With arts festivals reaffirming themselves as a staple in rural areas around the country, the North Cork town of Mallow has established its own via the newly-founded Mallow Arts Collective, with the inaugural installment presenting a programme of music, film, and visual arts that takes in venues and spaces throughout the town. Among the wider… Read more »

Posted on July 10th, 2017

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Longitude have filled out the last of their stages with two announcements today. The Dirty Old Town Speakeasy which they call “the mad aunt of Longitude which welcomes peddlers of performance from the fringes of society” will feature: Spudgun, Third Smoke, Keywest, Le Freak (Friday), Rocstrong, No Monster Club, Bocs Social and Skatuesques (Saturday), Dublin… Read more »

Posted on July 6th, 2017

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Castlepalooza is one of Ireland’s coolest little music festivals but you can have a big time there on the grounds of a haunted castle in Charleville on the August Bank Holiday weekend. Among the artists playing this year are Le Galaxie, Denney, Wild Beasts, Waze & Oddysey, I Have A Tribe, Shit Robot, David Kitt… Read more »

Posted on July 5th, 2017

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​With the return of Twin Peaks to our TV screens (I’ve really been enjoying the trip on a visual level and the multi-layered narrative), it seems like the right time then that a Lynchian event might take place. The Twin Freaks Festival is a one-day event happening on the 12th of August in the Wicklow… Read more »

Posted on July 3rd, 2017

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Longitude just added 22 acts to its bill along with the lineup for the Red Bull Woodlands stage. Added for Marlay Park from July 14-16 are: Villagers The Head and the Heart Jessie Reyez Catherine McGrath Kevin Garrett RED BULL WOODLANDS STAGE Friday Brame & Hamo Boots & Kats Sage Seanie B Mix & Fairbanks… Read more »

Posted on June 30th, 2017

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Cork’s Townlands Carnival have begun rolling out stage times and breakdowns for this summer’s festival, taking place July 21-23, detailing the music and art to accompany a full, purpose-built town boasting a wide range of multidisciplinary activities. Announced for the main stage are headliners Stomptown Brass, Jeru the Damaja, Shookrah, Brushy One-String, Le Boom, Hermitage… Read more »

Posted on June 29th, 2017

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Metropolis Festival has announced its first acts for 2017’s edition on October Bank Holiday Weekend on Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 October at The RDS, Dublin First acts: TLC Richie Hawtin Leftfield Performing Leftism Jungle Death In Vegas  Mount Kimbie,  bonzai  Booka Brass  DJ Deece with more to be announced. Tickets Weekend Tickets go on sale… Read more »

Posted on June 28th, 2017

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Next weekend sees the kickoff of Clonmel Junction, a multidisciplinary arts festival that draws music, comedy, dance, visual art and installation from all over the country to Clonmel and the wider South Tipperary area. A whole host of attractions are lined out for the festival, running from July 3rd to July 10th, and picking a… Read more »

Posted on June 28th, 2017

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Irish festival staples King Kong Company and Corkonian masters of mayhem Lords of Strut, have been added to the line-up at this summer’s Townlands Carnival. Taking place at Rusheen Farm Estate in Macroom, Co Cork on July 21 -23, they join announced headliners The Rubberbandits, Hermitage Green, Brushy One-String and Jeru Da Damaja. King Kong Company… Read more »

Posted on June 27th, 2017

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The second annual Great Irish Beer Festival has announced its musical line-up for this August at Cork City Hall, headlined by, among others, Dublin synth-poppers Le Galaxie and Ulster punk legends Stiff Little Fingers. Following last year’s inaugural event, The Great Irish Beer Festival will feature 24 Irish craft brewers and one distillery; as well… Read more »

Posted on June 27th, 2017

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Electric Picnic today added 20 more acts to the totally sold out festival from 1st – 3rd September and notable names include Phoenix (who haven’t played here in years), Elbow, Mura Masa, a Bicep live show, Rejjie Snow, Jagwar Ma and all the below. Phoenix Elbow Mura Masa Birdy Bicep (Live) Everything Everything Hannah Wants… Read more »

Posted on June 23rd, 2017

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We’ve got the Body & Soul Festival stage times, the playlist and how here are the recommendation for 12 acts to see in Ballinlough this year featuring 9 acts & 3 DJs you must see. Friday 1. Anna Meredith Friday, Main Stage, 10pm I have zero idea what the live show from Scottish composer Anna… Read more »

Posted on June 22nd, 2017

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Body&Soul is back this weekend in Balllinlough Castle and it truly can be one of the best festivals around for curation, layout and production, especially in good weather. Fingers crossed. There are only 200 Sunday tickets left and some weekend tickets left. The stage times and site map have landed and the sitemaps are here…. Read more »

Posted on June 21st, 2017

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Latitude Festival has grown to become one of the biggest in the UK with 15 stages and 750 acts on the schedule for the festival from 13th – 16th July in Henham Park, Suffolk. The final acts were just added to the list including the BBC Music Introducing Stage and notable acts include Pumarosa, Skott… Read more »

Posted on June 19th, 2017

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