Stormzy (left), Westlife (top centre), Spice Girls (middle centre), Cardi B (bottom centre) and Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters (right) are just a few of the acts stepping onto a stage in Ireland this summer. Photographs: Ian West/PA Wire, Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press, Mike Blake/Reuters

It’s time to air out your mouldy tent that’s shoved on top of your wardrobe and to hose down your crusty, mucky wellies that live under your bed. You (...)

Theatrum Biblicum by Johann Fischen (circa 1650): Adam and Eve were children in paradise. It is only in breaking the bond with parents  the child can become an adult.

Ever since science disproved the factual accuracy of the Jewish scriptures, the stories contained in them have been largely ignored. This is true of t(...)

Franc Moody pull on the Marigolds

What Disco funk-pop bops Where London Why Despite the intentions of Disco Demolition Night, disco never really went away. The genre’s grooves morphed (...)

The new Music Minds festival takes place in Doolin on January 19th

Last January, the musician and music producer Simon O’Reilly and the percussionist and Kíla frontman Rónán Ó Snodaigh played a gig at the Courthouse G(...)

Mount Alaska

What Textured, grandiose electronic music.  Where Dublin. Why If you saw an arrangement of glowing multicoloured triangles on stage at Irish(...)

Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange is on the main stage at Metropolis Festival on Sunday at the RDS, Dublin.  Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

RDS, Dublin Saturday October 27th/Sunday October 28th €115/€109.50/€74.50/€69.50/€49.50 ticketmaster.ie NB: There is a strict over-21s age policy I(...)

In June, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre took a tent at the Body & Soul festival in Co Westmeath.

While watching a festival performance last summer, Jessica’s enjoyment of the event came to an abrupt stop, when the actions of a male performer made (...)

Thundercat. Photograph: Rich Fury/Getty Images for FYF

No matter how good the line-up is, the purchase of a Forbidden Fruit ticket is always loaded with worry, because the Irish June bank holiday is a tric(...)

Fans enjoying the Forbidden Fruit festival at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

This is it. Summer has arrived in Ireland and to mark this special event, the Forbidden Fruit Festival has added some sunshine to the line-up. The gro(...)

Bloom 2018 at the Phoenix Park has an eclectic mix of stunning show gardens, tantalising food features and fun for all the family. Photograph: Chris Bellew/ Fennell Photography

BELFAST AVA Festival S13 Warehouse and the Mac, Belfast, June 1st-2nd avafestival.com This audio-visual arts (ava) festival and conference is wh(...)

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