• Metropolis 2018

    The Saturday of this year’s Metropolis, featuring Villagers, Gwenno, Booka Brass, Friendly Fires, David O’Doherty and David Keenan. Photos by Mark Earley.

  • Metropolis Announce New Saturday Acts

    With just over five weeks to go to this year’s outing, Metropolis have announced new additions for its Saturday line-up. Off the back of Villagers recently being announced to headline and curate the Saturday at the festival, Friendly Fires, Booka Brass, David Keenan and Master of Ceremonies David O’Doherty have all been added. The fourth edition of Metropolis takes place at Dublin’s RDS across on Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 28th. Ranging in price, tickets are available to buy here now.

  • Mac DeMarco, Blood Orange, Roisin Murphy and More for Metropolis Festival

    Dublin’s annual October Bank Holiday fest Metropolis always deliver with the line-ups, and it seems that this year is going to be no exception. Ahead of many more acts to be announced, Mac DeMarco, Blood Orange, Villagers, Roisin Murphy, The Black Madonna, Young Fathers, Grandbrothers and Gwenno are amongst the first names confirmed to play the RDS across October 27-28. Promising, once more, music, performance, conversation and installation for its fourth edition, tickets go on sale at Friday, August 24 at 9am, ranging from €49.50 to €115.00. Installment plans are available.

  • Metropolis 2017

    Metropolis 2017 kicks off on a chillingly Irish Saturday afternoon, with only the bricks and mortar of the RDS and surrounding bodies to fend off the cold. Being one of the country’s few festivals taking place at this time of year, expectations are set on a show that can begin to bridge the gap between the shimmering of Body and Soul and the last trumpets of Electric Picnic. Tara Stewart gets the ball rolling on the industries stage (a slight change of programme) and plays to a largely vacant room. Her last track, a brilliant mix of Bollywood and Jay-Z…

  • Metropolis Festival Reveals New Acts

    With the likes of TLC, Leftfield and Mount Kimbie already announced, several new acts have been added to the bill for this year’s Metropolis Festival. Set to present 60 acts on 6 stages across 2 days at Dublin’s RDS this October Bank Holiday Weekend (Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th) the festival has added KARYYN, New Jackson, Hubie Davison, Adian Coker, Le Boom, Mathman & Mango, Mount Alaska, ELLLL, Trinity Orchestra, Nialler 9, Lakerama, Mix & Fairbanks, Long Island Sound, Tara Stewart, Jack Thompson, Daire Carolan (All City Records), Papa Lou, Seany B, Dan Stritch, Hidden Flux and Sarah Mooney to…

  • TLC, Leftfield and More For Metropolis

    Metropolis have announced their first wave of acts for the returning festival on October 28th and 29th of this year. The line up so far includes TLC, Leftfield, Death in Vegas, Mount Kimbie and many more to be announced. Weekend Tickets go on sale this Friday 30th June at 9am via Ticketmaster.ie & Usual Outlets. www.metropolisfestival.ie

  • Preview: Metropolis Live @ The MAC

    Ahead of live-soundtracking Fritz Lang’s German expressionist masterpiece Metropolis at Belfast’s the MAC on Thursday, May 25, we talk to acclaimed composer and pianist Dmytro Morykit about the dramatic theatre of his score. Go here to buy tickets to the event. Hi Dmytro. Take us back: when did you first watched Metropolis and how did it affect you? I suppose the first time I saw it was 1983, around about the same time I saw Nosferatu. I had been reading about the Directors of the silent classics but F W Murnau made more of an impact, perhaps that was just…

  • Festival Mixtape: Metropolis 2016

    Set to bring the veritable cream of the sonic crop to Dublin’s RDS this weekend, Metropolis is undoubtedly one of those festivals worthy of being doubly filed under “must-attend”. Ahead of the three-night blitz of sight and sound, stream our twenty-track Metropolis Festival Mixtape, featuring DJ Shadow, Moderat, Girl Band, Jessy Lanza, BADBADNOTGOOD (pictured), The Sugar Hill Gang, Novelist, Shura, Crystal Castles and the mighty Grace Jones, below.

  • Metropolis Festival Reveal Running Order

    Set to return to Dublin’s RDS next week (November 3-5), the running order and times for this year’s Metropolis festival have been unveiled. Featuring the likes of Grace Jones, DJ Shadow, Shura, Moderat, The Sugar Hill Gang, Jesse Lanza, Novelist, Fakear, Mount Kimbie, Girl Band, Floating Points (DJ set) and more, check the details below. Tickets for Metropolis are still available. Day tickets are €79.50, Weekend tickets are €145.00 and DJ Shadow – Opening Party + Weekend (3 Day) tickets are €164.50.

  • Metropolis Reveal New Acts

    Having already announced the likes of Grace Jones, Moderat, DJ Shadow, Groove Armada, Floating Points (3hr DJ set), BADBADNOTGOOD and Novelist, Metropolis have revealed a new string of acts set to make appearance at its second annual outing at Dublin’s RDS from November 3-5. With still more yet to be announced Jack Garratt, Paul Kalkbrenner, Mount Kimbie, Cyril Hahn and Jessy Lanza (pictured) are amongst the new additions to bill; easily one of the strongest Irish festival bills we’ve seen in quite some time. Set in the industrial array of warehouses and venues with the RDS complex, the indoor event offers a…