The festival on the River Shannon returns for a second year.
Phase One Electronic Music & Arts Festival had a successful first year last year and is back for 2014. The festival, which takes place on the grounds of a 19th century former courthouse building overlooking the river Shannon in Carrick-On-Shannon Leitrim on from Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th April, across three stages. The first music… Read more »
Posted on January 28th, 2014
Friday 18th July to Sunday 20th July in Marlay Park, Dublin.
Longitude Festival announced its first proper lineup with names like Disclosure, Ben Howard (previously announced those two), Haim, James Vincent McMorrow, John Talabot, Bastille, Chvrches, Hozier, Sam Smith, Bonobo, Julio Bashmore, Cyril Hahn, Le Galaxie, Bondax and Roosevelt on the bill. It takes place from Friday 18th July to Sunday 20th July in Marlay Park… Read more »
Posted on January 24th, 2014
Plus a Spotify playlist below of most of the 16 acts from Ireland.
Update: Damien Rice, Cian Nugent and Kid Karate added. The music industry’s standard bacchanalia that is South By Southwest (SXSW), has announced its third round of bands to play and among them are a lot of the Irish acts confirmed to play the Austin festival during March. They are: Cian Nugent Damien Rice Dott Foy… Read more »
Posted on January 22nd, 2014
Brighton’s The Great Escape festival has become one of the best markers for new music in the last few years and this year’s edition will feature 400 bands across a weekend from 8th-10th May across 35 venues. They’ve just announced the first 100 bands. Big names include Kelis supported by industry tip Ella Eyre but… Read more »
Posted on January 22nd, 2014
The May dance festival in Westmeath is looking good.
Life Festival looks like its setting itself up for a big year with their lineup on May 23rd to 25th in Belvedere House in Westmeath as it contains the following: Four Tet (live), LFO (live), Groove Armada DJ set, Maya Jane Coles, Ben Klock, DJ Koze, Tensnake, Dixon, Joy O, Nina Kraviz, Nathan Fake, Ben… Read more »
Posted on January 21st, 2014
Glastonbury Festival will accept entries from UK and Irish bands for one week only next week from Monday 20th – Monday 27th for their annual Emerging Talent competition which gives a band not signed to a label the opportunity to play one of the main stages. Previous winners/entrants include Stornoway, Scouting For Girls, Treetop Flyers,… Read more »
Posted on January 15th, 2014
Ireland and Europe’s growing love affair with Iceland through its festivals and music including and the significant numbers who travelled for Iceland Airwaves in recent years and an installment of Sonar in Reykavik in February is likely to grow with the news of headliners for ATP Iceland. Portishead and Interpol have been announced as those… Read more »
Posted on January 6th, 2014
12 bands never featured on this site get a look-in before their set this weekend.
So Hard Working Class Heroes is happening from Thursday to Saturday and 100 Irish bands are playing live in seven different venues at night and some other shops, cafés and restaurants during the day to local music enthusiasts and an international audience of industry people. As a reader of this site, you’ll already know lots… Read more »
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Posted on October 2nd, 2013
A party off the mainland.
Valentia Isle Festival is happening THIS WEEKEND on the island with the population of around 700 people off the coast of Kerry from Friday 13th to Sunday. Along with DFA DJs Pay Mahoney and Nancy Whang, the lineup includes David Holmes, Heathers, Bronagh Gallagher, Jape, David Kitt, Donal Dineen, RSAG, Daithí, Young Wonder, The Mighty… Read more »
Posted on September 11th, 2013