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#Festival

# festival - Last week 27th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

Elton John to headline Glastonbury 2023 as part of last ever tour
# Festival
# Festival

Elton John to headline Glastonbury 2023 as part of last ever tour

Dec 2nd 2022, 9:42 AM 12,810 Views 26 Comments

The singer has been travelling the globe on his marathon Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour over the past couple of years.

# festival - This year 2022

HSE screening at Electric Picnic found drugs not detected in Ireland before
# Festival
# Festival

HSE screening at Electric Picnic found drugs not detected in Ireland before

Oct 25th 2022, 2:51 PM 25,960 Views 33 Comments

The programme’s 46 samples also contained dangerously strong MDMA

St Michael's to play in World Schools rugby competition in Thailand
# Tour
From The42
# Tour

St Michael's to play in World Schools rugby competition in Thailand

Oct 13th 2022, 2:34 PM 16,285 Views 10 Comments

The Dublin school has gained international acclaim for its rugby programme.

Colour fills Belfast streets as city marks largest cultural diversity festival
# Festival
# Festival

Colour fills Belfast streets as city marks largest cultural diversity festival

Aug 20th 2022, 3:02 PM 12,742 Views 5 Comments

It is the first time the festival has taken place following a two-year break due to the pandemic.

# festival - Last year 2021

Lineup announced for next year's All Together Now festival
# August Bank Holiday
# August Bank Holiday

Lineup announced for next year's All Together Now festival

Nov 10th 2021, 6:08 PM 22,216 Views 5 Comments

The popular festival last took place in the summer of 2019.

Glastonbury 2022 announces history-making headline act
# Glastonbury
# Glastonbury

Glastonbury 2022 announces history-making headline act

Oct 4th 2021, 12:07 PM 59,460 Views 38 Comments

Next year’s festival will take place in June.

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival returning this year after being cancelled due to Covid-19 in 2020
# It's Back
# It's Back

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival returning this year after being cancelled due to Covid-19 in 2020

Sep 8th 2021, 5:23 PM 14,264 Views 18 Comments

The festival is set to take place over the bank holiday weekend from 22 to 25 October.

Government to ‘engage’ with Electric Picnic festival organisers
# Tent Talks
# Tent Talks

Government to ‘engage’ with Electric Picnic festival organisers

Aug 27th 2021, 6:24 PM 13,274 Views 20 Comments

The Cabinet Covid-19 sub-committee met today to discuss the next steps in the easing of restrictions.

'Nothing has changed': Laois County Council says it can't revisit Electric Picnic decision
# Electric Picnic
# Electric Picnic

'Nothing has changed': Laois County Council says it can't revisit Electric Picnic decision

Updated Aug 25th 2021, 3:32 PM 26,041 Views 45 Comments

The council decided not to grant a licence to the festival earlier this month.

Electric Picnic boss calls for festival to go ahead after Holohan's comments on live events
# Outdoor Events
# Outdoor Events

Electric Picnic boss calls for festival to go ahead after Holohan's comments on live events

Updated Aug 24th 2021, 6:50 PM 30,918 Views 27 Comments

He said NPHET wouldn’t be opposed to large events taking place with only vaccinated people in attendance.

Electric Picnic organisers and nightlife group call for reopening plans for sector
# Live Music
# Live Music

Electric Picnic organisers and nightlife group call for reopening plans for sector

Updated Aug 5th 2021, 2:15 PM 18,240 Views 51 Comments
  • Laois County Council yesterday refused to grant a licence to Electric Picnic.
  • Organisers of the festival say ticket-holders will be contacted over the next week.
  • Give Us the Night group wrote to government members calling for non-socially distanced trial events next month.
'Exhausted all possibilities': All Together Now festival cancelled until next year
# What's Another Year?
# What's Another Year?

'Exhausted all possibilities': All Together Now festival cancelled until next year

Jun 23rd 2021, 5:19 PM 20,034 Views 9 Comments

The music festival in Co Waterford has been rescheduled for July 2022.

Willie Mullins and Noel Meade land the Grade 1 victories on the final day at Punchestown
# Racing
From The42
# Racing

Willie Mullins and Noel Meade land the Grade 1 victories on the final day at Punchestown

May 1st 2021, 5:21 PM 2,909 Views 0 Comments

The 2021 Festival finished today.

The Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled for the second year in a row
# Cancelled
# Cancelled

The Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled for the second year in a row

Jan 21st 2021, 12:59 PM 11,655 Views 13 Comments

Organisers Michael and Emily Eavis said they were “so sorry” to have to cancel the event.

