The Great Escape, the new music industry-focused event in Brighton that takes place in May 19-21st has announced 100 bands of its 450 to play the festival. Additions include: Michael Kiwanuka, Inheaven, St Lucia, Songhoy Blues, Fatoumata Diawara, Blossoms, The Big Moon, Bleached (pictured), Iglooghost, Lady Leshurr, Band Of Skulls, Mabel (daughter of Neneh Cherry),… Read more »

Posted on January 27th, 2016


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Looks like there will be ample opportunity to see LCD Soundsystem live in 2016. After being announced for Coachella, Bonaroo, Primavera and Roskilde, today James Murphy and co. have been confirmed for Lovebox in Victoria Park London on 15th and 16th of July. Major Lazer is the other headliner confirmed at this point. They play… Read more »

Posted on January 26th, 2016


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The biggest Scandinavian festival of them all, Roskilde in Denmark has announced its first 53 artists out of a total of 175 for this year’s edition, which i, as ever, 8 days long, from Saturday 25 June to Saturday 2 July 2016. Announced today are: LCD Soundsystem, MØ, Tame Impala, Ghost, Chvrches, Savages, Destroyer, Ghost,… Read more »

Posted on January 25th, 2016


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Well, the first acts announced for Longitude 2016 in Marlay Park from 15 – 17 July. Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer & The National are each of the day’s headliners. Also playing are Jamie xx, Father John Misty, Chvrches, Roisin Murphy, Action Bronson, MØ, Courtney Barnett, ASAP Ferg, Tyler, The Creator; Rejjie Snow, All Tvvins, Otherkin,… Read more »

Posted on January 22nd, 2016


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Primavera Sound Barcelona just announced its lineup for its 2016 edition via a Youtube live stream of an animated space shuttle launch. It’s good: Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey, John Carpenter, Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds, Battles, Vince Staples, Pusha T, Beirut, Tame Impala, Sigur Ros, Suede, Beach House, Explosions In The Sky, Floating Points,… Read more »

Posted on January 21st, 2016


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Mura Masa @ Eurosonic

In its 30th year, Eurosonic Noorderslag is a new music festival held in the student town of Groningen, two hours north of Amsterdam, that has become the primary European emerging talent festival. It’s where any European band who are looking to establish contacts with booking agents, and hence, a living, on the European festival circuit,… Read more »

Posted on January 19th, 2016


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Quarter Block Party returns to Cork City for 2016 from Friday February 5th to Sunday 7th this year. The three day music and arts festival produced by Southern Hospitality Board & Makeshift Ensemble has announced most of its events now, to take place on North and South Main Streets. Included are: Spook Of The Thirteenth… Read more »

Posted on January 7th, 2016




The Coachella rumours were true. In the first big festival announcement of the season, Coachella have confirmed that LCD Soundsystem and Guns & Roses are among the headliners as suggested earlier this week for the festival in Indio, California over the two weekends of April 15-17 / 22-24. Also lined up for Coachella, a marker… Read more »

Posted on January 5th, 2016


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Some gig announcements from the last few days: The Pixies started announcing some European shows yesterday and today, the news reaches that Irish gigs are included, specifically 13 July 2016 – Live at the Marquee, Cork 14 July 2016 – Iveagh Gardens, Dublin Tickets on sale Monday 21 December at 9am, priced at €53+ fees… Read more »

Posted on December 17th, 2015

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