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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Festival

All time
# 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?
# at the movies
“My head just exploded”- Irish director’s film chosen for Cannes
Last Day on Mars by Ruairí Robinson stars Liev Schreiber and Romola Garai and has been selected for the prestigious Director’s Fortnight at Cannes.
# Electric Picnic
Electric Picnic confirmed: Festival WILL go ahead this year
The tenth Picnic will take place the last weekend of August, organisers have announced.
# madferit
Which of the 17 types of Irish festival-goer are you?
A quiz for everyone.
# oxegen 2013
CONFIRMED: Oxegen is back for 2013
The festival has been announced for Punchestown this August Bank Holiday Weekend.
# nowruz
Dublin takes part in worldwide Persian festival for first time
Nowruz is a traditional festival to mark spring – and last night people from Ireland’s Afghan, Azerbaijani, Baha’I, Iranian, Kazakh, Kurdish and Turkish communities all gathered to celebrate it.
# How to be a woman
Caitlin Moran to speak at Dublin Writers Festival
The acclaimed writer joins Dan Brown in the line up for the festival in May.
Column: So you want to set up a festival? Here's what you should know...
Festivals and events can bring much-needed tourism to a town, village or region, generating substantial economic and socio-cultural benefits. Feargus Dunne advises on how to organise one.
# touch of frost
Cheltenham festival given go-ahead following inspection
However, the first race will start 35 minutes late, at 2.05pm.
# Oxegen
27 people who have mixed feelings about the return of Oxegen
We don’t think you’re ready for this wellie…
# Hare coursing
Protest over National Coursing Meeting to take place outside Dáil
The event is due to take place this weekend in Clonmel, Co Tipperary.
# young talents
Young talent: Primary pupils show off their filmmaking skills
You’re never too young to make a film, as pupils from around Ireland showed at the FÍS Film Festival and awards.
# Culture
Internationally renowned Wexford Festival Opera attracts 'heartening endorsement'
The 61st Wexford Festival Opera is close to selling out with more than a fortnight to go before opening.
# glastonbury 2013
Glastonbury hopefuls voice frustration as tickets sell out in record time
1,400 tickets a minute were sold this morning.
# stage rage
Video: Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day loses it in on-stage rant
He was very, very angry.
# absolut fringe
Winners of Absolut Fringe Awards revealed
Dogs, Farm and Death of the Tradesmen were the big winners last night.
# absolut fringe
Nutshell review: Sparkplug
Every day, brings you reader-generated reviews of the hottest tickets at the ABSOLUT Fringe Festival 2012.
# EP2012
Electric Picnic 2012: good weather, no traffic and 'little to report' from Gardaí
Electric Picnic’s Year Nine report card.
# EP2012
In pics: the first night of the Electric Picnic
The tents are up and the festival is underway…
# Food Fight
In pics: The messiest festival of the year
The annual Tomatina tomato fight fiesta in Bunol, Spain took place today. Pass the mop.
# EP2012
In pics: A first look at Electric Picnic 2012
Take a sneak peek at the festival site…
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Monday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Tall Ships
In photos: Tall Ship 'Cuauhtemoc' leaves Dublin Harbour
Press Association photographer Julien Behal had a unique vantage point for recording this ship’s departure from Dublin yesterday.
# Tall Ships
Tall Ships Festival in Dublin welcomed 1.15 million visitors
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport hailed the four-day festival as a “huge achievement and success”.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Sunday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Tall Ships
In pictures: Defence Forces' 21-gun salute to the Tall Ships
The 40-strong international fleet has left Dublin.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Saturday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Tall Ships
In photos: the Tall Ships Festival in Dublin
Ice-cream, piracy, and dramatic cloud cover…
# Electric Picnic
Electric Picnic: Grub's up at the Theatre of Food
The Theatre of Food will bring a sense of drama to eating out at the Electric Picnic – we line up what you can expect to nibble at over the weekend.
# Rose TV
Over 890,000 tune in to see new Rose of Tralee crowned
Audience figures peaked for the moment when Nicola McEvoy was named this year’s winner.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you watch the Rose of Tralee?
It’s one of the most-watched programmes in Ireland every single year, but it’s also criticised for being outdated and irrelevant. Will you watch?
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Saturday
Things we learned, loved and shared today…
# absolut fringe
The power of love... and first dates: actress lets audience decide her future
Would you let a bunch of complete strangers decide the details of your next first date? This performer at ABSOLUT Fringe will…
# Irish ancestry
Certificates of Irish Heritage given to Roses
Fifteen of this year’s Rose of Tralee contestants have received an official recognition of their Irish ancestry by the Government.
# Festivals
Weekend of culture: Puck Fair and Fleadh Cheoil kick off
Street performers, a cattle fair, fireworks and traditional music…Kerry and Cavan have it all this weekend.
# festival season
PHOTOS:Bring the wellies - crowds descend on Castlepalooza
Festival-goers have been advised to bring their wellies to any events this weekend because of the likelihood of rain. Boo.
# Internet
Miaow! Welcome to the world's first internet cat video film festival
Who doesn’t love cat videos? In honour of the world’s first cat video festival, we have a few for you to enjoy.
# Pamplona
Spain: Four hurt at Pamplona's running of the bulls
A further four people have been injured in this year’s San Fermin festival in Pamplona.
# Clonakilty
After floods, Clonakilty unites for Random Acts of Kindness festival
Just weeks after their town was hit by flash flooding, Clonakilty residents are getting ready to unite for the Random Acts of Kindness festival.