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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Festival

All time
Headliners, hot tubs, births & rebirths: 12 hours in the life of a music festival
Ever wondered how much effort’s going on behind the scenes to make sure the hot tubs are the right temperature… and that Gary Numan arrives in one piece?
# Radio Wars
7 ways 2FM has survived being "destroyed"
The station held a big launch today, but launching what?
# dublin dance festival
Ponydance: Sexy, fun, irreverent... here's why you need to see these dancers
Here are two shows at the Dublin Dance Festival that show dance is for everyone.
# Day 2
Boston Bob and Ruby Walsh claim Gold Cup at Punchestown
Willie Mullins enjoyed a couple of winners at the County Kildare festival this afternoon.
# hidden history
Eirebrushed - the woman 'written out' of Irish history (and why this isn't unusual)
Nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell was ‘airbrushed’ out of an important photograph from 1916.
# Great oDin's raven
The men dressed up as Vikings in Dublin at the weekend REALLY got into character
These amazing photos also show how sometimes a simple photographic set-up can be as effective as a studio.
# printed oreos
10 insufferably smug tweets from SXSW
Yeah we get it, you’re all changing the world.
# Welly Watch
2 Many DJs and Public Enemy added to Forbidden Fruit line-up
They join Flaming Lips and Bell X1.
# unparliamentary
VIDEO: Dáil hears about 'three-day festival and orgy organised by the government'
It’s been x-rated stuff in the chamber this week…
# Smoking
Why are Cuban cigars getting shorter?
Is there a place for the Cuban cigar in a world that is starting to slowly hate tobacco?
# Your Say
Poll: Does the St Patrick's Day Festival need to change?
The Lord Mayor of Dublin says the St Patrick’s Day Festival needs to highlight Dublin’s literary and cultural heritage. What do you think?
# summer summer summertime
Disclosure, Haim, JVMM and Ben Howard confirmed for Longitude festival
The festival takes place in Marlay Park in July.
# tweet music
Social media users asked to compose symphony using Twitter
A music festival in Germany has asked for melodies composed by music-lovers from all over the world, which will be arranged for an orchestra.
Column: A proper Halloween Festival in Ireland could have astounding economic benefits
Ireland is missing out on a key cultural and tourism opportunity by not fostering and encouraging a much larger and more evolved international cultural festival centred around Irish history and mythology, writes TD Catherine Murphy.
# pic of the day
Giant Pumpkin Pic of the Day
That’s one whopper pumpkin.
# India
Outrage as death toll from Hindu temple stampede hits 115
The tragedy was sparked by rumours a bridge was about to collapse. Authorities are coming in for criticism over their approach.
# Drinking in the Street
Drinking on the streets in Kilkenny could be allowed soon
The amended bye-laws will only affect certain times during specific events but there are still some who are unhappy with the decision.
# Electric Picnic
21 pictures of this year's Electric Picnic festival
It looked epic and oh, so very colourful.
# well jel
7 people who are bitterly jealous over Electric Picnic
Harsh words.
# festival fever
Tent, sleeping bag, glowsticks: Electric Picnic begins
Heading to the Picnic? You lucky so-and-so.
# Electric Picnic
Tips: How to stay safe at Electric Picnic
The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and have released their tips for staying safe.
# Electric Picnic
Wipes, wellies and Alka Seltzer – it’s your essential festival checklist
As you pack up your festival luggage today, here’s a list of items you’ll be sorry you forgot.
# constant vigilance
Punters warned about "huge amount" of fake Electric Picnic tickets
Promoters have warned of a large number of very convincing ticket forgeries being offered for sale on the internet.
# get planning
Here is the schedule for the main stage at Electric Picnic
The action kicks of at five o’clock on Friday evening.
# Electric Picnic
Mary O'Rourke is running an 'Electric Picnic Parliament'
She’ll be putting together (and voting in) a manifesto on how to improve Ireland.
Interview: The arts have a unique ability to dissolve hostility
Festival director Sean Doran talks about hosting the world’s largest multi-arts festival in a small town in Co Fermanagh, and how the arts can melt away tensions in Northern Ireland.
The crowning of the Rose of Tralee 2013
All the action as it happened from the Dome.
# enniskillen
Winona Ryder "saddened" at having to cancel Irish festival appearance
The actress was due to appear at the International Beckett Festival but had to pull out due to a sudden bereavement.
# my bloody festival
Here's the day-by-day music breakdown for Electric Picnic
Start planning!
# In Pictures
Seán Quinn tells supporters he will be vindicated
Ireland’s one-time richest man believes the current government is anti-Seán Quinn because it has been “sold a pup”.
# in tents
How to tell it’s day three at a music festival
Do you have what it takes to last?
# oxegen 2013
In pics: Thousands gather in Punchestown as Oxegen festival gets underway
David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Snoop Dogg are among the acts playing in Kildare this weekend.
# longitude
So how was Longitude? Here's what people thought...
Yis had a great aul time altogether.
# kind
Here are your random acts of kindness
From returning a lost purse to giving an elderly neighbour a lift, our commenters tell us about their recent acts of kindness.
# photoireland
New Irish photography hits Dublin, Limerick, Cork
Get an eyeful of these…
# Glasto
Like a Rolling Stone: Mick Jagger and co to play Glastonbury tonight for first time
Mick Jagger has already tweeted a photo of himself at the festival with his yurt.
Column: The recession has brought my community together – and guess what we created?
Necessity is the mother of invention, a fact the small community of Kilfinane in Co Limerick knows well. With young people leaving in search of work, townspeople have come together to create a special event in the shadow of the Ballyhoura mountains.
# at the movies
Glamour, drama and offbeat: 6 facts about the Cannes Film Festival
The Cannes Film Festival begins this week and runs until 26 May.
# the dramz
Oxegen fans on Facebook learn that change is hard
Some of the most pained comments from the festival’s Facebook page.
# Electric Picnic
Explainer: How do you prove you've been to Electric Picnic before?
Organisers are offering discounted tickets to loyal fans, but how do you show you’ve been to the festival before?