It Takes A Village made a splash when it announced itself as a festival in Trabolgan in April in East Cork this year with holiday home accommodation (150 Self-Catering Houses) and acts like Young Fathers, Andrew Weatherall, Talos, Fujiya & Miyagi, Brian Deady, Bitch Falcon and Le Boom among them. Now a second list of… Read more »

Posted on January 24th, 2018

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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… Read more »

Posted on January 24th, 2018

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Open Ear festival is a small festival of returns to Sherkin Island, Cork, Ireland for its 3rd edition this June Bank Holiday Weekend (May 31st – June 3rd), bringing with it its most diverse and expansive musical experience to date. Open Ear’s music runs the gamut from avant-garde to techno to experimental to ambient to… Read more »

Posted on January 23rd, 2018

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Forbidden Fruit have announced their third round of acts for the festival on June Bank Holiday weekend in Kilmainham. Joining the likes of Grizzly Bear, The War On Drugs, Vince Staples, Justice and Bicep are: Richie Hawtin Mike D (DJ Set / Beastie Boys) Four Tet (live) Ben UFO Ibibio Sound Machine Dj Deece AE… Read more »

Posted on January 20th, 2018

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The European music industry will descend on Groningen in the Netherlands this week, as bookers and agents look for European acts for their bills and festivals. Eurosonic-Noorderslag to give it its full name is a EU-assisted showcase festival which will host 400 international festivals looking for bands this week. 300 artists from across Europe will… Read more »

Posted on January 16th, 2018

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Whelan’s Ones To Watch Festival is back for its eighth year this month from January 18th – 21st, a showcase of 50 up and coming Irish bands and artists across three venues. Tickets are €5 per day or €10 for 4 days with a free pint of Hop House included on any ticket. The line-up… Read more »

Posted on January 8th, 2018

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Smithwick’s 10° West in Achill is a New Year’s Eve experience offering something different for your NYE. Spend time on the Mayo island for the turn of the year, with yoga, cycling and hiking in the daytime and music in the evening in the heated Keel tent curated by Homebeat with: Accommodation on the island… Read more »

Posted on December 19th, 2017

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Forbidden Fruit Festival have added eight new acts to their lineup for the June Bank Holiday next year in The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. The new additions are: Justice Bonobo Vince Staples Glass Animals Bicep (Live) Denis Sulta Hunee Ross From Friends (Live) That adds to the lineup of the previously announced The War On Drugs,… Read more »

Posted on December 15th, 2017

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The Beatyard have announced some big names for their 2018 edition. After already announcing Orbital, they have now announced: Little Dragon Kamasi Washington John Talabot Modeselektor (DJ set) The Skatalites Joy Orbison Sugarhill Gang Le Boom Bad Bones I Am The Cosmos Tickets are available as 2 for 1 on their site at the moment.

Posted on December 14th, 2017

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Life Festival have announced their first acts to play the dance festival in 2018 from MAy 26 to 28th and they are: Fatboy Slim, Adam Beyer B2B Joseph Capriati, Bugzy Malone Fatboy Slim played 70 gigs this year, more than any other year previous so he’s still keeping it going. Adam Beyer B2B Joseph Capriati… Read more »

Posted on December 11th, 2017

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Indiependence has announced its first names for the festival on Deer Farm, Mitchelstown in Cork from August 3 – 5 2018. And they are: Jake Bugg Everything Everything Walking on Cars Le Galaxie King Kong Company HamsandwicH The Blizzards Le Boom Sigala Cast Mylo Wild Youth 1000 Beasts Tom Grennan All Early Bird Tickets have… Read more »

Posted on December 6th, 2017

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AVA – the electronic music based Festival and Conference will return next year in a new venue at the S13 Warehouse in Belfast for its fourth edition. Last year’s line-up included a wide range of national and international artists including Jeff Mills, Ben UFO, New Jackson, The Cyclist, Bicep, Ejeca, Orla, Denis Sulta, TinFoil and… Read more »

Posted on December 5th, 2017

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The St Patrick’s Festival have announced ‘Equivalent Exchange’, a collaborative evening of music with DJ and composer Kormac, The Irish Chamber Orchestra and special guests in Vicar Street on Sunday 18th March 2018. Over 30 musicians will take part on the night including Kormac’s Big Band, Irish Sierra Leonean singer Loah, conductor and composer Eimear… Read more »

Posted on December 5th, 2017

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It Takes A Village is a new festival due to take place from Friday 13th – Sunday 15th April 2018 next year in Trabolgan holiday home in East Cork conceived by The Good Room. There will be three stages of music, self-catering houses and apartments, spoken word, swimming pool DJ parties (with wave machines, a… Read more »

Posted on November 30th, 2017

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Only days now til Dingle times once more. This is is exciting, and now we can get planning on the trail courtesy of the timetable. I’m DJing in An Droichead Beag on Friday night for starts. Click to enlarge or save it to your phone. Sigrid, Isaac Gracie & Hudson Taylor added to Other Voices… Read more »

Posted on November 29th, 2017

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