• Knockanstockan 2019

    2019 will be remembered as a phenomenal year for fans of Irish music with so many genres showing substantial growth and development. Hype has been reverberating throughout the whole scene but too often these acts that are doing so well are overlooked by festival line-ups. This year, Knockanstockan is an exception to that rule with the entire line-up feeling like a homage to Irish growth. Boasting a line-up that incorporates the vast range of sounds on display in Ireland’s musical canon right now, Knockanstockan 2019 is admirable in its dedication to eclecticism and musical inclusivity and makes itself a fore-runner…

  • Body & Soul Announce Electric Picnic Line-Up

    With just over a month to go, Body & Soul have announced the line-up for this year’s sold out Electric Picnic. LA Priest, Hundred Waters, Meltybrains?, EMBRZ, Ho99o9 Natalie Press, Young Wonder and Everything Shook are amongst the many, many acts set to perform across Body and Soul’s two institution-like stages (Main Stage and Earthship stage) at the festival. Check out the full line-up above.

  • Castlepalooza 2014

    A highly-anticipated annual fixture at the breathtaking Charleville Castle in Tullamore, Castlepalooza 2014 will take place across the weekend of August 1-3. Super Furry Animals’ main man Gruff Rhys, indie-pop duo Summer Camp and Franco-Swiss DJ Gilles Peterson top the bill this year, with several Irish acts including TVVINS, Hurdles, We Cut Corners, The Clameens, Affleck and Ships also featuring in this year’s line-up. Buy tickets and check out full line-up for the festival – taking place across August 1, 2 and 3 – over at Castlepalooza’s official website and check out a live version of ‘Book’ by TVVINS below.

  • Celtronic 2014

    Ireland’s premier electronic musical festival, Celtronic will return to Derry for its fourteenth year from Wednesday, June 25. Running to Sunday June 29, some of the finest producers and DJs in dance and electronic music including Ben UFO, Derrick Carter, Karenn Feat Blawan and Pariah, Magic Mountain High, Pearson Sound and Space Dimension Controller will perform in various venues such as Sandinos, The Nerve Centre and Masons across the city over five days. Check out the full line-up for the festival and buy tickets here. Watch a fifty minute Boiler Room set from Ben UFO below.  

  • Wacken Open Air Festival 2014

    Wacken Open Air 2014 will take place in Wacken, Germany on Thursday 31 July to Saturday, August 2 2014. Emperor, King Diamond and Amon Amarth (above) are amongst the bands that will perform at the annual German festival. Check out the full line-up below: A Pale Horse Named Death, Amon Amarth, Apocalyptica, Arch Enemy, August Burns Red, Avantasia, Behemoth, Bembers, Blechblosn, Bring Me The Horizon, Bülent Ceylan, C.O.P. UK, Carcass, Children Of Bodom, Chthonic, Crematory, Decapitated, Degradead, Der W.,Devin Townsend Project, Dunkelschön, Emperor, Endstille, Excrementory Grindfuckers,Firkin, Five Finger Death Punch, Fleshgod Apocalypse, For The Imperium, Godsized,HammerFall, Hatebreed, Heaven Shall Burn, Hellyeah, Iced Earth, Ics Vortex,…

  • Headliners announced for Sunflowerfest 2014

    Kicking off in exactly three months time, the two headliners for this year’s Sunflowerfest have been announced at Belfast’s Sunflower Bar. Taking place across the weekend of August 22-25, English dance act The Orb and Co. Down rock quartet The Answer (pictured) were revealed as this year’s headliners, set to perform on the Friday and Saturday night respectively. With the rest of the line-up yet to be announced, tickets for the festival are currently available to buy via the official Sunflowerfest website.

  • Tanglewood 2014 Line-up Announced

    Garage-blues due The Bonnevilles, alt-rock trio Abandcalledboyand folk duo New Ancestors are amongst the acts announced to play this year’s Tanglewood Festival. Returning to Newry’s Narrow Water Castle on for the fourth running on July 4 and 5, the festival will also feature performances from the likes of Ports (Little Bear), Mere Moths, Gascan Ruckus, Podracer and a band called – wait for it – The Scrotes. A “varied” assemblage of acts on offer it is. Check out the line-up poster below and hit up the Tanglewood website soon to buy tickets.  

  • Final acts announced for Forbidden Fruit 2014

    And So I Watch You From Afar, Girls Names (pictured) and Lisa O’Neill are amongst twenty-one final acts announced to play this year’s Forbidden Fruit festival in Dublin. Also the likes of The Flaming Lips, Flying Lotus and 2manyDJS at the annual Summer festival at Dublin’s Rotal Hospital Kilmainham include Erol Alkan, dOP, Detroit Swindle, Gavin James and more. Check out the full festival poster below. Forbidden Fruit 2014 takes place on Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1. Go here to buy tickets and watch the video for ‘The New Life’ by Girls Names below.  

  • Forfey Festival announces first twelve acts

    Now in its ninth year – the year “of the Rex”, no less – Forfey Festival have announced the first dozen acts to play the festival this Summer. With many acts yet to be announced, the first twelve acts confirm to play are The Emerald Armada, Skeletons, Rupture Dogs, RAMS’ Pocket Radio, More Than Conquerors, Joshua Burnside, Hornets, Go Wolf, Ciaran Lavery, Carriages, Bee Mick See and Affleck. Forfey 2014 takes place from Friday, August 1 to Sunday, August 3. Tickets will be available to purchase soon.