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Exploring the experiences of music artists with emerging technologies

May 5th by Kenn
Have your say in your future!

This research explores the experiences of music artists with emerging technologies, which aims to shine a light on the different attitudes and motivations music artists have regarding this type of technology and its actual or anticipated impact on their career.


June 24, 2020 by Kenn
In response to the Covid-19 crisis in the Irish live events industry, the working group EPIC (Event Production Industry Covid-19) has been formed to represent the interests and concerns of the 3,500 individuals and businesses involved full time and the 15,000 people part-time in producing live events.

Minding Creative Minds

June 19, 2020 by Kenn
In a first of its kind for Ireland’s creative sector, Minding Creative Minds (MCM) is a free 24/7 wellbeing support programme for the Irish Music Sector, delivered by Spectrum Life.

Band Together

April 03, 2020 by Kenn
As COVID-19 continues to spread, it’s times like these that we need to band together to get through. We’ve put together a list of resources and supports available for artists and music businesses, which we hope will make life a little easier. You can also discover some pretty cool tunes in our Band Together playlist.

The Black Swan 2020

March 20, 2020 by Kenn
A Black Swan is an unpredictable event that has severe consequences. The unexpected event is now having a profound effect on the music industry. But there are opportunities that can arise from unexpected events.

COVID-19 Play Your Part

March 15, 2020 by Kenn
As COVID-19 spreads throughout the world, we have an obligation to be more mindful of one another and play our part for the greater good. Now is not the time to be selfish. After all, we’re in this together.

Kings of Leon Return to Dublin

March 02, 2020 by Kenn
Kings of Leon return to Dublin after three years for an exclusive performance at RDS Arena on 1st July 2020.

Danny G & The Major 7ths Soul Party

February 05, 2020 by Kenn
Irish neo-soul band play Bello Bar Dublin, Friday March 6th with special guests Tolü Makay.

God Is An Astronaut: All is Violent, All is Bright Tour 2020

January 11, 2020 by Kenn
Irish post-rock band, God Is An Astronaut plays The Academy, Dublin April 17th & Cork’s Cyprus Avenue April 18th


January 10, 2020 by Kenn
The biggest selling album of all time in Ireland and one of the greatest and most heart-warming word-of-mouth successes in music, White Ladder will be performed by Gray with all the original band members and with all the original equipment to recreate the record in its entirety, plus a set of the greatest hits.


December 13, 2019 by Kenn
Guns N’ Roses are back to our Paradise City and will play Marley Park SATURDAY 27 JUNE 2020. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 18th December at 9am. You can get them here.

Ludovico Einaudi Returns To Dublin

December 04, 2019 by Kenn
Ludovico Einaudi returns to the Dublin three and a half years after the release of Elements and a sensational world tour, this time with his new project Seven Days Walking, released on March 15.

HAIL THE GHOST announce new album, 'ARRHYTHMIA'

November 18, 2019 by Kenn
HAIL THE GHOST return with their second studio album, ‘ARRHYTHMIA’ (OUT 6th December 2019) and headline show in Whelans on 31st January 2020.

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Play Dublin's 3Arena 8th & 9th May 2020

October 25, 2019 by Kenn
Following a sold out show for Friday, 8th May, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds have announced a second show at 3Arena Dublin, Saturday 9th May 2020 due to phenomenal demand. Their seventeenth studio album, Ghosteen, is now available.

The Murder Capital Announce Their Biggest Dublin Headline Show

October 16, 2019 by Kenn
Live At Vicar Street, 27th February 2020. The Dublin band have also shared a new video for ‘More Is Less’– the live version of which went viral and forged the band’s breakthrough last year.

Derry instrumentalist ROE brings ``Grumpy Electro-Pop`` sound to Whelan's.

September 30, 2019 by Kenn
19-year-old ROE from Derry (Ireland), plays Whelans 28 February 2020. Tickets on same now.
Laying down her unique brand of self-styled “Grumpy Electro-Pop”, she has been blazing a trail for young female indie artists across Ireland, UK, Europe and beyond.

