Kaleidoscope: the festival is aimed at children of all ages, as well as their parents. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

The line-up for Kaleidoscope, the new three-day family-friendly festival at Russborough Estate this summer, has been announced. Bell X1 and Tom Odell(...)

Wendy Carlos: At the time ‘Switched-On Bach’ was released, the composer was  six months into transgender hormone therapy, and still known as Carlos. Photograph: GAB Archive/Redferns

Since its release 50 years ago, Switched-On Bach has been relegated to the realm of kitsch curiosity; blips and blops produced from tinkerings on prim(...)

Electric Picnic: The Prodigy will play this year’s festival. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Prodigy have been added as headliners to the final Electric Picnic line-up which has just been announced. The English electronic dance band, who(...)

The Chorus of Dissent and the Elastic Band

We’re almost afraid to say it out loud, for fear of putting a hex on it, but it looks like the weather could be good for this May bank holiday weekend(...)

 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(...)

Parcels headline the  main stage on Friday

Body&Soul Stage Friday 01:00-01:45 Parcels 23:30-00:30 Metronomy 22:00-22:50 Anna Meredith 20:30-21:30 Talos 19:15-20:00 TooFools 18:00-18:(...)

Stradbally fields forever: an aerial view of the Electric Picnic. Photograph: Sky Tec Ireland

ELECTRIC ARENA FRIDAY 22.45-00.00 Super Furry Animals 21.00-11.15 Todd Terje 19.30-20.30 Broken Social Scene SATURDAY 00.15-01.15 Years & Y(...)

It’s not difficult to see why King Kong Company have become Irish festival favourites in recent years. The Waterford six-piece’s music is both an e(...)

Acting the clown

Ara would ya relax, it’s only a festival. They’re like buses. Another one will be along very soon to take you where you want to go, and if you wait(...)

Wallis Bird: flying high at Light Colour Sound

As we made our way down the M50 towards Groove Festival in Bray, our bass player urgently requested the car be pulled over. He then proceeded to decor(...)

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