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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The last acts announced to play for the cameras at  play St. James’ Church in Dingle, Kerry have been announced and include Sigrid, Isaac Gracie & Hudson Taylor. So that means those lucky enough to have access to the church on the the weekend get to see this: St. James’ Church – Day by Day Friday… Read more »

Posted on November 28th, 2017

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It’s a case of incremental creeping excitement when December and Other Voices approaches Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd December. Today, OV have announced 3 new artists to play the church itself: Mount Kimbie Wyvern Lingo Dermot Kennedy and there are 3 more to be revealed for the church, that is the main stage for the… Read more »

Posted on November 21st, 2017

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Forbidden Fruit has announced the first names for its 2018 edition. The festival on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and IMMA, will return in June Bank Holiday 2018 from June 2nd to 4th. Via a billboard in town and their website, the festival has announced the first six acts to play the traditionally… Read more »

Posted on November 20th, 2017

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In my opinion, the best New Year’s Eve celebrations are the ones that take out to somewhere new, away from the norm and away from huge crowds. So Smithwick’s 10° West is a perfect opportunity to do just that. Smithwick’s is putting on an alternative celebration for those who are looking for something different to… Read more »

Posted on November 16th, 2017

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