Leftfield will return to Ireland for a show on May 25th this year in Vicar Street courtesy of promoters Selective Memory.

The band who are now solely lead by Neil Barnes (since 2010) will play indoors for the first time in Ireland in 8 years.

Tickets for Vicar Street are priced €39.90 + booking fee and go on sale this Friday 2 March at 11am from Ticketmaster.ie. Register forDublin pre sale tickets.

They last played here in November at Metropolis Festival. They also play Townlands Festival in Cork this summer.

Posted on February 27th, 2018


Townlands Carnival, now in its fourth year and growing exponentially, continues to bring the big-weekend feel home to Rusheen Farm just outside the town, with UK legends Leftfield confirmed as the first headliners for July 20-22, with a DJ set from the outfit’s Neil Barnes, alongside box-wearing rabble-rousers King Kong Company, and an incursion from UK bass label Ghetto Funk, featuring Stanton Warriors, three-time UK DMC champ JFB, WBBL & Ghetto Funk Allstars.

Here is the lineup so far:

  • Leftfield (DJ set)
  • King Kong Company
  • Ghetto Funk Takeover feat. Stanton Warriors, JFB, WBBL & Ghetto Funk Allstars
  • The Eskies
  • The Latchikos
  • Worries Outernational
  • Rrradio Gee
  • Rub-a-Dub HIFI
  • Spekulativ Fiktion
  • Lowli
  • Damsel
  • Dry Roasted Peanuts
  • Bailer
  • Order of the Mess

“We’re absolutely delighted to be back in 2018 and are excited to begin a partnership with Rising Sons Brewery this summer,” says festival organiser, Sam Beshoff. “The response to Townlands 2017 was phenomenally positive and as well as bringing back many of the features that proved to be a hit already, we are hoping to add some new treats for our followers this July.”

The festival’s ‘village’ layout returns across five stages spread throughout the woods and fields of Rusheen Farm, and encompasses plenty of non-musical activity also, including spoken word, circus, and family-friendly activities. The Village Green, which includes the Village Hall, Big Bubbles Kids Area and Craft area, returns this year as workshops, talks and performances are hosted by some of the country’s most passionate community development professionals, while the usual rake of ‘glamping’ options are available this year, if you’re feeling flathúlach.

Check out the festival’s website for more information and a rundown of previous years’ lineups.

Posted on January 24th, 2018



Metropolis Festival has announced its first acts for 2017’s edition on October Bank Holiday Weekend on Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 October at The RDS, Dublin

First acts:

with more to be announced.


Weekend Tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY 30th June at 9am via Ticketmaster.ie & Usual Outlets www.metropolisfestival.ie/tickets

TIER 1 (Sat/Sun) – €99.50
TIER 2  (Sat/Sun) – €109.50
TIER 3  (Sat/Sun) – €119.50
TIER 4  (Sat/Sun) – €129.50

A review of last year’s festival

Posted on June 28th, 2017


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Belfast electronic festival AVA Festival has added some names to the conference part of its programming of workshops, panels and sessions in association with Output Belfast including Jeff Mills, Leftfield’s Neil Barnes, R&S Records founder Renaat Vandepapeliere, Native Instruments, Moxie, New Jackson and Resident Advisor.

Also lined up are panel discussions exploring the relationship between music and film with Sony’s main video commissioner Elizabeth Doonan, Good Vibration’s Glen Leyburn and a panel exploring the maximization of an artist output through utilising digital platforms, radio and royalty collection services, with Onloop founder & DJ Moxie plus more.

The Outlook Area includes Four Four Magazine will hosting a panel comparing and contrasting Northern and Southern Ireland’s licensing legislation and This Greedy Pig will facilitate discussion around the relationship between music makers and video directors. On top of this, industry leaders discuss the future of electronica, with Resident Advisor Head of Ticketing Saoirse Ryan.

The conference is free to attend for all those that register. See the night-time lineup below:

AVA Festival takes place in T13 Titanic Docks in Belfast on June 2nd and 3rd. Weekend tickets are £60.

Posted on April 5th, 2017


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After the announcement of Forbidden Fruit night earlier this week, the city festival has announced new names for the June Bank Holiday weekend from Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th June at The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham.


