Pusha T, Nick Mulvey, Raury, Drenge, Petite Noir, Welp, The Bohicas, Wyvern Lingo, Young Wonder, Daithi, Subplots, Princess and Spies were all added to Longitude today.

Longitude takes place in Marlay Park from Friday July 17th – July 19th. Weekend tickets €149.50 / Day tickets €59.50 excluding fees.


Longitude 2015 additions: James Blake, Metronomy, Glass Animals, Todd Terje, Pusha T, Danny Brown….

Longitude 2015: Alt-J, Hozier, Chemical Brothers, Caribou, Wild Beasts…

Posted on March 27th, 2015


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The Great Escape has announced its last 150 bands (150) bands for the new music festival in Brighton from May 14th-16th to add to this list.

Highlights include Ciaran Lavery, Empress Of, Float Fall, Gaz Coombes, Lion Babe, Klo, Landshapes, Mick Jenkins, The Academic, Skepta and Rhodes.

A.O.S.O.O.N / Acid Arab / Ady Suleiman / Afrikan Boy / Akcadamy / Al Bairre / Allusondrugs / Andreas Moe / Arborist / Astronomyy / Baby Queens / Bad Weed / Baxter Dury / Beach Baby / Bill Ryder Jones / Blanck Mass / Blaue Blume / Bonkaz / Brika / Bristol / C. Duncan / Cape Cub / Casi / Cc Smugglers / Chilli And The Whalekillers / Ciaran Lavery / Daisy Victoria / Dan Owen / Daudi Matsiko / Dj Nature / Duke Garwood / Elias / Empress Of / English Heretic / Fekky / Feverist / Fickle Friends / Float Fall / Francisco The Man / Furs / Gabi / Gaz Coombes / Georgia / Get Inuit / Gramotones / Hannah Lou Clark / Hein Cooper / Ho99O9 / Hollysiz / Hooton Tennis Club / Hyena / Indigo Face / Jack Robert Hardman / Jamie Lawson / Jane Weaver / Jeanne Added / Jeremy? / Jerry Williams / Jesse Sheehan / Jme / Joe Dolman / Jpnsgrls / Julia Marcell / Junius Meyvant / K.I.D / Kelvin Jones / Klara Ketelaars / Klo / Kuenta I Tambu / Landshapes / Liberto Wolf / Lily Rendle-Moore / Lion Babe / Lloyd Yates / Lonely The Brave / Loris / Miamigo / Mick Jenkins / Mile Me Deaf / Model Aeroplanes / Mugwump / Nah / Neon Saturdays / New City Kings / Ngod / Ocean Wisdom / Okmalumkoolkat / Ólah Bliss / Oliver Daldry / Olivier Heim / Optical / P.H. Fat / Palace / Plastic Mermaids / Queen Kwong / Raye / Rebecca Clements / Rhodes / Ria Mae / Rob Finlay / Robyn Sherwell / Rory Indiana / Sabella / Sasha Siem / Say Yes Dog / Saycet / Scarlet Rascal / Sg Lewis / Shopping / Skepta / Slug / Sonar Soul / Spring King / Stal / Sunflower Bean / Sykes / Tama Sumo / The Academic / The Accidentals / The Big Bluff / The Cribs / The Mispers / The Moon / The One Hundred / The Strypes / The Vryll Society / Thor Rixon / Tkay Maidza / Tor Miller / Tora / Triana Park / Tropics / Tusks / Versus You / Warm Graves / Whilk And Misky / White / Wyles & Simpson / Yorke / Young Kato / Young Romance / Yung / Zak Abel / Zibra / Ωracles

Tickets are £59.50 without fees got the three-day festival.


Forbidden Fruit announced acts for a live stage for the festival in The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin on the Bank Holiday weekend of riday 29th to Sunday 31st May

The Live Live (Workshop stage) is from a new collective Live Live and will feature
Fatima & The Eglo Band (great album from last year)
Floating Points
Sleep Thieves
Whilk and Misky
Rusangano Family
Mc Melodee
Trinity Orchestra presents Gorillaz
Heroes In Hiding

Weekend tickets are €119+. Friday – €39.50. Saturday – €49.50. Sunday – €49.50.

Previous announcements
Forbidden Fruit 2015: Wu Tang Clan, Fatboy Slim, Run The Jewels, Booka Shade, Joey Bada$$

Forbidden Fruit added Nicolas Jaar, Maya Janes Coles, Tensnake, Hot Since 82 & more

Jamie xx, Mount Kimbie, Kelela, Richie Hawtin, Groove Armada & more added to Forbidden Fruit

Posted on March 27th, 2015


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Phase One Festival is back in Carrick On Shannon, Leitrim on Easter Bank Holiday weekend of April 4th and 5th and I have a pair of tickets to giveaway to it.

The lineup features:


Horse Meat Disco :: Fish Go Deep :: Sleep Thieves :: Elaine Mai :: Spaces :: Imploded View :: Ghosts :: T/A/S/T/E DJs :: Voids ::


Donal Dineen :: Jape (DJ set) :: Nanu Nanu :: Grounds for Invasion :: Keith Marshall :: Hauer :: Bryles :: Electro Sensitive Behaviour (Feat. Perry Blake) :: Product Of

Plus workshops, talks and more

See the full lineup here. I went last year and had a great time.

Tickets for a day are €30 and weekend tickets are €55 but you can enter below to win a pair. Winner contacted next Tuesday.

