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# festival - Monday 4 October, 2021

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

Glastonbury 2022 announces history-making headline act

Oct 4th 2021, 12:07 PM 59,366 Views 38 Comments

Next year’s festival will take place in June.

# festival - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

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 14,121 Views 18 Comments

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

# festival - Friday 27 August, 2021

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 13,235 Views 20 Comments

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

# festival - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

'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 25,970 Views 45 Comments

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

# festival - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

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 30,839 Views 27 Comments

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

# festival - Thursday 5 August, 2021

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 18,206 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.

# festival - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

'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 19,841 Views 9 Comments

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

# festival - Saturday 1 May, 2021

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 2,856 Views 0 Comments

The 2021 Festival finished today.

# festival - Thursday 21 January, 2021

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 11,635 Views 13 Comments

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

# festival - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

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 33,047 Views 44 Comments

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

# festival - Saturday 5 September, 2020

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 33,384 Views 25 Comments

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

# festival - Monday 13 July, 2020

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 60,874 Views 41 Comments

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

# festival - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

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 36,525 Views 27 Comments

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

# festival - Friday 13 March, 2020

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 10,437 Views 8 Comments

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

# festival - Thursday 27 February, 2020

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 11,848 Views 18 Comments

The festival is due to start in two weeks.

# festival - Friday 3 January, 2020

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 4,849 Views 6 Comments

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

# festival - Sunday 15 September, 2019

'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 8,487 Views 1 Comment

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

# festival - Friday 30 August, 2019

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 16,336 Views 10 Comments

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

# festival - Saturday 10 August, 2019

'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 37,086 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 12,917 Views 7 Comments

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

# festival - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

'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 70,569 Views 28 Comments

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

# festival - Saturday 3 August, 2019

'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 22,543 Views 29 Comments

The festival’s curator talks us through its highlights.

# festival - Friday 2 August, 2019

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 59,618 Views 48 Comments

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

# festival - Saturday 29 June, 2019

'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 15,132 Views 2 Comments

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

# festival - Thursday 27 June, 2019

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 18,316 Views 7 Comments

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

# festival - Sunday 9 June, 2019

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 14,431 Views 0 Comments

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

# festival - Friday 24 May, 2019

'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 52,556 Views 33 Comments

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

# festival - Thursday 25 April, 2019

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 10,924 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.

# festival - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

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 9,620 Views 26 Comments

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

# festival - Monday 25 March, 2019

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 14,882 Views 0 Comments

Who’s excited?

# festival - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

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 6,439 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.

# festival - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

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 8,191 Views 15 Comments

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

# festival - Saturday 12 January, 2019

'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 35,737 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.

# festival - Saturday 5 January, 2019

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 14,533 Views 16 Comments

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

# festival - Monday 3 December, 2018

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 23,120 Views 25 Comments

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

# festival - Sunday 28 October, 2018

Bowe behind new schools festival inspired by South Africa's Craven Week
# Schools Rugby
From The42
# Schools Rugby

Bowe behind new schools festival inspired by South Africa's Craven Week

Oct 28th 2018, 7:30 AM 9,270 Views 10 Comments

The former Ulster and Ireland wing has partnered up with Louis Ludik for ‘Rugby Rising.’

# festival - Monday 17 September, 2018

Seven die and five in coma after taking drugs at music festival in Hanoi
# Vietnam
# Vietnam

Seven die and five in coma after taking drugs at music festival in Hanoi

Sep 17th 2018, 4:20 PM 18,083 Views 18 Comments

The victims tested positive for an unspecified drug.

# festival - Saturday 8 September, 2018

'Festival waste? It's not new - we're a disposable nation and we need to change our attitude'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Festival waste? It's not new - we're a disposable nation and we need to change our attitude'

Sep 8th 2018, 4:00 PM 25,701 Views 63 Comments

Green Party Councillor Claire Byrne knows all about trying to keep festival sites clean – and says we need to stop seeing tents as disposable, and look at what we can do to clean up after ourselves.

# festival - Saturday 1 September, 2018

In pictures: Thousands enjoy first two days of Electric Picnic in Stradbally
# Snaps
# Snaps

In pictures: Thousands enjoy first two days of Electric Picnic in Stradbally

Sep 1st 2018, 7:08 PM 50,788 Views 18 Comments

This year’s headline acts include Kendrick Lamar, Massive Attack, and The Prodigy.

# festival - Friday 31 August, 2018

Heading to Electric Picnic? Here's everything you need to know
# Electric Picnic
# Electric Picnic

Heading to Electric Picnic? Here's everything you need to know

Aug 31st 2018, 6:10 AM 17,416 Views 15 Comments

More than 50,000 people are set to descend upon Stradbally in Laois for the biggest event of the Irish festival calendar.

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