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 […]

Forbidden Fruit announces Flaming Lips & more for day one

March 12th, 2014 by

This year’s Forbidden Fruit festival is starting to take shape with the announcement of the first seven names for the first day June bank holiday weekend. The first Irish show in three years from Flaming Lips heads the list, with Bell X1, Flying Lotus 3D show, Fuck Buttons, Nils Frahm, The Young Knives and Vann […]

Vantastival line-up revealed

March 10th, 2014 by

Vantastival returns to kick off Irish festival season again this year from 2nd-4th May, and it has been announced that Hothouse Flowers, John Spillane and Tucan will headline its fifth edition. The full line-up can be seen below and includes the likes of the Hot Sprockets, the Vincent(s) and the Altered Hours. The festival will […]

Massive Attack announced as Longitude headliners

March 5th, 2014 by

Massive Attack will headline the final night of this year’s Longitude festival, taking place in Marlay Park from 18th-20th July. The Bristolian trip-hop pioneers are the latest additions to the line-up along with Rudimental, The 1975, Banks, Parquet Courts, Krystal Klear, O Emperor, Eagulls, Ry X, Say Lou Lou, Son Lux, Josef Salvat and Samaris. […]

Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival reveals music bill

March 4th, 2014 by

The line-up for Belfast’s biggest arts festival has raised the stakes once again for similar festivals across the country. De La Soul, Wilko Johnson, Wild Beasts, Fuck Buttons, The Selecter, Hammell on Trial, Tinariwen, Rubberbandits, Jimi Goodwin, Ginger Baker’s Jazz Confusion, Shonen Knife and The Handsome Family amongst others have confirmed their attendance and rumours […]

JVM, Haim, CHVRCHES, Bonobo added to Longitude line-up

January 24th, 2014 by

A host have acts have been added to this year’s Longitude line-up. Joining headliners Disclosure and Ben Howard will be James Vincent McMorrow, Bastille, Haim, CHVRCHES, Hozier, Sam Smith, Bonobo, John Talabot, Julio Bashmore, Cyril Hahn, Le Galaxie, Bondax and Roosevelt. There are more acts to come, with the next batch being announced on 6th […]

Update: Damien Rice NOT playing Irish SxSW showcase

January 23rd, 2014 by

UPDATE: It seems as if Damien Rice isn’t now, or was indeed ever, playing this show. In all likelihood, few of you are heading to Austin for South by Southwest this 6th-17th March, but for those of you that are and fancy catching Irish acts that you could quite easily see at home, the full […]

Initial Life 2014 details released; Four Tet, Joy O among performers

January 22nd, 2014 by

Life Festival will return to Belvedere House, Co. Westmeath from 23-25th May this year, with the likes of Groove Armada, Four Tet, Maya Jane Coles, LFO and Joy Orbison among the biggest names performing at its ninth edition. Irish acts such as Frank B, Lumigraph and Sunil Sharpe are also set to feature. The line-up […]

First Fortnight line-up revealed to include Heathers, Vann Music, COLL

December 2nd, 2013 by

First Fortnight returns to Dublin between 2nd and 11th January, with two nights at the Workman’s Club and a final-day gig at the Button Factory, which Heathers, Vann Music and Come on Live Long will all perform at. The two Workman’s sessions are set to include Tara Lee, Mark Geary, Laura Elizabeth Hughes and Idiot […]

Indie ’14 early bird tickets on sale Thursday

November 26th, 2013 by

Three-day camping tickets for next year’s Indiependence will go on sale this Thursday. Ticket buyers with a loyalty code can buy their tickets from for €70 until the Cork festival’s official launch in March. A basic early bird offer (without loyalty code) will also run until March that sees tickets on sale at €80. […]

Other Voices timetable released

November 25th, 2013 by

As you all know, Other Voices returns to Dingles this 6th-8th December, with Mogwai, Hozier and David Gray all partaking in the trip down to Kerry. Now with the announcement that Willis Earl Beal will also perform at St James’ Church, a full day-by-day schedule has been released. St James’s Church, Dingle line-up: Friday, 6th […]