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to Glendalough House, Co. Wicklow for its 11th year on Good Friday, and with the no-alcohol rule on that day law now repealed, it’ll be the first time the festival has an actual bar.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

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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?

I love 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

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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

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Posted on February 2nd, 2017

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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

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Email for free entry:

How to enter free entry comps – Email [email protected] 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.


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Tuesday January 26

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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Thursday January 28

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  • 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.”
  • @ 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

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Friday January 29

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Sunday January 31

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Monday February 1

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Posted on January 26th, 2016

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No gig guide in the first week of January due to honeymooning. 🙂

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Ticket giveaways:

How to enter ticket comp – 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 1pm latest for weekend gigs.


Tuesday December 23

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Wednesday December 24

  • Nope, it’s Nollaig.

Thursday December 25 – Christmas Day

  • Nope, it’s Nollaig.

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Friday December 26 – Stephen’s Day

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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.

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Tuesday December 30

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  • 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. 

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Wednesday December 31st – NYE

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Posted on December 23rd, 2014

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Ticket giveaways:

How to enter ticket comp – 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 1pm latest for weekend gigs.


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Tuesday December 16

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  • 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

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Wednesday December 17

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  • 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.

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Thursday December 18

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  • 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.

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Posted on December 16th, 2014

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