Carla Mooney gets first go in the  the Red Bull Soundome at Electric Picnic ahead of the festival’s opening on Friday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

SALTY DOG Friday 02.50-03.00 Salty Dog No-Stars: ‘Exile on Main Street’ 01.35-02.30 Otherkin 24.25-01.15 Booka Brass Band 23.15-24.05 DD Allen 2(...)

Start making your main stage schedules now. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

MAIN STAGE Friday 10.30-12.00 The xx 9.00-10.00 London Grammar 7.30-8.30 The Divine Comedy 6.15-7.00 Hudson Taylor 5.00-5.45 Little Hours Satur(...)

Another Love Story in 2016. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

Another Love Story isn’t your usual festival. Instead of worrying about what to bring and how big and hectic the festival will be, the beauty of ALS i(...)

Parcels headline the  main stage on Friday

Body&Soul Stage Friday 01:00-01:45 Parcels 23:30-00:30 Metronomy 22:00-22:50 Anna Meredith 20:30-21:30 Talos 19:15-20:00 TooFools 18:00-18:(...)

Sim Simma

Putting on a good club night rests on getting the music right. Putting on a great club night that lasts rests on getting the music right and providing(...)

Body and Soul takes place on June 23rd to 25th at Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Allen Kiely

At this year’s Body and Soul festival in Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath on June 23rd to 25th, The Irish Times is partnering with the Wonderlust stag(...)

 Colin Farrell in Yorgos Lanthimos’ film The Lobster. The experience of independence continues to resonate in the Greek mind. Photograph: Despina Spyrou

I discovered the music of Alexis Zoumbas not from any Greek source but from Donal Dineen’s Sunken Treasure column in The Ticket (November 25th). Zou(...)

Sculptor Donnacha Cahill’s giant pop-up audio visual sculpture, The Gramophone,  at the market outside St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church  as part of Galway International Arts Festival. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

1. Name-checking Galway’s designation as Capital of Culture works every time. ]Elvis Costello is on stage at the Big Top tent on Friday, the night (...)

More power to your elbow: The Pipes, The Pipes at the Dock

Uilleann pipes are often confused with the bellicose bagpipes, meaning some people may give them a wide berth. Donal Dineen, DJ, broadcaster, photogr(...)

Victims: flight attendant Nidhi Chaphekar, who was injured in the bombing at Brussels Airport. Photograph: Ketevan Kardava/courtesy 1tv.ge

Parenting slots have become as ubiquitous an element of talk radio as traffic reports or weather forecasts. The predictable subject matter under discu(...)