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The countdown to one of Ireland's biggest summer festivals is well and truly on, and now Longitude have only gone and given us 22 more glorious acts to see.

They've also entrusted us with the break-up of which days certain artists are playing over the weekend, so we're pretty much ecstatic.

The new acts include; Ave, Bugzy Malone, Fredo, Wild Youth, Little Simz, NOT3S, Headlie One, YBN Cordae, Chasing Abbey, Kneecap, Biig Piig, Grace Carter, Amber Mark, Saweetie, Buddy, Ama Lou, Adekunle Gold, Mallrat, JYELLOWL, Nealo, Why-Axis and Barny Fletcher.

Stage times will be announced over the next few weeks, so stay tuned.

Unforch, H.E.R. and Clairo cannot perform at Longitude 2019 due to scheduling conflicts. We're gutted, especially about H.E.R., but thank the Lord we have 22 new acts to worship.

The festival will take place in Marlay Park from July 5 until July 7, 2019. There are still some limited tickets left for the full three days, so get on that FAST.

For further festival information see: www.longitude.ie | www.mcd.ie

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Good news for fans of Coppers.

The fantastic Copper Face Jacks The Musical has added another couple of dates due to popular demand.
So if you didn't see it the first time round, you're  in luck.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It's a musical that just got us – because it's so relatable and sure who hasn't been to Coppers?

It toured around Ireland in the summer of 2018, and was met with rave reviews.

And now it's hitting the stage again.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In a press release announcing the comeback, it said, ''Packed full of craic, huge laughs, culchies, Dubs, lots of shifting and a stellar cast, COPPER FACE JACKS: THE MUSICAL is set to be the smash hit of the summer all over again as extra dates have just been added due to phenomenal public demand."

The show will be in  the Olympia Theatre from July 10 and will run until 10 August 2019.

Tickets are going from €26 (plus booking fee and €1 restoration levy) for the extra dates and they are on sale NOW.

Nab a ticket at Ticketmaster outlets nationwide or here

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Thank the Gods: SO many of us didn't get tickets to see Westlife in Croke Park this July, and were pretty f*cking devastated.

Why should anyone miss out on the nostalgia, the final tour, the emotional rendition of Flying Without Wings? It wouldn't be fair, right, nor JUST we say.

Lucky for everyone involved, EXTRA DEMAND tickets are going onsale next week for one of the biggest gigs of their career.

GAA tickets for their stadium dates at Croke Park on Friday July 5 and Saturday 6 will go onsale this Tuesday February 12 at 9an from Ticketmaster nationwide.

When tickets for The Twenty Tour were first released, they were snapped up ridiculously quick in October, so the announcement comes as unreal news for any fans who missed out.

The lads are expected to be performing their absolute BOP of a new single Hello My Love, alongside their greatest hits and their 14 number one hits; Swear it Again, World of Our Own, Uptown Girl and When You're Looking Like That being among them.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian announced their musical comeback and essentially shut down social media with nostalgia vibes.

The shows will be their first as a band in the Republic of Ireland since they played Croke Park back in June of 2012.

The group have sold over 55 million records worldwide, and are the only band to have their first seven singles enter the UK chart at number one: WHOA.

Make sure to get yourselves ready early on Tuesday morning, the ticket snatch could be pure manic.

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Westlife have just released a brand new single called Hello My Love, and naturally fans have damn near lost their sanity over it.

The boyband are set to release their first album since 2010's Gravity, and The Twenty Tour is already the group's fastest selling tour of all time.

Mark, Shane, Nicky and Kian will play massive Croke Park dates in July, which has fans ecstatic in expectation.

An INSANE 400,000 tickets were sold in just 48 hours, so you can bet on their new single being played on the radio pretty much 24 hours a day from now on.

Their new tune, Hello My Love, was written by renowned pop hitmakers Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac, so it's bound to be a successful chart-topper.

However, one perceptive Twitter user named Aifric noticed the peculiar lyrics about hair which are featured in the song, and now we're confused.

