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2019 is set to be an absolute smash for rising Irish star Dermot Kennedy, if this latest announcement is anything to go by.

News has just hit that the singer-songwriter from Dublin is set to hit the Coachella stage this April, joining the ranks of headliners such as Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino and Tame Impala.

The world famous California music festival attracts attention from all over the world for the big names it procures, and now Irish talent will be joining them.

The singer made the big announcement over Twitter, writing that the opportunity is "a dream come true" for the artist,

Despite the fact that Kennedy has yet to release an album, he has sold a whopping 75,000 tickets worldwide in the last year alone following the release of his EP, Doves and Ravens.

His latest track, Power Over Me, has generated over 300 million streams globally and the Dubliner has over 2.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify.. 

He is also part of YouTube's first ever Ones To Watch list, and his 2019 tour which kicks off in May has sold out four nights in the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Brixton's O2 Academy and Manchester's Albert Hall.

Irish singer-songwriter Gavin James was the only Irish artist to make the Coachella 2018 list, which attracted 99,000 concert-goers to the festival.

Congratulations to Dermot, he'll do us proud.

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If you didn't get tickets to Ariana Grande's Sweetener tour, you may be in luck.

The Thank U, Next artist will be headlining Coachella 2019.

In the jammy chance you did secure tickets for Sunday, April 14 and 21, you could be boppin' along to Ari's tunes.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The music festival has released the entire weekend line-ups and it's UNREAL.

If you have tickets for Friday 12 & 19, you'll be treated to Childish Gambino.

Headlining April 13 and 20 is Australian rockers Tame Impala. 

Ariana is clearly buzzing to take the stage later this year.

In a tweet she thanked Coachella, saying that she was "humbled and excited as all hell."

Fans were absolutely delighted to hear the singer would be owning the Sunday nights.

If you've managed to cover the cost of the pricey weekend – we are JEALOUS.

As you soak in the sun and the music, think of us in rainy Ireland, too poor to fork out for the festival.

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Jesy Nelson is already getting into the New Year, new you spirit.

Chopping off her locks and going for a dark colour, the style looks absolutely stunning on the singer.

The Little Mix member had recently coloured her hair bright orange with touches of blonde.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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However, it seems as if shorter hair is making a comeback in celebrity land, as the new do is above shoulder length.

The cut frames her face and the new dark hair colour compliments her skin and complexion – so she is SLAYING.

In a clip uploaded to Instagram, Jesy gave fans a quick look at her new style.

She captioned the video: "When you're feeling your new haircut." 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Fans loved her new look and were quick to comment about how much they adored it.

"YAS QUEEN SLAY," commented one, as another was thinking of doing the same: "I think my locks are going." 

We love the new hair and we won't be surprised if people do decide to copy her and get the same cut.

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We all crave new Beyoncé music every day, because without her collection of life-altering tunes, where would we be? God knows.

Mysterious music was leaked online the other day on iTunes, totally unauthorised.

The musical goddess has been known to randomly drop albums, ever since 2016's iconic Lemonade release, but this seemed a little too random…fans quickly realised it was old music though:

The old recordings were released under the name Queen Carter, and iTunes somehow allowed it to be uploaded until fans pointed out the strange mistake.

The albums Back Up, Rewind and Have Your Way appeared on Apple Music and Spotify, and was comprised of demos, unreleased tracks and demo songs by Queen Bey, which were removed a few hours later.

Songs such as After All Is Said and Done, a duet with Marc Nelson from 1999, Hollywood with Jay-Z from his 2006 album Kingdom Come, and another song from Austin Powers called Hey Goldmember.

A Missy Elliot collaboration from the rapper's second album was also on the tracklist, as well as Keep Giving Your Love to Me from Bad Boys II, and Control, a stand-alone song.

Beyoncé has dropped her last three albums as surprises, her 2013 self-titled project, Lemonade, and Everything is Love by The Carters.

