Northside Festival – Aarhus, Denmark

July 2nd, 2015 by

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It’s Friday, the first day of State’s third year at Northside and we’re blessed with sun, no wind and 20 degrees. And, the music program isn’t bad either.  With circles around names like José Gonzales, Death Cab for Cutie, Mø, FKA Twigs, Alt-J and Grace Jones for tonight, the final piece of this puzzle is […]




Body & Soul 2015 – in photos

June 26th, 2015 by

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The bulletproof and indefatigable Leah Carroll documented Ballinlough Castle’s magical three-day wonderland. Here’s a bumper gallery of the most perfect summer solstice weekend.


ASIWYFA – Olympia, Dublin – in photos

June 24th, 2015 by

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Having just completed a huge tour, which included dates across the U.S. and Europe, State went along to the first of And So I watch You From Afar’s homecoming shows at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin. Photographed for State by Kieran Frost.







Toto – Vicar St., Dublin – in photos

May 26th, 2015 by

Toto, Vicar St, Dublin

The old rockers of Toto packed out Vicar St on what was quite a special night throughout the city. One wonders if they had any idea that a mere three hours after they finished their set, 1800 of the happiest people in the world raised the roof off the Tivoli Theatre – just 50 metres away – […]