Beatyard is also hipper than most festivals – and we mean that in a good way

City-based festivals have distinct advantages over green-field sites, notably in terms of access, location and not having to be too concerned about ho(...)

Ibiza anthems: a laser show at Amnesia, the Balearic nightclub. Photograph: Leelu/Getty

Dara Ó Briain used to tell a joke about a geriatric Generation Xer invading the dance floor at a wedding years in the future. “That’s not a dance. Thi(...)

It Takes a Village kicks off this season of festivals – but with a twist. A good twist: the venue is the Trobolgan holiday village in Co Cork, a place(...)

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(...)

Anna-Mieke Bishop and Brían Mac Gloinn from Ye Vagabonds at Trabolgan

The thing Joe Kelly finds most surprising about putting a festival on in Trabolgan holiday village in East Cork is that no one had got there before hi(...)

Andrew Weatherall has never lost his edge. A trailblazing DJ and producer from back in the day when he took Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, (...)