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Here are the stage times for Longitude this weekend. Pusha T is no longer playing “due to recording commitments.” Bum-mer. Day tickets for Saturday and Sunday and now sold out. Weekend passes are left on sale. Here is my guide of 15 new bands to see at the festival plus a Spotify playlist. There’s also… Read more »

Posted on July 15th, 2015

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Knockanstockan is a festival which takes place at Blessington Lakes on July 24th and 25th which has gone from strength to strength. Now in it’s 10th year and featuring Bats, Rusangano Family, Shookrah, Sinead White, Twin Headed Wolf, Leo Drezden and many more, the festival has announced the stage times for 3 of its 5… Read more »

Posted on July 14th, 2015

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Longitude is only a weekend away now and the Marlay Park festival has arguably the lineup of the summer (it certainly chimes with the makeup of this site) with the likes of Todd Terje, Caribou, Jungle, Alt-J, Glass Animals, Kaytranada, Ibeyi, Yoing Fathers, Pusha T, Leon Bridges and Young Fathers among many others. As part… Read more »

Posted on July 9th, 2015

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Tullamore D.E.W. and Castlepalooza are looking for acts with true character to take the limelight in front of the festival audience on the August Bank Holiday weekend at Charleville Castle. Performers of any kind: musicians, actors, poets, dancers, acrobats, performance artist, anything so long as the act is original, imaginative, witty, and true to character… Read more »

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

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As has become a dance, drink and DJ tradition, Casa Bacardí is back at the sold out Electric Picnic this year and they’ve announced their DJ lineup. It includes: Joey Negro (Friday), George Fitzgerald (Saturday), A-Skillz (Sunday), Jackmaster (Sunday), Maurice Fulton (Sunday), The Reflex (Friday), Oliver Nelson (Saturday), Idjut Boys (Saturday), Rayko (Friday), Kokiri, Billy… Read more »

Posted on July 1st, 2015

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Mercury Rev, SOAK, Lucy Rose, Arca, Braids, JME + Aurora are among the names added to Iceland Airwaves in Reykjavík in November. The line-up already includes Björk, John Grant, Beach House, Father John Misty, Battles, and loads more. 46 bands were added in total including a lot of local Icelandic bands too. Iceland Airwaves additions… Read more »

Posted on July 1st, 2015

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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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