  • Pusha T
  • Leftfield DJ Set
  • Kerri Chandler
  • Detroit Swindle B2B Gerd Janson
  • Octave One
  • Trinity Orchestra
  • Al Gibbs
  • Jack Dunne


  • Tom Misch
  • Clu Live
  • White Collar Boy
  • Voxx
  • Eve DJs
  • 4WD Grad


  • Brame & Hamo
  • Jack Thompson
  • Dan Stritch
  • Cian Toner
  • Aaron Nolan
  • Hidden Agenda DJs
  • Bruce Willis DJs
  • Hidden Flux Djs

Day tickets for Forbidden Fruit are priced €59.50 including booking fee through Ticketmaster.ie and outlets nationwide. Weekend tickets are priced at €119.00\


FF weekend NEW ACTS (1)

Posted on April 29th, 2016


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Body & Soul have added some names to the festival on Summer Solstice weekend today.

New additions are:
Leftfield – who have a new album on the way but are no longer a duo.
Blooms – young R&B electronic music from London-based Irish lady.
Big Jelly – Nine-piece Galway outfit playing Ska and rocksteady
Ensemble Eriú – Irish trad with contemporary jazz twists.
The Latchikos – political songs, blues harmonica, spoken word and fiddling
The Eskies – folk noir/gypsy jazz/sea shanty
Portherhead – Irish traditional and folk music with the raw soul of the blues

The Bulmers Lounge featuring Slap & Tickle, Lords Of Slut, The Tullamore Rhymers Club and The Centre Of The Universe.

More acts to be announced soon. Previous announcement.



Tickets are now in tier 4 of 5 and that means prices from €139 plus fees.


Posted on April 15th, 2015


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As broadcast last night, as it is every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM, which celebrated its first birthday this week. The show starts about six minutes into the first hour.

TXFM Show – April 2nd: Major Lazer, Jamie xx, Grimes, Fort Romeau, Girlpool, Cashmere Cat and more. by Nialler9 on Mixcloud

Part One

  1. Major Lazer – ‘Lean On’ (feat. MØ & DJ Snake)
  2. Hudson Mohawke – ‘Very First Breath’ (feat. Irfane)
  3. Hot Chip – ‘Need You Now’
  4. Waterstrider – ‘Nowhere Now’
  5. Courtney Barnett – ‘An Illustration of Loneliness’ (Sleepless in New York)
  6. Girlpool – ‘Chinatown’
  7. Jamie xx – ‘Loud Places’ (featuring Romy)
  8. Idris Muhammad – ‘Could Heaven Ever Be Like This’
  9. Super Furry Animals – ‘Hermann Loves Pauline’ (Monday’s SFA OK night in Dublin)
  10. Warpaint – ‘No Way Out’ (Redux)
  11. Grimes – ‘Realiti’
  12. Yumi Zouma – ‘Song for Zoe & Gwen’
  13. The National – ‘Sunshine on My Back’
  14. Landshapes – ‘Ader’

Part Two 

  1. The Mighty Stef – ‘Everybody Needs A Grave’
  2. Cashmere Cat – ‘Adore’ (feat. Ariana Grande)
  3. Frank Ocean – ‘Thinking Bout You’
  4. Georgia – ‘Move Systems’
  5. Tourist – ‘Holding On ft. Josef Salvat + Niia’
  6. Ben Khan – ‘1000’
  7. Tei Shi – ‘Go Slow’
  8. Róisín Murphy – ‘Exploitation’
  9. Kendrick Lamar – ‘Momma’
  10. Jamie xx – ‘Gosh’
  11. The Cyclist – ‘Heart of Stone’
  12. Fort Romeau – ‘Not A Word’ (with New Jackson)
  13. Skepta – ‘Shutdown’
  14. Roots Manuva – ‘Facety 2:11’
  15. Leftfield – ‘Phat Planet’

You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section

Posted on April 3rd, 2015

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It was 1999 the last time Leftfield released an album. The duo of Neil Barnes and Paul Daley released two classic albums in Leftism and Rhythm & Stealth.

