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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 (...)

Delorentos, headlining at Indiependence. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Up until this year, music fans planning to meander across the August bank holiday weekend outside Dublin had to choose between two open-air music fest(...)

Kate Nash, who plays Indiependence festival 2018

Saturday, July 28th Le Boom Róisín Dubh, Galway; 11pm; €10; roisindubh.net Two years ago, Aimie Mallon and Christy Leech were but a faint whisper in(...)

Derry singer-songwriter Roe: “Jack Garratt’s ‘Phase’ inspired me so much because I couldn’t comprehend how one person could create these amazing songs and perform them live alone.”

Two years ago I had no idea what kind of musician I wanted to be. I was studying music in college and had just started working with my now producer Li(...)

Summber vibe: Electric Picnic, in Co Laois in September. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

With more than 30 music festivals across Ireland between April and the end of September, there’s one for almost every age, county and g(...)

Our critics have picked their best beats from 2017 and now it’s over to you. Click on irishtimes.com/ticketawards to vote for your favourite arti(...)

Manic Street Preachers headline Indiependence on Sunday August 6th

Indiependence Deer Park, Mitchelstown, Co Cork, Friday August 4th-Sunday August 6th, 2pm, €119/€52.50 tickets.ie The success of this boutique music a(...)

The Castlepalooza Music and Arts Festival in  Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It’s fair to call Castlepalooza the biggest gaff party of the summer, except it’s in a castle, Charleville Castle to be precise. With approximately 5,(...)

Festival essentials: these’ll get you through the weekend

We hear plenty about festival line-ups and festival fashion but there’s one area that doesn’t get the attention that it deserves: festival bowels. It(...)

Electric Picnic: Facebook statuses will request lifts, free tickets or spare tents. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

When snow is forecast for April it’s hard to see beyond the grey horizon, but Joe Goddard’s new album, Electric Lines, lifted me from the gloom and tr(...)

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