Crowds throng the main stage at Electric Picnic 2014. Photograph: Dave Meehan

For every long-running summer event, such as Indiependence, Life or Castlepalooza, you have the ill-fated Killarney Festival of Music & Food, w(...)

Jools Holland, one of the musicians who was due to perform at the Killarney Festival of Music and Food this weekend. Photograph: Getty

The curse of “unforeseen circumstances” strikes again. That was the reason given by organisers of the ill-fated Killarney Festival of Music and Food (...)

Bands were to be given slots on Killarney Festival of Food & Music’s Actbacker stage according to how many tickets each act sold

Earlier this week Killarney Festival of Food & Music withdrew plans to create a “brand new stage for emerging Irish talent” at its event, citing t(...)

Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois, which takes place in early September. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

JANUARY Yeats 2015 All year A national celebration of the life and work of the Nobel prize-winning poet, with an extensive programm(...)