Other Voices update: John Grant, Agnes Obel and return to Derry announced

November 20th, 2013 by

A new batch of artists for Other Voices Dingle have been announced, with John Grant, Agnes Obel, Ásgeir and Lulu James all making the pilgrimage down to Dingle this December. The join Hozier and Patty Griffin as well as Mogwai, David Gray and Lisa O’Neill. And after the inaugural Other Voices Derry this year, it […]


Initial Electric Picnic 2014 details announced

November 12th, 2013 by

Details of next year’s Electric Picnic have been revealed on the festival’s website. EP ’14 will take place, as ever, on the last weekend in August (Friday, 29th August – Sunday, 31st August 2014) at Stradbally Hall in Co.Laois. A reward scheme for repeated EP-goers has also been announced, with discounted tickets for attendees of […]


Beatyard line-up announced, Raekwon headlining

September 26th, 2013 by

After the success of May’s Hudon Mohawke-headlined edition of the Beatyard, Bodytonic have announced that the festival will expand beyond the Twisted Pepper when it returns this October. Raekwon the Chef, Efterklang and Chelsea Wolfe will be among the biggest names performing between at 19th-28th October at a range of Dublin venues, including the Bernard […]


HWCH ’13 line-up announced

August 16th, 2013 by

The list of Irish acts chosen for this year’s Hard Working Class Heroes Festival has been announced, reading as follows: Affleck / Anderson / Benny Smiles / Biggles Flys Again / Blades Club! / Bouts / Carriages / Carried By Waves / Cat Dowling / Cave Ghosts / Cfit / CLU / Come On Live […]


Le Galaxie to perform in 3D at Fringe Fest

August 14th, 2013 by

Le Galaxie will team up with Mother to put on a 3D show at this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival. The electro-pop group, already armed with a fearsome live reputation, will do a Kraftwerk on 14th September with help from the reputed gay club; the gig will boast “a custom designed visual set, 3D glasses for […]


Electric Picnic daily details

August 13th, 2013 by

This month’s Electric Picnic festival is starting to take shape, with the announcement of the day by day line-up: FRIDAY Fatboy Slim Giorgio Moroder Hudson Taylor Miles Kane My Bloody Valentine Wu-Tang Clan SATURDAY Big Black Delta Billy Bragg BJORK Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Cayucas Clinic Cyril Hahn Daithi Deap Vally Disclosure Duckworth Lewis Method […]


Body & Soul announce their Electric Picnic line-up

August 8th, 2013 by

The Body & Soul Village will return to Electric Picnic later this month. Ever-present since the Stradbally festival’s inception, B&S will mark EP’s tenth anniversary in style with three days of music and art. The musical programme looks pretty good, with the likes of Overhead, the Albatross, WIFE, RSAG and Le Galaxie among countless others. […]


Music doc festival OneTwoOneTwo returns

August 8th, 2013 by

Fans of music documentaries and concert films, listen up! After a knockout debut in 2012 that included screenings of Oscar winner Searching for Sugar Man and the definitive Stop Making Sense, music film festival OneTwoOneTwo returns to The Lighthouse Cinema, October 3rd-6th 2013. This year’s festival will kick off with the Dublin premiere of Mistaken […]


Villagers to headline Harvest Music Festival

July 23rd, 2013 by

After a triumphant set at last weekend’s Longitude, Villagers will headline Ards’ Harvest Music Festival on 31st August. Also announced to be performing on the festival’s music stage are Hayseed Dixie, Duke Special, Gareth Dunlop, Belfast Community Gospel Choir and Farriers, with another headline act still to come. Tickets for the Harvest Music Festival cost […]


Giorgio Moroder, Two Door and MØ among those added to EP line-up

July 22nd, 2013 by

The line-up for Electric Picnic got a littler bit longer this evening, with several acts announced to be joining headliners Fatboy Slim, Björk and Arctic Monkeys in Stradbally this August/September. A post on festival’s Facebook page read: Just announced for Electric Picnic 2013 Giorgio Moroder (ft Chris Cox) (DJ set), Two Door Cinema Club, The […]


Longitude stage times

July 16th, 2013 by

As you’ll no doubt be aware, there’s a new face on the Irish festival circuit this weekend – with Longitude making its debut at Marlay Park in Dublin. Here’s the breakdown (click to get a closer look):


Fighting With Wire to make Derry farewell

July 10th, 2013 by

Once considered the new Irish rock band most likely to break out internationally, Fighting With Wire are calling it a day and will bow out with a special event in their hometown of Derry. Cut The Transmission takes place on September 28th and, with more acts still to be announced, the line-up looks like this: […]


Intimate Cork festival shows for Lisa Hannigan, Wallis Bird and more

July 3rd, 2013 by

State found ourselves in Cork this week and visited the venue Coughlan’s, a great spot that brings to mind the glory days of the Lobby. The feeling is obviously shared by many Irish musicians as a number of large names will heading to Douglas Street in late September for the venue’s second festival. And when […]


Rhob Cunningham, Little Bear & Slow Skies for Kinsale Arts Festival

July 3rd, 2013 by

One of the most underrated names in Irish music at the moment, Rhob Cunningham’s work as part of the Our Little Secrets collective has seen him work with the likes of Villagers, Cathy Davey and Josh T. Pearson. With a new solo album due later this year, he goes it alone on July 13th at […]