We'll take ANYTHING she graciously offers, but unreleased songs without her authorisation is damn wrong, let the Queen have control over her own music.

Grammy-nominated R&B singer SZA was also victim to this same mysterious hacking, with old music being uploaded to iTunes under the name Sister Solana (her real name is Solana Rowe).

SZA addressed the album of old demo tracks being released on streaming services on her Instagram, calling the project "random scratches from 2015" and claimed that the songs are "def not new new!"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It's all very mysterious behaviour altogether.

Apple Music and Spotify have yet to comment on the matter, but we'd bet that Beyoncé ain't happy about this at all.

Who is the culprit making drama for no apparent reason, though? Spill the lemonade tea.

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Picture This have been announced as the first act to play a brand new summer music festival in Belfast.

Live At The Botanic Gardens is set to be a series of outdoor concerts which will be held in the aesthetic setting of the famous Northern Irish gardens next June.

Early next year, Picture This are heading off on tour around Europe, Canada and the States, but will return to play Belfast for two nights on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 June 2019.

The Irish alternative rock band have confirmed the release of their second album for February 15, entitled MDRN LV.

The lads dropped the first single from the new album, One Drink, back in October and it has dominated the airwaves as the number one radio song in Ireland for three weeks running.

It has also entered the USA top 40 singles chart, breaking the band into a whole new American audience.

They have unveiled their new track Everything or Nothing alongside the music video, and we can't stop listening.

The band are also set to play a huge five night run at Dublin's 3Arena from March 27 until 31 in 2019.

Though they only formed the band two years ago, the foursome from Athy signed to massive US label Republic Records, which boasts Ariana Grande and Drake as other artists signed.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ryan Hennessy, Jimmy Rainsford, Owen Cardiff and Cliff Deane have achieved incredible success, and are currently Ireland's biggest-selling artists of 2018, with a debut album that enjoyed four weeks at number one.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 19 December at 9am for Live At The Botanic Gardens on Ticketmaster, and we bet they'll sell out fast.

Get yourselves ready on Wednesday at 8:59am lads.

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Cardi B's ex-husband Offset is desperately trying to get his wife back, after posting an emotional message to Instagram apologising for his wrongs.

The Migos rapper claims that his 'one birthday wish' is to win Cardi B back and put the cheating scandal behind them.

The couple announced their sudden split earlier this month, after it emerged that Offset was allegedly seeing a woman named Summer Bunni behind Cardi's back.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Offset addressed the 'I Like It' rapper directly, saying;

"We're going through a lot of things right now, a lot of things in the media. I want to apologise to you Cardi. I embarrassed you. I made you go crazy."

He confessed to his shenanigans, appearing visibly emotional during the video;

"I was partaking in activity that I shouldn't have been partaking in, and I apologise. You know what I'm saying?" 

"For breaking your heart, for breaking our promise, for breaking God's promise and being a selfish, messed up husband."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He continued, "I'm trying to be a better person. I want to get this off my shoulders. I want to get this off my back. I apologise to you Cardi. I love you."

He then spoke about the former couple's five-month-old little girl, saying; "Kulture, I want to spend Christmas with you."

"I want to be able to spend the rest of my life with you," he then said to Cardi. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"I apologise. I am sorry for what I have done to you. I didn't f*ck that girl, but I was entertaining her, you know what I'm saying? I apologise, and I love you, and I hope you forgive me."

"My birthday wish is just to have you back."

Cardi has yet to address the apology video, but is reportedly torn whether to forgive her former lover or move on.

Would you be able to trust him again though? Probs not.

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Ed Sheeran has just announced that his iconic tune, Shape of You, has just become the most listened to Spotify song EVER.

The song just surpassed an unbelievable TWO BILLION streams on the music platform, meaning that you'd literally have to start listening to it in 12,758BC to play it two billion times consecutively.

