“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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It was 50 years ago today… five of the best performances from Woodstock

This weekend marks marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock – the legendary festival that welcomed 500,000 revellers to upstate New York for ‘Three Days of Peace and Music’. For those that

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Beatyard 2019 takes place this weekend. Here are five of our top memories from the last few festivals…

Beatyard 2019 takes place at Dun Laoghaire Harbour this Saturday and Sunday, with Groove Armada, Chvrches, Jungle, Grandmaster Flash, Greg Wilson and a host of others set to keep the

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“This is one of life’s happy moments…” Five epic dance performances from Glastonbury over the years

For those of us unlucky not to get a ticket to this year’s Glastonbury Festival, the next couple of days will likely bring plenty of wine-fuelled cursing at BBC’s coverage

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Creamfields Ireland 2001 took place on this day 18 years ago… [June 2001]

Following its inaugural jaunt across the Irish Sea in June 2000, Creamfields Ireland 2001, which took place on this day (23 June), 18 years ago, stepped things up with an

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Why there’s nothing surprising about KFC’s Colonel Sanders performing a DJ set at Ultra Music Festival

It’s been said that in this era of Trump, Brexit et al, that politics is beyond satire. In the realm of Electronic Dance Music (or should that be Event Driven

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It’s been 19 years since Homelands Ireland 1999 – here are some of the best DJ sets from that historic day…

Today, 25 September, marks 19 years since a festival that marked a turning point in dance music in Ireland… Homelands Ireland 1999. Taking place at Mosney Holiday Centre, Co. Meath,

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Loyalty and the music festival game…

The great Feargal Quinn, arguably Ireland’s finest retailer, calls it the ‘Boomerang Principle’. It’s a simple premise. Put as much effort as you can (within reason) in to ensuring that

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A baker’s dozen of Electric Picnic 2018 highlights…

Ok, I admit it, I was a bit apprehensive going into this year’s Electric Picnic festival… The initial lineup announcement earlier this year – featuring pop heavyweights such as Dua

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