamore D.E.W. and Castlepalooza are looking for acts with true character to take the limelight in front of the festival audience on the August Bank Holiday weekend at Charleville Castle. Performers of any kind: musicians, actors, poets, dancers, acrobats, performance artist, anything so long as the act is original, imaginative, witty, and true to character… Read more »

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

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As has become a dance, drink and DJ tradition, Casa Bacardí is back at the sold out Electric Picnic this year and they’ve announced their DJ lineup. It includes: Joey Negro (Friday), George Fitzgerald (Saturday), A-Skillz (Sunday), Jackmaster (Sunday), Maurice Fulton (Sunday), The Reflex (Friday), Oliver Nelson (Saturday), Idjut Boys (Saturday), Rayko (Friday), Kokiri, Billy… Read more »

Posted on July 1st, 2015

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Mercury Rev, SOAK, Lucy Rose, Arca, Braids, JME + Aurora are among the names added to Iceland Airwaves in Reykjavík in November. The line-up already includes Björk, John Grant, Beach House, Father John Misty, Battles, and loads more. 46 bands were added in total including a lot of local Icelandic bands too. Iceland Airwaves additions… Read more »

Posted on July 1st, 2015

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If you were to pick the single best festival in Ireland at the moment, it’s certain to be Body&Soul. As I said last year, it’s the most beautiful festival in Ireland. The weather always helps but also does putting it on during the summer solstice, the brightest weekend of the year. It’s the attention to… Read more »

Posted on June 24th, 2015

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This weekend’s Hay Festival programme in Kells is full of talks about books, food, art and history among other things and includes speakers like Lynda La Plante, Anne Enright, Myles Dungan, Diarmaid Ferriter, Rosanna Davidson and Brian Eno… Wait, what? Eno and Rosanna at the same festival. Amazing. Eno will be in the Meath town… Read more »

Posted on June 24th, 2015

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It must have been the oncoming rush of festival season and this weekend’s Body&Soul Festival that resulted in a fresh sense of urgency about snapping up tickets as on Saturday, Electric Picnic sold out. Opium Rooms’ 1st birthday will be celebrated with two shows from Hollywood’s Sound Nightclub resident Lauren Lane and house and disco… Read more »

Posted on June 22nd, 2015

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Nialler9 has teamed up with the festival hub of choice for this summer, Vodafone Centre Stage for a playlist of 56 artists who are playing  the festival this weekend, ordered by day. Have a listen below and do also check out the 20 recommended bands to see at Body&Soul. Listen on Spotify Tracklist The Crystal Cat – Dan… Read more »

Posted on June 17th, 2015

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Nialler9 has teamed up with the festival resource of choice for this summer, Vodafone Centre Stage for a playlist of artists from the Bundoran festival this weekend. Have a listen below and do also check out the recommended bands post for Sea Sessions. Listen on Spotify Tracklist Maverick Sabre – Walk Into The Sun Jessie… Read more »

Posted on June 17th, 2015

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Promoters Bedlam launched their biggest event yet – Boxed Off, a new dance music festival in Fairyhouse, Co. Meath. Playing on Friday September 19th at Boxed Off will be: Daniel Avery, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ set), Nina Kraviz, Patrick Topping, Detroit Swindle, Andhim, Jonas Rathsman, Pete Oak, Dense & PIka, HNNY, Breen, Kaily, Kophi,… Read more »

Posted on June 17th, 2015

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