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After a long wait, the full line-up for Longitude 2017 has finally been announced.

22 new acts have just been named by MCD to play at the Dublin festival. 

The festival will return to Marlay Park this summer from Friday July 14 to 16.


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Joining the likes of The Weeknd and Stromzy over the three day weekend is Gucci Mane, Yung Thg, G-Eazy, Leon Bridges and The Martinez Brothers.

Earl Sweatshirt, JP Cooper, Mick Jenkins, Dave, Ray BLK, Johnny Flynn and the Dussex Witt, Dermot Kennedy, Sunflower Bean, Palace, Youngr, Sigrid, Aine Cahill, HVOB ans Winston Marshll and Gill Landry hve also joined the ranks of musicians. 


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Already announced for this year’s festival are headliners Mumford & Sons and Stormzy alongside Skepta, Picture This, Jack Garratt, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Kaytranada and  Glass Animals.

Mac Miller, Wiley, Kaleo, Dua Lipa, Milky Chance, Tom Misch (Live), Loyle Carner, Her, Raye, The Very Best, Jorja Smith, Baaba Maal, Lucy Rose and Rex Orange County will also be playing.

Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.  


Okay, so when you go to Disneyland, you know you're going to be in for a pretty amazing experience. 

There are few things that could possibly make going to Disneyland even more magical, but we think that a brand new music festival would do just that.

Electroland has just been announced, and the 10,000 capacity festival is being held in the Disneyland Paris park itself.

To celebrate the theme park's 25th anniversary, they are hosting their own electronic music festival on July 8, 2017.

The legendary Steve Aoki is set to headline on the night, and the golden tickets give festival goers access to the tunes and access to the various rides and attractions at night. 

NERVO, Richard Orlinski and Michael Calfan are also rumoured to be on the line-up.

Tickets are priced at €68.00 for a standard pass or €85.00 for a VIP ticket, available from Ticketmaster. 

Well, we know what we're doing that weekend. 




Ireland has a range of amazing festivals on the horizon, such as Forbidden Fruit, Electric Picnic and Longitude.

However, there are also some completely amazing festivals going on outside of our emerald isle, and the line-ups are simply class.

Here are a few international festivals that would be worth the flight: 

Creamfields, 24-27 August, Great Britain 

For fans of EDM, Creamfields is not to be missed.

This massive UK music festival plays host to some of the biggest names in electronic music.

The festival is a four-day event, and is set in the pastoral Daresbury countryside. 

Headliners: Tiesto, Alesso,Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Galantis, Hardwell, Gorgon City, Martin Garrix, 


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Hide Out Festival, 26-30 June, Croatia 

Hide Out consistently lands itself on lists of the best international music festivals.

Another one for fans of dance music and EDM, the Pag island festival is a big hit thanks to the amazing weather, crystal blue waters and epic tunes. 

The first festival was in 2011, and has gone from strength to strength as the years have gone on. 

Headliners: Mazor Lazer, Diplo, Stromzy, MK, The Martinez Brothers


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Reading|Leeds Festival, 25-27 August, Great Britain

This festival is perfect for those with a diverse musical interest. 

With everything from chart, indie and EDM on offer, it's a great all-rounder.

Plus, flights to Leeds from Dublin are cheap as chips!

Headliners: Muse, Eminem, Bastille, Major Lazer, Haim, Fatboy Slim

Mad Cool Festival, 6-8 July, Spain

This no-camping festival takes place in the heart of Madrid, and there are plenty of local hostels and Air B&Bs to stay in.

The hot weather and epic line-up are two major pulls for international music fans travelling to this seriously cool fest. 

The festival has more of an edgy vibe, with an indie rock line-up.

Headliners: Foo Fighters, Alt-J, Foals, Kinds of Leon, Green Day, Foster The People

Lollapalooza, 21-23 July. France

This festival is located right in the city of Paris, and tickets are freakishly reasonable.

This festival is playing host to some absolutely massive acts this July, you'd actually be mad to miss it.

Another no-camping festival, accommodation will be pricey in Paris so get booking ASAP. 

Headliners: The Weeknd, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Lana Del Rey, Alt-J, Imagine Dragons, Skepta

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The Electric Picnic line-up divided the nation after it was announced at noon yesterday.

The XX will be headlining alongside A Tribe Called Quest and Duran Duran, but some people were left scratching their heads as to who these acts are. 

In addition to these acts, Chaka Khan, Run The Jewels, Interpol, Father John Misty, and London Grammar will perform to thousands of music fans at Stradbally this September.

People were raging over the line-up with many complaining that they hadn't a clue who any of the acts were.

