This review is sponsored by Visa to celebrate Metropolis’ first year of being a fully enabled #contactless festival. It’s a wonder no-one did it sooner. Ireland’s insatiable appetite for festivals doesn’t just stop because the sun goes away. Metropolis Festival offers an indoor occasion for the festival calendar at the start of November, right when… Read more »

Posted on November 8th, 2016

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Eurosonic Noorderslag is Europe’s best new music industry festival and it takes placefrom January 11 – 14th in Groningen, Netherlands, a quiet time perfect for catching the bands ahead for the year. 2017’s first 84 bands have been announced and among them are: Anna Meredith, Chinah, Klangstof, Weval, Albert af Ekenstam, Ekkah, Mahalia, The Amazons and… Read more »

Posted on November 8th, 2016

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Metropolis Festival stage times are here. In addition, the Industries Hall will host sets from Irish DJ collectives including our own Lumo Club alongside Hidden Agenda, Sense, Bedlam, Abstract, Telephones, Bodytonic, District 8, Sim Simma and more. Available tickets include the opening party for €39.50, Day Tickets at €79.50, Weekend at €145 or all three… Read more »

Posted on November 4th, 2016

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Other Voices have announced the bands to play the festival in Dingle this year from December 2nd to 4th in St. James’ Church. Lisa Hannigan announced the acts in a video in which he plays a song from her new album At Swim: The first names are: Lisa Hannigan Rejjie Snow Girl Band Margaret Glaspy… Read more »

Posted on November 3rd, 2016

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Indiependence Festival has announced its date for 2017 in Mitchelstown. Taking place over three days from August 4th to 6th, in Cork, Indiependence is doing early bird ticket sales from Friday morning at 9am, starting at €90 for three-day camping. Early Bird / 3-Day Weekend Camping – €90 Tier One / 3-Day Weekend Camping –… Read more »

Posted on November 3rd, 2016

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With a day to go, Metropolis just announced it Saturday afterparties to follow its Thursday/Friday ones. Crystal Castles and Lumo DJs are over in Wah Wah while Floating Points and New Jackson are in District 8, DJ Deece is doing a three-hour set in Buttoner while Klangkarussell is at Opium Rooms. SATURDAY Red Bull Music… Read more »

Posted on November 2nd, 2016

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Hup. Metropolis isn’t done with its programme yet (playlist? stage times?). A la Forbidden Fruit, the organisers have announced a round of afterparties to take place in the city centre after the main event for Thursday and Friday night. Most cost €10 but some are €5/€15 or free and a lot of the festival acts… Read more »

Posted on October 27th, 2016

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There’s a lot going on at Metropolis Festival next week from November 3rd to 5th, from installations to giant mirror balls, to talks with some legendary musicians, to three days of great live music and DJs. The stage times are here and the lineup is solid but perhaps you need some more swotting up on… Read more »

Posted on October 27th, 2016

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