# festival - All time

Poll: Have you bought any concert tickets for next year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you bought any concert tickets for next year?

Dec 9th 2020, 9:34 AM 33,103 Views 44 Comments

Tickets for the festival Longitude scheduled to take place in July 2021 have already almost fully sold out.

Quiz: How much do you know about Electric Picnic?
# Ep2020
# Ep2020

Quiz: How much do you know about Electric Picnic?

Sep 5th 2020, 10:00 PM 33,458 Views 25 Comments

We’ve never missed a muddy field so much before.

Mary Kenny no longer speaking at Roscommon festival after questioning travel quarantine rules
# Festival
# Festival

Mary Kenny no longer speaking at Roscommon festival after questioning travel quarantine rules

Jul 13th 2020, 11:52 AM 61,007 Views 41 Comments

The journalist was asking whether a 14-day quarantine applied to her arrival into Ireland from Britain for a festival.

Outdoor gatherings of up to 5,000 people could take place from September, says Taoiseach
# Easing Lockdown
# Easing Lockdown

Outdoor gatherings of up to 5,000 people could take place from September, says Taoiseach

Jun 16th 2020, 3:39 PM 36,563 Views 27 Comments

Cinemas could reopen in August, said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today.

Mullins the epitome of grace after triumphant Friday and Gold Cup for the ages
# Racing
From The42
# Racing

Mullins the epitome of grace after triumphant Friday and Gold Cup for the ages

Mar 13th 2020, 6:34 PM 10,469 Views 8 Comments

Four wins on the final day at Cheltenham saw Willie Mullins named the Festival’s top trainer.

Covid-19: St Patrick's Festival organisers say emergency health team carrying out risk assessment
# Risk Assessment
# Risk Assessment

Covid-19: St Patrick's Festival organisers say emergency health team carrying out risk assessment

Feb 27th 2020, 5:27 PM 11,867 Views 18 Comments

The festival is due to start in two weeks.

Johnny Ward: Cheltenham should be careful what it wishes for with five-day debate
# Column
From The42
# Column

Johnny Ward: Cheltenham should be careful what it wishes for with five-day debate

Jan 3rd 2020, 2:51 PM 4,877 Views 6 Comments

Our columnist on the prospect of change for the March racing showpiece.

'The arts are really good for bringing people together to have difficult conversations'
# Human Rights Arts Festival
# Human Rights Arts Festival

'The arts are really good for bringing people together to have difficult conversations'

Sep 15th 2019, 8:00 PM 8,512 Views 1 Comment

A unique human rights arts festival run by Smashing Times takes place in Dublin this month.

Transport, stage times, weather: Here's what you need to know if you're heading to Electric Picnic
# Festival
# Festival

Transport, stage times, weather: Here's what you need to know if you're heading to Electric Picnic

Aug 30th 2019, 6:10 AM 16,371 Views 10 Comments

Nearly 60,000 people are set to descend upon Stradbally in Laois for the biggest event of the Irish festival calendar.

'I am proud to call him my son': Funeral held for teen who died after falling ill at music festival
# Jack Downey
# Jack Downey

'I am proud to call him my son': Funeral held for teen who died after falling ill at music festival

Aug 10th 2019, 3:55 PM 37,132 Views 37 Comments

Large crowds gathered in Clonmel today for Jack Downey’s funeral mass.

Event guide: Here's what is happening around the country this weekend
# Events
# Events

Event guide: Here's what is happening around the country this weekend

Aug 10th 2019, 9:00 AM 12,934 Views 7 Comments

A goat fair and a Cavan food festival are just some of the events taking place.

'Every parent's worst nightmare': Tributes paid to teen who died after falling ill at music festival
# Cork
# Cork

'Every parent's worst nightmare': Tributes paid to teen who died after falling ill at music festival

Aug 6th 2019, 8:19 AM 70,626 Views 28 Comments

19-year-old Jack Downey is believed to have taken a substance at the Indiependence music festival in Cork.

'From the outside it looks like everything's great, but there's still a lot to do': The film festival that celebrates Ireland's LGBT community
# Gaze Festival
# Gaze Festival

'From the outside it looks like everything's great, but there's still a lot to do': The film festival that celebrates Ireland's LGBT community

Aug 3rd 2019, 6:30 AM 22,562 Views 29 Comments

The festival’s curator talks us through its highlights.

