Eight new acts have been announced for this year’s
BBC Biggest Weekend in Belfast which takes place from May 25th to 26th. Acts added include: Orbital Young Fathers The Breeders Ash First Aid Kit Franz Ferdinand Little Dragon Goldie
They will be joined by Beck, Courtney Barnett, Manic Street Preachers and Public Service Broadcasting.
Four-weekend shows in four UK and NI cities of Perth (Scotland), Swansea (Wales), Coventry (England) and Belfast (Northern Ireland) from May 25 – 28th this year under
The Biggest Weekend.
Tickets for Belfast go on sale on Monday February 12th at 10am and are available from
Posted on February 7th, 2018
Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Ticket giveaways: How to enter ticket comp – Email with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name and phone number in the body of the message. Full info on each show below. Draw closes at 6pm the day before the gig or Friday 1pm latest for weekend gigs. [email protected] Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Tuesday September 16 Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Wednesday September 17 Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Thursday September 18 Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Friday September 19 Culture Night @ all over Dublin [Special Events] See the music highlights including No Way Back, Clu, Delorentos, Chequerboard, I Have A Tribe and more. Maud in Cahoots in Concert @ Smock Alley Theatre (€15) [Fringe Festival] Theatrical alt-pop to Dublin’s oldest theatre to launch their new single. Kevin Herm Connolly @ Anseo (€5, 7pm) [Launch] Launch of new single Shotgun. Joining him will be Bennie Reilly and Leslie Keye. Hauer EP launch @ The Bernard Shaw (9pm, Free) [Electronic] Listen to the Esperbyte EP. Interskalactic @ Whelan’s (Free) [Ska] 10 Piece Old-Skool Jamaican Ska Band Fox Jaw @ The Grand Social (€7) [Rock] Launch of Ghost’s Parade album. Seth Troxler @ The Academy (€25.40, 11pm, WIN TICKETS ) [DJ] World renowned DJ stands up so much he got DVT from DJing. Abstract present Deetron @ Opium Rooms (€10-€15, 11pm) [Dance] Swiss techno DJ and producer who produces warm techno with the soul of Detroit. Junior Spesh & Twin: The Heatwave, Palms Trax @ The Twisted Pepper (€12/€10, 11pm, WIN TICKETS) [Dance] UK Dancehall / Berlin Acid-Tech producer. Clap! Clap! @ Pacino’s (€12/€10, 11pm) [Dance] Lo-fi Italian electronic producer. Bedlam Second Birthday: Ejeca, Paul Woolford @ Tivoli Theatre (SOLD OUT, 11pm, WIN TICKETS) [Dance] Tasty double bill for the ‘lam. Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Saturday September 20 BlueFire Street Fest 2014 @ Smithfield Square (Noon – 8pm, Free) [Festival] Celebration of diversity with Mutefish, Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble, North Strand Kontra Band, Justine Nantale, Gyp~y Rebel Rabble, Manden Express, Tig Linn, Markas Carcas (Mark Flynn), Aztec Jackal and Leading Armies. Cloud Castle Lake, Somerville @ Whelan’s (€10) [Indie/rock] Launch of long time coming Dandelion EP. James Yorkston @ The Workman’s Club (€10) [Folk] Scottish folk maestro. Potion Of Oblivion: DJs Somadrone, Anthony Patterson (Twin Kranes) and Cian Murphy (I Am The Cosmos) @ Block T (€5 ) [Club] guest DJ’s the music featured will explore electronic music vast history over the past 50 years – from minimal wave, cosmic, disco, avant garde, krautrock, library music. Small Talk presents//001 @ The Pint (€14/€12, 9pm) [Dance] with Special Guests Nicholas & Sisterhood Pogo: Archetype present Delano Smith @ Twisted Pepper (€12, 10:30pm) [Dance] A Detroit original DJ. Pantha Du Prince @ Opium Rooms (€12, 11pm) [Electronic] German electronic don and multi-rooms with Space Camp DJs. Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Sunday September 21 Dragonforce @ Whelan’s (€21.50) [Speed metal] You would go for the laugh.
Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Monday September 22 Vance Joy @ The Academy (SOLD OUT) [Folk/pop] Dude sells out a big venue off the back of Riptide. Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
Posted on September 16th, 2014
First Aid Kit are coming to the Olympia Theatre later in the year – Thursday September 18th to be precise.
Tickets are €25 ex-booking fees and go on sale this Friday, May 16th at 9am from
Klara and Johanna Söderberg have a new, and third album called
Stay Gold on the way on June 9th.
Here’s ‘My Silver Lining’ from it:
Posted on May 13th, 2014
The best of new album streams this week in A-Z form. The Big Pink – Future This Casiokids – Aabenbaringen Over Aaskammen Cate Le Bon – Cyrk Chairlift – Something Diagrams – Black Light First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar Laura Gibson – La Grande Guided by Voices – Let’s Go Eat The Factory Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur Full list… →
Posted on January 19th, 2012
I’ve a soft spot for these gals ever since I saw them at
SXSW and this performance. They are currently on tour with Lykke Li and Bright Eyes in the US. The video was shot in a national park outside Stockholm where the sisters grew up. A new album produced by Mike Mogis and recorded in Omaha, Nebraska drops in January. http://thisisfirstaidkit.com
Posted on November 2nd, 2011
VIDEO VIDEO First Aid Kit recently performed at the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Patti Smith was in the audience. The band played her song ‘Dancing Barefoot’ and Patti Smith reacts. CRAI.
First Aid Kit have a new album out in January. Hear the first single ‘
The Lion’s Roar’.
Posted on October 13th, 2011
Catch these Swedish girls in
Body and Soul on Sunday morning. This is their new single out on Wichita in October. I highly recommend their Drunken Trees EP. This tune has a real Fleet Foxes-sounding chorus towards the end which is fitting.
The video is by
Posted on September 3rd, 2009
First Aid Kit, those two cute Swedish girls who covered Fleet Foxes last year are at it again. They are asking people via their Twitter profile for suggestions for songs to cover. This is the first one, a cover of Buffy-Sainte Marie and it’s pretty stunning.
Drunken Trees EP is out now and is quite good. Here’s the opening track from it: First Aid Kit – Little Moon
Posted on July 22nd, 2009