Cork Jazz Festival Announces Full Line-Up

September 17th, 2016 by

The full line up for the 2016 edition of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival was announced this week, including the pub trail featuring live music in over 60 pubs in the city, as well as bigger acts performing in the paid venues over the weekend. A festival that has come under criticism in the past […]


Hotter Than July – Smithfield Square

July 25th, 2016 by

This August bank holiday weekend sees Improvised Music Company move their Hotter Than July event to Smithfield Square.  After two successful years at Meeting House Square, Hotter Than July will now be celebrating Ireland’s rich cultural diversity on the north side of the Liffey, with a wealth of music on offer, from Congolese jazz fusion […]


Want to be the Other Voice in Dingle?

November 6th, 2014 by

One of Ireland’s premier musical showcases is back for it’s thirteenth season and is once again offering it’s viewers the chance to select who plays in the final IMRO Other Room slot. Other Voices has been going from strength to strength since it first started all those years back and this year is looking as […]


Samhain Festival returns

August 26th, 2014 by

Presented by the dream team of Archetype, Hidden Agenda, Bodytonic, & Bedlam, the Samhain Festival is back for a second time on October 26th. Taking place in the new venue of Loughcrew Gardens, Co, Meath, the bill so far features Jon Hopkins (pictured), John Talabot, Maya Jane Coles, Booka Shade and Jimmy Edgar, with more […]


Electric Picnic Main Stage times

August 26th, 2014 by

The full details of this weekend’s Electric Picnic are starting to emerge. Body and Soul have posted their running order here and now we have the main stage times: Friday 10.45pm-12am: Pet Shop Boys 9pm-10.15pm: Foals 7.15pm-8.15pm: Blondie 6pm-6.45pm: The Strypes 5pm-5.30pm: Tvvins Saturday 12.30am-1.45am: Chic 10.35pm-11.50pm: Portishead 8.45pm-9.55pm: Paolo Nutini 7pm-8.05pm: Bombay Bicycle Club […]


Homebeat & Happenings combine for new event

August 1st, 2014 by

August isn’t just about the Electric Picnic when it comes to festivals, with a new gathering making its debut in a few weeks. Presented by Homebeat and Happenings, Another Love Story takes place at Killyon Manor in Co. Meath from August 22nd – 24th, featuring: Donal Dineen / Lazertom / Little Xs For Eyes (pictured […]


Longitude Stage Times

July 17th, 2014 by

Here is the complete line-up and stage times for this weekend’s Longitude Festival. Day tickets for Saturday have already sold out and that sun in the sky looks very much like it’ll be with us for the weekend… do it. Do it.


Longitude Festival – Stage Map and Public Safety Info

July 15th, 2014 by

For those of you heading to this weekend’s Longitude Festival, MCD have released stage maps and general need-to-know stuff to ensure an easy passage in and out of the site. Obviously, as I’m sure a certain country and western superstar will attest, all details are subject to change so keep an eye on State.ie, the […]


New additions to Castlepalooza bill

June 11th, 2014 by

French hip-hop beatmaker Onra (pictured) leads the latest list of names for the Castlepalooza Festival, taking place as ever in the grounds of Charleville Castle over the weekend of 1st – 3rd August. Also newly announced are Synaesthete, Leni Morrison, Dear Desert, Sam Evans & The Jammerz and Alphabetical. The full bill, as it stands, […]


Body & Soul add more names

May 28th, 2014 by

The final round of names for next month’s Body & Soul festival have been announced, completing a bill that covers all the bases. Joining the Ballinough Castle party are Max Romeo, Tom Vek (pictured), Shabazz Palaces, Tokimonsta, Alle Farban, Hermigivill, September Girls, Laser Tom, Booka Brass Band, Interskalactic, Prison Love, Jerry Fish, The Irish National […]


Electric Picnic adds more names

May 13th, 2014 by

Late festival additions can often feel like an afterthought but, in the case of this year’s Electric Picnic, today’s round of acts are more than enough to suggest that this year’s event is shaping up very nicely indeed: Blondie, Sinead O’ Connor, Mogwai, James Murphy, Kelis, Neneh Cherry (pictured), The Horrors, Duke Dumont, Twin Shadow, […]


Indiependence returns with Public Enemy, Tom Odell to headline

March 21st, 2014 by

Public Enemy

Public Enemy will headline Indiependence this year alongside Tom Odell, White Lies and Fun Lovin’ Criminals. The festival will return to Deer Farm, Mitchelstown this August bank holiday, 1st-3rd August. Irish acts at the Cork weekender include Delorentos, Damien Dempsey, the Sultans of Ping, Lisa O’Neill, the Academic, We Cut Corners, Orla Gartland and Walking […]


Initial Electric Picnic line-up announced; Outkast, Beck and Portishead to headline

March 19th, 2014 by

The first Electric Picnic 2014 line-up has been revealed, with Outkast, Portishead and Beck revealed as this year’s headliners. Foals, Pet Shop Boys, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Portishead, Paolo Nutini, White Denim, Lily Allen, St Vincent, Simple Minds, London Grammar, Metronomy, Slowdive, Laura Mvula, Annie Mac, Flume, the Stranglers, the Blades, Stephen Malkmus & the […]


Warpaint, PE, 2manydjs announced for Forbidden Fruit Sunday

March 13th, 2014 by

Sunday at this year’s Forbidden Fruit festival will feature Warpaint, Public Enemy and headliners 2manydjs. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinousaurs, Gold Panda, Klangakarussell, Little Dragon and Brian Deady will also join the bill, which already included Flaming Lips and Flying Lotus as announced yesterday. Forbidden Fruit takes place on 31st May and 1st June at the […]