Category : Festivals

Festivals Announce Line-Ups For Arranmore Island, Co. Donegal

One of the many joys of attending Irish music festivals is the simplicity of travel. You jump in a car/van/caravan /bus and no more than a couple of hours later and you’re ready to start putting those wellies to good…

April 23, 2014

Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 2014

  As you may have seen from all of the colourful advertising around Belfast recently, the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival returns on the 1st May for its fifteenth year. Running for 11 nights, 2014 sees it go beyond its usual…

April 13, 2014

Belsonic 2014 Line-up Announced

  It is that time of year when all of the festivals are announcing their bumper line-ups, and here in good old Norn Iron it’s no different. With Tennent’s Vital announcing their first headliner last week, it’s now Belsonic’s turn…

April 3, 2014

More acts announced for Sunflowerfest 2014

  Not so long ago we brought you the first details of the line-up for Sunflowerfest 2014. Despite announcing a fair few acts they assured us that there was plenty more to come and this they have reneged on their promise….

April 1, 2014

Interview ⁞ Paddy Glasgow

The dust has settled on Eagle’s Rock possibly for the last time, but it’s not the end for the Small but MASSIVE team. Thirteen years after organising Northern Ireland’s largest independent festival, Paddy Glasgow finally got the credit he deserved and…

March 25, 2014

Tennent’s Vital 2014: First Bands Announced

  Tennent’s Vital have confirmed that they are returning in 2014 with another stellar line-up.  Last year we had the successful return of Snow Patrol and Kings of Leon  and 2014 also sees another former headline act re-visit the Tennent’s…

March 25, 2014

Spectrum Festival 2014 Line-up Confirmed

  We are pleased to announce that last year’s highly successful Spectrum Festival will be returning in 2014. The event is moving to a new venue in the Speakeasy and will take place just before festival season on Saturday 7th…

March 10, 2014

Open House Festival announce Beach House Sessions

  The ever industrious Open House Festival have just announced a magnificent series of small, intimate gigs in Bangor. Set in the Beach House overlooking Ballyholme Bay, Bangor between Friday 4th April – Friday 25th April 2014, it will feature some…

March 5, 2014

Stendhal Festival welcomes submissions for 2014

  Stendhal Festival of Art, Limavady’s own music festival are looking for bands and musicians interested in playing their event in 2014. This year the events run over Friday 8th and Saturday 9th August and will look to capitalise on…

March 4, 2014

Belfast Nashville Festival 2014

  Tennesse homesick blues are runnin’ through my head – when did you ever think you’d know how Dolly Parton felt? But we are sure we aren’t the only ones, and thankfully BelNash is just around the corner to cure…

February 27, 2014

Sunflowerfest 2014 First Acts Announced

  Last night the Hillsborough based, Sunflowerfest surprised us all with details of the first batch of acts playing the festival. Taking place from Friday 22nd – Monday 25th August 2014, your eyes and ears will be treated to the…

February 21, 2014

Stendhal Festival Announce 2014 Dates

  Limavady’s Stendhal Festival of Art  has announced that the fourth instalment of the event will take place on 8th & 9th August, 2014. Following their popularity last year, a limited run of early bird tickets have also been released…

January 28, 2014

Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition

  Have you ever dreamed of playing that massive headline slot at Glastonbury with tens of thousands of people cheering your every move? Well the headline slot may be a pipe dream but you do still have the opportunity to…

January 23, 2014

Interview ⁞ And So I Watch You From Afar @ Cut The Transmission Festival 2013

  It has been a bumper year for the lads of And So I Watch You From Afar. They released a new album, toured Europe and are set to blaze across America over the next few months. Before they were…

October 24, 2013

Interview ⁞ Future Of The Left @ Cut The Transmission Festival 2013

Andrew Falkous of Future of The Left talks about the band’s previous trips to Ireland as well as some secrets he has on Fighting With Wire.

October 23, 2013