One of the sexiest and most arresting voices in American pop, plus Alicia Keys.
Up-and-coming London folkie in the unfamiliar confines of a Dublin museum.
Galway Americana trio launch their debut album upstairs while…
…Lucky Bones launch their second effort downstairs, with support from Edisons.
The band launch their latest single, ‘Distant Shorelines’, and promise a good mix of old and new material.
Rugged intimacy from the Dublin songwriter.
Veteran Candian punks hit Wexford St.
The acoustic auteur continues a low-key national tour. I think I’m related to him somehow.
Him with the bouncy electro tunes and the perfectly sculpted moustache.
I don’t get why Rocky and Kendrick are dressed like they’re in a Westlife video here. Not a stool in sight.
Indie upstarts play the quays after their double bill with Little Bear earlier in the year.
Coronation Street star and former Robot Wars host is now a funk and soul DJ.
I still see them about busking. Lads, protect your brand.
The Embark, Embrace launch continues.
Afrobeat legend and Good, the Bad & the Queen drummer Allen is joined by Ireland’s best in the genre for one night only.
They’re so hot right now.
No widow’s peaks here. No hair styling of any sort, in fact. Hirsute band, sound like a country & western Cults.
Prolific, eclectic producer rocks up on Middle Abbey St for an evening with A Love from Outer Space cohort Sean Johnston.
Mr Happy himself.
Some morose glamour for your Sunday night.
Life Festival takes place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (24th-26th May) at Belvedere House in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Besides the likes of headliners Seth Troxler, Laurent Garnier, Modeselektor and Booka Shade, there’s a full line-up representing the best electronic and dance the Irish festival season has to offer as well as some fun anomalies. Unfortunately, Groove Armada had to cancel for medical reasons, but there is plenty to be discovered in their absence.
At the time of writing, tickets weren’t fully sold out yet. They range from €70 for a non-camping Sunday ticket to €160 for the full weekend plus camping. There are additional fees for campervans and such, and all can be bought at this address. You can see the full line-up below.