Mavis Staples

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Electric Picnic 2019: Billie Eilish will be making her debut Irish open-air performance. Photograph: Rich Fury/Getty

Billie Eilish, Main stage, 7.30pm All eyes will be on Billie Eilish’s debut Irish open-air performance, and for good reason. In no time at all the Ca(...)

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Saturday 15th Toto Live at the Marquee, Cork They’ve blessed the rains in Africa and now they’re blessing the Marquee with their presence. The LA ban(...)

Rihanna: double helping of Ri-Ri recordings in 2019. Photograph: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

The biggie: Rihanna It’s a welcome surprise that Ri-Ri is expected to return with a double helping of new music next year, given she switched to the (...)

Hozier: new single ‘Movement’ is out now with an album to follow in 2019. Photograph:   Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

A bearded figure, glum and voguishly dishevelled, alights from a van and slouches towards a warehouse. He is tall, tortured and his long hair unquesti(...)

Massive Attack on the main stage on Saturday night. Photograph: Dave Meehan

MASSIVE ATTACK Main Stage Massive Attack treated Picnickers to a preview of their headline performance when they interrupted breakfast with a rumblin(...)

Mavis Staples: the singer is heading for 80, but you wouldn’t know it. Photograph: Dave Meehan

MAVIS STAPLES Main Stage Waking up to the news that Donald Trump is coming to Ireland, it can be hard to remember there’s good in the world. That’s w(...)

Pop-up wedding: Trevor Luby and Shannon Murphy get “married” by Hannah Maxwell in the inflatable church at Electric Picnic. Photograph: Dave Meehan

We’re in the car park of Junction 14 Mayfield, a service station on the M7 that is a previous forecourt-retailer-of-the-year winner: an award I’d be k(...)

Most acts speak fondly of playing in Ireland with eulogies on Guinness and the roar of an adoring crowd, but for Garbage singer Shirley Manson, this l(...)

Morrissey: bed-bound. Photograph: Savenok/Getty Images for Firefly/AFP

BJÖRK The Gate **** If Björk’s 2015 album, Vulnicura, dealt with themes of heartbreak, following the dissolution of her 13-year relationship with (...)

Many cartoons run for a very long time, but only one cartoon band has such a long-term plot. Gorillaz, whose early shtick was cooked up by Damon Albar(...)

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