Festival Review

Takeaways from Coachella 2024: Grimes DJ meltdown, Blur fall flat, Tyler shines & more

Coachella’s first weekend of 2024 happened in Indio Valley in California and was livestreamed on…

Iceland Airwaves: 10 acts we loved from the 2023 festival

Lumo Club’s Simon Roche has been going to Reykjavik for Iceland Airwaves every year for…

Nialler9 Podcast: The music of Aphex Twin

Episode 224 is a deep dive into the discography of electronic music pioneer Aphex Twin.…

Nialler9 Podcast: All Together Now Festival review

Episode 223 of the Nialler9 Podcast is a return to the festival field with Nialler9…

Nialler9 Podcast: Beyond The Pale + Body & Soul Festival reviews

We are keeping our summer school vibe going for a bit for the season by…

The 9 best bands I saw at The Great Escape 2023

It has been five years since I last visited The Great Escape Festival, and stating…

Iceland Airwaves: 8 acts we loved from the return to Reykjavik’s new music festival

Attending the resilient Iceland Airwaves festival for the 16th (sixteenth!) time, Lumo Club DJ Simon…

AVA Festival: 5 highlights from Belfast’s global electronic festival

The sight that greeted seasoned festival goers who stepped through the gate at Boucher Fields…

5 acts I loved at Eurosonic 2020

It’s back to the Netherlands this week for the European new music showcase festival.

All Together Now: the good, the bad and the traffic

Year two at Curraghmore House for the festival was both special and frustrating.

10 highlights from Body & Soul Festival 2019

Our standout acts from the 10th year of the festival in Ballinlough.

The 9 best acts we saw at Iceland Airwaves 2018

The Reykjavik’s new music festival finds its fire once more.

Here’s our 5 standout acts from Metropolis 2018

The fourth year of POD’s winter music festival finds success in a strange blend of dance and indie acts.

Inside the Red Bull Music Academy Berlin

Reporting from Funkhaus where 60 budding artists are living a music maker’s dream.

13 of the best sets we saw at Electric Picnic

The Nialler9 team pick their favourite acts from this year’s weekend at Stradbally.

Another Love Story has become my favourite festival of the summer

The small festival has a magic alchemy few can match.

All Together Now: the new Irish music festival lives up to its discerning promise

The August Bank Holiday has become a big weekend for Irish music festivals in the…

The Bonk and Fixity for double-headline tour around Ireland this month

Improv pop outfit The Bonk follow the release of a series of singles last year…

Inspiring Sounds From A Safe Harbour: reimagining a festival experience

Music festivals as an entity are now so well-established that you’re starting to see cracks…

Primavera Sound 2017 review: The 10 best sets at the festival

2017 was my third visit to Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival and my first since 2011.…