The October bank holiday weekend is one of the busiest for events, as a rake of festivals make a last-minute pitch for your entertainment pocket. Both(...)

The show itself is punctuated by a chaotic history of music, as Warlop, her three-piece band and one punishingly overworked roadie barely keep the show on the road

Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin ★★★★★ Drum beats are tricky beasts at the best of times. But they are even harder to nail when the different elements(...)

Conor McGregor in a fashion shoot for The Irish Times in 2014. Photograph: David Sleator

Jamie D’Alton’s introduction to Conor McGregor is probably the same as most people’s. It came via the Late Late Show. D’Alton had produced a film cal(...)

Oona Doherty’s stunning performance in ‘A Concrete Song’

If you need a beautiful piece of art in your life, then look no further than the flinty dream that is A Concrete Song. This is the latest short from (...)

James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem on stafe in London on September 22nd, 2017. Photograph: Burak Cingi/Redferns

Olympia Theatre, Dublin LCD Soundsystem gigs are not a place for recrimination. If 30-somethings need a safe space, then this is it: basking in the g(...)

Carla Mooney gets first go in the  the Red Bull Soundome at Electric Picnic ahead of the festival’s opening on Friday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

SALTY DOG Friday 02.50-03.00 Salty Dog No-Stars: ‘Exile on Main Street’ 01.35-02.30 Otherkin 24.25-01.15 Booka Brass Band 23.15-24.05 DD Allen 2(...)

Melvin Benn: “The whole of Europe has changed their security plan in every aspect of everything that we do.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Electric Picnic has signed a new 10-year agreement at Stradbally Hall in Co Laois. The festival will be staying at the Cosby family estate for a(...)

 Erica O’Regan and friends from Carlow at last year’s Electric Picnic festival.  Photograph: Alan Betson

ELECTRIC ARENA Friday Rejjie Snow 11.00-12.00 Bicep (Live) 9.30-10.30 Vince Staples 8.00-9.00 Young Fathers 6.45-7.30 Rejji(...)

Start making your main stage schedules now. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

MAIN STAGE Friday 10.30-12.00 The xx 9.00-10.00 London Grammar 7.30-8.30 The Divine Comedy 6.15-7.00 Hudson Taylor 5.00-5.45 Little Hours Satur(...)

This is your one-week warning. The biggest, best and last party of the summer is just seven days away. We can smell the excitement off you from here. (...)