Fans enjoying the Forbidden Fruit festival at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham at the weekend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /Irish Times

It’s Sunday, the sun is shining, and the crowds are heading to Kilmainham in Dublin for the second day of Forbidden Fruit. Last night, the headliner -(...)

Carol Donoghue left from Donegal and Deirdre Hynds from  Westmeath enjoying the Forbidden Fruit festival at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham at the weekend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

That’s the first one out of the way, so. It’s festival season and for most people Forbidden Fruit is the starting blocks for a marathon of music and a(...)

Kevin McAleer will take part in the Cat Laughs festival this weekend.

Bloom - Dublin - all weekendIreland’s largest gardening, food and family event takes place in Dublin’s Phoenix Park and has already proved to be a cro(...)

Sitting outside a Co Wexford pub on a bright evening, enjoying the sea view, pulling on a pint of iced cider like a sucky calf with the drought, discu(...)

Solange Knowles performing in east London last weekend. The singer is one of the main-stage acts at next month’s Body & Soul festival, which Vodafone has added to its sponsorship list. Photograph: Yui Mok / PA Wire

Vodafone is investing €4 million in festival sponsorships over the next 18 months as it adds this weekend’s Forbidden Fruit in Dublin, the Body & (...)

Jessie Ware gave rock royalty a run for its money at Primavera.

Kurt Vile & the ViolatorsWith the full muscle of his band behind him, Kurt Vile is a force to be reckoned with. The sound might be sprawling, but (...)

The Knife on stage at Primavera in Barcelona. Photograph: Burak Cingi/Redferns/Getty Images

It seems that there are two types of Kurt Vile in each set. There’s the solo Vile, a gentle(...)

Here we go – again. The fields and parks are calling, the PA hire companies are loading their wares onto trucks and promoters are crossing their fi(...)

Great outdoors: Kraftwerk, who will perform at Longitude in Marlay Park this summer. Photograph: Peter Boettcher

A packed market for music festivals in Ireland this summer tees up some intriguing battles for audiences as festivals target specific audiences(...)

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