Travis Scott announces Academy date

April 28th, 2016 by


Exciting US rapper Travis Scott has announced a live show at The Academy, Dublin on Monday 22nd August 2016. Having originally started his career in 2009 as a member of hip hop act The Graduates, Scott really came to prominence as an artist with last year’s solo debut Rodeo, featuring guest appearances by Kanye West, The Weeknd, Juicy J, […]

Pierce the Veil to play The Academy and Mandela Hall

April 28th, 2016 by


Californian punk-rockers Pierce the Veil have announced a UK & Ireland tour this Autumn, including two nights in The Academy, Dublin on the 5th and 6th of December.  The tour, which was announced along with the premiere of stunning new single ‘Circles’ on the Annie Mac show this week, will also take in a night at Mandela Hall in Belfast on […]

Africa Day 2016 flagship event set for Phoenix Park

April 28th, 2016 by


A flagship family event to mark Africa Day 2016 will take place in the grounds of Farmleigh Estate in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Sunday, 29th May 2016 from 11am to 6pm. Supported by Irish Aid, the event will see free public performances by well-known African and Irish musicians; children’s entertainment; traditional African drumming and dance workshops; […]

Experimental Open Ear Festival set to take over Sherkin Island

April 28th, 2016 by


Billed as a chance to “get some of the best artists from the Irish underground together for a weekend of music, with a focus on live sets”, the inaugural Open Ear festival will take place on Sherkin Island, over the June Bank Holiday weekend and will champion the rich landscape of underground, Irish electronic and […]

Catfish & The Bottlemen announce Olympia show

April 28th, 2016 by


While wikipedia lists Catfish and the Bottlemen as a band of English indie “rats” and the winners of a “Brit Eggplant”, we’re sure the British rockers would take it all in good fun. Actually, go read the page – it’s pure gold. Anyway, they’ll play Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on May 16th, 2017 and tickets can […]

New synth soul from aboveDat

April 28th, 2016 by


With Young Wonder seemingly on a break, producer Ian Ring is keeping busy as part of a new project with Cork hip-hop and soul legend Stevie G. aboveDat release their debut single, featuring vocalist Christina Underwood, on May 6th. Listen to it here and get your groove on.

Hear the SVP ‘Shelter’ single

April 28th, 2016 by


There’s always been a great response from the music community to the Irish homelessness crisis, including our own We Shall Overcome show last year, Young Hearts Run Free’s constant work and the recent Olympia Theatre gig. ‘Shelter’ is a fundraiser for St Vincent De Paul, recorded by Katie Jenkinson of the Fingal Youth Choir and […]

Boiler Room returns to Belfast with AVA Festival

April 27th, 2016 by


Last year’s Belfast debut for Boiler Room saw the cult music showcase receive a typically taps aff welcome, and it’s just been revealed that they’ll be returning to AVA Festival for another day of madness on June 4th. Set to take part in the Boiler Room festivities, as part of the wider AVA Festival, are […]

Castlepalooza adds a plethora of new acts to its roster

April 26th, 2016 by

Caribou, Longitude, By Leah Carroll

Already counting heavyweights like Caribou, Jurassic 5, Villagers, Preoccupations (FKA Viet Cong), and many others amongst its lineup, Castlepalooza, which takes place from July 1-3 at Charleville Castle, Tullamore, have added a hell of a lot more. The new additions include Lisa O’ Neill, Son Lux, Lynched, Policia, Steve Davis & Kavus Torabi (DJ & pool set), Little […]

The Strypes announce Winter date at The Olympia

April 26th, 2016 by


Due to popular demand, one of Ireland’s most exciting live bands, The Strypes, have announced a winter date at The Olympia Theatre on Thursday 08 December to add to their already packed schedule. 2015 was a huge year for the Cavan rockers who played sold out shows at both The Academy, and The Olympia last December, while seeing their much-praised second album Little Victories reach […]

Teenage Fanclub announce Academy show

April 26th, 2016 by


Legendary Scottish alt-rockers Teenage Fanclub have revealed an upcoming shoe for the Academy, Dublin, on Friday, December 2nd. Having spent the last few years “in studios in Provence, Glasgow and Hamburg, they’ve been busy honing a bunch of new recordings to their collective satisfaction. Now happy with all that, they’re coming back out to play […]

More acts; additional dates added to Belsonic 2016

April 25th, 2016 by


With a rake of acts already announced as headliners for June, Belsonic – Belfast’s now-largest outdoor music event – have added The Corrs, Disclosure, Madness, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Catfish & The Bottlemen and Fatboy Slim to its ranks, along with And So I Watch You From Afar and Le Galaxie on supporting duties […]

Win tickets to Forbidden Fruit

April 22nd, 2016 by


We told you to keep those eyes peeled for a big Festival competition! As the lineups have been coming in thick and fast for the summer season, the Irish festival run is arguably in the rudest health it’s ever been, and since we’re such kind souls, we’ve teamed up with those generous babes at Forbidden Fruit to […]

The Beatyard announces preliminary lineup

April 22nd, 2016 by


Returning to Dun Laoghaire harbour this July 30-31, Bodytonic’s The Beatyard festival has revealed its initial lineup of musical acts, and it’s quite the list indeed. Set to play on the Saturday are Snarky Puppy, Lee Scratch Perry, Tensnake, Theo Parrish, Daniel Wang, Bad Bones, Oh Boland, and Stomptown Brass, while the Sunday includes George Clinton […]