That. Is. Insane.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thank you world. First song to 2 billion streams on @spotify xx

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Sheeran himself commented on the feat through his Instagram account, writing;

“Thank you world. First song to two billion streams on Spotify”.

This essentially confirms the fact that it's the most popular song in the world, which is no easy achievement.

That's not all the records that Sheeran has broken, he has yet ANOTHER song in the top ten Spotify songs; Thinking Out Loud.

The 2014 ballad which is now played at every wedding ever sits at number five with 1.2 million streams… not bad, not bad.

Canadian rapper Drake’s single God’s Plan was the most listened-to song of 2018, with an impressive 1.1 billion streams.

Ariana Grande took the title of most listened to female artist of 2018 on Spotify, with her Sweetener album deservedly breaking numerous records. Slay queen.

Congrats Ed, you're always on our A-Team.

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Fresh from her huge successful turn in Mamma Mia 2 – Here We Go Again, the absolute LEGEND that is Cher confirmed that her massive tour will stop in Ireland.

It's her first show in the Emerald Isle in fifteen years, but the Oscar, Emmy and Grammy award-winner will play a sole show at the 3Arena on November 1, 2019, as part of her Here We Go Again Tour.

She will be bringing fans an array of her back catalogue of glorious hits, not to mention tunes from the Dancing Queen album.

The singer has sold over 100 million records, and has been performing for a whopping five decades.

She currently is the holder of the UK record for the biggest selling single of ALL TIME by a woman for her runaway hit song, Believe.

According to the goddess herself;

“I’m very excited to bring this show to the UK. It was the first country to embrace Sonny & Cher, and its where we created and had our first success with ‘Believe’. It’s really my second home.”

Get ready to snatch those tickets like Cher snatches our wigs and sanity, tickets are onsale this Friday December 14 at 10am, for minimum €86.
 

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Mac Miller has been awarded his first Grammy nominated, three months after his tragic death.

The rapper died in September from a combination of drugs and alcohol.

His last album Swimming was released a in August and it debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard charts and returned to the Top 10  right after his death.

It has now received a nomination for the year’s Best Rap Album.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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His mum's reaction to the news was amazing.

Karen Meyers took to social media to express her pride at her son's achievement.

She posted the picture of his nomination to Instagram and captioned it with a selection of emojis including angels and love hearts.

Fans were quick to comment their well wishes.

One wrote, ''The album is a masterpiece…''

While another said, ''Congratulations. He deserves this so so much.''

Swimming is nominated alongside Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy, Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap, Pusha T’s Daytona, and Travis Scott’s Astroworld

The 61st Grammy Awards will take place on February 10.

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Ariana Grande has had quite a rollercoaster year, from facing her grief following the Manchester bombing attack in May 2017. to becoming engaged to Pete Davidson, to losing her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller. to her scandalous break-up with Davidson.

The 25-year-old pop superstar has barely had time to breathe, the poor gal. 

Her new album, Sweetener, has broken global records, cleared our skin, made us dance and not to mention was the impetus for her becoming the most listened to female artist on Spotify.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Last night, the Thank u, next singer was clearly moved as she accepted Billboard's Woman of the Year at the corporation's Women in Music event in New York.

"This is really special. I want to say that I find it interesting that this has been one of the best years in my career and one of like the worst years in my life," she artist said, as she was honoured onstage.

She added that she felt "completely undeserving" of the Woman of the Year title, and went on to thank her team but was too overwhelmed to remember everyone in her life who she wanted to mention.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ari spoke about the dynamic between her career and her personal life, saying; "A lot of people would look at someone in my position right now as an artist that could be at her peak and think, 'She’s really got her shit together, she's really on it. She’s got it all…"

"And I do, but as far as my personal life goes, I really have no idea what the f*ck I’m doing." Ari has become a lot more open recently about her turbulent emotions, as well as her mission to work on her relationship with herself.

