• The Bonk and Clara Tracey Launch New Dundalk Series COLLIDE

    As home to the likes of Just Mustard, Jinx Lennon, Elephant and The Mary Wallopers, world-beating venues including The Spirit Store and forward-pushing movers like Pizza Pizza Records, it’s safe to say Dundalk more than holds its own when it comes to representing what is setting Irish music apart in 2023. It’s a wonderfully independent spirit that runs through COLLIDE, a new, late-night series from An Táin Arts Centre and the Spirit Store. Beginning in winter 2023 and ending in spring 2024, the venues will collaborate on four downright unmissable bills featuring some TTA favourites. And how better to shine…

  • Patti Smith To Play Two Dates at Vicar Street

    Patti Smith has announced two dates in Dublin next year. The legendary American singer-songwriter and poet will play two (relatively) intimate shows at Vicar Street on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th June 2024. Presented by Foggy Notions, the performances will see Smith perform alongside her band the Patti Smith Quartet. Presale is available now via Foggy Notions and general sale is 10am this Friday, December 15th. Revisit a stone-cold Smith classic from 1975 below.

  • Ty Segall Announces Dublin Show

    Ty Segall is coming back to Dublin. Five years on from a show at Tivoli Theatre, the genre-mangling psych rock master will make his highly-anticipated return to the city at the Button Factory on Tuesday, 25th June. The announcement comes ahead of the release of the Long Beach trailblazer’s upcoming fifteenth album, Three Bells, which is out via Drag City on 26th January 2024. Check out the video for lead single ‘My Room’ below. Tickets for Segall’s Button Factory show go on sale on Thursday, 14th December at 10am, priced €32.65.

  • Open Ear Festival to Return in 2024

    Open Ear Festival is set to return next year. Almost certainly the island’s finest small music festival – and without a doubt our favourite – it will return to Sherkin Island off Cork for its sixth edition on the June bank holiday weekend, 31st May to 2nd June 2024. As with previous years, the festival is set to host a perfectly pitched celebration of the fringes of Ireland’s experimental and electronic music communities. Following a back-to-basics outing in 2022, the 2024 edition will see the festival return to exploring a range of wonderful spaces and environs across Sherkin Island. In…

  • 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 for both shows comes from Dublin’s finest Hands Up Who Wants To Die. Tickets are on sale now: Belfast – Voodoo. 24th May, 2024 Dublin – The Workmans Club.…