• Lankum, Mogwai and More For New Irish Event, In The Meadows

    Lankum, Mogwai and more have been announced for the inaugural In The Meadows. Set to take over Royal Hospital, Kilmainham in Dublin on Saturday, 8th June 2024, the brand new, one-day event – which is also co-curated by Lankum – will also feature sets by Black Country, New Road, John Francis Flynn, This Is The Kit and many more to be announced. The brainchild of the people behind All Together Now & Forbidden Fruit Festival, tickets for the event go on sale at 9am on Wednesday, 13th December priced €59.35. Photo by Sorcha Frances Ryder

  • Limp Bizkit Announce Belfast Show

    Limp Bizkit are coming to Belfast next year. The nu-metal legends – who have also just revealed that they are headlining next year’s Download Festival – will play Ormeau Park in Belfast on Wednesday, 12th June 2024. Specials are to be announced. It’s the latest big name announced for Belsonic 2024, with the likes of Sting and Blondie, and Scooter (two separate shows but imagine) announced for next June. Tickets for Limp Bizkit go on sale this Friday, 8th December at 9am.

  • LCD Soundsystem, Idles, Young Fathers & More Set For Dublin Show

    LCD Soundsystem will headline a stacked bill at Malahide Castle next summer. The James Murphy-fronted six-piece return to the open air venue on 26th June 2024 for their first show since 2018, when they played their “second longest ever show”. Sealing the deal is a bill featuring Idles, Young Fathers and Shit Robot. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am, priced €69.90.

  • Jesus and Mary Chain Announce Irish Return

    The Jesus and Mary Chain have announced their return to Ireland. Led by brothers Jim and William Reid, the Scottish noise pop legends will play Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on 25th and Limelight 1 in Belfast on 26th March. As well as marking the 40th anniversary of their formation, the shows will coincide with the release of their eighth studio album, Glasgow Eyes, which is out on March 8th 2024. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am. The Mary Chain last played Ireland back in 2017. Revisit Justin McDaid’s review of their Vicar Street show here. Photo by Mel Butler

  • PJ Harvey Announces Belfast Show

    PJ Harvey has announced she will play Belfast next year. Two months from an extraordinary set at 3Olympia in Dublin, Harvey’s show at Custom House Square on Thursday, 22nd August doubles up as her only Irish show of 2024. It’s the English artist’s first show in city since playing Waterfront Hall back in 2004. Pre-sale for tickets on sale tomorrow, 28th November at 10am. General sale for tickets is this Friday, 1st October at 10am.

  • Mclusky Set For Dublin and Belfast

    Five years on from hosting their debut, sold-out Irish shows at the same venues, we’re delighted to announce the return of Welsh noise rock legends Mclusky to Ireland next year. With a new full-length album – their first in 20 years no less – in the works for release next year, the Falco-fronted three-piece will play Voodoo in Belfast on Friday, 24th May and Workman’s Club on Saturday, 25th May. Support TBA. Tickets are on sale now: Belfast – Voodoo. 24th May, 2024 Dublin – The Workmans Club. 25th May 2024 Photo for the Thin Air by Colm Laverty

  • Video Premiere: Two Nice Catholic Boys – Never Wonder

    Formed in 2020 as a collaborative music project between writer and illustrator Ruairí McCann and writer and filmmaker Maximilien Luc Proctor, Two Nice Catholic Boys smudged the lines between avant-garde pop and spectral ambience on two LPs, Cities in Stitches and Seconds, last year. It’s a wonderfully rewarding arc that the McCann and Proctor – who are also both co-editors of the film and music website Ultra Dogme – pare back with aplomb on their label debut, Three Cheers for the Distant Observer. Out on 21st November via one of the island’s finest indie imprints, Bluestack Records, the four-track that sees…

  • Music Trail Announced for Others Voices Dingle

    Other Voices have announced the line-up for this year’s Dingle Distillery Music Trail. Returning across 1-3rd September, the annual pilgrimage to West Kerry promises another essential weekend of firmly established and fast-rising Irish acts across several venues. With more to be announced, Series 22 of Other Voices Dingle will feature a slew of TTA favourites, including Aoife Wolf (pictured), Chalk, Chubby Cat, Elaine Malone, Joshua Burnside, M(h)aol, Nealo, Winnie Ama, YARD and more. Check out the full first line-up below. Elliott Hughes, managing director of Dingle Distillery, said: “Dingle Distillery is proud to work alongside the cultural icon that is Other…

  • Gig for Gaza Set For Vicar Street

    A massive fundraising gig to raise funds for medical aid in Gaza has been announced. Taking over Vicar Street in Dublin on 28th November, Gig for Gaza will bring together some of the island’s very best artists – Lankum, The Mary Wallopers, Damien Dempsey, Lisa O’Neill, Pauline Scanlon, Síle Denvir, Niamh Dunne & Friends – to raise vital funds for Medical Aid for Palestinians Doubling up as the first fundraiser gig to be organised by a new, all-island initiative Irish Artists for Palestine, tickets go on sale at 10am this Friday, November 3rd November. Learn more about Irish Artists for…

  • Mitski Set For Dublin Return

    Mitski has announced her return to Dublin. The indie rock trailblazer will play her biggest Irish headliner to date at 3Arena on 4th May 2024. The show – which features support from the one and only Richard Dawson – marks her return after following shows in 3Olympia, Vicar Street, Tivoli and Whelan’s over the last six years. Fan presale for tickets starts at 10am on Wednesday, 18th October. Go here for more info.