Others were indignant that the line-up was receiving such harsh criticism, and felt that the line-up was quite excellent.  

Be confused no more, as here is your field guide to the main acts at this year's EP festival:

The XX


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The XX are an unreal, award-winning band who have just released their third album, I See You.

The triad have an indie-pop, electronic-rock vibe which is difficult to describe.

Try listening to Intro and On Hold to get a feel for their sound. 

A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest is an American hip-hop group that has been going since 1985, so they are like the OGs of hip hop. 

Many Twitter users claimed not to know who the lads are, but they are responsible for classic anthems like Can I Kick It and We The People. 

With a career spanning four decades, they are headliners for a reason. 

They are also the subject of a critically acclaimed 2011 documentary film titled Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest, so if you need any more information, you can find it there. 

Duran Duran


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Anyone whop was alive in the 80s or early 90s will know Duran Duran's sound from a mile away. 

Responsible for amazing songs like Ordinary World, the new wave, synth pop band were formed in 1978 and have gone from strength to strength. 

While they may have appeared to be the quintessential 80s boy band, the lads have always penned theoir own songs and their sound is still enjoyable today, as is all truly good music. 

Chaka Kahn


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The legendary Chaka Kahn will be gracing the stage at Stradbally this September.

The Queen of Funk has a career that has spanned five decades, and her soulful songs are totally iconic.

People may not recognise the name, but with songs like I'm Every Woman and Ain't Nobody in her repertoire, people will certainly recognise her sound. 

Pete Tong


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Pete Tong is bringing his Ibiza house classics to Electric Picnic, and it's going to be lit.

The DJ's history dates back to the popularity of acid house and one of the first waves of electronic music. 

He's one pof the world's most coveted and recognised DJs, so his set is going to be class without a doubt. 



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Famous indie rock band Interpol are legendary.

Rocking since 1997, the American band have an innovative indie sound that is beloved by fans of the post-punk revival. 

Try Evil and Everything is Wrong for a taste of what they have to offer. 

Run The Jewels


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RTJ (as they are known by the cool kids) is an American hip hop group formed in 2013. 

The band are responsible for epic tunes like Legend Has It and Talk To Me, and the group are renowned for their tireless charity work. 

London Grammar

London Grammar are a British trio renowned for their innovative sound.

The band are difficult to categorise thanks to their somewhat ethereal sound, but rest assured they are amazing. 

We think the line-up for Electric Picnic is pretty decent, but what do you think?

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 Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!



We're already more than excited for this summer's festival season, and kicking it all off on the June bank holiday is Forbidden Fruit

The early bird tickets have already flown out the door, after the festival revealed that the likes of Bon Iver, Flying Lotus and Lisa Hannigan are all set to star on the main stage.

Now, the final tier of tickets are available online, and they're sure to disappear as quickly as the previous two releases. 

Three-day weekend tickets are currently priced at €145.50, with two-day tickets coming in at €109.00.

One day passes are €59.50, and are sure to go fast!

Moderat, Maceo Plex, NAO, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Kink and Mall Grab will join those already scheduled over the three-day weekend. 

Other acts announced are Flying Lotus, The Staves, Gordi, Orbital, Aphex Twin and Paul Thomas Saunders.

See you all at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham! 



After waiting for months to find out whether or not Longitude was actually happening, tickets are finally going on sale today. 

Tickets are on sale at 9am, and are available from Ticketmaster. 

Three-day weekend tickets are going for €189.50, with two-day tickets priced at €129.50.

Tickets for one of the days over the weekend of festivities are on sale for  €69.50. 

Stormzy and Picture This were announced as the Friday headliners yesterday, with The Weeknd taking the limelight on Saturday night. 

Mumford and Sons and Jack garret are rounding off the festival on Sunday. 

They will be joined by the likes of Skepta, Baaba Maal, Glass Animals, Lucy Rose and Catfish and the Bottlemen. 

We're so excited for this festival, see you all in the virtual queue. 



Festival season is just around the corner, and Sea Sessions has just revealed their day-to-day line-up.

The chilled festival on Bundoran Beach released some of their line-up a few months back, but now the exact order of their headliners has been announced. 

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Sigma will DJ on the main stage on Friday, June 23, to kick off the festival with a buzz.

The Coronas will then head up the show on Saturday, June 24.

Rounding off the weekend is Primal Scream, who will close the festival on Sunday, June 25. 

The acts will be joined by fellow musicians All Tvvins,Foy Vance, Otherkin, Little Hours, Mr Scruff and Wyvern Lingo throughout the weekend. 

