Forbidden Fruit have announced their third round of acts for the festival on June Bank Holiday weekend in Kilmainham.

Joining the likes of Grizzly Bear, The War On Drugs, Vince Staples, Justice and Bicep are:

Richie Hawtin
Mike D (DJ Set / Beastie Boys)
Four Tet (live)
Ibibio Sound Machine
Dj Deece
AE Mak
R. Kitt
Willaris K

The line up looks like this:

Saturday 2nd
Richie Hawtin
Glass Animals

Sunday 3rd
Vince Staples
Four Tet

Across the weekend

Mike D (Dj Set)
Bicep (Live)
Denis Sulta
Ben Ufo
Ibibio Sound Machine
Ross From Friends (Live)
Willaris K
Dj Deece
Ae Mak
R.Kitt (Live)

The War On Drugs
Grizzly Bear


Day tickets on sale 9am Wednesday 24 January via Ticketmaster
Saturday Day (2nd)
1st Release – €64.50

Sunday Day (3rd)
1st Release – €64.50

Monday Day (4th) ON SALE NOW
1st Release – €64.50

Two Day Weekend (Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd) ON SALE NOW
1st Release – €109.00
2nd Release – €119.00

Three Day (Sat 2nd, Sun 3rd, Mon 4th) ON SALE NOW
1st Release – €162.50

Posted on January 20th, 2018


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Krystal Klear is celebrating his 30th birthday in District 8 on December 15th with very special guests on the night Skream and Jackmaster. Tickets are €20-25 and available from Eventbrite.

Touch Sensitive is playing his very first gig in Ireland on Friday November 24th. Support on the night is Irish duo KILNAMANA. Tickets are priced at €15.20 and available from Ticketmaster.

The Headphone Clinic – A casual Sunday afternoon experimental audio and collaborative soundscaping experience comes to A4 Sounds on Upper Dorset Street on November 12th. The event includes live performances from Gavin Prior, Andy Wilson and Marc Aubele as well as Workshops and Hands-on Demonstrations. Relaxing on a beanbag with a cup of tea is also an option for this one. Tickets are priced at €10+ and available from eventbrite.

Pear Presents bring you Ben UFO and Wino Wagon in Tengu on December 2nd. Tickets are available on the door at €12.

Northside Dublin arts group GlasDrum are hosting the second New Sounds In An Old Place on Friday November 17th showcasing the sounds of Malojian and Dublin native Sorcha Richardson.

American house DJ and producer Paul Johnson known for his 1999 hit single ‘Get Get Down’ plays Pygmalion on December 27th. Support on the night is yet to be announced. Early bird tickets are €10 and available from resident advisor.

A fundraiser for The Jocelyn Blake Cancer Fund is taking place at Dublin Food Co-op, Newmarket on Saturday November 18th. Performances on the day include Farah Elle, Interskalactic and Lisa O’Neill followed by Sorca McGrath from Ships and the Lumo DJs who will be playing their special brand of disco tunes and curveball classics.

Tickets are €15+ on Eventbrite.

The Co-Present from Dublin Digital Radio are releasing a Christmas album of Christmas Songs by some of Ireland’s finest Musicians in aid of Pieta House. The album launch night takes place on Saturday December 9th at Drop Dead Twice, Francis Street. Performances on the night come from Session Motts, Junior Brother and more to be announced.

Tickets are €10 and available from Dice Ireland.

German electronic music collective Zehr Gut in association w Dlight Studios Dublin & Homebeat present A//B This two part night takes place on December 15th. Part A is in Dlight Studios with Giegling’s Leafar Legov and r.kitt.
Part B is happening in Wigwam with Waterford native Neil Flynn.

Tickets for part a are €12 – 18 (BYOB)
Tickets for part B are €8 / 12
A + B COMBO TICKET : €20 (online only)

Tickets are available from Eventbrite.

Horse Meat Disco are coming to Wigwam on December 22 thanks to Bodytonic. Tickets are 15+ and available from Eventbrite.

