BD Festival returns to Glendalough House, Co. Wicklow for its 11th year on Good Friday, and with the no-alcohol rule on that day law now repealed, it’ll be the first time the festival has an actual bar.
The festival has grown from a 400 capacity party to a 4000=capacity festival and the stature of the electronic and dance artists have grown along with it.
Kerri Chandler The Magician Boots & Kats Perc Fleetmac Wood Bingo Loco Smash Hits Le Boom Tickets
Tickets are available on
Eventbrite.ie and are currently priced at €45.00 + €4.50 Fee Getting There
A bus service will be operated from Dublin and details of this will be released in due course on the Facebook page. Limited parking will be available along with a taxi drop off point.
Posted on February 1st, 2018
Prolific Belgian house DJ
The Magician, creator of the always must-listen mixes plays District 8 this Thursday 21st of December. 1. Do you have a favourite magic tape you made this year?
Well, I rarely listen to the Magic Tapes, but I really enjoyed the selection on the latest one, no. 76. The first 20 minutes reflect the vibe of my upcoming productions.
2. Favourite thing about teaming up with TCTS for Slow Motion and why?
It was actually my first collaboration with a UK artist. He’s a nice guy and very talented, we’re friends.
3. What song have you been opening DJ sets with?
My new single coming out in January and also sometimes the new Aston Shuffle, ‘Alpha Love’.
4. What’s your favourite track of your own right now?
The new one coming up in January. For the first time I’m 100% happy with one of my own tracks, but I still like playing SHY.
5. Song of the year?
Drake ‘Passionfruit’ and also French Montana ft. Swae Lee ‘Unforgettable’. The second, when I first heard it (before release) I played it on repeat for a week and watched all the videos on it.
6. An album you’ve been recommending to people?
This year – Roy Woods
Say Less, Thundercat Drunk and Vince Staples Big Fish Theory. 7. Favourite slow jam? 8. Your first vinyl purchase and why?
Jacno, ‘Rectangle’ – I got given it by my mother because I was young and had no money. It was the music behind a Nesquik advert in Belgium at the time.
9. A new artist that you are most excited about?
Jessie Reyez’s voice. I’d love her to sing on a track of mine. 11. Favourite gig played of 2017?
I got my own stage at Tomorrowland this year. It was on Sunday and the vibe was incredible. Hoping we can do it again in 2018!
Posted on December 18th, 2017
Further to the
recent drip-feeding of act announcement that has been coming from Life Festival HQ, today the organisers just added 16 acts to the festival to Belvedere House from May 26th to May 28th. Rudimental Patrick Topping Alan Fitzpatrick Bjarki Paula Temple The Magician Format: B Goldie Jay Clarke Veronica Vasicka Monki – DJ Cleric Anetha DeFeKT Phil Kieran Sunil Sharpe Tickets for weekend are €159 + fees Facebook event.
Posted on February 2nd, 2017
Here you are:
Casa Bacardí has revealed the DJ lineup for its space at Electric Picnic and it includes:
The Magician Huxley Nicky Siano Kelly-Anne Byrne Hercules & Love Affair Horse Meat Disco A-Skillz DJ Deece Get Down Edits Stevie G Ghostboy Groovement Soul Christian Homan Modern Magic Steve Manning 4WD GRAD Don’t forget you can also win tickets to Longitude courtesy of Bacardi on Nialler9 until the 8th of July.