INHALER play The Button Factory 18th & 19th December 2019

September 29, 2019 by Kenn
Meeting at school in 2012, and assuming their current line up in 2016, INHALER is a Dublin four-piece rock and roll band. They will headline The Button Factory on the 18th & 19th December 2019.

The Coronas bring their ‘Long Way Home Festival’ tour to Dublin!

September 10, 2019 by Kenn
The Coronas bring their ‘Long Way Home Festival’ tour to Dublin!

The 1975 Announce Dublin 3Arena Show

September 09, 2019 by Kenn
Ahead of the release of their fourth album, Notes On A Conditional Form, The 1975 will play Dublin’s 3Arena 3rd March 2020, with special guests Beabadoobee.

Editors Announce a live show at Vicar Street + Best of Album

September 05, 2019 by Kenn
Editors will play Vicar Street, 2nd March 2020 and release a Best of Album, Black Gold, which is out October 25th.

Hozier brings Wasteland Baby Tour to Dublin’s 3Arena

August 31, 2019 by Kenn
Following his headline performance last Friday at Electric Picnic, Hozier will bring his Wasteland Baby! World Tour home to Dublin’s 3Arena this December for two shows.


August 30, 2019 by Kenn
Snow Patrol have confirmed their Reworked tour for Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on 26 November and Waterfront Hall, Belfast on 28 & 29 November.

Otherkin Bow Out With Farewell Irish Tour

August 16, 2019 by Kenn
After electrifying fans around the world with their incendiary blend of raucous garage-rock and futuristic electronica for the last few years, Otherkin have decided to call it a day with a final Irish tour this December.

Bjork Tickets on sale now

August 06, 2019 by Kenn
Björk’s Cornucopia Debuts in Europe. According to Björk, this is her “most elaborate stage concert yet, where the acoustic and digital will shake hands, encouraged by a bespoke team of collaborators. Cornucopia is probably as expansive as I will get … an effort to find an equilibrium between all areas.”

Dermot Kennedy plays 3Arena on 22 and 23 December 2019!

JUNE 13, 2019 by Kenn
Global star on-the-rise Dermot Kennedy today releases his incredible new single ‘OUTNUMBERED’, alongside the release date for his debut album ‘WITHOUT FEAR’ – due September 27th – and his biggest ever UK and Ireland tour in December.

Talos Headline The Olympia Theatre

April 30, 2019 by Kenn
Talos have confirmed their biggest Dublin headline show to date on Friday December 6th at The Olympia Theatre.

The Lumineers III World Tour Comes To 3Arena November 29

April 05, 2019 by Kenn
After the triumph of their UK and US No.1 record, The Lumineers are back with their third studio album, ‘III and will bring their tour to 3Arena on 29 November

Bell X1 Vicar Street Dublin

March 25, 2019 by Kenn
After a sell-out tour with Dowry Strings, Bell X1 have announced two dates in Vicar St, Dublin in November 2019. Tickets on sale this Friday at 9am from and outlets Nationwide.

Glastonbury 2019: Featuring The Killers, The Cure and Stormzy as headliners

March 15, 2019 by Kenn
Las Vegas rockers and indie goths to headline the main stage alongside Stormzy, Kylie and Janet Jackson

Old Hannah 'Borealis' Album Launch

March 15, 2019 by Kenn
Brand new single ‘The Way Light Falls Upon Water’ released 29 March
Taken from Old Hannah’s highly anticipated debut album ‘Borealis’ which will be released 19 April 2019

Electric Picnic Line up Announced 2019

March 13, 2019 by Kenn
Electric Picnic just announced The Strokes, Florence & The Machine, Hozier and The 1975 to play Stradbally Hall, Co. Laois from Friday August 30th to Sunday September 1st.

Fontaines D.C. Headline Vicar Street

March 06, 2019 by Kenn
Fontaines D.C. will headline Vicar Street, 7th December 2019 for their biggest Dublin show to date.

Nile Rodgers & Chic Live at St. Anne's Park Dublin

March 05, 2019 by Kenn

Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Festival 2019 More New Acts Announced

March 01, 2019 by Kenn
It’s the first of the month, and with the onset of spring, we are excited to reveal yet more acts who will be joining us at the Irish Museum of Modern Art for one very sweet bank holiday this June.

