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Primavera Sound Barcelona just announced its lineup for its 2016 edition via a Youtube live stream of an animated space shuttle launch. It’s good: Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey, John Carpenter, Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds, Battles, Vince Staples, Pusha T, Beirut, Tame Impala, Sigur Ros, Suede, Beach House, Explosions In The Sky, Floating Points,… Read more »

Posted on January 21st, 2016

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Email for free entry: Check back later. How to enter free entry comps – Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name and phone number (for late contact) in the body of the message. Full info on each show below. Draw closes at 6pm the day… Read more »

Posted on January 19th, 2016

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All this week, Glastonbury will open its Emerging Talent Competition to Irish and UK-based acts of any genre, who are willing to compete for a slot at one of the festival’s main stages. For one week only, from 9am Monday 18th January until 5pm Monday 25th January, bands can enter the free competition that offers… Read more »

Posted on January 18th, 2016

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Calais Field Music is a project created by Irish woman, Isolda Heavey, as a way to help refugees within the camp at Calais earn their own money by sharing their musical talents. The proceeds of the sale of the music goes directly to the camp’s artists. Last October, Isolda joined the Cork to Calais convoy,… Read more »

Posted on January 18th, 2016

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Dublin venue District 8 has become the go to place to see visiting international dance and electronic acts with the closure of the Twisted Pepper last year as a venue. For the upcoming season, a coterie of bookers:Subject, Archetype, Hidden Agenda alongside Bodytonic, Bedlam & Connection have a lot of events coming up including gigs… Read more »

Posted on January 17th, 2016

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In December, Other Voices once again set up camp in Dingle in Kerry to record the TV series. There was much more besides along with the recording of the show in the church, which you can read about in my missives for their blog. This week,  Presenters Huw Stephens and May Kay were joined by… Read more »

Posted on January 13th, 2016

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