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For a different take on Electric Picnic, I went down to Stradbally with photographer Mark Duggan who shot a series of artist portraits on-site with the xx, Villagers, Heathers, The Jezebels, Young Wonder, The Cast Of Cheers, Milagres, The Staves, Croupier, Le Galaxie, Nightwave and Nanu Nanu.

Posted on September 5th, 2012

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My highlights and a few lows from the ninth year of the festival… Another one down. Electric Picnic’s ninth year passed over the weekend and with that grand number came a feeling of a festival moving on, in terms of audience, lineup, and setup. While the Stradbally festival is not an institution it is beginning… Read more »

Posted on September 3rd, 2012

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If you’ve seen Le Galaxie live recently, you’ll recognise this new one from their new EP Fade 2 Forever. ‘Nightcaller’ is a euphoric club track featuring Laura Smyth on vocals and this vid was recorded live at Creamy Sonic Studios. The EP is launched on Saturday July 14th in Button Factory, Dubland with support from… Read more »

Posted on June 20th, 2012

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If there’s anything this weekend reminded me, it’s when it comes to festivals, you don’t have to travel to get the experience. With Bloom in the Park taking up a large space in the Phoenix Park to Forbidden Fruit in the Royal Hospital Gardens in Kilmainham, the green west part of the city was home… Read more »

Posted on June 5th, 2012

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Following the announcement of the London Camden Crawl, the good news after last week’s venue closures is that there’s a new music festival in town. The Meteor Camden Crawl Dublin is happening on May 11th and 12th in 15 different venues between Camden Street and Temple Bar. 100 international and Irish bands will play at… Read more »

Posted on February 16th, 2012

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