BITW full line up 2015 FB cover size

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 Radioactive Grandma
Dem Fools
Val Normal
Little xs for eyes
Overhead The Albatross
The Hip Neck Blues Collective
Slackers Symphony
Fox E & The Good Hands
The Cardinal Sins
Catlovers London
Funkadelic Dublin

Tickets from €30 -€50.

More info at their website.

Posted on March 18th, 2015


Artists: ,


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 Boman), James Holden, Clark, SOHN, Mmoths, Brandt Brauer Frick, Songhoy Blues, Natalie Prass, Shit Robot, Alo Wala, Oy, New Jackson, Jonathan Toubin, Meltybrains? King Kong Company and Grounds For Invasion.

All of last year’s stages are expected to return and more names will of course, be announced soon. Meanwhile if you want a taste of Body & Soul, they are putting on Eriu on Monday in IMMA.

Ticket info

Body&Soul is this year offering a 5 Tier Ticket system for Three Day Camping tickets. Tier 1, 2, 3 have now sold out. A limited number Tier 4 tickets are currently available and Tier 5 will come on sale when they have sold out.

Full Tiered Pricing Details: General and Family Weekend Tickets:

Tier 4 €139.50 incl booking fee
Tier 5 €149.50 incl booking fee

Combined Weekend & Bus (return from Dublin) tickets available also:

Tier 4 €167.50 incl booking fee
Tier 5 €177.50 incl booking fee

Campervan tickets EU60 incl booking fee (Note separate event tickets required for each passenger.)

A Family Ticket is available for those wishing to stay in the dedicated Family Campsite. A family ticket permits entry for 1 adult and 2 children aged 12 or under. (Adults without children are not permitted into Family Campsite). Children U12 are free

All tickets can be purchased with the Easy Payment Scheme allowing you to pay in instalments.

A Sunday ticket is available for €55 including booking fee for those wishing to attend on the Sunday only. Note: No camping is permitted with this ticket. Sunday ticket holders are not permitted to bring alcohol into the festival. A Sunday & Bus ticket is available for €84 including booking fee.

All tickets from Ticketmaster include a charge – €6.10 for internet/phone bookings and €2.15 per ticket.

Posted on March 11th, 2015


Artists: , , , , ,

INDIE 1st 10

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.

The Dandy Warhols
Mark Lanegan Band
Gavin James
The Flaws
Wyvern Lingo
Little Hours
The North Sea
Admiral Fallow.

A further ten acts will be announced at 10am on April 10th.

Weekend camping tickets are €109+ from

Posted on March 10th, 2015


Artists: , , , ,


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, Bunoscionn, New Secret Weapon, Megacone, Interskalactic, Mongoose, Hector Bizerk, Pockets, Bunk, The Witch Trials, Mama Kasbah.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 9am from , priced at €80+fee.


Electric Picnic have just announced their lineup for the 11th edition of the festival in Stradbally Hall from September 4th to 6th.


Florence + The Machine, Hot Chip, Future Islands, Manic Street Preachers, Chvrches, Underworld, Jurassic 5, Ride, Battles, Jessie Ware, Roisin Murphy, The War On Drugs, Tame Impala, George Ezra, Belle & Sebastian, Jon Hopkins, My Morning Jacket, Django Django, Pond, Low, Tourist, Metz, Girl Band, Kwabs, Lapsley, Alvvays, Marika Hackman, Jack Garratt, Wyvern Lingo, Circa Waves, Hinds, Shura, Ben Khan, Curtis Harding, Aquilo and Little May.


If you’ve been to the festival before, there is a loyalty rate for tickets available until midnight Sunday 8th March from €154.40 to €174.50. Codes must be received in advance of purchase.

Tickets will then go up in price to €194.50.

Sunday day tickets are €90+.

Ticket page.

Posted on March 4th, 2015


Artists: , , , , , , , , , ,


Forbidden Fruit added six new acts to their lineup late on Friday:

Nicolas Jaar (performing a 2 hour live and DJ set)
Maya Janes Coles
Actor Idris Elba (will be DJing as he does sometimes).
Adam Beyer
Hot Since 82

Forbidden Fruit takes place on from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st May. Comedy and indie lineup additions were promised by the festival.

Weekend tickets are €119+. Friday – €39.50. Saturday – €49.50. Sunday – €49.50.

Check out Nico Jaar’s new Florence remix.

Posted on March 2nd, 2015


Artists: , , ,

BD Festival Large

Barn Dance Festival, now shortened to BD Festival is the annual Good Friday one-day festival that takes place on the one non-drinking day of the year. This year, the festival is in Glendalough House, Co. Wicklow on April 3rd and I have first look on the lineup.

First Lineup

Leftfield DJ set
Benoit & Sergio
Ben Sims
Omar S
Hot Sprockets
Smash Hits
Jay Daniel
Frank B


There will also be a Whelan’s Main Stage, Together Disco, Abstract Dance Arena, Subject Forest Stage, gastronomic feasts and visual arts.
Tickets are €60 + fee from, and retail outlets nationwide.


As for getting there: A bus service will run from Custom House Quay from 3pm and every 30 minutes thereafter with tickets priced from €10 on the website, return bus tickets must be purchased in advance or on entry. Limited parking will be available along with a taxi drop off point.

Posted on February 26th, 2015




Longitude Festival today added some tasty acts to its lineup for the Marlay Park event from Friday July 17th to Sunday July 19th.

We have:
James Blake
Todd Terje
Glass Animals
Pusha T
Danny Brown
Daphni (Caribou also playing )
The Vaccines
Everything Everything
Toro Y Moi
Jose Gonzalez
Catfish & The Bottlemen
Tove Lo
Benjamin Booker
Years & Years
The Districts.


Previous announcements and info.

Posted on February 20th, 2015




Sea Sessions returns to Bundoran, Co. Donegal this summer from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st June and the festival of music and surf has just announced its first bands to play:

Seasick Steve, Example & DJ Wire, Maverick Sabre, Sigma, Le Galaxie, Klingande, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Gavin James, Jape, Krystal Klear, Kormac’s Big Band, The Minutes, Alex Adair, R.S.A.G, DJ Food, Wyvern Lingo, The Academic, Amazing Apples, The Eskies, New Valley Wolves, Columbia Mills, 5 Dollar Shakes, Rollin’ Empire, Anthony Collins, DJ Ferg and more to be announced.

Tickets from €89.50 for three day tickets with €25 extra for four nights camping. Day tickets from €45.50 and “VIP upgrades” are an extra €50. On sale from Ticketmaster. available from all Ticketmaster outlets nationwide, and priced from €89.50 including booking fee for 3 days non-stop partying. Add €25 for 4 nights camping. There’s also limited day tickets available from €45.50 and VIP upgrades from €50 extra.

Posted on February 18th, 2015


Artists: , , , , , ,