Musictown is back this year with a 10-day musical celebration taking place from April 13th to 22nd in association with Dublin City Council and Aiken Promotions. The programme “celebrates the diverse constellation of music cultures in Dublin City with the theme this year of collaboration and community”. The programme this year includes: Greyscale Present: Visionist … Read more »

Posted on February 7th, 2018

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Vantastival, which is a campervan-themed festival in association with Volkswagen taking place from June 1st to 3rd at Beaulieu House & Gardens in Drogheda has announced its first line up. Featuring: Le Galaxie Loah The Stunning R.S.A.G The Hot Sprockets The Bonny Men Marc O’Reilly Marlene Enright Tickets starting at €45 per day and €120… Read more »

Posted on February 6th, 2018

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Fever Ray is the first act to be revealed to play this year’s Body&Soul Festival and the Swedish artist will also be responsible for Friday’s lineup at the Body&Soul main stage. Formerly one-half of the Knife with their brother Olof Dreijer, Karin Dreijer returned with the first Fever Ray album, Plunge, in 8 years last… Read more »

Posted on February 6th, 2018

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Rudimental, Roots Manuva, Everything Everything, Hannah Wants and many more acts have been announced for Sea Sessions festival in Bundoran, Donegal this year which takes place from the 22nd to the 24th of June. Also featuring: Dusky Dizzee Rascal Walking On Cars Hudson Taylor Le Galaxie Fekky The Blizzards Versatile DJ Yoda Wild Youth Greg… Read more »

Posted on February 1st, 2018

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to Glendalough House, Co. Wicklow for its 11th year on Good Friday, and with the no-alcohol rule on that day law now repealed, it’ll be the first time the festival has an actual bar.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

Posted on February 1st, 2018

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Iconic American family music group The Jacksons have been announced for this years Beatyard at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. This will be the groups first ever Irish gig as headliners on Friday August 3rd. Original members Tito Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Marlon Jackson and Jermaine Jackson will be performing with a nine-piece band. Tickets priced at €59.50+… Read more »

Posted on February 1st, 2018

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With Glastonbury taking a year off this year, the BBC has concocted four weekend shows in four UK and NI cities of Perth (Scotland), Swansea (Wales), Coventry (England) and Belfast (Northern Ireland) from May 25 – 28th this year under The Biggest Weekend. Different artists will perform in different cities in the same weekend including… Read more »

Posted on January 30th, 2018

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Castlepalooza has announced its first lineup for the August Bank Holiday this year and Charleville Castle will feature !!! (Chk Chk Chk) – a particularly good booking and the only Irish festival date for All Tvvins this year. All Tvvins !!! Chk Chk Chk Detroit Swindle Ships New Jackson Space Dimension Controller Super Extra Bonus… Read more »

Posted on January 29th, 2018

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Primavera Sound has just announced its lineup for the festival in 2018 in Barcelona from May 30 to June 3rd next year and it’s another big one. Headliners on the lineup include Bjork Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Arctic Monkeys Lorde The National Migos ASAP Rocky Belle And Sebastian The War On Drugs Fever Ray Tyler, The… Read more »

Posted on January 28th, 2018

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Life Festival are adding to the already announced lineup of Fatboy Slim, Bugzy Malone, Adam Beyer & Joseph Capriati B2B by adding Armand Van Helden’s first show in eight years, a debut for Amelie Lens and others like Mall Grab, Fatima Yamaha and more. The festival takes place in Belvedere House, Westmeath from May 25… Read more »

Posted on January 24th, 2018

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Belfast’s AVA Festival and Conference has announced its first names for its fourth edition from 1st to 2nd June 2018. Lined up so far across 4 stages on June 2nd are: Floorplan KiNK (Live) Bicep Helena Hauff Rodhad DVS1 Hunee Denis Sulta Mall Grab Job Jobse Mano Le Tough Jayda G Midland Or:la Hammer Overmono… Read more »

Posted on January 24th, 2018

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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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