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After a sold-out event in 2013, Samahain Festival moves to Loughcrew Gardens, Co Meath, with a doozy of a lineup, which is to be expected when the promoters are Archetype, Hidden Agenda, Bodytonic and Bedlam. The big names so far are Jon Hopkins (his final Irish show promoting his album Immunity), John Talabot (warning: most […]


Over 500 bands applied to appear at Hard Working Class Heroes in its 12th year. Taking place from Thursday, October 2, to Saturday, October 4, 103 Irish acts have made the cut, from more established acts like Meltybrains? and Deaf Joe to plenty that I haven’t even heard of: hello Death in the Sickroom, Buffalo […]


Anybody heading to Body & Soul in Ballinlough Castle, Westmeath, this weekend will know the big acts they want to see. John Grant, Jon Hopkins, Tom Vek and Shabazz Palaces are on my not-to-be-missed list. But there is so much more going on around the vast site, from bath houses to the disco tree to […]

indiependence 2014

Indiependence returns to Deer Park in Mitchelstown, Cork, on the August bank holiday weekend, August 1-3, with a pretty stellar lineup. Public Enemy are the big name that jumps out, while I can’t remember when Cork legends Sultans of Ping last played a gig. Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip are always great live while […]

Fuck Buttons body and soul

Up until recent weeks I hadn’t been sure if Forbidden Fruit was going to be returning for 2014. Last year, the festival, held in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, seemed to get overshadowed by the inaugural Longitude festival in Marley Park, both in terms of lineup and excitement. But Forbidden Fruit has regrouped, announced its dates, […]

LeGalaxie Indiependence 2

Sea Sessions returns for its seventh outing to Bundoran, Co Donegal, at the weekend. It’s as much about the surf than it is the music, but there’s plenty of stuff to interest all music fans as well. There are also lots of Irish acts who’ll be playing across three stages from June 21-23. The full […]

I think I’d be happy simply with Kurt Vile, whose latest LP is easily one of my albums of the year. But Body & Soul aren’t resting on their laurels and today have made a few healthy additions to an already great lineup. The Choice-nominated Wallis Bird, always never less than great live, Fuck Buttons, […]

Longitude, the latest rival for Electric Picnic, has this evening announced its lineup, the first of the bigger summer festivals to do so. Longitude takes place over three days, July 19-21, in Marley Park. Early bird weekend tickets cost €129.50 plus TM fees and early bird day tickets cost €44.50 plus fees. They go onsale […]

The Primavera lineup was revealed yesterday. Festival announcements have become so modern nowadays – the lineup was revealed via a live stream. Some say the lineup, however, was far from modern, a throwback to 1993. Jim Carroll over at On the Record says today that the headliners “would whet the appetite of indie fans 20 […]