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David Guetta, who is one of the headliners at a dance-heavy Oxegen festival at Punchestown Racecourse this weekend. Photograph: Getty  Images

Three music festivals, hundreds of Gathering events and a wide variety of events will take place this bank holiday weekend around the country, traditi(...)

New days: The Saturdays  on stage at Oxegen 2011. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Everything changes, and this maxim applies even to the most famous Irish musical bacchanalia of modern times. But this year’s Oxegen festival, whic(...)

Ayah Marar: Dirty, dark and bassy

First off, how do I actually pronounce your name?Eye-ah. Everyone says Aye-yeah but it’s easier than that. You’ve written with Toddla T, Jack Peñate a(...)

A few weeks on from the Ivor Novello awards and the aggro/ verbals/handbags continue to fly. At the core of the debate is the question of what actuall(...)

Here we go – again. The fields and parks are calling, the PA hire companies are loading their wares onto trucks and promoters are crossing their fi(...)

Frank Ocean: 10 minutes of heaven

Pop is eating itself – and getting fatter. The average length of a pop song in the 1960s was two minutes and 59 seconds. In this decade the ave(...)

Great outdoors: Kraftwerk, who will perform at Longitude in Marlay Park this summer. Photograph: Peter Boettcher

A packed market for music festivals in Ireland this summer tees up some intriguing battles for audiences as festivals target specific audiences(...)

French DJ David Guetta is headlining this year’s Oxegen festival. Photograph: Getty

Dance music dominates this year’s Oxegen line-up which returns to Punchestown, Co Kildare this August Bank Holiday weekend. French DJ Da(...)

Oxegen festival goers enjoy a mud bath by the main stage before Lady Gaga performed at  Punchestown in 2009. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Electric Picnic festival will go ahead this year, it has been announced this evening. The announcement will come as a relief to fans of the(...)

Workers take down the stage after the Swedish House Mafia concert in the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A 22-year-old man has been sent forward for trial accused of attacking an off-duty garda at the Swedish House Mafia concert in the Phoenix Park(...)

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