In case you've been living under a sizeable rock and have missed the furore, the semi-romantic lyrics are;

"'Cause you could have someone without a belly or a temper, perfect teeth, hair growing where's meant to…"

Hair growing where it's meant to? 

Aifric commented; "the lyrics to the new Westlife song are…grim," pointing out the strangeness of body hair being featured in a supposed love song.

What exactly is the definition of 'hair growing where it's meant to'? We're fairly sure that all hair grows where it's meant to, it's called EVOLUTION lads. Look it up.

We genuinely hadn't noticed the lyrics, we were too busy blasting the tune and wrangling randomers online to try and get a Croke Park ticket, but now we're investigating the song for science purposes only.

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*Strokes beard thoughfully*

Seeing as we're an extremely balanced source, we decided to search for other Westlife fans (or foes) who have expressed opinions on the lyrics.

One Twitter user @ghoulenaloops, wrote that the lyrics go straight to the heart, proclaiming; "That's LOVE'. Alright then, if you say so.

Some fans don't have any issue with the lyrcs, it seems. Maybe the boys meant it in a 'this girl is far too good for me' way?

After all, the chorus suggests that the writer of the song emphasises that his lady is so perfect, that he's punching far above his weight.

"Hello, my love, I've been searching for someone like you for most of my life, happiness ain't a thing I'm used to. You could have fallen hard for anyone, plenty of fish in the sea…
For all of time, now I know, It's just my angel and me."

The boyband essentially specialise in ballads and pop songs revolving around a (female) love interest, but this tune kind of implies that the lad is insecure AF.

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Twitter had some more…interesting… reactions, mainly from fans who choose to ignore the eccentric lyrics out of sheer dedication to the band.

Others hilariously commented on the fact that any decent assumptions which were made about the physique of the Westlife lads were being steadily shattered;

@Wendybird1 wrote that the lyric is, heaven forbid, ruining illusions about Shane Filan's 'perfect body'. The poor woman must be devastated.

Another fan with a 'wee soft spot' for the musical foursome commented that the lads are…*gasp* 'SCRAPING THE BARREL with these lyrics. Ouch, that one hurt.

Typically, society tells men that hair growing in the 'wrong' place translates to back hair, nostril hair and even hair sprouting out of ears.

If we fight back against the patriarchy controlling women's body hair (anyone who has experienced a Hollywood wax knows the PAIN), shouldn't we encourage men to embrace their bodies in their natural state?

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Society shouldn't have any say in an individual's body and its preference of hair, but perhaps Westlife like a bit of male grooming?

Manscaping has become a major trend for men in recent years, which is essentially the equivalent of a bikini wax.

However, some ladies love a hairier man. Everyone has their own styles and preferences, who are we to define them?

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What are your thoughts on the lyrics, innocent male insecurity or just plain body-shaming?

Give us your receipts, our scientific investigation on the mane matter rages on…

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Get the credit card warmed up, gather all your mates with laptops – because Ariana's tickets are going on sale SOON.

Ticketmaster Ireland and MCD productions have announced the all-important date when you can snap up those tickets.

You and your friends could be getting down and shaking your thang to hits like Thank U, Next and God is a Woman. 

So save Thursday, December 20 in the calendar and you can purchase tickets from 10 am.

If you want to see her, get ready to fork out €82 for a ticket.

The 25-year-old will be taking to the 3 arena stage on September 22, next year.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Sweetener World Tour, for now, will only be stopping in Ireland for one night only.

We imagine these will sell like hotcakes.

It would make a sweet early Christmas pressie though.

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Electric Picnic 2016 seems like it has barely passed, and we're already raring to get all the details on next year's festivities.

Electric Picnic bosses are already gearing up to put on another epic festival experience in 2019, with tickets for said experience having sold out already, and we're still in 2018, 

However, if you missed out on tickets so far and are dying to go, you're in luck, as more tickets are to be released.

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This morning, thousands flocked to Ticketmaster to try and secure tickets for the opening night of iconic 90s girl band The Spice Girls reunion world tour. 

