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If you’re in Cork this weekend or looking for something to do nearby, then Quarter Block Party is the one you want. Three days of music, theatre and art as presented by Makeshift Ensemble and Southern Hospitality Board is promised from Friday to Sunday this weekend in venues like Triskel Arts Centre, Cork Vision Centre,… Read more »

Posted on February 5th, 2015

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After last week’s first announcement for the Forbidden Fruit lineup which included Wu Tang Clan, Fatboy Slim, Run The Jewels, Booka Shade, Joey Bada$$ and more… Today, the festival have added: Richie Hawtin Jamie xx Groove Armada (DJ set) Waze & Odyssey Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons, Mount Kimbie (DJ set) Kelela Disciples Booka… Read more »

Posted on February 4th, 2015

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South By Southwest (SXSW), the music industry festival behemoth in Austin, Texas where deals are made and bands are lapped by for gigs and the next stage of their careers, is well into announcing its hundreds of bands to play the festival in March. In among them, is a healthy dose of Irish acts who… Read more »

Posted on January 28th, 2015

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Forbidden Fruit have announced their lineup for the festival to take place in Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin city from Friday May 29th – Sunday May 31st. The lineup leans heavily on electronic and hip-hop with: Wu Tang Clan, Fatboy Slim, Run The Jewels, Booka Shade, Joey Bada$$, Ejeca, Earl Sweatshirt, Cyril Hahn, Mr Scruff,… Read more »

Posted on January 28th, 2015

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The Great Escape, the new music festival in Brighton has announced its first 150 bands its 10th anniversary from the 14th to 16th of May across 30+ venues. Bands include Alabama Shakes, SOAK, Girl Band, Jack Garratt, Laura Doggett, Real Lies, Tobias Jessie Jr, All Tvvins, Halos, Aquilo, Le Galaxie, Tei-Shi and more. Artists 1987… Read more »

Posted on January 27th, 2015

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Longitude Festival has revealed its first headline acts and its first names for the festival in general for the Marlay PArk event from Friday July 17th to Sunday July 19th. Hozier headlines the Friday, Alt-J headline Saturday and the Chemical Brothers are Sunday while Caribou, SBTRKT, Wild Beasts, Jungle, Little Dragon, Young Fathers, Kaytranada, Hudson… Read more »

Posted on January 23rd, 2015

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Primavera have announced their lineup for its 15th edition in Barcelona from May 27 – 30th and it includes headliners The Black Keys, The Strokes, Ride, Patti Smith, Interpol and Alt-J with appearances from Underworld performing dubnobasswithmyheadman, Sleater-Kinney, The Julie Ruin with Kathleen Hanna, Babes In Toyland, James Blake, Damien Rice, Death From Above 1979,… Read more »

Posted on January 21st, 2015

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Glastonbury Festival’s Emerging Talent competition will accept entries from new bands from the UK and Ireland with the chance to play one of the stages as the main prize along with a £5,000 PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development prize. Two runners-up will also each be awarded a £2,500 PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development… Read more »

Posted on January 16th, 2015

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B.A.R.E. In The Woods the festival, that started up last year in Portarlington, Co. Laois, will return for a one-day outing on Saturday June 13th to Garryhinch. The festival has announced its first 12 acts which feature a few international names like Mt. Wolf. They are: Jon Gomm / Mt. Wolf / Pikachunes / Interskalactic… Read more »

Posted on January 15th, 2015

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