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Stendhal Expands And Unveils Full Line-Up For 2018

Every year the team behind Stendhal raise the bar and put on an incredible festival in the wilds of Limavady, by the looks of the 2018 programme they could be on to another winner. Taking place on Thursday 9th through…

July 15, 2018

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Dalriada Festival Set For This Weekend

This weekend the beautiful grounds of Glenarm Castle will again host the Dalriada Festival. The festival features a varied programme of action packed events to include World Class Highland Games, Europe’s Strongest Man, Live Wrestling, Wife Carrying Championships, Pipe Band Championships,…

July 12, 2018

News: Scratch My Progress 2018 applications deadline approaching

The Oh Yeah Music Centre’s talent development scheme Scratch My Progress has consistently supported bright new talents in Northern Ireland. The programme aims to nurture upcoming bands and artists, providing opportunities, skills and support to help them build their music career. The…

July 4, 2018

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Our Back Yard Festival Returns This Weekend

Local festivals like Stendhal and Sunflowerfest have grown from being niche DIY events to being premier live music events that are able to attract not only musicians from across Ireland but much further afield. For music fans looking to get…

June 27, 2018

Help Musicians NI Transmission Fund deadline this week

Help Musicians have done a lot of great work since expanding into Northern Ireland a couple of years ago. Many of the opportunities available through Help Musicians UK are available through their Northern Ireland branch, including their Transmission Fund for musicians….

June 26, 2018

Last Mandela Hall show announced

Speculation over when the Mandela Hall would finally close its doors has been rife for a while now. With a number of shows in the past few months claiming to be one of the last ever in the legendary venue….

June 21, 2018

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DIY Festival ‘Coaster’ Announced For July

This July the inaugural outing of Coaster takes place in the seaside town of Portrush. Put together by CATALAN!‘s Ewen Friers, the DIY event is billed as a celebration of all that is good about local music. A music festival…

June 10, 2018

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Women’s Work 2018 kicks off

Now into its third year, Women’s Work festival has become one of the Oh Yeah Music Centre’s flagship events. This year’s festival looks as busy as ever with a varied programme that takes in panels, workshops, film screenings and of course…

June 4, 2018

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Smorgasbord Takes Over Voodoo This June

Smorgasbord is the brain child of the multi-talented Steven Donnelly, a fixture in the local music scene for many years. His latest endeavour Rackus Rattus Promo have curated an eclectic mix of artists to play Smorgasbord, an inaugural series of events…

May 31, 2018

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Sunflowerfest Returns For 2018 with One Earth Theme

It is hard to believe that we are fast approaching festival season yet again. With our thoughts turning to summer, it is the job of festival organisers to entice us with stellar line-ups and other features to get us to…

May 21, 2018

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Pale Lanterns Crowned Winners Of Kickstart 2018

On Saturday evening at Foundry in Belfast our Kickstart competition came to a close for yet another year. We were treated to brilliant sets from our finalists SX-70, Pale Lanterns, Gemma Bradley and Paper/Boy with each doing their best to impress…

May 16, 2018

Holywood’s Harmony Live announced with Ryan McMullan live session

The Harmony Live festival is returning for another year, looking to combine big names with local acts in the Co Down town. Previously known as Holywood Harmony, the festival will kick off on Friday 1 June. Taking place across three…

May 7, 2018

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Kickstart 2018 Finalists Revealed

Our esteemed panel of judges have had a busy week narrowing down the ten shortlisted artists for this years Kickstart competition. As we alluded to before the quality of the entries this year was exceptional but after much deliberation, we…

May 2, 2018

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Kickstart 2018 Shortlist

With over eighty entries to the 2018 edition of our Kickstart competition, it was always going to be mightily difficult to narrow them down to just ten. Our team of contributors spent hours this week listening to a myriad of…

April 23, 2018

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Chordblossom Presents: Kickstart 2018

We are announcing a little later than normal but we are delighted to confirm the return of our Kickstart competition for 2018. As ever our focus is on giving bands and musicians from across Northern Ireland a platform by which…

April 2, 2018