Cork based indie rockers The Shaker Hymn are touring Ireland this November

Dates include

The Stormy Teacup, Limerick : Friday 17th November
Tickets €7 from Eventbrite

The Loft, The Grand Social, Dublin : Wednesday 22nd November
with support from Joey Gavin
Tickets €10 from Eventbrite

Coughlan’s Live, Cork : Thursday 30th November
With Patrick Freeman and Band
Tickets €12 from

New York based duoSofi Tukker, Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern play The Button Factory on Saturday January 27th.

Tickets priced €18 and are on sale this Friday at 9am from Ticketmaster.

New Zealand native singer-song writer Marlon Williams who recently teamed up with Aldous Harding for their new song ‘Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore’, plays Whelan’s on Saturday the 24th February.

Tickets priced at €15 go on sale this Friday November 10th at 10am from Ticketmaster.

Culture Vultures returns to the Sound House for a special pre-Christmas event on Wednesday December 6th with guests Maria Doyle Kennedy and Sinead Burke at The Sound House on Eden Quay.

Tickets are €14+ from Ticketmaster.

Posted on November 9th, 2017

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Derry electronic festival Celtronic has revealed the first lineup for its programme to take place in the city from Wednesday June 28th to Sunday July 2nd.

Announced are:

  • Carl Craig
  • Ben UFO
  • The Black Madonna
  • Ellen Allien
  • Levon Vincent
  • Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda
  • Shit Robot
  • Mike Servito
  • Job Jobse
  • The Cyclist
  • Or:La
  • Ryan Vail
  • The Queen & Disco
  • Darren Allen

Ticket for the festival as a whole starts at £50 while nights vary between £10-£20. Tickets are available at The Millennium Forum Box Office (00442871264455) and online

Celtronic is supported by Derry City & Strabane District Council, Tourism Northern Ireland and PRS for Music Foundation.


Posted on May 10th, 2017


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Ava Festival and Conference announced its lineup for the Belfast-based electronic festival on June 2nd and 3rd.

Playing live and DJing in T13 Titanic Quarter in Belfast will be:

Jeff Mills and Guillaume Marmin’s collaboration – Marcel Dettmann – Bicep – Fatima Yamaha LIVE – Midland – Ben UFO – Job Jobse – Rebekah (Hybrid Set) – Ejeca – Denis Sulta – New Jackson LIVE – Timmy Stewart – TinFoil Live (Sunil Sharpe & DeFekT) – Techno & Cans Crew – Jordan – Hammer – Or:La – Myler – Schmutz – Twitch DJs – Inside Moves DJs – Saoirse – Guerrilla Shout – The Cyclist – Ryan Vail LIVE AV – Swoose & Cromby – MisFit DJ’s – Subject DJs – Alice Meat Free – ELLLL Live – JMX – JC Williams LIVE – Holly Lester – Bobby Analogue – Brién – Nez – Ryan Dallas – Clockwork – Paragon Live – Cave DJs: B2B Kapoor – Jika Jika – GIRL

Weekend tickets from £50.

Read my interview with festival organiser Sarah McBriar.

Posted on January 25th, 2017


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Out To Lunch is a monthly party which takes place in Yamamori Tengu. For their August summer party they’ll be doing two days in the venue from mid-day across the whole spot.

Lined up for the weekender are Ben UFO, Damien Lynch, Steve Davis (yeah, the Oneohtrix Point Never-loving snooker-player), Mr Ties, Mark Ernestus, Traxx, Peggy Gou, Cait Dip, Compassion Crew, DJ Sprinkles, Lumigraph, Lerosa, Wino Wagon, Kenny Hanlon,Lena Willikens, Barry Redsettaz and Simon Conway.

Sound is by Hertz-U, venue production is by Algorithim and food by Yamamori. Tickets from €53+

Facebook event.

Posted on April 5th, 2016


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Derry’s electronic festival Celtronic has revealed its main headliners for the festival taking place from Wednesday June 25th to Sunday June 29th this year.

The first names include:
Blawan & Pariah as Karenn, Max Cooper, Kolsch, Space Dimension Controller, Ben UFO, Pearson Sounds, Derrick Carter, Magic Mountain High (Move D, Juju and Jordash), Ame and Move D DJ set.

Full details to be revealed on but there’s limited tickets available for all events that week priced at £35 plus fee.

Posted on May 9th, 2014


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