Body & Soul Festival is only one weekend away so it’s not long before the likes of Bonobo, Metronomy, Vitalic, Austra, Hundred Waters, Optimo, Kelsey Lu and many more including Sing Along Social and Lumo Club twice on the Saturday at Homebeat’s stage in the afternoon and Absolut late on Saturday night. Along with the… Read more »

Posted on June 14th, 2017

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2017 was my third visit to Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival and my first since 2011. What has changed in that time is an increase of punters (around 35,000 each night) but also an expanded festival site at Parc del Forum. That meant more room for dance music and more room for the larger stages. And… Read more »

Posted on June 7th, 2017

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Sigrid, Michael Kiwanuka, Songhoy Blues and Torres are among the 34 names added to Iceland Airwaves this year in Reykjavík. Taking place from 1st – 5th November 2017, in Iceland this year, it’ll also expand to the Northern Icelandic city of Akureyri for the first time. Fleet Foxes will play two special shows during the… Read more »

Posted on June 6th, 2017

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Castlepalooza is one of the nicest little music festival in Ireland and this year’s festival has just added a load of acts for Tullamore Castle from Friday August 4th to Sunday August 6th. Joining the lineup are: Le Galaxie Denney Hiva Oa Liza Flume Oddsocks, Bad Sea Bitch Falcon Daithí Dublin Ukulele Collective Dreaming of… Read more »

Posted on June 6th, 2017

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Forbidden Fruit is taking place this weekend in Kilmainham and as part of the Bon Iver-curated Monday lineup, members Bon Iver will play a Jam session with other performers on the bill at the Outcider stage at 5:15pm, in addition to the regular set. The session, informed by Bon Iver’s week long residency at the… Read more »

Posted on May 29th, 2017

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After this past weekend, where Ballymaloe hosted the food and drinks-focused Litfest (which takes a break next year), another festival weekend is set to take place there from Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July. The Ballymaloe Malt & Music Weekend takes place in the Big Shed in Shanagarry, East Cork and the music lineup… Read more »

Posted on May 25th, 2017

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BARE in the Woods went from a one-day festival to a three day this year but now the 2017 edition that was due to take place in Garryhinch Woods in Portarlington from June 9th – 11th has been postponed. The festival which was to have performers Kiesza, Right Said Fred, Helmet, House of Pain and… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2017

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Life Festival is taking place in Belvedere House Westmeath this weekend and it’ll feature 5 stages of dance and electronic acts across 3 days including Dixon, Duke Dumont, Nina Kraviz, Maya Jane Coles, Eat Everything, DJ EZ and over 80 local acts. Below you’ll find the stage times for all 5 stages: Main, District, Index,… Read more »

Posted on May 23rd, 2017

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Body&Soul’s new stage The Library of Progress at the festival in Ballinlough Castle is pitched a place to “champion critical thinking & human curiosity.” The Library of Progress’ is inspired by Body&Soul’s original ethos of being an incubator of great ideas and being ahead of the curve. The Library of Progress is a positive subversion… Read more »

Posted on May 19th, 2017

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Forbidden Fruit announced some details of its night parties in Dublin city to take place once the Kilmainham festival is over in Dublin 8. Announced so far? SATURDAY 3RD Booka Shade @ Button Factory Mall Grab & 67 @ The Grand Social Snakehips & LUI @ Opium Rooms Special Guest to be announced @ Tengu… Read more »

Posted on May 17th, 2017

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Body&Soul revealed the lineup for the Wonderlust stage in the walled garden at Ballinlough Castle from June 23rd  to 24th this year. The Wonderlust Stage is produced by Kathy Scott (The Trailblazery, Census of the Heart and the ireland: iceland project), David O’ Donovan and Fran Hogan, and in partnership with The Irish Times on Sat… Read more »

Posted on May 17th, 2017

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Sim Simma’s one-day music festival Saturday July 8th in Grangecon, Co. Wicklow announced its lineup in the last few days. Simma Down features music from Colm K Donal Dineen Loah Cian Finn Fehdah MynameisJohn Katie Laffan Super Silly T-Woc Niewl Tsumbu Morro 16 Sim Simma Disco É Cultura Worries Outernational Lex Woo Staxx Lyrical This… Read more »

Posted on May 16th, 2017

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Clonmel Junction Festival announced its lineup for July 3rd to 9th including Included on the music lineup is: This is the Kit, Martin Hayes and David Power, Lankum (formerly Lynched), Crash Ensemble and Sam Amidon, Kate Ellis and Yuki Numata Resnick, Talos, Aine Cahill, AE MAK, R.S.A.G., Daithi and more. Mitchelstown Cave hosts 3 literally… Read more »

Posted on May 12th, 2017

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