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Festival updates – MONIO, Northside, Belsonic, Bobfest

MONIO – Music of Northern Irish Origin – takes place at the King’s Head, Belfast on August 1 and 2. Playing the marquee next to the pub over those two days are David Holmes, And So I Watch You From …

Tue, Jul 14, 2009, 14:07

   

MONIO – Music of Northern Irish Origin – takes place at the King’s Head, Belfast on August 1 and 2. Playing the marquee next to the pub over those two days are David Holmes, And So I Watch You From Afar, Wallis Bird, Polarbear, Six Star Hotel, Iain Archer, Cashier No. 9 and a ton of others. Day tickets are £19.50 and a weekend ticket is £33.

The third Northside Music Festival will be rocking and rolling from July 21 to August 16. There’s a ton of free gigs on in various parks on the northside of Dublin so check here for the full schedule.

The Belsonic fest in Belfast at the end of August is shaping up to be quite a feast. Dizzee Rascal, Vampire Weekend, Crystal Castles, 2 Door Cinema Club and the Sketchy DJs (the lovely Rigsy and the lovelier Paul) play on August 27. 2 Many DJs, Deadmau5, Boys Noize, Mix Hell, Phil Kieran and Space Dimension Controller are the attractions on August 28. Duke Special’s Dukebox on August 29 will feature the Duke himself, the Magic Numbers, Bell X1, David Kitt, Jerry Fish and The Mudbug Club and Panama Kings. There’s also a second stage at Dukebox with David Ford, The Voluntary Butler Scheme, Thomas Truax, Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards and One Day International. Tickets are £29 per day. And if you really want to make it a Belfast week, don’t forget the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are playing St George’s Market on August 26.

And finally, there’s BobFest, a celebration of Bob Dylan’s music to held at a free mini-fest in the middle of the woods somewhere in Co Tipperary on Saturday next July 18. Music, films, BBQ and Bob.

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