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Interlude Festival took place last October in the RHA Gallery and this year it’s back and expands to three days over five gallery rooms with an outdoor block party, outdoor courtyard and three stages, food garden, cinema & record store plus a craft beer bar and a cocktail bar. Interlude happens from Friday 24 –… Read more »

Posted on April 12th, 2016

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Knockanstockan have revealed the first 50 bands to play the festival at Blessington Lakes from Friday 22nd to 24th of July for its 10th year. They are: Æ MAK Raglans Overhead, The Albatross August Wells Beach The Altered Hours Booka Brass Band Vernon Jane Pretty Beast Enemies Sample Answer ETC. Feather Meltybrains? i am niamh… Read more »

Posted on April 8th, 2016

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Sherkin Island in West Cork will host a new festival called Open Ear on the June Bank Holiday weekend all about experimental music of Irish original from 3rd-5th of June. Open Ear is inspired by alternative festivals like from Unsound in Krakow and to Rathlin Island (which has hosted regular electronic weekenders) off the coast… Read more »

Posted on April 7th, 2016

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Forbidden Fruit have added some names to its lineup in Royal Hospital Kilmainham on June Bank Holiday weekend June 3rd- 5th. First up are additions to the Friday lineup which include: Dizzee Rascal, Young Fathers, Katy B, Bodhi On Saturday, Mmoths and Steve Mason have been added. On Sunday, The Field (live) & Klingade (live)… Read more »

Posted on April 7th, 2016

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Indiependence’s first lineup for Mitchelstown festival on August Bank Holiday was quite an established indie-rock announcement with names like Ash, Editors, The Strypes, The Kooks and Idlewild in there. Today, the festival have added a local indie stalwart, The Frank & Walters along with these names: Wyvern Lingo Otherkin Bitch Falcon Mind Riot CC Smugglers… Read more »

Posted on April 7th, 2016

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Read my interview with Festival Director Sarah McBriar on today’s Irish Times. Belfast’s electronic AVA Festival already announced live sets from Bicep, Boiler Room, RØDHÅD, Gerd Janson & more. Today, they’ve revealed the speakers and panels that they’ve lined up for the free conference for the day part of the festival in T13 Titanic Quarter… Read more »

Posted on March 30th, 2016

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Body&Soul have announced their second round of acts today to add to a lineup that includes Santigold, St. Germain, Mercury Rev, Wolf Parade, Floating Points and more. Heading to the Summer Solstice music, arts and culture festival in Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath from June 17 – 19th are: The Gloaming Hudson Mohawke Neon Indian Gold… Read more »

Posted on March 30th, 2016

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There you have it. Glastonbury’s lineup is here. Main headliners for the festival on Worthy Farm from June 22 – 26 are Adele, Coldplay, Muse followed by Foals, LCD Soundsystem, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Beck, PJ Harvey, ZZ Top, Disclosure, New Order, Earth Wind and Fire, The Last Shadow Puppets, Skepta, Ellie Goulding, The 1975, Annie… Read more »

Posted on March 29th, 2016

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Having kicked off as a one-day festival in 2014, BARE in the Woods is back for its third year on June 11 in Garryhinch Woods, Portarlington, Co Laois  and they are hosting some legends after bringing Roots Manuva last year. Hip-hop originators The Sugarhill Gang are coming to Laois to headline and will be no doubt playing hip-hop classics… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2016

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