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Beck has traveled light years from being pegged as a reluctant generational spokesperson when Loser metamorphosed from a rejected demo to a ubiquitous smash. Instead he wound up crystallizing much of the post-modern ruckus of the ’90s alternative explosion, but in his own unpredictable manner: Beck’s singular career has been one that’s seen him utilize all manners and eras of music, blurring boundaries and blazing a path into the future while simultaneously foraging through the past.

The countdown is on for the most exciting live music event of the Summer, as BBC Music and BBC Radio 6 Music join forces to bring two days of spectacular performances to Titanic Slipways. Featuring Orbital Beck Underworld Franz Ferdinand First Aid Kit Manic Stret Preachers Neneh Cherry Ash The Breeders and many more…

June Bank Holiday Weekend, 2018 Bloom in the Park is not only one of Ireland’s biggest annual tourist attractions, it is also one of the leading horticulture and food festivals which takes place each year over the June Bank Holiday. Bloom, which is organised by Bord Bia, aims to promote the high standards found within the Irish food and horticultural sectors to both a national and international audience. There will be a whole host of exhibits on show including show gardens, sculptures, botanical art, craft displays as well as open farmyards available to the public. Bloom takes place in the Phoenix Park Dublin over the June bank holiday weekend, from Thursday 31 May until Monday 4 June 2017.

Michael will be performing in arenas across the UK and Ireland as well as revisiting Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and Norway and heading to America, Canada, Switzerland, Iceland, Sweden, Malta and the Netherlands for the first time. In the UK, Michael has performed three arena tours selling over 1.5 million tickets, including a record 28 times at London’s 16,000 capacity O2 Arena where he was awarded the keys to the venue along with Prince, Take That and One Direction. Around the world, Michael has previously sold out arenas in New Zealand, Australia and Dubai and holds the record for the biggest selling comedy shows in South Africa and Norway. Michael currently presents his own television show Michael McIntyre’s Big Show on BBC1. The last series averaged over 6.5 million viewers and recently received two BAFTA nominations.

Kodaline are an Indie folk and rock band orginally from Swords, Dublin, where members Steve Garrigan, Mark Prendergast and Vinny May grew up. The group is completed by bass player Jason Boland, who hails from County Kildare. Originally known as 21 Demands, the band changed their name to Kodaline before the release of their debut album In A Perfect World in 2013. The record has sold over 350,000 copies worldwide and includes hits such as All I Want, High Hopes and Love Like This. Titluar track, Perfect World, is also currently used as the theme song for hit Channel 4 TV series Gogglebox. Their second album, Coming Up For Air, was released in 2015 and topped the Irish album charts.

A little introduction. Street Feast is Ireland’s annual day of street parties & community lunches. We invite you to host a party with your neighbours on Sunday 10th June. Register your feast on this website and we’ll send you out your free party pack to help you get started. This is the 9th year of Street Feast (last year over 130,000 people took part in over 1,280 Street Feasts). Support Street Feast is supported by the Local Authorities. Our partners this year are ChangeX.org, Scouting Ireland, Irish Mens Sheds Association, GIY Ireland & Volunteer Ireland. We have also received support from the Irish Countrywoman’s Association, An Post, Facebook and the Tidy Towns Association. A little bit about who’s behind Street Feast We started out as a team of volunteers, passionate about community. What better way to bring community together than through food? We teamed up to see the simple idea of Street Feast reach its full potential. Since then, we’ve learnt lots from experience. We now have a team of coordinators, advisors and volunteers who make Street Feast ‘happen’. We first started in 2010 – the idea was conceived over many conversations as we tried to figure out a way […]

What is Bloomsday? Bloomsday celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904, the day depicted in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. The day is named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in Ulysses. The novel follows the life and thoughts of Leopold Bloom and a host of other characters – real and fictional – from 8am on 16 June 1904 through to the early hours of the following morning. Celebrations often include dressing up like characters from the book and in clothes that would have been the style of the era. One of the hallmark fancy dress items of Bloomsday is the straw boater hat. Celebrations come in many different forms like readings, performances and visiting the places and establishments referenced in the book. Joyce started writing Ulysses in March 1914, but put it aside again to finish his play Exiles. On 16 June 1915 he wrote to his brother Stanislaus to say he had finished the first episode of Ulysses. After Ulysses was published in 1922, Joyce’s friends began to mark 16 June as Bloomsday. In 1924, Joyce was in hospital, his eyes bandaged having had one of many operations on them. Friends sent him a bunch of white and blue flowers (white […]

