A summer to forget – the economic impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 festival season…

If 2020 were a music festival, it would be a forgettable, rain-soaked mudfest with no headline acts, overflowing toilets and a barrel-load of p*ssed off punters. The COVID-19 pandemic has

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MTV comes to Mosney… MTV’s Dance Floor Chart reports from Homelands Ireland 2000

Homelands Ireland 2000 was 20 years ago – no, we don’t know where the time went either – and as the video below demonstrates, it was a hedonistic mudbath. MTV’s Dance Floor

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It was 20 years ago today… How Sir Henry’s came to rock Homelands Ireland 2000

The second (and final) Homelands Ireland took place 20 years ago today, on 29 April 2000, with a lineup bursting with some of the biggest names in dance music –

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Awakenings Festival is re-running its entire 2019 festival broadcast this weekend…

Last week, Awakenings Festival made the unfortunate, but sensible, announcement that its Easter edition, scheduled for April 9 to 12 at Amsterdam’s Gashoulder, will not be taking place this year,

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“It feels eerily dystopian…” Techno legend Umek helps partygoers keep track of cancelled festivals

The growing coronavirus epidemic cpmtomues to impact the music festival industry, with some of the biggest events scheduled for this year – including Glastonbury and Coachella – already put to the sword.

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Techno heavyweights set for 909 Festival in Amsterdam

Techno and house legends including Nina Kraviz, Sven Väth, Len Faki, Carl Craig, Secret Cinema, Dimitri and Dave Angel are among those set to play this year’s 909 Festival, which

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Loveland has announced a SERIOUS lineup for its 25th anniversary edition…

Sasha, Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Solomun, Rødhåd and Dave Clarke are among the heavy hitters set to grace the 25th edition of the Loveland festival, taking place at Amsterdam’s Sloterpark

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Awakenings has just released its 20th anniversary lineup, and we can’t breathe…

There are festival lineups, and then there’s the lineup for this year’s Awakenings, which has just been announced. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the legendary techno fest, with

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“We had waited so long, and now it was a reality…” How Homelands Ireland 1999 changed everything

On an otherwise gloomy autumn day, 20 years ago, a small seaside resort in County Meath was the centre of the universe. Or at least that’s what it seemed like

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Another Love Story demonstrates that ‘festival sustainability’ is possible, if we all try hard enough…

Last weekend was a bumper one for Irish music festivals, with artists such as Kelis and Lily Allen rocking Love Sensation in Kilmainham, a stellar lineup of Irish and international

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