• Headliners announced for Stendhal Festival

    Taking in place in Limavady’s Ballymully Cottage Farm this summer, Stendhal Music and Art Festival have announced that The Divine Comedy (AKA Neil Hannon, above) and Duke Special will headline this year’s  line-up. With the likes of Paddy Casey, Little Bear and Pocket Billiards already announced to play, the headliners finalise the final line-up for this year’s festival.  See the final line-up poster below. Tickets for this year’s festival – taking place from 16-17 August – are available from the official Stendhal website.

  • Nine Inch Nails and more announced for Belsonic

    Playing Northern Ireland for the first time since forming a quarter of a century ago, U.S. industrial rock legends Nine Inch Nails are amongst several new acts announced to play this year’s Belsonic festival in Belfast’s Custom House Square. Set to take place on Wednesday August 21, North Coast post-rock quartet And So I Watch You From Afar have been confirmed as support for the iconic band, fronted by Trent Reznor (above). Several new support acts have also been announced for this year’s festival. Manchester band James will up the nostalgia factor by supporting Suede on August 24; The Courteeners,…

  • Ty Segall announces new album

    San Francisco lo-fi singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ty Segall has announced that he will release a new solo album, SLEEPER, on August 20. The album – set to be released via Drag City – will be Segall’s first LP since last year’s triptych of Hair, SlaughterHouse and Twins. As previously announced earlier this year, Segall will also an album with his band Fuzz later this year. Watch the typically wry trailer for SLEEPER below. Watch the trailer for the album below.

  • Final acts announced for Glasgowbury 2013

    The final acts confirmed to play this year’s Glasgowbury Festival have been announced. As revealed today in the Daily Mirror, funk and soul seven-piece The Dead Presidents, Derry electronic artist Ryan Vail and shimmering pop artist Silhouette will join an already impressive lineup in Draperstown. As exclusively revealed on BBC Radio Ulster programme Across The Line, the newly invigorated Jetplane Landing, rock quartet The Answer and globe-trotting post-rockers And So I Watch You From Afar will headline the event, now in its thirteenth year. Also amongst the first acts announced to play the annual “small but massive” festival are Axis Of,…