The Locals & Nialler9 have teamed up to raise money for Temple Street Children’s Hospital. We have a number of tickets for the now sold-out Electric Picnic and we are going to be giving them away in an online raffle. To enter, simply donate an amount below and you’ll be in with a chance to win. The more… Read more »

Posted on August 22nd, 2017

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The Peace Pagoda is an alternative music sanctuary at Electric Picnic. Found in the Healing Area of Body&Soul, the area offers a programme of ambient and electronic music for the first two days while Sunday ramps things up for its closing party. The Peace Pagoda is curated by Algorithm for Body&Soul with a projection mapped… Read more »

Posted on August 21st, 2017

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Electric Picnic just added the final list of acts who are Stradbally-bound for the main stages of the festival and they include: Giggs Tale Of Us Le Galaxie All Tvvins Clark Tiga The Skatalites Mr Jukes Rusangano Family Le Boom King Kong Company Talos The Riptide Movement Versatile Nobodys Heroes Margaret Glaspy Stephanie Rainey Wastefellow… Read more »

Posted on August 18th, 2017

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The Body&Soul Bandstand at Electric Picnic is the latest stage to announce its lineup for the Stradbally Festival and the stage features a lineup of upcoming Irish talent with some handpicked music from around Europe. On the bill of the stage are: Pyrmary Colours Colorama A&V (Spain) 045-Recordings/Takeover Show feat. Conor C & Cinema String… Read more »

Posted on August 18th, 2017

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Three Ireland revealed the lineup for their #3Disco stage at Electric Picnic this year. As well as a ‘Lip Sync Battle’, 3Disco lead by drag artists Davina Devine, appearances from James Kavanagh and Doireann Garrihym, charging stations and more it’s the #3Disco stage that this music site cares about in the main and here’s who… Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2017

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Trailer Park’s mobiletropolis at Electric Picnic has announced its lineup of gatherings, music and events. The Mobile Home Stage: Chic’s Ralph Rolle , CC Brez, Interskalactic, Le Freak, SpudGun, The Luna Boys, Robotrock, Róisín O, Dublin Ukulele Collective, Aindraias De Staic & The Lacthikos, Amber & The Bear, Galway Street Club, Created by Comets, Jaméire,… Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2017

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Electric Picnic may be long sold out but we are still not near finding out the smaller stages in Stradbally. Here are the latest bits: Jerry Fish’s Electric Sideshow Circus, cabaret, burlesque and sideshow performers from the U.K. and Ireland, & a lot of music including: Kormac, Interference with Glen Hansard, Frank and Walters, R.S.A.G,… Read more »

Posted on August 16th, 2017

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The music showcase festival and conference Hard Working Class Heroes have announced the 50 bands to play the event from Thursday 28th to 30th September. 500 bands applied and the final 50 (down from 100) were chosen by industry and they will play five city-centre venues: The Workman’s Club, The Grand Social, Tramline, The Underground and The Tara Building…. Read more »

Posted on August 14th, 2017

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Salty Dog are the latest to announce a lineup for Electric Picnic next month. First things first, the iconic off-balance pirate ship stage will transform to a “grimy port” which means “a whole new two-storey structure hewn from stolen timber and given a lick of paint,” and populated by unsavoury seaside hawkers and swindlers. Music… Read more »

Posted on August 9th, 2017

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Update: 2ManyDjs added to the bill. It’s a long way off yet but Samhain Festival, the one-day festival buzz around Halloween returns this year and the setting is a fresh one. Weston Airport is 20 minutes outside Dublin and one of its hangars will host Annie Mac, Eats Everything, Melé, Kelly-Anne Byrne and more on October… Read more »

Posted on August 8th, 2017

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Update: The festival due to take place this weekend was cancelled, “due to roadblocks set in our path.” Scrobarnach Electronic Music and Arts Festival has announced extended details of its third annual instalment, at its new home at Ballindenisk House, Watergrasshill, Co. Cork on August 11th-12th. Taking its name from the Irish for “undergrowth”, the… Read more »

Posted on August 8th, 2017

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THURSDAY AUGUST 3RD: Saint Caoilian @ Connolly’s of Leap (8pm, €10) The handsomest biy in Cork music brings himself and his band out under the hammers as his world tour continues. Support from Ballydehob native Muireann Levis. GOOD Music @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €5) Stevie G brings Ian Ring in on his shenanigans at the… Read more »

Posted on August 3rd, 2017

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It’s festival bank holiday weekend and that means there are 3 major music festivals happening in Dublin, Cork and the Midlands (four if you count the smaller Arcadian Field in Bellurgan). Here are 10 recommendations for acts and performances I would see if I was at all of Beatyard, Castlepalooza & Indiependence. 1. Air The… Read more »

Posted on August 3rd, 2017

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