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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Festival

All time
# echoland
A spy novel set in Dublin during the 1940s Emergency chosen as this year's One City One Book
Echoland, by Joe Joyce, follows novels such as Dubliners, Dracula and Strumpet City to be chosen for the festival.
# Going Green
Behind the St Patrick's Day parade: 'You walk in with tears in your eyes - they are so dedicated'
We spoke to the two women responsible for the St Patrick’s Festival pageants, which will make up part of the parade this year.
# home of st patrick
This festival wants to show a totally new side to St Patrick
The festival will include elements of music, art, film and spirituality.
# f festival
This female-fronted arts festival will be taking over venues across Dublin next month
F Festival wants to celebrate Irish women in art, comedy, film, music and spoken word.
# All Welcome
Rose of Tralee festival says it has not banned transgender women from entering
This is contrary to reports this morning.
# best of 2016
Here were our best gigs, books, TV shows and films of 2016 - what were yours?
Solange, the RTÉ Orchestra and Stranger Things are on all our lists.
# nyf
Here's what's going to be happening in Dublin to celebrate the New Year
The New Year’s Festival will run for three days at the end of the year.
# follow the weirder
Upside-down world of Macnas to take over Dublin this evening
Spectators will get closer than ever to the spooktacular street performance in special twilight parade.
# Theft
Electric Picnic revellers urged to look out for rare camper van stolen ahead of festival
The camper van was featured in the popular TG4 dating show Pioc do Ride.
# 11 years on
16 classic photos from the Electric Picnic way back in 2005
Gonna party like it’s two-thousand-and-five.
# trouble in the dome
Rose of Tralee stage invader was a ticket holder
The event’s organisers say they believe security at the Rose of Tralee is adequate.
# Sweet sounds
Man charged after 24 concert-goers became sick eating drug-laced sweets at Ohio festival
Authorities say all those sickened are expected to recover.
# alan alan alan
12 feelings everyone who hates festival season will relate hard to
# hangover central
There's a Tayto crisp sandwich shop at Castlepalooza this weekend
Well now.
# sun up to sun down
Irish Muslims invite LGBT community to event to celebrate Ramadan
The world’s 1.6 billion Muslims have been fasting for almost a month now.
# the field
Electric Picnic has made a lovely gesture to the good people of Stradbally
A new football pitch for all your troubles!
# Anger
Fans left disappointed after Interlude turned away ticketholders last night
People who were turned away said they were told a fire officer reduced capacity of the venue due to safety concerns.
# Sponsored by Vodafone Centre Stage
WIN: How festival ready are you? We have SOLD OUT Body&Soul tickets up for grabs
There are TWO tickets with your name on them.
# humans of dublin
"The next time I die I probably won't come back, so I'm going now" - Dying and following your dreams
Michael Finn suffered a massive heart attack two years ago – since then, his life has changed.
# ep2016
LCD Soundsystem, Lana Del Rey and Chemical Brothers were just announced for Electric Picnic 2016
Where are your friends toniiiiight?
# dublin film festival
No plans this weekend? There's a great film festival on - here are our picks
The Audi Dublin International Film Festival runs until 28 February.
# As Gaeilge
'My life is over, I forgot to pack toilet roll': Essential festival phrases ... in Irish
“An shifteálfá mo chara? … Cad fúmsa mar sin?”
# Film Festival
"It seemed unfair that I had to say 'no, you have to wait a while before you can go'"
Audi Dublin International Film Festival is going to feature some programming aimed at young audiences this year – for the first time.
# omar souleyman
Critically-acclaimed Syrian musician refused visa to headline Irish music festival
Omar Souleyman has been lauded by critics but won’t be making an appearance here.
# whoops
Google Translate error sees visitors invited to Spanish 'clitoris festival'
The announcement was posted on the town’s website for a number of months.
# What's that now?
Vegetarian festival features bizarre combo of sword piercing and abstinence
The event is taking place on the Thai island of Phuket this week.
# lingo festival
"There are a lot of dead poets on tea towels in tourist shops - this is about live poetry"
Ireland’s a hotbed of activity in the spoken word and poetry worlds, as this new event proves.
# food fest
Here's everything we know about the new autumn 'Taste of Dublin' festival
There are some interesting combinations.
# rave in the woods
23 photos that perfectly sum up Electric Picnic 2015
What a weekend that was.
# ep2015
Here's what the Electric Picnic main stage looked like after everyone went home
Kinda eerie.
# Electric Picnic
'Should we just sit at home twiddling our thumbs just because we have children?'
Should people have to hang up their wellie boots just because they have kids?
# Electric Picnic
Here are our top 6 things to do at Electric Picnic today: Saturday
Rise and shine!
# rave in the woods
12 things people say about Electric Picnic and what they actually mean
“I might not even BRING my phone”.
# hardcore
How Much Of An Electric Picnic Wimp Are You?
Hardcore or not? Find out.
# a quiet one
Heading to Electric Picnic? Here's where you can unwind with a pint in Stradbally
Get away from it all for an hour or two.
# Not long now
16 things we learned at the Electric Picnic sneak preview
Just a few days to go…
# homebeat
Goodbye to the Dublin that 'was about bars with neon lights and s**t music'
A festival called Another Love Story takes place in a stately manor in Co Meath – and its founder talked to us about what makes it different.
# bloody electric picnic
A festival in the heart of Dracula-country is giving away tickets in exchange for blood
You’ll need to be festival-fit in more ways than one.
# Metropolis
Dublin is getting a brand new winter music festival -- here's what you need to know
Introducing Metropolis.
# galway gig
Sinéad O'Connor has cancelled all of her summer concerts citing "exhaustion"
This Thursday’s gig at the Galway Big Top is still going ahead despite Sinéad’s pull-out, with John Grant moving up to the headline slot.