Daley didn’t return when the Leftfield name was brought back to life to play festivals (Barnes is DJing as Leftfield at the upcoming BD Festival) but however, there is a new Leftfield album on the way called Alternative Life Source and it will feature TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Ofei, Sleaford Mods and Channy Leaneagh of Poliça.

That all sounds very much like the standard of The Prodigy and the Chemical Bros ten years ago roping in guest stars for a full-length. I don’t know how to feel about it. For now, the one track we do have ears on ‘Universal Everything’, is a pulsing techno monster that sounds a lot like Modeselektor. How do we feel about Leftfield returning? 👍 or 👎


The album is out in June on Infectious.

Posted on March 26th, 2015


Sea Sessions said they were done with announcing their lineup for the festival in Bundoran, Donegal on 27th-29th June 2014 when they added Kelis and The Strypes two weeks ago, but they’ve found room for a few more with a Leftfield (DJ set), Beardyman, Little Matador and The Disconauts, The Vincents, DJ Keith Marshall and DJ Rez Lowe added too.

That adds to a lineup that includes Flight Facilities, Erol Alkan, Ella Eyre, Drenge, The Minutes, Walking On Cars, DJ Yoda and more.

Tier 1 tickets for the event are now sold out.
Tier 2 tickets are on sale now at €99.00 plus fee for a full weekend pass including camping.

Posted on April 16th, 2014


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Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit Festival has revealed its initial lineup which takes place at the Grounds of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham on June 2nd, 3rd and 4th (Sat-Monday) across five stages.

Sat 2nd June: Leftfield, Bloody Beetroots, Booka Shade, The Field, Factory Floor, Bear In Heaven, Le Galaxie, Toby Kaar.

Sunday 3rd June: New Order, Death Cab For Cutie, The Rapture, Death In Vegas, Modeselektor, Austra, Atlas Sound, Rarely Seen Above Ground, Grimes, Kool Thing.

Monday 4th June: Wilco, Beirut, James Vincent McMorrow, Mazzy Star, Andrew Bird, Field Music, Julia Holter, Windings.

More to be announced.

Early Bird Tickets on sale 9am Wednesday 22nd February 2012 at €45 per Day /€85 for Two Day ticket and €110 for the Weekend. General Tickets will be priced at €49:50 for one day / Two Day Ticket: €89.50 / Weekend Ticket: €115

The festival will also have comedy stages, food markets, craft, fashion stalls and more. Gates 2pm-10.45pm daily.

Posted on February 21st, 2012


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sam amidon


Win tickets to Scuba on Thursday below.

A list of recommended events taking place over the next seven days in Dublin.

Not a whole lot of things happening for the Bank Holiday weekend apart from Life Festival in Mullingar where Joker, Ricardo Villalobos, Mad Professor and more play for a seemingly pricey €136. Back in the city, it’s the Beatyard Weekender with the likes of Andy Votel, Rubberbandits, Caspa, Howard Marks and more in the Twisted Pepper. During the week, there’s Band of Horses, the Leftfield reunion (with only one member mind) and the brilliant Sam Amidon (highly recommended).

On Thursday, Hotflush Recordings boss Scuba is playing Salt at Twisted Pepper. Worth checking out especially if you’ve heard his Triangulation LP. I’ve got two passes to giveaway to the gig – send the answer to the question – “What is the name of Scuba’s record label?” to [email protected] before Wednesday night to win.

Tuesday 1st June
Rangda, Boys of Summer @ Whelan’s (€14.50)
I Am Not Left Handed @ Whelan’s Upstairs (€10)
Booker T @ The Village (€35)

Wednesday 2nd June
Sam Amidon Leif Vollebekk, @ Whelan’s (€14)
Ampersand: Shortie, GaffParty DJs, Two Charming Men @ Twisted Pepper (€7, €5 with flyer. 10.30pm)

Thursday 3rd June
Heathers, Funeral Suits & We Cut Corners @ Whelan’s (€8)
Leftfield @ Tripod (€38.50-42.50 )
The Fall Tribute night @ Twisted Pepper (€5)
– Salt presents Scuba @ Twisted Pepper (€10 – win tickets above)
See the full week’s listings »

Posted on June 1st, 2010


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