Body & Soul is back for its sixth year in Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath for the Summer Solstice weekend of Friday June 19th to Sunday June 21st.

First here are the all-important first names:

Flight Facilities, Savages, Ásgeir, Austra, Goat, Nightmares on Wax, Rhye, Lamb, Matthew E White, Dan Deacon, Talaboman (John Talabot and Axel Boman), James Holden, Clark, SOHN, Mmoths, Brandt Brauer Frick, Songhoy Blues, Natalie Prass, Shit Robot, Alo Wala, Oy, New Jackson, Jonathan Toubin, Meltybrains? King Kong Company and Grounds For Invasion.

All of last year’s stages are expected to return and more names will of course, be announced soon. Meanwhile if you want a taste of Body & Soul, they are putting on Eriu on Monday in IMMA.

Ticket info

Body&Soul is this year offering a 5 Tier Ticket system for Three Day Camping tickets. Tier 1, 2, 3 have now sold out. A limited number Tier 4 tickets are currently available and Tier 5 will come on sale when they have sold out.

Full Tiered Pricing Details: General and Family Weekend Tickets:

Tier 4 €139.50 incl booking fee
Tier 5 €149.50 incl booking fee

Combined Weekend & Bus (return from Dublin) tickets available also:

Tier 4 €167.50 incl booking fee
Tier 5 €177.50 incl booking fee

Campervan tickets EU60 incl booking fee (Note separate event tickets required for each passenger.)

A Family Ticket is available for those wishing to stay in the dedicated Family Campsite. A family ticket permits entry for 1 adult and 2 children aged 12 or under. (Adults without children are not permitted into Family Campsite). Children U12 are free

All tickets can be purchased with the Easy Payment Scheme allowing you to pay in instalments.

A Sunday ticket is available for €55 including booking fee for those wishing to attend on the Sunday only. Note: No camping is permitted with this ticket. Sunday ticket holders are not permitted to bring alcohol into the festival. A Sunday & Bus ticket is available for €84 including booking fee.

All tickets from Ticketmaster include a charge – €6.10 for internet/phone bookings and €2.15 per ticket.

Posted on March 11th, 2015


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Good evening Ireland, and that’s an order. Jameson have teamed up with Nialler9 in the pursuit of a great night out. So if you have no plans, read on…

Highlights: Little Dragon, Woman’s Hour, Eglo Records Night, Lily & Madeleine, Blue Moon Lost Wednesday, Kygo, Flight Facilities, Detroit Swindle, Vitalic, Fingerman..

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Tuesday November 25

  • Little Dragon, Nao @ Vicar Street (€22.50)
    [Electro pop] Swedish band’s latest album Nabuma Rubberband is great.
  • Bryter Layter & Other Nick Drake Classics @ The Grand Social (€7/€10)
    [Tribute] Dave Mc Guinness and friends + Special Guests perform
    Bryter Layter & other Nick Drake classics on the 40th Anniversary of his death.
  • The Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (9pm, €6)
    [Acoustic club] Roisin O, dRea, Grey Goose, Miriam Donoghue

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Heading out this weekend? With Jameson you’ll be ready for whatever the weekend has in store.

Enjoy Jameson sensibly, visit

Posted on November 25th, 2014

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Aussie duo Flight Facilities have been working on an debut album Down To Earth and it’ll come out in October on Future Classic and Glassnote Records. and will feature their singles ‘ClairDe Lune’, ‘Crave You’ and the likes of Reggie Watts, Bishop Nehru, Owl Eyes, Emma Louise, Micky Green, Christine Hoberg, Giselle and Dublin-born singer Stee Downes.

As part of that announcement they also announced a world tour that includes London, Melbourne, LA, NYC and Dublin, where’ll they’ll touch down on Sunday November 30th for a gig in Vicar Street.

The Dublin gig is priced €22.50 ex-fees for standing and €24.50 ex-fees or Seatedon sale at 9am this Friday 29th August from A pre-sale from the band’s site starts on Wednesday 27th August at 9am.


Thu 6 November – Adelaide – HQ
Sat 8 November – Perth – CAPITOL
Thu 13 November – Melbourne – FORUM
Sat 15 November – Brisbane – TIVOLI
Thu 20 November – Sydney – ENMORE
Thu 27 November – Berlin – LIDO
Fri 28 November – Paris – YOYO
Sat 29 November – London – BRIXTON ELECTRIC
Sun 30 November – Dublin – VICAR STREET
Thu 4 December – NYC – WEBSTER HALL
Fri 5 December – LA – THE REGENT

Posted on August 25th, 2014



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Ticket giveaways this week:

How to enter to win – Email [email protected] 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 3pm latest for weekend gigs.

Tuesday April 29th

Wednesday April 30th

  • The Amazing Snakeheads @ Whelan’s Upstairs (€15)
    [Rock] Snarling Glasgow Begbie psychedelic rock.
  • Joan As Policewoman @ Button Factory (€20)
    [Pop/rock] Joan Wasser has returned with a more soulful set.
  • Yuck @ The Workman’s Club (€16,.50)
    [Rock] London based, shoegaze noise rockers

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Posted on April 28th, 2014


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Ticket freebies this week:

How to enter – Email [email protected] 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.

