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Dawn Russell said many drugs consumed at festivals are not pharmaceutical quality and contain bulking agents.

The head of services at the Ana Liffey Drug Project has called on young people attending festivals and concerts to avail of welfare services if they a(...)

The teenager was rushed to Cork University Hospital by ambulance. File photograph: Patrick Hogan/Provision

Gardaí say they have made good progress in their investigation into the supply of ecstasy which has left a teenager in a critical condition after beco(...)

It is understood that the youth’s parents and are keeping a vigil at his bedside at Cork University Hospial. PHotograph: Google Street View

A teenager is in a critical condition after a suspected drug overdose while attending the Indiependence music festival in Co Cork. The 19-year-old ma(...)

Neneh Cherry is at All Together Now, along with The National, Patti Smith, Fontaines DC, John Grant, Pussy Riot, Olafur Arnalds, Anna Calvi, Jon Hopkins, Loyle Carner, Soak and Lisa Hannigan

Saturday July 27 DAITHÍ Róisín Dubh, Galway Racing over from his support slot at Orbital’s Galway International Arts Festival gig in the Heineken B(...)

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(...)

Kildare rap duo Tebi Rex

It was dark out and I was riding home in a far-too-packed Luas that, from the smell of cheap alcohol and sweat, was determined to destroy my remaining(...)

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(...)

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