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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We need to talk about Salvatore Ganacci…

I’ve written in the past on this blog about how the EDM scene (the hyper-commercialised, Instagram-friendly variant of trance music) has become, in many ways, a parody of itself, with

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Are Orbital set to be the ’special guest’ at the World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony?

There are just days to go until the World Cup kicks off in Russia this Thursday, and while a number of the acts performing at the event at Moscow’s Luzhniki

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Top one, nice one, get sorted. This Fantazia footage, filmed 26 years ago today, makes us want to go raving… [May 1992]

Think your day is going well? Not as well, I would argue, as it was for these punters, who attended the Fantazia summer soirée in Bournemouth 26 years ago today…

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Homelands Ireland 2000 was 18 years ago today. Check out this amazing video of Mr Spring’s set… [April 2000]

While the first Homelands Ireland (click here for more) was a landmark moment for the Irish dance movement, Homelands Ireland 2000, which took place on this day 18 years ago

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Love it or hate it, EDM is in serious need of a ‘punk’ moment…

The Ultra Music Festival, the 2018 edition of which closed in Miami last night, is one of the highlights of the electronic dance music, or EDM, calendar, welcoming more than

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Homelands Ireland, 18 years ago today… [September 1999]

Today, 25 September, marks 18 years to the day since the Homelands Ireland 1999, a landmark festival in Irish clubland… While the UK had played host to a myriad of

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