Popular music is the cultural generator of the 20th century. At its heart has always been the vinyl record, that object of near fetishistic desire and a stimulus for wild debate. We pursued our records insatiably, hunting them down to obscure cramped shops teeming with like-minded souls, rushing them home to our quiet little rooms. We carefully slipped them out of their thin, white sleeves and played them from start to finish, side after side, flipping them over lovingly, longingly, again and again. We loaned them out reluctantly, borrowed them greedily, pored over the sleeve-notes and artwork in moments of peace. We cherished them without shame, coveted them without guilt, adored them with a passion. We viewed them in equal measure as whispers in a confession box, screams in a field, and letters to a lover. VINYL (Dublin) is our salute to all such things, an immersive theatre of the mind comprising musicians, producers, designers and filmmakers specially convened to celebrate the rich history and enduring legacy of vinyl, its landmark recordings and key personnel, the groundbreaking labels and studios that fostered such talent, with contributions and insights from some of its most perceptive champions. This three-day event, to be […]
MK will bring Area 10 to Dublin’s 3Arena with Jax Jones, Lee Foss, KC Lights on Saturday, 5th May 2018. Tickets go on sale this Saturday 3rd March at 9am from Ticketmaster.ie and outlets Nationwide. MK has swiftly become one of the world’s most in-demand producers in dance music. MK’s latest single “17” has served as a highlight to a great year for MK, where he continues to flourish overseas and break new boundaries in North America. The track has been streamed on Spotify over 31 million times. All over Europe, “17” has received steady radio play from Denmark‘s The Voice to Belgium‘s Top Radio, plus breaking into Ireland‘s Top 10. Jax Jones best known for his radio hit single “You don’t know me” featuring RAYE will also perform with MK on the night. Jax Jones hit the charts with his latest single “Breathe” with over 33 million plays on Spotify. Described by DJ Mag as “one of the most talented new forces in modern dance music today” Lee Foss has quickly catapulted himself into dance music’s collective consciousness. Lee and his Hot Natured partner Jamie Jones currently spearhead a whole family of like-minded producers that includes Robert James, Russ […]
Join us on Sunday 6th and Bank Holiday Monday 7th May at Ireland’s most unique suburban farming festival which has expanded for 2018 and this year, the 38-acre food and farm destination will host an array of events for all the family. Tickets are bought on the gate. Thrilling sheepdog trials with Denis Birchall, Ireland’s One Man & His Dog Champion, Barber Rodney and his super sheep shears, live music and dancing at the Woolapalooza Céilí, drop-in craft sessions for kids and adults, butchery and bakery demonstrations, Fire & Grill BBQ all day with Robin Gill and Luke Matthews, heritage house tours and storytelling, a giant knitting bee, yarn bombing, craft stalls, brunch in Overends Kitchen and so much more. Woolapalooza Farm Festival 2018 is a fantastic Bank Holiday must do! No booking required, admission at the gate (last admission 4pm). Tickets €10 adult/€5 children/Under 3’s always go free at Airfield. Family Group rates available. Airfield Members go free. *a small number of events incur an additional cost
Due to popular demand an extra date has been added for My Favorite Murder at Vicar St on 7th May 2018. My Favorite Murder is the hit true crime comedy podcast hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. Since its inception in early 2016, the show has broken download records and sparked an enthusiastic, interactive “Murderino” fan base who came out in droves this spring for the sold-out nationwide tour. A top 10 regular on iTunes’ comedy podcast chart, My Favorite Murder has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, The Atlantic, Nylon and Rolling Stone magazine. Aside from being avid true crime enthusiasts, Karen Kilgariff is a stand-up comedian and television writer and Georgia Hardstark is a writer and host for the Cooking Channel Tickets for the extra date go on sale Thursday 2nd November at 9am through www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide.
This annual festival celebrates the contributions of gay people to the theatre, past and present. With an emphasis on new or recent works, and a broadly gay theme, the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival creates new opportunities for emerging gay artists and theatrical works. In its 15th year, the festival will celebrate in style with a packed programme. The material is rich; masculinity, feminism and politics all get covered in an imaginative way at this irrepressible and headstrong festival – it truly is a rebellious 15-year-old at heart. Join in the fun and creative brilliance at this festival which celebrates and embraces diversity in Dublin today. Times and Ticket Details Here
The Ultimate evening for football fans with Irish footballing legends, don’t miss your chance to see Shay Given, John Aldridge and Paul McGrath on stage together. The evening will be full of entertainment and banter as you can well expect, so sit back and enjoy! This evening will give you a full insight into their careers, from previous clubs to representing Ireland. It will be a time to reflect on the season with personal views of the current teams, players and the upcoming World Cup this is a great opportunity to quiz the legends on potential winners in Russia this summer. There will be audience participation so a lucky few could make it on stage! . Limited opportunities for a pre-show Meet and Greet.
