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Bodytonic and Hidden Agenda just threw a spanner in the works for your August bank holiday plans with the reveal of The BeatYard happening in Dun Laoghaire Harbour on August 1st and 2nd. Music guests include: Sister Sledge, Lindstrom, Four Tet, Neneh Cherry, Madlib, I Am The Cosmos, Public Service Broadcasting, Barrington Levy, Horse Meat… Read more »

Posted on May 28th, 2015

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Having recently revealed some of the smaller goings on at the festival on the grounds of Ballinlough Castle including Wonderlust, Myles O’Reilly’s Arbutus Yarns Theatre, Body Holidays 1970’s style holiday camp, Pagoda Stage, Port Royal Jamaican village and more, today Body & Soul revealed Tree Haus, a new stage curated by Homebeat for the festival… Read more »

Posted on May 28th, 2015

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Friday picks | Saturday picks | Sunday picks | Stage Times | Spotify playlist Friday 1. Nicolas Jaar The Undergrowth Stage: 8:45pm – 10:45pm As part of Darkside, the young Chilean American experimental musician Nico Jar ramped up the spectacle but kept the music on the experimental side. His solo works shares that project’s ambient… Read more »

Posted on May 27th, 2015

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Iceland Airwaves takes place in Reykjavík from November 4th – 8th and they’ve just added 26 bands. Árstídir Battles (US) Beach House (US) Bo Ningen (JP) Brim Dikta Felicita (UK) Axel Flóvent Future Brown (US) Futuregrapher Meilyr Jones (UK) Kero Kero Bonito (UK) Low Roar Mitski (US) Misþyrming Máni Orrason Gísli Pálmi QT (US) Rythmatik Skepta… Read more »

Posted on May 27th, 2015

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It’s Forbidden Fruit weekend so to keep things going after the stage times were announced earlier, here’s a two hour Spotify playlist to get you in the mood. Listen on Spotify Tracklisting Jamie xx – I Know There’s Gonna Be Good Times Run The Jewels – Close Your Eyes (and count to fuck) Kelela –… Read more »

Posted on May 26th, 2015

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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon  Ticket giveaways: Life Festival Saturday: Subject at Pogo – Tama Sumo (Berghain / PanoramaBar), Vinyl Love @ The Twisted Pepper  (€12/€14, 10:30pm) Tuesday May 26 The Bronx @ Academy 2 (€18.50) [Punk]+ Versive & Stairwells. Torche @ The Grand Social (€15) [Hard rock]… Read more »

Posted on May 26th, 2015

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Life Festival takes place in Belvedere House this weekend and it looks like the best one yet with Nas, Squarepusher, Siriusmodeselektor, Ratking, Ben UFO and The Magician all under one sky raving. Bacardí have gifted me a pair of tickets to the event to celebrate their first time at the festival. The BACARDÍ Stage at… Read more »

Posted on May 25th, 2015

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Homebeat and Happenings’ Another Love Story was a small festival success story last year so it’s back this year from August 21st to 23rd in  the indoor spaces, ballroom, woods and parlour rooms of Killyon Manor, Kinnegad Co. Meath. Announced so far are: VERY SPECIAL GUEST, Loah, Leo Drezden, Come On Live Long, I Have… Read more »

Posted on May 25th, 2015

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