Westport Festival stage times

June 27th, 2013 by

The Westport Festival of Music and Food returns this weekend (29th and 30th June) with a line-up that boasts old favourites like Elvis Costello, the Waterboys and the Lisa Hannigan/Jerry Fish-featuring Grand Parade, plus up-and-comers like Dott, Kid Karate and pretty much anyone performing on the Róisin Dubh‘s stage. Ticket prices for the weekend can […]

Hard Working Class Heroes calls for applications

June 26th, 2013 by

Hard Working Class Heroes is set to return to various Dublin venues between 3rd and 5th October this year. Organisers are calling on young bands and solo artists to apply for their chance to perform at the festival, now in its eleventh year. To get started with your application, log on to www.hwch.net and click […]

Body & Soul stage times revealed

June 13th, 2013 by

Stage times for next weekend’s Body & Soul festival in Westmeath have been released and can be seen below. The type’s a bit small, so just click on the below image for it to enlarge in a new tab. The likes of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Nicolas Jaar, MMOTHS, Fuck Buttons and Solange […]

Tennent’s Vital adds a third day

June 11th, 2013 by

One of a number of notable outdoor events on the Northern Irish calender, 2013 will see the Tennent’s Vital festival expand to three days for the first time. Joining the already announced Kings Of Leon / The Vaccines (Aug 14th) and Snow Patrol / Kodaline (15th) is a dance bill on 16th. We’re none too […]

Final acts added to Body & Soul

June 5th, 2013 by

A number of acts have today been announced to be joining the bill for Body & Soul 2013. The Westmeath festival, this year headlined by the likes of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Solange, PiL and LCD Soundsystem/DFA’s James Murphy, will now feature German producer/remixer Michael Mayer; instrumental rockers Overhead, the Albatross; fiddle-playing dance-pop […]

Nine Inch Nails to headline Belsonic

May 28th, 2013 by

It has been announced that American industrial titans Nine Inch Nails will headline Belfast’s Belsonic festival on 21st August. The Trent Reznor-fronted collective will be joined by local support in the form of And So I Watch You from Afar. Manchester veterans James have also been announced as support for the reformed Suede on 24th […]

Forbidden Fruit stage times announced

May 23rd, 2013 by

The details for the three main stages at next weekend’s Forbidden Fruit Festival have been revealed, enabling those who like to plan ahead to get their musical ducks in a row: See State next week for our preview of the event and our own picks of what to see.

CSS and more added to Castlepalooza

May 23rd, 2013 by

Several acts have joined the bill for this year’s Castlepalooza, including new headliners CSS. Tieranniesaur, Come on Live Long, My Whippy Soundsystem & Lex Loo, Born Cheating, Bentley Riddims, Watson ACE, Tiny Vinyls, Meltybrains?, Benny Smiles, J Roots and Overhead, the Albatross will also make their way down to Tullamore between 2nd and 4th August. […]

Initial Castlepalooza line-up announced

May 14th, 2013 by

Ghostpoet and And So I Watch You from Afar will headline this year’s Castlepalooza, taking place between 2nd and 4th August at Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co. Offally. Fight Like Apes, Le Galaxie and Girls Names are among the other acts adorning the line-up with more to be announced in the coming weeks. The current line-up […]

MBV, Wu-Tang, Knife added to EP line-up

April 25th, 2013 by

My Bloody Valentine, Wu-Tang Clan and the Knife have been added to the Electric Picnic line-up that was announced earlier today. All three acts had been strongly rumoured to perform at the Stradbally festival but were held from the initial line-up and confirmed at the EP launch party happening in Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin this evening. […]

Björk, Arctic Monkeys top Electric Picnic 2013 bill

April 25th, 2013 by

The line-up for Electric Picnic 2013 has been announced, with Björk and Arctic Monkeys among the headliners. Also making their way down to Stradbally, Co. Laois between 30th August and 1st September are Fatboy Slim, Franz Ferdinand, David Byrne & St Vincent, Johnny Marr and Warpaint, with many more included and to be announced in […]

David Guetta, Calvin Harris to headline Oxegen 2013

April 23rd, 2013 by

David Guetta and Calvin Harris will headline Oxegen 2013, the first since 2011. After it had been announced earlier today that Pitbull, Nero and Labrinth would be joining this year’s bill, a full line-up has been released with the two superstar DJs atop of it. Also among those performing at the Kildare festival are Chase […]

David Kitt, O Emperor added to Helium line-up

April 22nd, 2013 by

A raft on new additions have been made to this year’s Helium Music Festival. The bill for the one-day festival now include the likes of David Kitt, O Emperor, Liza Flume and Kíla among many others announced today. The line-up can be seen below. The Longford micro-festival will take place on Saturday, 2nd June in […]

First Oxegen acts confirmed, full line-up to be announced tomorrow

April 22nd, 2013 by

Oxegen is back for 2013 after a hiatus last year and is set to take place this August Bank Holiday. Despite sharing a line-up with Kinross’ T in the Park in years past, the Punchestown bash has embraced a chart sensibility by the look of this morning’s Facebook announcement. The first set of acts playing […]