Due to popular demand an extra date has been added for My Favorite Murder at Vicar St on 7th May 2018. My Favorite Murder is the hit true crime comedy podcast hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. Since its inception in early 2016, the show has broken download records and sparked an enthusiastic, interactive “Murderino” fan base who came out in droves this spring for the sold-out nationwide tour. A top 10 regular on iTunes’ comedy podcast chart, My Favorite Murder has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, The Atlantic, Nylon and Rolling Stone magazine. Aside from being avid true crime enthusiasts, Karen Kilgariff is a stand-up comedian and television writer and Georgia Hardstark is a writer and host for the Cooking Channel
Minding Frankie is a family love story by one of Ireland’s most popular writers. Full of Maeve Binchy’s trademark wisdom, warmth, and humour, the hugely popular novel has been adapted for the stage. Directed by Peter Sheridan and starring Steve Blount and Clare Barrett, Minding Frankie will return to the Gaiety Theatre for one week only from 8th – 12th May 2018. Noel is struggling to be the best mother he can. Noel Lynch is struggling with an alcohol addiction, when he gets a call from Stella, a girlfriend with whom he shared a drunken weekend. Stella is having Noel’s child; she is also dying from cancer. Noel must raise their daughter, Frankie. Social worker, Moira Tierney, has other ideas, and is prepared to do battle for custody of the child. In order to prevail, Noel must prove that he can fill a woman’s shoes, break all the stereotypes, and become the best mother than he can be. Along the way, he discovers that it takes a village to rear a child, or at least a street. Maeve Binchy is one of those rare writers – like Dickens, Wilde, Shaw, Behan – whose work springs from their larger-than-life personalities. More […]
Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne has announced that he will bring his Just Passing Through acoustic tour to the UK and Ireland in May 2018 including shows at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin on May 8th & 9th. These very special acoustic performances will mark his first tour dates in the UK and Ireland in 7 years. The performances will highlight songs from his vast and varying body of work. Ray will be joined by John Stirratt from Wilco on bass and the duo will be playing songs spanning across T rouble, Till The Sun Turns Black, Gossip in the Grain, God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise, Supernova and Ouroboros. On this tour Ray will be joined by special guest Freya Ridings. Ray LaMontagne has released 6 studio albums, including the BPI Certified Platinum record Trouble with songs “Trouble”, “Jolene”, and more. Additionally, Ray’s 2010 album God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise won the Grammy for Best Folk Album and was nominated in the coveted Song of The Year category for “Beg Steal or Borrow.” Each release from his catalogue over the last 13 years carries its own character and feel. Having worked with producers Ethan […]
The keenly anticipated follow-up to the platinum-selling, Chasing Yesterday (2015), Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ third album Who Built The Moon? receives a prompt live treatment following its release on Friday 24 November 2017 on Sour Mash. While flowing from the same, molten core of melody, songwriting craft and towering self-belief, the album is poised between experimental and a jukebox of ageless influence following a bracing, two-year creative collaboration with renowned producer, DJ and composer, David Holmes. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ Who Built The Moon? 2018 Tour Dates are announced as follows with details, links to purchase tickets and tour updates available at www.noelgallagher.com
Ed Sheeran broke through in 2011 after playing literally hundreds of gigs and releasing music independently, when his debut major label single, The A Team, hit No.3 on the UK chart. The release served as the lead single from Sheeran’s debut studio album, +, which entered the charts at No.1. His second studio album, x, was released in 2014. It also peaked at No.1 and won the Brit Award for Album of the Year. Sheeran has broken records in the live sphere. In July 2015 he took to the stage of Wembley Stadium, solo, to play to 240,000 people over three consecutive sold-out nights. Moreover, he’s also been involved in an array of spellbinding collaborative performances. In 2012, Sheeran performed at the London Olympics’ closing ceremony alongside members of Pink Floyd and Genesis, and, in 2015, he shared the stage with Beyoncé and Gary Clark Jr at that year’s Grammy tribute for Stevie Wonder. His genre-defying third studio album, ÷, released in early March 2017, has broken yet more records; and, following a headline show at Glastonbury, Sheeran is now gearing up to embark on a world tour for 2018.
Gary Barlow comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre as part of a solo tour which will see him play intimate venues across the UK and Ireland, including some never played in before. The last time Gary played a string of venues this size, demand was so high he could have sold certain venues out six times over! ‘I had such a lot of fun back in 2013 when I played those smaller venues because you’re so much closer to the fans’ says Gary of his forthcoming tour. ‘The audience always seem to love the intimacy of it all too. I’m also really looking forward to playing in a couple of cities I’ve never played before as well as getting a chance to meet the fans there.’ Gary last toured as a solo artist in 2014 to acclaim from fans and critics alike, playing some of the biggest venues he had ever played as a solo artist including The O2 London, Birmingham LG Arena, Glasgow The SSE Hydro and Manchester Arena. Gary Barlow is a British singer-songwriter and record producer who found worldwide fame as a member of British pop group Take That. Since forming in 1989 Take That have won eight […]