"It's been a very conflicting one, and I just want to say if you're someone out there who has no idea what this next chapter is going to bring, you’re not alone in that."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In true Ari style, after giving us a message of hope, she delivered a final silly remark; "I'm not going to cry, that's really annoying," she joked.

She continued;"I’m really looking forward to embracing whatever happens and whatever comes my way." As she wrapped up her speech, she made sure to give a shout-out to her BFF's Victoria Monet and Tayla Parx.

"I look forward to hopefully learning to give some of the love and forgiveness that I've given away so frivolously and easily to men in the past to myself, hopefully, this year," she declared, in a totally iconic manner.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"I have everything I've ever dreamt of having, and as of late I've discovered that it's the things I've always had and the people I've always had that still make me the happiest."

If you can't love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?, as Ru Paul declares.

Ari, treat yourself next year. You deserve it, gal.

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Glastonbury headliners are always a MAJOR deal, it's Coachella's British, more down-to-earth cousin, and the festival has attracted some of the music industry's biggest names since it began.

2018 saw the Kings of Leon, Jay-Z and The Verve headline the world class event, and now Mel B has let slip some possibly high-profile secrets regarding The Spice Girls and the infamous festival.

After selling out all nine of their stadium shows for their 2019 reunion tour, Scary Spice has now divulged that their sights are set on a huge career marker for the four-piece act, which is missing Posh Spice (sob).

Mel B let slip that "talks" are being carried out with bosses Michael and Emily Eavis, but she admits it would be a bit gas to bring their cheesy pop vibes to the edgy music festival stage. 

"Glastonbury? It’s been talked about," she told The Sun on Thursday. "But we’re so pop and it’s so cool — that’ll be funny to me."

"I think Mel C would really appreciate us doing that — she’s the cool one. She’s the cool indie chick." 

Victoria Beckham is bowing out of their reunion, which disappointed fans who wanted the clique back to their best.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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So far, only Stormzy has been announced as Glastonbury's next headliner, who will perform on the Pyramid Stage in June 2019.

Emma Bunton has said that it would be 'nice' (don't gush, Emma, it's only Glasto…) and Mel C has expressed an interest in the headliner slot since May.

During their six-year pop reign, The Spice Girls never performed on a single music festival stage. The band became a hit back in 1994 but split when Geri Horner left the group in 2000.

Glastonbury returns to Worthy Farm in Somerset on June 26 2019 after taking a break.

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The Summer Series at Trinity College Dublin has announced the first acts that will be taking to the stage in their 2019 show – and they are impressive.

If you're a fan of music legends, you're in for a treat. 

July 4th will see the amazing Paul Weller take to the stage. 

The 60-year-old former member of The Jam is said to give a must-see live show so you know what you gotta do. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Summer Series at Trinity College DublinPaul WellerJuly 4th 2019 ::Tickets on sale 9:00am this Friday

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Last year saw the 40th Anniversary of his first album, “In The City”, which he released with The Jam in May 1977. 

He was recently voted 'Best Act In The World’ by Q Magazine and his 26th studio album True Meanings heralded a four star review in The Irish Times and is out now.

Then, on July 7th it will be the turn of 1980's rock band New Order.

Rising from the ashes of the legendary British post-punk band Joy Division, the enigmatic New Order triumphed over tragedy to emerge as one of the most influential and acclaimed bands of the '80's.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Summer Series at Trinity College Dublin NEW ORDER July 7th 2019 :: Tickets on sale 9:00am this Friday via @tmie

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New Order performed as part of Manchester International Festival 2017 for a series of unique shows in collaboration with Liam Gillick, conducted by Joe Duddell and curated by Dave Haslam and Mark Beasley.

Wanna nab some tickets?

Paul will set you back , €49.90 incl. booking fee while New Order come in at €60.45 incl. booking fee. 

Tickets for both shows go on sale at 9am this Friday, December 7th via Ticketmaster outlets and www.ticketmaster.ie

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