Further additions made to Indiependence line-up

April 19th, 2013 by

We Are Scientists

Indiependence 2013 is now set to feature performances from We Are Scientists and Ryan Sheridan. Foy Vance, Walking on Cars, New Sunset Hotel and Cymbals also find a place on a bill that already boasted Bastille and De La Soul. Indiependence takes place from 2nd-4th August at Deer Farm, Michaelstown, Cork. Weekend tickets start at […]

Meteor Camden Crawl: day by day breakdown, Stage stages and comedy details

April 18th, 2013 by

We’re only a few weeks away from this year’s Meteor Camden Crawl Dublin and so we’re delighted to reveal the full details, including the acts that we ourselves will be curating across the weekend. Our main base will once again be the Globe, where some of our favourite Irish acts will be playing in intimate […]

De La Soul, Bastille, Kodaline & more for Indiependence

March 27th, 2013 by

There’s a very strong line-up on the cards for this year’s Indiependence festival in Mitchelstown, Co Cork. Taking place on the August Bank Holiday Weekend, Friday August 2nd to Sunday August 4th, the acts confirmed to date are as follows: DE LA SOUL . BASTILLE . BEARDYMAN . KODALINE . THE FRATELLIS . LE GALAXIE […]

Glastonbury line-up revealed

March 27th, 2013 by

The headliners for this year’s Glastonbury Festival have been confirmed – with the Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys and Mumford & Sons stepping into the role. The bill so far for the June festival looks like this: Pyramid stage Arctic Monkeys; the Rolling Stones; Mumford & Sons; Dizzee Rascal; Primal Scream; Nick Cave & the Bad […]

Camden Crawl opening party and line-up details

March 22nd, 2013 by

Following the announcement of the Irish acts for the Meteor Camden Crawl Dublin a couple of weeks ago, further details have been revealed – including some of the international artists set to appear in the fifteen venues over the bank holiday weekend 3rd – 5th May. The festival will kick off on Friday 3rd with […]

ASIWYFA join Vantastival bill

March 12th, 2013 by


The full line-up for this year’s Vantastival Festival has been revealed, with And So I Watch You From Afar joining Damien Dempsey as headliners: DAMIEN DEMPSEY – AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR – JERRY FISH – ALTAN – RSAG – TUPELO – THE CUJO FAMILY -THE BARLEY MOB – MARK GEARY – ODDSOCKS […]

Initial Longitude line-up details announced

February 27th, 2013 by

There’s a new name on the Irish festival circuit, with the initial line-up for Longitude having just been revealed. Taking place in Dublin’s Marlay Park from 19th to 21st July, as the name suggests it’s along the same lines as the UK’s Latitude and as such features some grown-up enticing names: KRAFTWERK (3D CONCERT) * […]

First names for Vantastival announced

February 25th, 2013 by

Taking place in Bellurgan Park in Co. Louth over the May bank holiday weekend, the initial line-up for this year’s Vantastival festival have been revealed: Damien Dempsey – Altan – Tupelo – Mark Geary – Daithí O Drónaí – Niwel Tsumbu – The Barley Mob – Nanu Nanu – Elaine Mai – Sounds of System […]

Valentia Isle Festival stage times

September 12th, 2012 by

This weekend sees the debut of a new music and arts weekender, the Valentia Isle Festival off the coast of Co. Kerry. Featuring the likes of Ham Sandwich, Fred, Rubberbandits, Toby Kaar and Delorentos, there’s also a range of other cultural and sporting activities. You can now download the music stage times here.

Electric Picnic 2012 – A Visual Round-up

September 7th, 2012 by

Last weekend’s Electric Picnic was an embarrassment of riches and State’s photographers worked above and beyond the call of duty to cover a vast amount of acts. In a collection of previously unpublished photos we’d like to re-live the weekend for you in one extensive gallery with notable appearances from The Roots, Alabama Shakes, Grandaddy, […]

Spirit Of Folk weekend pass competition

September 4th, 2012 by

Although it may feel like it post Electric Picnic, the Irish festival season isn’t quite over yet. The weekend of September 21st – 23rd sees the return of The Spirit Of Folk bash in Dunderry Park, Co Meath. With a strong bias on the traditional, there’s still plenty of interest for the State reader – […]