Facing the haunting outline of the majestic Wicklow Mountains, Ireland’s Fair City holds true to a 1,000-year Celtic heritage that inspires her music and artistry to this day. The inaugural Féile Córúil Dublin, or Dublin Choral Festival, will celebrate this great heritage of Celtic musical inspiration. The 2018 festival will take place June 13-17 and the 2019 festival will take place June 19-23.  This event will feature mixed-voice choirs and individual singers from a variety of backgrounds joining together to sing en masse. Three days of rehearsals will lead participants to a grand finale performance in the historic, stunning, and oldest medieval cathedral in Ireland, Christ Church Cathedral Dublin. The 2018 festival will be led by Dr. William Skoog – Choral Director and Music Department Chair at Rhodes College and the 2019 festival will be led by Joshua Oppenheim and Julie Yu-Oppenheim, Directors of Choral Studies and Kansas State University. Site

The parade will be taking place on June 30th, 2018. Participants will gather from 11am and the parade begins at 2pm sharp. There will be Music and Speeches from 12noon until 2pm. People and floats taking part in the parade will be assembling at St. Stephen’s Green South. The route will be announced in early 2018. Dublin is one of the few major cities in the world where every member of the LGBTQ+ community and all our friends, allies and the general public can actually join in and march the parade route along with all the floats and registered groups. We don’t want you to watch us, we want you to be the head and the heart of our annual Pride Parade making us one the biggest people parade in Europe. Achieving this safely, in such a busy city of Dublin comes at a huge and growing financial cost. With the support of Dublin City Council, An Garda Siochana and our sponsors, we are once again able to waive all entry fees for all community and voluntary groups. For commercial entries, it is necessary for us to charge the full costs attached to your entry. This year we have been […]

At 7:45pm on Wednesday, 18th of July, St James’s Hospital Foundation will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Liberties Fun Run in aid of St James’s Hospital. This unique 4 mile timed road race takes participants through the heart of old Dublin and attracts in excess of 1000 participants every year. Starting & finishing in the beautiful grounds of the Irish Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the route takes in some of the most famous sites throughout the Liberties including St James’s Gate, Francis Street, The Coombe and Fatima. Early Bird Registration costs €25 (€30 normally) or Free if you fundraise and all participants will receive a technical running top and souvenir medal. All of the proceeds from the 2018 Liberties Fun Run will be used to improve patient care at St James’s Hospital.

Liverpool FC will face Italian side Napoli in a pre-season friendly at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday August 4. The Reds are set to return to the venue for a second successive year after beating Athletic Club 3-1 in front of a sold-out crowd in their final warm-up match ahead of the current campaign. Prices range from €10 for children through to €125 for a family package (which includes two adults and two children).

Jason Manford is delighted to announce his “Muddle Class” Irish tour for Sept 2018 which will see him travel to many corners of the country delighting audiences with his infectious wit, charm and humour. Jason said: “I’m really chuffed to be coming back to Ireland. It’s gonna be a great laugh and I can’t wait to get back to some cracking venues. Come along, bring your pals, your teenagers, your folks and I promise we will have a cracking night together.” In addition to the new tour, Jason hosts his ratings-winning three-hour live show on Absolute Radio every Sunday morning. He recently hosted the critically acclaimed Sunday night primetime ITV1 game show, Bigheads. As well as The Nightly Show on ITV1. On 6th October Jason released his debut album ‘A Different Stage’ on Decca Records. Inspired by Manford’s love for musical theatre, ‘A Different Stage’ ranges from show tunes he has performed in the past, to songs that are close to his heart and some of his childhood favourites. It will feature a rendition of ‘On The Street Where You Live’ from My Fair Lady, ‘Hushabye Mountain’ from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, ‘Stars’ from Les Misérables and ‘The Impossible Dream’ […]