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  • Watch Game Of Thrones and Mad Men?


Posted on April 22nd, 2014


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The biannual Beatyard festival chartered by Bodytonic is back for its 8th edition from April 24 to May 4th with a big programme of activities that represent what’s going on in music, media, food, art, exhibitions, talks, films and more under three different strands ‘Music’, ‘Show & Tell’ and ‘Food & Drink’.

Across 25 venues (List below), the above names including Dj Jazzy Jeff, Flight Facilities, Big Daddy Kane, Mo Kolours, Tim Sweeney, Big Daddy Kane, Jon Wayne, Lake Side Dive, Dmitri From Paris, The Fumbally Sessions, Le Cool Experience, Banter and more..

Beatyard Lanyards for discounts plus lineup and specific event details at

The Venues

3FE, All City, Bello Bar, The Bernard Shaw, Block T, The Button Factory, Copper Alley, Damson Diner, Dublin Flea, The Fumbally Cafe, The Grand Social, Indigo & Cloth, Lighthouse Cinema, Luncheonette, MART, Sugar Club, Tower Records, The Twisted Pepper, Wall & Keogh, Whelan’s, The Workman’s Club & more to be announced.

Posted on February 20th, 2014


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Hidden Agenda have announced two Aussie acts: Chet Faker (Sunday April 20th, 7:30pm) and Flight Facilities (Saturday 26th April, 11pm) for shows in the Button Factory. Both shows are €15 each if you buy now. Here’s Chet Faker’s brand new single and Flight Facilities’ most recent one:

Longitude Festival added Bombay Bicycle Club, First Aid Kit and Icona Pop to their lineup. Tickets are on sale now for that. Weekend tickets €149.50 / Day tickets €59.50 plus fees.

Lanterns On The Lake play The Workman’s Club on Wednesday, 9th April. Tickets €12 plus fees on sale on Friday.

Residents of Stoneybatter will be pleased to hear that Cowtown, a one-day arts and music festival is back on Saturday February 22nd from 1.30pm – 9pm. There’ll be music in local houses by Chequerboard, Patrick Kelleher, Paul G. Smyth, Clang Sayne, David Lacey & Colm O’Hara, Carry On Troubadour. There’ll be a group show of local artists in the Joinery, readings at Lilliput Press and special offers to Joinery members including Free coffee from Lilliput Stores, 10% off Irish craft beers at Drink Store, One free drink from Walshs and Free tasty snacks from Mulligan L. Grocer.

Industry-tipped rock duo Royal Blood will be in The Workman’s Club, Dublin on Sunday 30th March. Tickets are plus fees on sale now.

Composer Ennio Morricone is back in Ireland before the end of the year on December 12th with an indoor show this time in the O2. So expect an 100 piece Orchestra with Soloists and 75 voice Choir. Tickets cost a whopping – €86 / €106 / €131 / €156 plus fees are on sale this Friday 14 February at 9am.

Cellist Julia Kent, has performed with Antony & The Johnsons, Rasputina, Stars Of The Lid and Michael Gira’s Angels Of Light over the last number of years but she’s flying solo to Dublin to play a Con Artist show in The Odessa Club on Sunday March 1st. Tickets are €12. Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and David Donohoe support. Facebook event.

Posted on February 12th, 2014


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The two big summer outdoor city festivals, Forbidden Fruit and Longitude are competing for the same audience right now so expect more of these kinds of announcements in order to convince you to part your cash.

Today Forbidden Fruit have added the following to Sunday June 2nd:

Toro Y Moi (love the recent album, not sure about the live show)
Flight Facilities (love the tune below)
Trust (good stuff, Austra-related band)
I Am The Cosmos – The album is one of my favourites of the year.
& Hidden Agenda DJs.

Forbidden Fruit takes place on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June on June Bank Holiday Weekend. Ticket are priced €54.50 per day or weekend for €99.50. Primal Scream and Kasabian, Chic, Crystal Castles, Four Tet, Neon Neon, James Blake, Daphni, Daughter and Austra are some of the previously announced names.

Meanwhile, the Electric Picnic story rolls on in a fascinating way.


Posted on April 10th, 2013



Every Friday, four new music picks from music blogs worldwide are published as part of my Day & Night pages. Follow Day & Night on Twitter or Facebook. The magazine is out in print free with every copy of the Irish Independent on Friday so pick it up..

Amateur Best

Double Denim have form in breaking great new artists like Outfit, Zulu Winter and Body Language, so it looks like they can add former Primary 1 man Joe Flory’s new band to that list. He’s back on form with ‘Too Much’, an introverted slice of electronic indie disco from his forthcoming debut No Thrills.


Posted on November 22nd, 2012

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You will have heard this sublime tune mashed up with Aeroplane’s ‘Paris’ recently. Flight Facilities are a duo from Sydney who are currently playing with Holy Ghost! and getting mucho airplay on Triple J for this number. ‘Crave You’ now has a video directed by Moop Jaw / Rhett Wade-Ferrell to go with it.

Aeroplane vs Flight Facilities – I Crave You


Posted on September 14th, 2010