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Editors Ephemeral Dublin Appearance

October 21, 2018 by Kenn
Editors hit Dublin last Tuesday night, 16th October, on the back of their 6th album, “Violence”, to a full house at Vicar Street Dublin.
Infused with textured guitar riffs, melodic synths and anthemic choruses, Editors’ new album is a paradox. While lyrically, “Violence” paints a brutal world, one of corruption, pain and grief, musically, the band has entered the pop sphere more than ever.

Falling Into His Arms: Nick Cave

September 22, 2018 by Kenn
As today marks the 61st birthday of Australian Post Punk legend, Nick Cave, and winter is slowly extending its cold fingers across our faces, we felt it fitting to reflect a little on that bright summer day earlier this year that brought the singer to Dublin

The Return of Incubus

September 12, 2018 by Kenn
After 14 years, Incubus made their long awaited return to Dublin’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Body&Soul and Other Voices

August 16, 2018 by Kenn
As we pick up the pace for the lead up to Electric Picnic, we’ve put together a tune list of artists gracing the stages of Body&Soul as well as the intimate Other Voices.

The Salty Dog at Electric Picnic

August 16, 2018 by Kenn
“The turn-of-the-century harbour that provides a bosom to the gloriously decadent Salty Dog once again comes to life”
It’s Electric Picnic time again and the funkiest picnic we know would not be the same without some thirst inducing antics from our favourite shipwreck. So get your oars out and paddle for safe lands with some pirate tunes to keep your mouth from getting dry.
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beatvyne's Electric Picnic - Pick

August 14, 2018 by Kenn
Electric Picnic continues to top the festival experience chart, with a stellar line up from Kenrick Lamar, NERD, Massive Attack, Picture This, Dua Lipa, St. Vincent, Ben Howard, and home grown heroes like Delorentos, Ham Sandwich, David Keenan, Le Galaxie and many more!

beatvyne Knock Your Socks off at KnockanStockan 2018

July 28, 2018 by Kenn
The west is the best! And this weekend West Wicklow has been knockin’ your socks off at KnockanStockan, a music festival on the shores of Blessington lakes. How awesome is that!
Dangling treats of Forbidden Fruit

Dangling treats of Forbidden Fruit

June 2, 2018 by Kenn
Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Festival dangles its delicious treats once again and kicks off festival season with a bang this June Bank Holiday Weekend (Sat June 2nd to Monday 4th)

VINYL Dublin 2018

May 14, 2018 by Kenn
In an age of instant gratification, digitization and high expectation, Vinyl Dublin was a welcome retreat. A much needed moment to catch your breath, reflect and take stock on perhaps not just the music industry but indeed our own relationship with music.

beatvyne artists at Electric Picnic 2017

August 21, 2017 by Kenn
Summer is just over, it’s nearly back to school time! It can only mean one thing! Electric Picnic is just here and it’s time for the adults to play. While murmurs of discontent surround the lineup, thousands will nevertheless flock to Stradbally and be treated to a an audio and visual feast!

For What It’s Worth – The Trump Effect!

January 19, 2017 by Kenn
Over the weekend, while the world got ready for Donald Trump to take the hot seat, we and all those that went to the Ones To Watch music festival in Dublin’s iconic venue, Whelan’s, were treated with a trump card of what Ireland has up its sleeve, musically!

Who to look out for at the ‘Ones To Watch’ Whelan’s

January 12, 2017 by Kenn
Ireland is a buzz with music these days and our friends at Whelan’s are showcasing a tasty slice of the sounds happening round town as of late. Yes, the uber cool Ones To Watch festival is back and kicks off tonight Thursday 12th Jan. We recommend you get along, even if it is cold out! It’s sure to warm you up!

LOLLAPALOOZA BERLIN 2016

September 19, 2016 by Bella
The Electric Picnic adventures hadn’t yet subsided and Lollapalooza was already beckoning. Along with 70,000 others, we set off to Berlin to catch one of Europe’s newest festivals.

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain!

September 7, 2016 by Kenn
Bob Marley once sang “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain!” Well, last weekend the 50,000 music fans who invaded the quiet village of Stradbally would most likely attest to this lyric.

8 Artist We Hope To See At Electric Picnic Next Year

September 2, 2016 by James Coffey
The biggest festival weekend of the year is upon us once again. Here’s some great up and comers we hope we see at it next year.

HARD WORKING CLASS HEROES LINE UP ANNOUNCED!

August 19, 2016 by Bella
The festival will be on from the 6th-8th of October spread over a number of Venues around Dublin City Centre. HWCH is now in it’s 14th year and has added a new aspect to the showcase this year – 25 selected companies will get a chance to pitch their ideas to VCs and investors over the weekend and will also be given access to mentoring, panels and tip sessions the same way bands have had with HWCH since its first year in 2003. There’s also an open call for new ideas and startups who want to pitch to Irish startup supports.

DUBLIN LIVE MUSIC TRAILS

August 4, 2016 by Kenn
For music fans the August bank holiday weekend was like the mecca of music. The choice was abundant from Indiependence to Beatyard pumping out the sounds. BUT QUIETLY TUCKED BETWEEN THEM WAS THE DUBLIN LIVE MUSIC TRAILS. In association with DublinTown, Faílte Ireland, Dublin City Council and First Music Contact, the Live Music Trails sees a series of acts located in unconventional music spaces across the city.
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