Win tickets to Phase One

Posted on March 25th, 2015




The inaugural Ava Festival (Audio Visual Arts) in Belfast was already looking like a fine gathering of electronic music on Saturday May 30th with Bicep, Ejeca, Optimo, Phil Kieran, Space Dimension Controller and more lined up.

Today, they’ve just added Boiler Room for their first Irish filming/showcase, at the outdoor stage at t13 with Bicep, Space Dimension Controller, John Daly (live), Timmy Stewart and Schmutz.

Tickets are available from www.avafestival.com/tickets.


Barn Dance Festival, now BD Festival happens on Good Friday one-day festival in Glendalough House, Co. Wicklow on April 3rd.

Today, they added Jape, The Academic, Hare Squead (who rocked our Paddy’s Day Unlocked event), Discopunks, Brian Deady, Together Disco’s Confession Session, Heroes In Hiding, Mode 1 + Lee Kelly, Dave O’Sullivan, Pusher, Lerosa, Mulljoy, Kaily, Room 19, All City DJs, This Greedy Pig, Southpaw, Shake, The Raid, The Malibu Club and Shane Linehan.

That adds to the existing lineup:
Leftfield DJ set, Benoit & Sergio, Ben Sims, Omar S, Mundy , Hot Sprockets, Smash Hits, Eskies, Jay Daniel, Frank B, Interskalactic


There will also be a Whelan’s Main Stage, Together Disco, Abstract Dance Arena, Subject Forest Stage, gastronomic feasts and visual arts.
Tickets are €60 + fee from bdfestival.ie, tickets.ie and retail outlets nationwide.


As for getting there: A bus service will run from Custom House Quay from 3pm and every 30 minutes thereafter with tickets priced from €10 on the website, return bus tickets must be purchased in advance or on entry. Limited parking will be available along with a taxi drop off point.

Posted on March 19th, 2015


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Iceland Airwaves today, in their own unique style announced the latest artists to play the festival in Reykjavík from November 4th – 8th.

They are:

Björk, John Grant With The Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Father John Misty, Hundred Waters, La Priest, Låpsley, The Pop Group, Sóley, Bubbi og Dimma
Agent Fresco, Mammút, Sea Change, Vök, Emmsjé Gauti, Ho99o9, Ylja, AmabAdama, Muck, Hekla.

The Björk and John Grant show tickets will be give out on a first-come-first-served basis. A second Bjork show will take place on Tuesday November 3rd at Eldborg in Harpa.

Already announced:
Ariel Pink, Asonat, Batida, BC Camplight, dj flugvél & geimskip, East India Youth, Fufanu, Gus Gus, Hinds, Jagya, Teitur Magnasson, M-Band, Júníus Meyvant, Mourn, The OBGMs, Operators, Perfume Genius, Pink Street Boys, Tonik Ensemble, Weaves, Young Karin

Tickets are available here.

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The small festival B.A.R.E. In The Woods is returning for its second year, near Portarlington, Co. Laois on Saturday June 13th.

Earlier this year, they announced the first 12 acts to play.

Today they’ve added 20 more:

Roots Manuva
Mr Williamz
Dan Shake
John Blek & The Rats
Dirty Dubsters
King Modo
Dah Jevu
The Radioactive Grandma
Dem Fools
Val Normal
Little xs for eyes
Overhead The Albatross
The Hip Neck Blues Collective
Slackers Symphony
Fox E & The Good Hands
The Cardinal Sins
Catlovers London
Funkadelic Dublin

Tickets from €30 -€50.

More info at their website.

Posted on March 18th, 2015


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Body & Soul is back for its sixth year in Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath for the Summer Solstice weekend of Friday June 19th to Sunday June 21st.

First here are the all-important first names:

Flight Facilities, Savages, Ásgeir, Austra, Goat, Nightmares on Wax, Rhye, Lamb, Matthew E White, Dan Deacon, Talaboman (John Talabot and Axel Boman), James Holden, Clark, SOHN, Mmoths, Brandt Brauer Frick, Songhoy Blues, Natalie Prass, Shit Robot, Alo Wala, Oy, New Jackson, Jonathan Toubin, Meltybrains? King Kong Company and Grounds For Invasion.

All of last year’s stages are expected to return and more names will of course, be announced soon. Meanwhile if you want a taste of Body & Soul, they are putting on Eriu on Monday in IMMA.

Ticket info

Body&Soul is this year offering a 5 Tier Ticket system for Three Day Camping tickets. Tier 1, 2, 3 have now sold out. A limited number Tier 4 tickets are currently available and Tier 5 will come on sale when they have sold out.

Full Tiered Pricing Details: General and Family Weekend Tickets:

Tier 4 €139.50 incl booking fee
Tier 5 €149.50 incl booking fee

Combined Weekend & Bus (return from Dublin) tickets available also:

Tier 4 €167.50 incl booking fee
Tier 5 €177.50 incl booking fee

Campervan tickets EU60 incl booking fee (Note separate event tickets required for each passenger.)

A Family Ticket is available for those wishing to stay in the dedicated Family Campsite. A family ticket permits entry for 1 adult and 2 children aged 12 or under. (Adults without children are not permitted into Family Campsite). Children U12 are free

All tickets can be purchased with the Easy Payment Scheme allowing you to pay in instalments.

A Sunday ticket is available for €55 including booking fee for those wishing to attend on the Sunday only. Note: No camping is permitted with this ticket. Sunday ticket holders are not permitted to bring alcohol into the festival. A Sunday & Bus ticket is available for €84 including booking fee.

All tickets from Ticketmaster include a charge – €6.10 for internet/phone bookings and €2.15 per ticket.

Posted on March 11th, 2015


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