Mavis Staples

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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(...)

Arcade Fire: two June dates in Ireland

Arcade Fire have confirmed they will play Malahide Castle on June 14th. As revealed by The Irish Times last week, the Canadian band will play the Dubl(...)

Prince performing in LA in March 2005. Photograph:   Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Páirc Uí Chaoimh, July 7th, 1990 Dave Fanning IRELAND ‘S first taste of Prince Rogers-Nelson was as sweet, slick and sleazy as we’d been led to b(...)

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