MusicTown, the Dublin music festival by Dublin City Council and programmed by Aiken has announced its lineup for 2017 from April 7th to 17th this year. Nialler9 and Young Hearts Run Free are teaming up to present From Darkness To Light in DLight Studios on Sunday April 9th. The event will bring new and established Irish artists… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2017

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Independent music continues to grow in Cork, with a fifth indie record shop opening its doors in Cork city. Bunker Vinyl, opened by Dungarvan man John Dwyer (techno producer Bipolarbeats) is based in the former Quarter basement space on Camden Quay, next door to the former Camden Palace Hotel arts centre. Expanding its reach past… Read more »

Posted on March 2nd, 2017

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The first gig announced for Thursday May 11th for Music Cork conference and showcase is a Nialler9-hosted one with three of the brightest emerging Irish artists to play at Cyprus Avenue. We have rising Cork pop artist Lyra, electro-pop partystarters Le Boom and upcoming Dublin singer-songwriter Ailbhe Reddy. Tickets are available from €110 for the… Read more »

Posted on March 2nd, 2017

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Boiler Room returns to AVA at T13 for their third year in a row and the lineup is looking spicy with some deecent Irish and UK talent on the lineup for the day. Playing live will be: Ejeca, Denis Sulta, OR:LA, Jordan, Saoirse, DJ Deece, JC Williams (Live) and Twitch DJs. Here’s the full festival… Read more »

Posted on March 2nd, 2017

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Young Blood: The Beats and Voices of Our Generation is a special concert taking place at the National Concert Hall as part of the rejuvenated St. Patrick’s Festival on March 18th. With a focus on hip-hop and spoken word and curated by Aoife Woodlock, Music Producer of Other Voices, the line up includes Nialler9 Irish… Read more »

Posted on March 2nd, 2017

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Longitude Festival returns to Marlay Park from 14 – 16 July this year and after this morning’s announcement of Mumford And Sons’ curated lineup we know have some more names including The Weeknd, Skepta, Kaytranada and Dua Lipa. Mumford & Sons will headline the Sunday, The Weeknd will headline Saturday.  Friday 14th headliner will be… Read more »

Posted on March 1st, 2017

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The team behind the Coughlan’s Live venue has partnered with Cork Opera House for a new festival dedicated to Cork city’s music community. Announced for the weekend of April 28th to the 30th, Right Here Right Now takes in a broad spectrum of local sounds, headlined by singer-songwriter Jack O’Rourke. Having gigged steadily around the… Read more »

Posted on March 1st, 2017

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Vantastival, the campervan-themed festival to take place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June at Beaulieu House & Gardens, Drogheda has announced its first lineup for the bands. It includes: The Riptide Movement Kíla Overhead, The Albatross Lankum (Lynched) The Pale Corner Boy New Secret Weapon Cat Dowling Orchid Collective Mindriot Heroes In Hiding Wob!… Read more »

Posted on March 1st, 2017

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While Mumford & Sons wouldn’t be my favourite band by ANY stretch of the imagination, they have been using their status wisely with Ben Lovett having recently opened the Omeara venue in London, their involvement in Communion Music label and collaborations with artists like Baaba Maal. That status advantage is going one further now with… Read more »

Posted on March 1st, 2017

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