Martina Topley-Bird performs with Massive Attacks. Photograph:  EPA/Jean-Christophe Bott

James Vincent McMorrow makes a welcome return home, but no one is overshadowing Massive Attack

Haim perform on the Main Stage at Longitude Fesitval at Marley Park. Photograph: Allen Kiely.

Haim electrify Marlay main stage and Disclosure easily live up to headline billing

George Ezra was among the highlights at the first day of the Longitude Festival in Marlay Park, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Elliphant, I Am The Cosmos, John Talabot and Parquet Courts among day one performers

Alistair Spalding: ‘I hardly ever go to America to see work; we take work there but there isn’t a flourishing of dance.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Alistair Spalding talks turning Sadler’s Wells theatre into a powerhouse of contemporary dance

Heather Humphreys (right) has been named as Minister for the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht during her first term in the Dáil. Photograph: Merrion Street/Government Information Service.

Fact department avoided elimination a saving grace as piano-playing Humphreys takes role

Cillian and  Aisling Crosson (both from Louth); Chloe Commins (from Dublin) and Siobhan McGuire (from Galway) at the Body & Soul festival at at Ballinalough Castle, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Rejuvenating power of Shabazz Palaces, East India Youth and Caribou felt by festival goers

 Slow Magic performs at the Body and Soul festival at Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Allen Kiely

John Grant, Gary Numan, Goldfrapp and Jon Hopkins delight festival crowd

 Gary Numan: one of the headline acts appearing on the summer solstice.  Photograph:   Simone Joyner/Getty Images

Weekend tickets now sold out but some tickets still left for Sunday

Shara Worden, aka My Brightest Diamond, who will be taking part in this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival, which begins on August 8th

The Gloaming one of many artists in residence in Marble City

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