Tickets are currently available, with prices starting at €99.90 for three days or €124.90 for four nights camping.

Dust off those flower crowns…

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OK, we'll admit that when we first saw this cruise ship festival, visions of people getting langered and falling overboard came to mind.

But, if you dig a little deeper into the festival, it sounds totally insane.

We're so used to basically being in the middle of a bog during a festival over here, so Anchored is going to be a sight for sore (mud-stained) eyes.

With a combo of unreal weather, tropical locations and well, music, Anchored might just change festivals the way we know them.

Because if you're not feeling the music-side of things, take a stroll down the boat where you'll find a Michelin star restaurant, a cinema and even a casino.

The festival takes place on the Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas, which sails from Monaco to Rome, through to Santorini and Mykonos before sailing back to Monaco.

Oh, and did we mention there's a gym, a rock-climbing wall, hot tubs and mini golf to keep you entertained?

We're totally on board with this.


With news emerging that police in Sweden are currently investigating five rapes and more than 10 sexual assaults at the Bravalla Festival in Stockholm, Mumford and Sons have vowed to boycott the event until there is a substantial improvement in security.

The band, who headlined the festival which took place between June 29th and July 2nd, took to their official Facebook page yesterday to condemn the action of some festival-goer's

"We're appalled to hear what happened at the Bravalla Festival last weekend," they began in the post which has been liked more than 25,000 times in 24 hours.

"Festivals are a celebration of music and people, a place to let go and feel safe doing so," they continued. "We're gutted by these hideous reports."

Making their feelings clear, they finished the post by confirming they would not be playing at Bravalla again until something is done to prevent such crimes.

"We won't play at this festival again until we've had assurances from the police and organisers that they're doing something to combat what appears to be a disgustingly high rate of reported sexual violence."

The post has been shared more than 1,000 times since its upload, and has opened a debate among the band's followers on how to approach the issue.

"Unfortunately the effect of any actions taken by the police and/or organisers will be limited because the root of this problem is on a much deeper societal level, where boys are raised in to thinking that this kind of behaviour is okay," began one Facebook user.

"We must teach our sons that it is never okay to rape, and teach our daughters that they should never accept to have their bodies and integrety violated in any way, shape or form in their lives," she added. (sic)

Another suggested the band need to play a more active role in combating the issue, writing: "OR you play at festivals but before each gig you actually tell the audience to look around and be more aware of the problem. Be part of the solution to reach out."

According to The Telegraph, Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Lofven, has vowed to tighten laws relating to sexual assault.

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Excitement is now seriously building for Electric Picnic 2015 as more acts are added to the bill. The music festival will take place from September 4-6 in Stradbally, Co. Laois, and in the absence of Oxegen, is the major music festival of the year.

Blur will headline one of the three days as they mark the release of their first album in 16 years, The Magic Whip. Since their arrival in 1991 they have had five No.1 albums in their native UK, so their Electric Picnic debut is certainly highly-anticipated. 

Already confirmed to-date include Sam Smith, The Riptide Movement, FKA Twigs, and Gavin James. And several music acts, including Canadian band Viet Cong and Danish Zambian singer Kwamie Liv, are making their Irish debut at the festival. 

The festival is often described as "Ireland's version of Glastonbury" and was voted Best Medium-Sized European Festival at the 2010 European Festival Awards, and the Best Big Festival at the last four Irish Festival Awards since 2007. Last year 41,000 people attended from 29-31 August. 

Tickets are on sale now from €229.50 from www.ticketmaster.ie and Sunday tickets are €90.



With Body and Soul starting this weekend, it won’t be long until the summer festivals are well and truly in full swing.

If you are heading to any festivals this summer, you will do well to read these tips to ensure you leave the festival healthy!

Don’t forget your vitamins
Spending the weekend eating burgers, chips and crisps won’t give you a hell of a lot of vitamins, so make sure you stock up on them before and during the weekend.

Bring some fruit
We know, we know, the last thing you want taking away any limited alcohol space in your bag is fruit, but you will thank yourself if you bring it. A couple of apples and orange are great and the juice content is perfect for when you are feeling, shall we say, hungover?!

Granola bars
We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day and no a day old pizza does not count as brekkie. Pop a few granola bars in your backpack and munch on them in the morning and throughout the day for energy.

Make sure you drink lots and lots of water, especially if it is exceptionally hot outside. If you don’t fancy spending a fortune on bottled water bring your own – you will definitely thank us for this tip.

Hand sanitizer
And finally, don’t whatever you do go to a festival without bringing your hand sanitizer – have you ever seen a port-a-loo after three days of use by thousands of people…