Body & Soul 2019 First Wave of Artists Announced

Feb 26, 2019 by Kenn
Boutique music festival Body & Soul have launched their first wave of artists to play this summer with Modeselektor, The Blaze and Santigold headlining.

All Together Now 2019 New Line Up Announced

Feb 15, 2019 by Kenn
Set across 16 stages, featuring natural amphitheatres, secret woodland stages and more, ATN nestles itself into Curraghmore Estate’s 3000 acres, providing the perfect and majestic setting for music, art, friendship and camaraderie.

Lollapalooza Berlin Line Up Announced

Feb 13, 2019 by Kenn
This September sees the return of Kings of Leon and Swedish House Mafia for their exclusive German show to Lolla Berlin.

Mini Mansions Announce Dublin Show

Feb 12, 2019 by Kenn
Los Angeles’ Mini Mansions are the type of gang whose charm lies in their individual idiosyncrasies. A trio of partners-in-crime, best friends and brothers in all but blood…

Catfish And The Bottlemen: Live In Galway & Dublin

Jan 29, 2019 by Kenn
New songs from the 11-track album will feature in a 12-show run that kicks off in Galway, the Republic of Ireland.

Kodaline Live At St. Anne's Park Dublin

Jan 15, 2019 by Kenn
Kodaline Announce James Morrison, Flynn Roe and Somebody’s Child as special guests for two Dublin Concerts at St. Anne’s Park – 31 May and 1 June.

Vulpynes: Live at The Academy2

Jan 10, 2019 by Kenn
Following the success of their show at the Underground in December, VULPYNES have announced a bigger headline show at the Academy 2 on Saturday 20th April 2019, Tickets on sale Now!

Picture This: Live at Botanic Gardens

December 17, 2018 by Kenn
PICTURE THIS has been confirmed as the first Act to play a brand new Festival for Belfast. Live At The Botanic Gardens will be a series of outdoor concerts held in the picturesque setting of Belfast City’s famous gardens during June 2019.

Snow Patrol Play Malahide Castle

December 13, 2018 by Kenn
SNOW PATROL will play an open-air show at Malahide Castle on Friday 7th June 2019. This is fantastic news for fans who were unable to secure a ticket for the sold-out Dublin show at 3Arena.

SOAK: Live at The Button Factory

December 04, 2018 by Kenn
Aiken Promotions proudly presents SOAK live at The Button Factory, 30th May 2019, her biggest headline show to date. The news follows her sold out performance at The Grand Social in November.

Glen Hansard Live at Vicar Street

November 27, 2018 by Kenn
After selling out Amsterdam Carré (March 7) and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie (March 8) in less than an hour, singer-songwriter Glen Hansard is pleased to announce he will be returning to Europe and IRL/UK, joined by a band, for an April / May 2019 tour.

a-ha: Hunting High And Low Tour

November 05, 2018 by Kenn
a-ha have always set themselves challenges. In 2018, their the MTV Unplugged tour proved that their songs could be given new settings and remain as alive and as impactful as ever. Now, pushing even further, they are announcing that their October and November 2019 tour will be different from anything they have previously undertaken.

Tash Sultana

October 30, 2018 by Kenn
Aiken Promotions proudly presents the first gig announcements for Live at The Marquee, Cork and Iveagh Gardens, Dublin. TASHA SULTANA will perform two shows in Ireland this Summer, following her sold out show in Dublin’s Vicar Street in 2017.

Metallica To Play Slane Castle June 8th, 2019

September 26, 2018 by Kenn
Metallica are back after a decade away and all set to rock the iconic Slane Castle on the banks of the Boyne

Sophie Ellis-Bextor 'The Song Diaries Tour'

September 24, 2018 by Kenn
Following on from performing live with orchestra and band for the first time at London’s Royal Festival Hall on 3rd October 2018 comes the announcement that she will tour nationwide in 2019

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.

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!

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!

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!

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.


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.