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The official Electric Picnic map has been released in advance of this year’s festival, which will welcome 52,000 people to Stradbally, Co Laois, over (...)

Crowds arrive last year for the Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally, Co Laois.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

It’s attractive for many to give up their time to work for free at a festival or event that they want to attend. In return, they get a free ticket. Fo(...)

A country pile with the perfect bloodstock pedigree is looking to extend its range by getting into the movie business. The owners, Lorna and Harry Fow(...)

 Taylor Swift  pulled her entire catalogue off Spotify in 2014, arguing it was unfair some fans could stream her music for less as opposed to buying a physical copy of her album. Photograph:  Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Can we have a moment’s silence for all our old record players, tape decks, Walkmans, MP3 players and iPods – all that technology that we once loved th(...)

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 (...)

For all the wonderful local and artisan delicacies you might get to try as part of your summer festival experience, the accompanying drink will likely be the beer-world equivalent of a Big Mac. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

It’s hard to a get a decent beer at a music festival these days. Though you can do almost everything else, from getting married or having your face pa(...)

Leo Varadkar at Body & Soul: ‘I think it’s a case of changing views over time.’ Photograph: Allen Kiely

“I’m always a bit uncomfortable listening to male politicians talking about their journey,” says Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, of his path to feminist enlig(...)

The Killers: lead singer Brandon Flowers and his band will perform at the RDS on Tuesday

With Body&Soul operating a strict over-20s policy down at Ballinlough Castle, and Billy Joel catering to a more mature audience at Aviva Stadium, (...)

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What a difference 10 years can make. Back in 2008/9, Body & Soul dared to advance from its origins as part of Electric Picnic. There was little to(...)

Desert rat: Baxter Dury describes himself as “a bloke in an ill-fitting ’80s suit talking over some synthesisers” and his new song Miami, about a Harvey Weinstein-type creep,  as “really coarse and horrible”

Baxter Dury is very sorry. When he calls back almost an hour after our scheduled interview time, he is full of apologies. “I’m sitting on my balcony i(...)

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