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Body&Soul have just announced their lineup for the long sold out Electric Picnic Festival in September. Lined up to play the Stradbally hollow main stage and its surrounding areas are: Ezra Furman MOTHXR Eleanor Friedberger This Is The Kit Girls Names Prince Rama Whilk & Misky Overhead, The Albatross Ninos du Brasil Adultrock Talos Myles… Read more »

Posted on July 28th, 2016

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Electric Picnic added a new woods area today and it’s not quite a rave in the woods. Hazel Wood will focus on art and performance, particularly, “with a programme of mesmerising storytelling through interactive theatre, immersive hauntings, shadow puppetry, visual displays, commedia dell’arte workshops, visual art” and more. Included in the programme is from a… Read more »

Posted on July 26th, 2016

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Flame is a festival happening this Sunday July 31st at the new solar powered Sonairte EcoVillage in Laytown, Co. Meath. Flame stands for Fashion / Live / Arts / Music / Eco and the music part of the festival features 3 stages of music: MiXiM Main stage: Reggae artist Cian Finn, Grand, Just Mikey, Travis… Read more »

Posted on July 25th, 2016

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The Mindfield area at Electric Picnic has been announced for this year and the overall theme is Future States, inspired by the themes that have emerged from Ireland’s 1916 centenary commemorations and in the context of growing international turmoil, this year’s MindField at Electric Picnic looks to the future of this State, its citizens and… Read more »

Posted on July 25th, 2016

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Sunflowerfest is a festival that takes place on Tubby’s Farm in Hillsborough, just outside Belfast from August 5th to 7th. The three-day camping festival has a reputation for being one of the finest smallest multi-stage festival on the island. Now in its seventh year, there are five stages of music along with Sunflower Village with… Read more »

Posted on July 22nd, 2016

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Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Spotify playlist | Stage Times & Map Knockanstockan Festival happens this weekend in Blessington Lakes and here are four bands and one DJ to check out per day. 1. AE MAK Friday, The Burrow, 9pm Aoife McCann and Ellie McMahon met while studying music at BIMM. Their debut track… Read more »

Posted on July 21st, 2016

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Knockanstockan is this weekend and as they told me in the Irish Times, the festival is taking a break in 2017. That means that this year’s event, with three days and special surprise guests will be even more cherished by the people in attendance. To that end, here is some homework, a preparatory playlist of… Read more »

Posted on July 20th, 2016

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Knockanstockan is fast approaching this weekend and today, on the Irish Times, I talked to festival director Bettine McMahon about why after ten years of championing Irish music, the festival will take a break. We also talked sponsorship, the lack of hierarchy, the secret bands playing the festival this year and more. Check that out… Read more »

Posted on July 19th, 2016

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