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(...)

Princess Nokia: She’s our new VBF because she’s fascinating, deeply imaginative, radical, witty, wise and observant.  Photograph: Rough Trade

“I’m that Black a-Rican bruja straight out from the Yoruba/ And my people come from Africa diaspora, Cuba/ And you mix that Arawak, that original peop(...)