Having made its sold-out inaugural outing last year, the intimate and independent Open Ear festival will return to the idyllic sanctuary of Sherkin Island off West Cork this June bank holiday (June 2-4). And with its focus on the best experimental, ambient, electronic, neo-classical, hip-hop/beats and noise-based sounds from Ireland and further afield, this year’s line-up – which is as proudly eclectic as the last – features the likes of Mike Slott, Eomac, The Cyclist, Naive Ted, Ambulance, Fixity and Magic Pockets.
Here’s the full line-up. Early bird tickets are now available priced at €75. Go here for those.