After December’s Dingle festival and Austin Texas visit in October, Other Voices’ new series on RTÉ will feature a lot of music. They also shot the band performances at Electric Picnic so that looks set to be the most music they’ve ever had. Included will be performances from Willie Nelson, Gregory Porter, Rusangano Family, Imelda… Read more »

Posted on January 18th, 2017

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Reports based on on-air remark by Michael Eavis suggested that Glastonbury was to change its name to the The Variety Bazaar in 2019. That’s not true (I think). Glastonbury will remain Glastonbury and remain at Worthy Farm after a fallow year break in 2018 but the organisers are thinking about having another event called The… Read more »

Posted on January 17th, 2017

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Music conference and showcase event Output Belfast, which takes place for the third year in a row at The MAC, The Oh Yeah Centre and other venues in Belfast on Thursday 16 February 2017 has revealed the bands and hosts for the live music part of the event. Bands lined up to play the free… Read more »

Posted on January 16th, 2017

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The annual South By Southwest Festival takes place in Austin in March and is the world’s biggest showcase of new music. As such, there’s not much better places to see new bands even if it’s debatable if 75% of the thousands of bands going there should actually bother. SXSW is for bands with traction, with… Read more »

Posted on January 10th, 2017

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The Beatyard is wasting no time in 2017 announcing some of its lineup to take place in Dun Laoghaire on the August bank holiday weekend. The first three acts set to play the festival were announced today: Candi Station, Bananarama and Horse Meat Disco. Tickets are currently 2 for 1 too. The Eatyard returns with… Read more »

Posted on January 9th, 2017

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Quarter Block Party Festival in Cork have announced its lineup to take place across North and South Main Street from Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th February 2017 in venues such as St. Peter’s Church, Triskel Arts Centre and Spailpín Fánach. Read my interview with Aisling and Caoilian of Quarter Block Party reflecting on the challenges… Read more »

Posted on January 5th, 2017

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Coachella, one of the biggest drawing music festivals around announced its lineup today and it includes some big names: Radiohead, Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar at the top. Coachella takes place in Indio, California over two weekends in April: 14th-16th and 21st to 23rd. Other names of note on the lineup for the festival include The… Read more »

Posted on January 3rd, 2017

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Higher Vision is a new BYOB music and arts festival announced yesterday for St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th 2017) by Strictly Deep, Techno & Cans Dublin, The Building Society & Fuinneamh Productions for 2017 in Bellurgan Park, Co. Louth. Halfway between Dublin and Belfast, Bellurgan hosts local and international guest DJs and producers including: Dimitri… Read more »

Posted on December 17th, 2016

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