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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… Read more »

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: Saturday Horse Meat Disco :: Fish Go Deep :: Sleep Thieves :: Elaine Mai :: Spaces :: Imploded View :: Ghosts… Read more »

Posted on March 25th, 2015

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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,… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2015

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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,… Read more »

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… Read more »

Posted on March 19th, 2015

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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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Posted on March 11th, 2015

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Indiependence Music & Arts Festival, as its called is back in Deer Farm, Mitchelstown, Co Cork from July 31st to August 2nd for its 10th birthday. They’ve just announced their first 10 bands. Ash The Dandy Warhols Mark Lanegan Band Jape Gavin James The Flaws Wyvern Lingo Little Hours The North Sea Admiral Fallow. A… Read more »

Posted on March 10th, 2015

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The independent festival Knockanstockan announced its first names for its 9th edition to take place on Blessington Lake on July 24th to 25th. Among the names: O Emperor, Bitch Falcon, The Eskies, Tucan, Contour, Rocstrong, Twin Headed Wolf, Gascan Ruckus, Robocobra Quartet,Kingston, Red Enemy, Syd Arthur, Cult Called Man, Rebecca Collins, Vernon Jane, Leo Drezden,… Read more »

Posted on March 9th, 2015

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