Posted on July 6th, 2016
Email for free entry: How to enter free entry comps – Email with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name and phone number (for late contact) 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 January 26 BOB DYLAN, NYC @ Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square (6:30pm launch) [Photography] 1961-64 photographs by Ted Russell Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (€6, 9pm) [Acoustic showcase] Read my interview with Conor Ruby Sessions. Wednesday January 27 IMRO – The Business of Music Panel @ IMRO (5:30pm) [Panel] taking your music overseas from the line-up with Patrick Boyle (Milwaukee Irish Fest), Anita Daly (Daly Communications), Cathy Jordan (Dervish), Martin Nolan (MPI Bands & Essential Artists) and Paddy McPoland (Tour Manager for The High Kings). Low Sea @ Whelan’s (€10) [Alternative] narcotic pop. Ciaran Lavery @ St Werbergh’s Church (€10/€16) [Tradfest] Antrim Singer-songwriter. I Heart Bowie @ Whelan’s (€15) [Tribute] Friends of Whelan’s gather to pay tribute. All money to Irish Cancer Society. Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Thursday January 28 Villagers @ Vicar Street (€28) [Indie/singer-songwriter] Where Have You Been All My Life?’ / Darling Arithmetic on tour Paddy Hanna, Rosa Nutty @ Whelan’s Upstairs (€12) [Indie/rock] Great Irish songwriter. Austria. Oisin Mac Diarmada & Seamus Begley @ Dublin City Hall (€20) [Tradfest] West Kerry accordionist and singer Séamus Begley with Sligo fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada. Hayden Chisholm @ The Workman’s Club Vintage Room (€10) [Contemporary] “considered one Europe’s most distinctive and innovative voices on the saxophone.” Ré @ St. Michan’s Church (€20) [Tradfest] Liam Ó Maonlaí and his band Moot: Odú @ The Bernard Shaw (Free) [new music] Nice new track – Different. Teddy Thompson @ Button Factory (€22) [Tradfest] son of British folk-rock legends Richard and Linda Thompson The Family Tree 1st Birthday: Ritzi Lee @ The Wiley Fox (€8, 1opm) [Dance ] Techno headliner. Oli Drakeford, Stephen Dylanson, Tommy Holohan, Luke Xander Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Friday January 29 Martin Hayes & Friends @ St. Patrick’s Cathedral (€37) [Tradfest] The Gloaming fiddle player and mates. The Lost Brothers @ St. Michan’s Church (Sold out) [Tradfest] harmonic folk duo. Hennessy Lost Fridays: Toby Kaar, Talos, Forrests and more @ RHA Gallery (€15) [Gallery party] Anna-Mieke Music, Nialler9’s Vinyl Love and more. Minimal Film: performed by Kirkos Ensemble @ Samuel Beckett Theatre (€10/€12) [Classical/contemporary] an audiovisual performance of celebrated minimalist film scores accompanied by visuals. Curated by Natasha Paulberg Psychotic Reaction: Exploding Eyes, Shrug Life (solo), Switzerland, Surfin’ Surfers @ The Mezz (Free, 9pm) [Garage] Rock, garage and indie bands. Fun Lovin’ Criminals @ Vicar Street (€35) [Soul/pop] Come find your nostalgia. Jarrod Dickenson @ The Grand Social (€10) [Singer-songwriter] TX singer-songwriter. Scribble: Misha Freshin @ The Bernard Shaw (Free) [DJs] Rap and beats. Shifted & Jonas Kopp @ District 8 (€12, 11pm) [House] Shifted Boiler Room. WIN PASSES: Out To Lunch presents Call Super @ Bar Tengu (€8.50, 10pm) [Electronic] Plus Kenny Hanlon & Funktion-one. NTS Radio show. Sim Simma presents: Jammz & AJ Tracey @ Wigwam (€10, 10pm) [Grimes] Grime MCs over from London Bedlam & Abstract present: Jonas Rathsman @ Opium Rooms (€10, 11pm) [Dance] Collum O’Connell, Bedlam DJs, Abstract DJs Melodic is 4: Guy J, Neil Flynn & Berlin Calling Screening @ The Sugar Club (€15, 11pm) [House/techno]Plus Shane Mannion, Mulljoy and Melodic residents. Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Saturday January 30 Sleaford Mods: Invisible Britain screening @ IFI (€10, 8:30pm) [Film/ Q&A] The film follows the Sleaford Mods on a tour of the U.K. in the run up to the 2015 General Election Fox Owl Crow, Miriam Donohue @ Abner Brown’s Barber Shop [New Irish music] Part of the Women in Music series. The Strypes, Bitch Falcon, Travis Oaks @ Olympia Theatre (€30) [Rock] Young Cavan boyos. Duke Special @ St. Michan’s Church (€20) [Tradfest] NI singer-songwriter. LAU, Slow Moving Clouds @ The Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire (€20) [Contemporary/trad] fiddle, guitar & sqeeze-box. Partners In Time @ The Sugar Club (€10) [DJs] Handsome Paddy & DJ Scope Back 2 Back Special Lanterns on the Lake @ The Workman’s Club (€12) [Alternative] Faultlines. Indie /alt on Bella Union label. Izzy Bizu @ The Sugar Club (€17.35) [Pop] UK BBC Sound of 2016 nominee. Joy Orbison & Will Bankhead @ Bar Tengu (€10, 9pm) [Club] Hinge Finger x All City show plus All City DJs and Wino Boys. Sense: Friend Within @ Button Factory (€15, 11pm) [Dance] Disclosure collaborator. The Renegade Psychemagik @ Opium Rooms (€10, 11pm) [Dance] UK edit kings. Discotekken: Daniel Wang @ Wigwam (€12, 11pm) [Dance] “one of the world’s greatest disco & house DJs” say DT. Hidden Agenda Presents: The Magician & Jax Jones @ District 8 (€18, 11pm) [Dance] Potion Label party. Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Sunday January 31 Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Monday February 1 Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
Posted on January 26th, 2016
No gig guide in the first week of January due to honeymooning. 🙂 Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tues | NYE | NYD 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] Tuesday December 23 Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Wednesday December 24 Thursday December 25 – Christmas Day Skip to day: | Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Tues | NYE| NYD Friday December 26 – Stephen’s Day Abstract X Together Disco : Krystal Klear @ Opium Rooms (€10) [Dance] House and techno-leaning Irish DJ based in Berlin. All Day Stephen’s Day @ The Pyg (€5/€10, Noon – late) [Dance] with Spencer Parker (Rekids, Panorama Bar – 4 Hour Set), Will Kinsella. Matador @ Button Factory (€, 10pm) [Dance] Dublin Techno DJ. Network: Octave One (Live), Fragile + Guests @ The Grand Social (€12, 10pm) [Dance] Fran Hartnett & Giles Armstrong, Cian Byrne, Cabra West Groove Society MUD: The Building Society present Kormac & Frank B @ The Twisted Pepper (€10, 10pm) [Dance] Local boys done good. St. Stephen’s Night Special – Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble + DJ Will Dempsey @ The Sugar Club (€10, €12) [party] 14 strong outer-national group of Afrobeat exponents from the four corners of the world Mano Le Tough & The Drifter @ District 8 (€15, 11pm) [Electronic] Two Berlin Dublin boys homecoming show.. Skip to day: | Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Tues | NYE | NYD Saturday December 27 Skip to day: | Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Tues | NYE | NYD Sunday December 28 Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tues | NYE | NYD Monday December 29 The Stars are Underground @ The Grand Social (€TBA) [Alt-rock] Celebrate the music of the Irish independents of the ’90′s with many of those who made it happen live. Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tues | NYE | NYD Tuesday December 30 Soundings: Holy Trinity! @ Irish Georgian Society (Sold out) [ live Podcast] hosted by Dylan Haskins and Lisa Hannigan with special guests Panti Bliss, Áine Lawlor & Fr. Peter McVerry and live music from Paul Noonan (Bell X1). The Ruby Sessions @ Smock Alley Theatre (€6, SOLD OUT, 6pm) [Acoustic /folk] Go to www.rubysessions.com/subscribe to subscribe for tickets. Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tues | NYE | NYD Wednesday December 31st – NYE Turning Pirate NYE Mixtape @ Vicar Street (€35) [Music All-stars] Lisa Hannigan, Booka Brass, Richie Egan, The Young Folk, Gavin Glass, Lost Brothers, Interskalactic and more. NYF: James Vincent McMorrow, Kodaline, Walking on Cars @ College Green (SOLD OUT) [Pop] 3 of Ireland’s most successful acts on stage for the countdown. New Years Eve Party – Shit Robot, Elektrobank Live, Billy Scurry, & more @ The Sugar Club (€20/€25) [Dance] DFA Records man, 90s club covers band and Johnny Moy, Liam Dollard, Martin M. Wanklemut @ Hangar (€23.50) [Dance] One Day. Mother presents Kate Boy, Faune & Mother DJs @ Button Factory (€25, WIN TICKETS) [Electro/pop] Swedish synth-pop, Glamo DJing and more. NYF: Le Galaxie, Adeyhawke, Adultrock, Kelly Anne Byrne @ Meeting House Square (SOLD OUT) [Electro/dance] An outdoor NYE party. The Minutes, Leaders Of Men, Aoife Underwater @ The Workman’s Club (€18) [Rock] Dublin rock’n rollers ring in the new year. Illuminati @ secret location (€10, 11pm) [party] Hunt & Gather’s secret party. The Ruby Sessions @ Smock Alley Theatre (€6, SOLD OUT, 6pm) [Acoustic /folk] Go to www.rubysessions.com/subscribe to subscribe for tickets. Dublin Tropical New Year’s Eve Special w/ Mama Kasbah @ Generator (€10) [Afro / Latin / Ska] Rumba Ska sounds, followed by Dublin Tropical resident iZem, Mat Jazz and guests on the decks Floor Staff, Participant, Tandem Felix, The Magpies @ Bello Bar (€10) [Indie] An anti-NYE NYE gig. The Last Ever Forza Italo: NYE @ The HUB (€10/€15, 10pm) [Italo/disco] with Mick Wills [DE] + David Vunk [NL] Together DISCO’s New Years Eve Bash @ Yamamori Izakaya (€15, 9:30pm) [Disco] 3 floors of disco Raglans, Otherkin, Kelly-Anne Byrne, Nightflight DJ’s, This Greedy Pig @ The Grand Social (€10, WIN TICKETS) [Party] 3 areas of music and DJs. The Riptide Movement @ Whelan’s (€26.50) [Rock] With Stompdown Brass. NYE @ Powerscourt/ Pygmalion (6pm, €25) [Dance] Space Ibiza on Tour with Lee Curtiss, Shaun Reeves (Visionquest), Fabio Florid Abstract & Hidden Agenda present NYE with Phil Hartnoll @ Opium Rooms (€20, 9pm) [Dance] Orbital DJ Set, Frank B, Two Charming Men and more. Bedlam presents: NYE feat. Kölsch @ District 8 (€25, 9pm) [Dance] Der Alte producer and large local lineup. Bodytonic & Subject’s Happy New Year @ Twisted Pepper (€15) [Party] Terriers (live) | Dah Jevu | Ben Bix & Feather | Sunil Sharpe Dirty Dubsters | Plutonic Dust | Barry Redsetta | Watermelon… Abstract & Hidden Agenda present NYE with Phil Hartnoll @ Opium Rooms (€20, 9pm) [Folk] Orbital DJ Set, Frank B, Two Charming Men and more. Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tues | NYE | NYD Thursday January 1st Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tues | NYE | NYD
Posted on December 23rd, 2014
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 December 16 Gruff Rhys, Martin Carr @ Peppercanister Church (€23) [Folk/Rock] SFA frontman plays his American Interior album live. Expect stoner pauses. Sinead O’Connor @ Vicar Street (€39) [Pop] Shinners has had a musically good year. Madness @ 3Arena (€50) [Ska] Suggs and band keep on chugging Gogol Bordello @ The Academy (€30) [Rock] Balkan/American mad lads. Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (9pm, €6) [Singer-songwriter/folk night] The Young Folk, August Wells and special guests Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Wednesday December 17 Gruff Rhys, Martin Carr @ Peppercanister Church (€23) [Folk/Rock] SFA frontman plays his American Interior album live. Expect stoner pauses. Saint Pepsi, The Bedroom @ Whelan’s (€12) [Electro-pop] American blog-friendly electronic pop Glen Hansard @ Vicar Street (€30) [Folk/rock] With full band in aid of Simon Community. Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Thursday December 18 Jesus @ The Fumbally (€25 including dinner, 7pm) [Party] Café staffers play live with Margie Lewis, Old Moon, Signa, Buffalo Woman. Alasdair Roberts @ The Workman’s Club Vintage Room (€10) [Folk] Scottish folkie sounds like Kermit The Frog, signed to Drag City. We Raise Bears, Edisons, John Cummins @ The Workman’s Club (€Free) [Rock] Folk pop band lead the way. Knockanstockan Xmas Show @ The Sugar Club (Free) [Party] Electronic duo Contour, songwriter Rebecca Collins, four-piece Mama Kasbah and psychedelic-rock act Vernon Jane. Subject: Kerri Chandler @ Twisted Pepper (€20) [Dance] Deep house original. No Spill Blood @ Whelan’s (midnight, guestlist) [Rock] hefty synth rock. Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Friday December 19 Damien Dempsey , Lethal Dialect @ Vicar Street (€30) [Folk] The big Dubliner hometown show. Also, Saturday. Seven Quarters Club: Not Squares & Percolator @ Whelan’s (€10) [Indie/rock] 7″ vinyl featuring the bands for the first 150 in the door. Interskalactic @ Whelan’s Front Bar (Free, 10pm) [Ska] Ska style covers band. John Blek @ The Workman’s Club Vintage Room (€7.50) [folk] Hailing from Cork but inspired by dust-bowl Americana and outlaw country, The 12 Bands of Xmas @ Sweeney’s (Free) [Party] Cocaine Ponytail, Fox Jaw, The Vincent(s), Bagel Workman’s Xmas party: Daithi, Little xs for eyes @ The Workman’s Club (Free) [indie/dance] Free Xmas gig. woo hoo! Lisa O’Neill @ Unitarian Church (€15) [FOLK] Cavan singer with the endearing songs and banter. Exploding Eyes, I Heart The Monster Hero @ Whelan’s Upstair’s (Free/guestlist, Midnight) [Rock] Space jam rock. The Zombie Circus Christmas Cracker @ Pacino’s (Midnight til late) [party] TR-One, Giles & Conky B2B, String Theory Soundsystem. The Magician @ Button Factory (€15, 11pm WIN TICKETS) [Dance] Popular dance DJ and former Aeroplane member. MUD: The Building Society present Tensnake @ Twisted Pepper (€15, 10:30pm) [Dance] Disco/house German DJ. Abstract presents: The Collective Party @ Opium Rooms (€/8€10, 11pm) [Dance] Subject, All City, Southpaw, Room 19, Jonnie Foley, Abstract DJs, This Greedy Pig Burnin Up With Get Down Edits @ The Grand Social (Free, 11pm) [Disco] Kelly Anne Byrne’s disco night Xmas party. Autechre, DJ Rob Hall @ District 8 (€23, 11pm) [Electronic] Warp Records’ experimental weirdness. Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Saturday December 20 Spies, Tandem Felix, Paddy Hanna @ The Grand Social (€8) [indie-rock] annual Xmas show. Mmoths @ Hangar (€15, BYOB) [Electronic] Show moved from Block B. Imelda May @ 3arena (€40) [Rockabilly/pop] Howryeh Imelda? Fight Like Apes, Dear Desert @ Whelan’s (€15) [Indie/rock] Look at the freakin’ poster. Emigrant Disco – Dimman, White Collar Boy, Shock World Service, Telephones @ The Sugar Club (€10) [Party] Emigrant musicians and friends convene. Youth Mass @ Whelan’s Upstairs (Free) [Indie] Melodic Irish indie rock. The Thumped Christmas Caper: Groom, The Dudley Corporation / Gary Showbiz & the Agents of Disaster / Hands Up Who Wants To Die @ The Workman’s Club (€10) [Rock/indie] in aid of A Little Lifetime Foundation. Simi Crowns @ Opium Rooms (€10) [Rap] Upcoming MC. Pressure. Discotekken On Ice @ Point Village (€5-€16) [Party] ’70s & ’80s disco Bondax @ The Academy (€20) [Dance] UK dance/pop/R&B duo. Division presents 9 Years of Ceoltronic Radio with Will Kinsella @Pygmalion (€5 after 11pm) [DJ] A nine-hour set. Hidden Agenda: Daniel Avery, Legowelt @ Opium Rooms (€12, 11pm) [Electronic] Avery’s Drone Logic album, one of last years best makes this a reat prospect. Night Howl: Dogs & Voxx @ Whelan’s Upstairs (Midnight, guestlist) [Irish] Dublin indie and rock bands. Bedlam presents: Patrick Topping @ District 8 (€15, 11pm) [Dance] Tech-House Newcastle DJ. Subject at Pogo – Ben Sims & Fish Go Deep @ Twisted Pepper (11pm, €15) [Dance] 5 hour set. The Building Society & Hangar present: Dimitri From Paris @ Hangar Dublin (€18/€20, 10:30pm) [Dance] Rightly renowned disco/dance DJ. Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Sunday December 21 Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Monday December 22 Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
Posted on December 16th, 2014
The Magician, creator of the always must-listen
mixes and the dude behind that ubiquitous Lykke Li remix is back in Dublin in December for a Pod gig in Button Factory on Friday 19th December. Tickets are €15 and on sale now from Ticketmaster.
Posted on September 22nd, 2014
An easy catch-up guide to new gigs announced in the past week:
Justin Vernon can’t stay away! His other band
Volcano Choir is on a European tour soon and hits Dublin’s Vicar Street on Saturday November 9th. Tickets €20 & €24.50 on sale this Friday at 9am.
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Posted on September 30th, 2013