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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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The annual Irish music showcase Hard Working Class Heroes has opened its application process for bands to apply to this year’s event which takes place from Thursday October 1st to Saturday October 3rd in Dublin. 100 acts will be picked by a panel of judges and bands who have played in venues across the city… Read more »

Posted on June 16th, 2015

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Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival  happens this weekend in Bundoran, rechristened Fundoran for those who make the trip to the edge of The Atlantic to what will probably be a sunny haven of surf, sand and tunes. Here’s my guide for who to catch at the festival and if you want more on Sea… Read more »

Posted on June 16th, 2015

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