All Together Now organisers 'aware' of traffic issues as festival-goers vent after long delays
# In It Together
# In It Together

All Together Now organisers 'aware' of traffic issues as festival-goers vent after long delays

Aug 2nd 2019, 10:23 PM 59,700 Views 48 Comments

Many fans complained of long delays in getting to the Waterford festival.

'You're kind of living on adrenaline': The build-up to one of Ireland's biggest summer festivals
# Behind The Scenes
# Behind The Scenes

'You're kind of living on adrenaline': The build-up to one of Ireland's biggest summer festivals

Jun 29th 2019, 11:00 AM 15,159 Views 2 Comments

The five-day street performance festival is taking place in Dublin and Cork next month.

Fleadh Cheoil organiser says Drogheda event will go ahead as planned in wake of crime fears
# Trad Festival
# Trad Festival

Fleadh Cheoil organiser says Drogheda event will go ahead as planned in wake of crime fears

Jun 27th 2019, 6:30 AM 18,367 Views 7 Comments

The annual event, manned and organised by over 1,000 volunteers, saw up to half a million people attend last year.

A unique music festival will see great music played in unusual venues this week
# Great Music In Irish Houses
# Great Music In Irish Houses

A unique music festival will see great music played in unusual venues this week

Jun 9th 2019, 1:00 PM 14,458 Views 0 Comments

The Great Music in Irish Houses festival is going into its 49th year.

'Three hours of jiggling butts': Cannes film sparks scandal over its depiction of women's bodies
# My Love: Intermezzo
# My Love: Intermezzo

'Three hours of jiggling butts': Cannes film sparks scandal over its depiction of women's bodies

May 24th 2019, 2:29 PM 53,087 Views 33 Comments

The film was directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, who directed Blue Is The Warmest Colour.

Is what British politicians say a load of 'cock and bull'? That's what this show wants to find out...
# Collision
# Collision

Is what British politicians say a load of 'cock and bull'? That's what this show wants to find out...

Apr 25th 2019, 8:00 PM 10,938 Views 10 Comments

Artist Nic Green created the show Cock and Bull before Brexit – but the work, which takes apart the words of politicians, is just as pertinent now.

Ireland U18 Schools squad features six players back from last year
# Promise
From The42
# Promise

Ireland U18 Schools squad features six players back from last year

Apr 9th 2019, 5:25 PM 9,768 Views 26 Comments

There’s a strong Connacht contingent included in Peter Smyth’s 26-man group.

Everything we know about Ireland's new LGBTQ+ music festival Love Sensation
# Love Sensation
From The Daily Edge
# Love Sensation

Everything we know about Ireland's new LGBTQ+ music festival Love Sensation

Mar 25th 2019, 1:19 PM 18,185 Views 0 Comments

Who’s excited?

Paisley Park to provide heartwarming story for blind owner: 3 tips for Day Three of Cheltenham
# Heed Your Hunch
From The42
# Heed Your Hunch

Paisley Park to provide heartwarming story for blind owner: 3 tips for Day Three of Cheltenham

Mar 12th 2019, 10:01 AM 6,467 Views 1 Comment

Check out Thom Malone’s Heed Your Hunch picks for ‘St Patrick’s Thursday’ — a nickname he’s not too keen on.

Here's what's in store for this year's Dublin International Film Festival
# Front Row
# Front Row

Here's what's in store for this year's Dublin International Film Festival

Jan 23rd 2019, 3:30 PM 8,219 Views 15 Comments

Highlights will include the Irish premieres of Papi Chulo and Eighth Grade.

'An iconic, bucket list experience': Major international Halloween festival set for Meath this year
# Ancient East
# Ancient East

'An iconic, bucket list experience': Major international Halloween festival set for Meath this year

Jan 12th 2019, 8:30 PM 35,792 Views 20 Comments

Fáilte Ireland wants to attract a further 100,000 visitors to the country through the festival as part of the Ancient East initiative.

Buildings to be lit up to celebrate iconic women throughout history
# Herstory
# Herstory

Buildings to be lit up to celebrate iconic women throughout history

Jan 5th 2019, 10:00 AM 14,575 Views 16 Comments

Herstory Light Festival is an annual light festival which celebrates women and girls on Nollaig na mBan.

Electric Picnic tickets sell out 15 minutes after going on sale
# All Gone
# All Gone

Electric Picnic tickets sell out 15 minutes after going on sale

Dec 3rd 2018, 12:10 PM 23,140 Views 25 Comments

It is the first time the festival has sold out before any acts were announced.

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