‘There are two types of debauchery: the type that comes about after consuming mind-altering substances, and the type that comes about when all your favourite people are together in the same place at the same time, but no one has died.’ Photograph: Karan Kapoor/Stone via Getty Images

Party dressing is a many-headed beast, like the mythical Hydra. It took Hercules to slay the mighty Hydra, and it would take a Herculean effort to (...)

Angelina Jolie: could she be heading for the White House? Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

Angelina Jolie is thinking about running for office. Of course she is. With that beatific smile, the UN special envoy position and the postcard-per(...)

Kicking off on October 30th, the Knitting and Stitching Show at the RDS, Dublin is a place where old-school traditionalists cross needles with younger(...)

Billie Holliday singing Strange Fruit: There will never be a protest song as potent and affecting

To continue the protest theme in The Ticket this week, a look at the bleak future for all forms of popular music. Over the past three decades, there h(...)

Kanye West, a man and artist full of unresolved contradictions

It’s a common complaint that music today just doesn’t have the political edge it used to way back when. For some, the golden age of protest music i(...)

Well-prepared festival-goers arrive with a pre-erected tent at the Electric Picnic music festival at Stradbally Hall in Co Laois today. Photograph: Reuters

A sell-out crowd of 40,000 people are heading for Stradbally this afternoon for the Electric Picnic. This is the 10th year of a festival whose (...)

 Kate Bush performing  at the Hammersmith Apollo in west London last night. Photograph: Ken McKay/Noble and Brite/PA Wire

Kate Bush has made a sensational return to the concert stage — 35 years after her last, and only, tour.At 56, the British singer may no longer be able(...)

DJ Jenny Greene co-host of 2fm’s The Nicky Byrne Show with Nicky and Jenny

RTÉ is renewing its hunt for a sponsor for The Nicky Byrne Show with Nicky and Jenny (as it is awkwardly known), which has been on air in the mid-morn(...)

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said it was not clear how many people were on the Glastonbury Festival site by last night, but in previous years around 80 per cent of ticket holders arrived on the Wednesday. Photograph:  Ian Gavan/Getty Images 1:15

Glastonbury revellers woke up to sunshine today - but are likely to see heavy showers before the day is out.Thousands of festival-goers are already on(...)

Not quite an outright pop heartthrob, not quite a household name, not quite cool enough to get the seal of approval from discerning musos: it’s safe t(...)