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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Hard Working Class Heroes festival has added a second round of international conference attendees for this year after their first list a few weeks ago. Coming to the festival to see some new Irish music are: Martin Hewett, On The Beach Ryan Leas, Stereogum Claire Southwick, Primitive Management MMF UK Erika Elliott, City Parks, SummerStage Andrea… Read more »

Posted on August 2nd, 2017

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Sounds From A Safe Harbour Festival in Cork in mid-September has already announced its big names The National and Bon Iver for the festival and today it’s revealed a prominent Aaron Dessner collaborator Lisa Hannigan as the next performer. Hannigan will perform with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and The National man (who produced her… Read more »

Posted on August 2nd, 2017

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Other Voices have announced their Electric Picnic 2017 lineup for Stradbally’s woodlands with their own unique stage to feature: Talos New Jackson Booka Brass Tom Adams PIXX Jack O’Rourke with special guest Hattie Webb Stephen James Smith Jealous Of The Birds Bitch Falcon Ailbhe Reddy Slow Riot Supersilly Pillow Queens More names will be announced…. Read more »

Posted on July 31st, 2017

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Body&Soul have announced the lineup for their area at Electric Picnic this year. Their lineup across their stages looks like this Main Stage Line-up: Aldous Harding Public Service Broadcasting Nick Hakim Moses Sumney Lowly HMLTD New Jackson Le Boom Laoise Elaine Mai Toofools Shookrah Soulé David Keenan Sweat Telephone Explosions Barq This Ain’t No Disco… Read more »

Posted on July 27th, 2017

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Metropolis Festival has announced the day-by-day breakdown for its Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 October Bank Holiday weekend activities in the RDS plus some new acts: Jeremy Underground, Krystal Klear, Fjaak (Live) and Peggy Gou. Saturday October 28th will feature Opening Concert across two stages: Leftfield Performing Leftism Death In Vegas – Fjaak (Live) Sunday… Read more »

Posted on July 26th, 2017

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The Play The Picnic stage lineup has been announced for Electric Picnic this year. The addition to the festival, it will feature Irish acts as chosen by IMRO (Irish Music Rights Organisation) RTÉ2FM, RTÉ 2XM’s King Kong Radio, Abner Browns and Music Maker. It looks like this: FRIDAY Curated by the King Kong Radio show… Read more »

Posted on July 25th, 2017

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Returning for a second year in 2017, Cork multimedia collective Generic People resume their curatorial duties at Electric Picnic’s Hazel Wood stage for its After Dark programme, running throughout the weekend of the festival, September 1st-3rd. Establishing itself as the festival’s spot for eclectic entertainment during the day, the Hazel Wood leads festival-goers away from the… Read more »

Posted on July 20th, 2017

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With applications from over 400 artists closing last week, Hard Working Class Heroes festival has today unveiled its first round of industry delegates for its fifteenth edition this September. Among the names announced are: New Yorker music scribe John Seabrook; SXSW’s UK/Ireland programmer Casper Mills; The Great Escape head programmer Adam Ryan; Eurosonic team member Oskar… Read more »

Posted on July 19th, 2017

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The Electric Picnic Casa Bacardí lineup for this September’s festival is here. On the bill are: Jackmaster Purple Disco Machine Mylo Krystal Klear Late Nite Tuff Guy A.Skillz Krafty Kuts Hammer Get Down Edits Stevie G Kelly-Anne Byrne Dj Flip Mix & Fairbanks Steve Manning Modern Magic Dan Stritch Boots & Kats Gordon Johnson Prymary… Read more »

Posted on July 18th, 2017

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Cork’s Townlands Carnival is happening THIS WEEKEND in Macroom. The multidisciplinary music and arts festival will feature the likes of Stomptown Brass, Jeru the Damaja, Shookrah, Brushy One-String, Le Boom, Hermitage Green, Rubberbandits, King Kong Company, Krafty Kuts with MC Dynamite, Hvvmingbyrd, Jack O’Rourke, Gash Collective and more To be in the draw enter via… Read more »

Posted on July 17th, 2017

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Castlepalooza is only a few weeks away in Charleville on the August Bank Holiday weekend and this morning they released their stage times. Among the artists playing this year are Le Galaxie, Denney, Wild Beasts, Waze & Oddysey, I Have A Tribe, Shit Robot, David Kitt Lumo Club, Bitch Falcon, Cinema, Daithí, Le Boom and… Read more »

Posted on July 17th, 2017

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Longitude 2017 is decidedly more hip-hop, pop and R&B based than previous years. Take away Mumford & Sons and there’s not a lot of what you’d normally see on the lineups at Marlay Park. That’s cool, music festivals should change with tastes and generations – Oxegen tried to be everything to everyone and that couldn’t… Read more »

Posted on July 12th, 2017

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The sold out Electric Picnic has announced the lineup for each night of it’s Anachronica stage – which is based in the woods and themed on an abandoned and forgotten city. Friday 1st September Gash Collective – they are women DJs and producers involved in left-field electronic music in Ireland. Representing the collective will be… Read more »

Posted on July 12th, 2017

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