Vantastival, the campervan-themed festival to take place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June at Beaulieu House & Gardens, Drogheda has announced its first lineup for the bands. It includes: The Riptide Movement Kíla Overhead, The Albatross Lankum (Lynched) The Pale Corner Boy New Secret Weapon Cat Dowling Orchid Collective Mindriot Heroes In Hiding Wob!… Read more »

Posted on March 1st, 2017

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While Mumford & Sons wouldn’t be my favourite band by ANY stretch of the imagination, they have been using their status wisely with Ben Lovett having recently opened the Omeara venue in London, their involvement in Communion Music label and collaborations with artists like Baaba Maal. That status advantage is going one further now with… Read more »

Posted on March 1st, 2017

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The Beatyard has announced some more names for the festival taking place in Dun Laoghaire harbour on the August bank holiday weekend. House legend Larry Heard plays his first ever live set in Ireland (Saturday), reggae legends Toots & The Maytals (Sunday) and Irish rap soon-to-be legends Rusangano Family (Saturday) are on the bill. Candi… Read more »

Posted on February 23rd, 2017

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Indiependence Music & Arts Festival have added a load of music acts at its launch this evening in Cork. Added are: All Tvvins Frank Turner The Riptide Movement Tom Odell Hermitage Green Brian Deady We Cut Corners The Minutes Raglans Overhead the Albatross Stephanie Rainey Fang Club Talos Craig Gallagher MindRiot Eve Belle Super Silly… Read more »

Posted on February 22nd, 2017

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The annual South By Southwest Festival takes place in Austin in March and is the world’s biggest showcase of new music. As such, there’s not much better places to see new bands even if it’s debatable if 75% of the thousands of bands going there should actually bother. SXSW is for bands with traction, with… Read more »

Posted on February 22nd, 2017

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Body&Soul has announced its first names for the festival in Ballinlough Castle from June 23rd to June 25th. The festival will remain at capacity of 15,000 this year (same as last year). The big names were announced via The Ticket’s Facebook page. This year’s lineup looks like this so far: Vitalic Hundred Waters Metronomy Lambchop… Read more »

Posted on February 21st, 2017

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Sim Simma, the promoters and DJs with a penchant for reggae, dancehall, afrobeat and grime are planning a one-day festival in Grangecon, Co. Wicklow on Saturday July 8th until 2am the next morning. No lineup announced yet but Sim Simma are promising: Live music, workshops, DJs, MCs, art, games, spoken word, locally brewed beer, BYOB,… Read more »

Posted on February 20th, 2017

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Sea Sessions have announced the acts lined up to play the festival in Bundoran, Co. Donegal from Friday June 23rd to Sunday June 25th. Headlined by Primal Scream, who had to drop out last year the lineup is: Primal Scream The Coronas SIGMA Foy Vance All Tvvins Badly Drawn Boy Mr Scruff Dreadzone Little Hours… Read more »

Posted on February 15th, 2017

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Castlepalooza have announced the first bands and comedy acts for this year’s festival in Charleville Castle, Tullamore from August 4th to 6th this year (the festival moves back to its original dates this year). Announced today are: Wild Beasts Girl Band Waze & Oddysey I Have A Tribe Shit Robot David Kitt Lumo Club Heroes In… Read more »

Posted on February 14th, 2017

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