Eats anything, loves kids. So does the dog

‘Kevin. Stop annoying the Vikings,” a mother chastised her son last Sunday morning at Wicklow Arts Festival, as hairy marauders rubbed sleep from t(...)

Anja Maye from Dundalk at last year’s Forbidden Fruit Festival. The 2014 festival takes place this June Bank Holiday weekend on the grounds of IMMA, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

Preparations are well underway for this weekend’s Bulmers Forbidden Fruit music festival which takes place at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) (...)

The denim hot-pants brigade at Coachella

Woodstock birthed it, Glastonbury brought it to maturity and Coachella killed it. Ladies and gentlemen, all you fine festival folk heading to Forbi(...)

Between now and September, a weekend will not pass without a festival or big music show of some stripe or other to tempt you with its wares. The bi(...)

Nils Frahm: ‘It is basically the Photoshop generation; you can take a photo that looks shit and then after two hours you can make it look “perfect”. That’s also what has happened to music’

I expect to talk to Nils Frahm from the environment of his “laboratory-like” studio in Berlin, but it turns out he is in Denmark. “Yes, it’s a rare ca(...)

Spring is sprung. It’s a time when festival launch parties and line-up announcements pop up with the florabundance and fanfare of brightly trumpeti(...)

Danielle Haim of Haim

The summer of 2013 was a season of stellar musical highs from David Byrne and St Vincent at the Electric Picnic to Bruce Springsteen’s Irish tour to C(...)

White Collar Boy: playing the Heineken Live Project Stage on Friday at 3.15pm

It’s probably the most tightly honed line-up of any festival in Europe this summer. It is lauded as MCD’s stand-alone entry into the cool end of the f(...)

Bad coverage: It used to be lighters in the air at concerts – now it’s smartphones. Photograph: Thinkstock

Some at last night’s soccer game will have experienced this. Punters at last week’s Forbidden Fruit festival might have drifted into it. It is a condi(...)

We will fly them on the beaches . . .

Do you know what the German for rose is? It’s rose. Not half as interesting a Friday Fact as talkie-walkie being the French translation of “walkie-tal(...)

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