However, many struggled to get the tickets they so desperately sought. Taking to Twitter, hundreds complained that they were unable to find tickets, b elieving the gig to be sold out. 

However, after a quick search of the site, it seems that more tickets have been released. 

As of 9.45am, there are still tickets available for the standard price of €99.50.

It seems that Standing room tickets are gone, but seating and tiered seating remain for their May 24th gig. 

With true girl power, they will be the first girl group ever to headline Croke Park.

The iconic 90s group broke Ticketmaster's records when the original tour dates sold out, becoming the site's busiest ever sale – so we're not surprised people are having trouble today. 

According to the search result, there are over 337 different types opf tickets available for the gig. 

Prices range from €69.00 to €191.00 for Golden Circle tickets.

 

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Global superstar Michael Bublé has announced Irish dates at 3Arena Dublin on June 6 and SSE Arena Belfast on June 9, 2019.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 23, at 9 am.

Order the new album love from www.goldendiscs.ie before 11:59 pm on Sunday, November 18 for access to pre-sale concert tickets.

Love is Michael’s 8th major studio album, which will be available this Friday, November 16.

Last summer, the Feeling Good singer returned to the stage after a lengthy absence for sold out shows at Croke Park, Dublin and London’s Hyde Park.

Michael Bublé has sold over 60 million records worldwide, performed hundreds of sold-out shows around the globe, and won four Grammys and multiple Juno Awards during the course of his extraordinary career.

Tickets from €90.50 including booking fee for Dublin & from £80 for Belfast go on sale Friday, November 23 at 9 am.

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 All Tvvins are one of Ireland's biggest new bands, making a steady rise since 2016 with the release of their debut album llVV, which debuted at number two on the Irish charts.

They are now returning to the stage to anticipate the unveiling of their second album Just to Exist, giving us a taste with their newest single Hell of a Party.

The track was chosen as 2FM's Tune of the Day, supported by John Kennedy at Radio X and added to some of Spotify and Deezer's most popular playlists. No biggie…

Judging by how UNREAL their most recent tune is, the album is going to blow everyone away. Keep a sharp eye out for these boys, the duo are definitely going places.

The duo are stepping up a gear, announcing support from talented Dublin singer-songwriter Sorcha Richardson for their major headline gig at the National Stadium Dublin.

The band plan on evolving their fresh and fluid style of creativity, pushing the boundaries of their sound whenever they can.

The band, comprising of Conor Adams and Lar Kaye, are signed with Warner Music, and have also decided to gift us with another forthcoming album track ‘Warm Crush’ as well as a skeletal acoustin version of Infinite Swim. 

These lads just keep on giving.

Infinite Swim was produced by All Tvvins' friend and collaborator, the amazing James Vincent McMorrow, so it's sure to be a banger...

The album process was kick-started by McMorrow, who contacted the boys about working on a new track together. 'Twould be hard to say no.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It’s a heady cocktail of taut, muscular funk which maintains the typically anthemic All Tvvins sound, adding a Prince-style solo.

“There’s a definite salute to Talking Heads as well,” says Lar Kaye. “It just felt right.”

Adams describes their next album as “a snapshot of where we were, what we were going through and where we hope to go next.” 

Image: Instagram/@alltvvins

The momentum is rising for the band with their forthcoming second album and a headline show at The National Stadium, don't miss out on a chance to see the duo live.

The gig with support from Sorcha Richardson will take place on Saturday 13 April 2019. Tickets from €27 on sale Tuesday 6 November at 9am, doors open 7pm.

Check out their website for more information.

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Get the phone, laptop and any device with Internet connection out – quickly.

Tickets to see the Westlife boys are selling out in seconds, as they go on general sale this morning.

If you've missed out on snapping up the tickets – fear not.

The band has just announced an extra date at Croke Park on Saturday, July 6, due to phenomenal demand.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Tickets are priced from €59.50 inclusive and are on sale now via Ticketmaster outlets.

Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian will take to the stage for the first time in seven years next May, June and July. 

If you're one of the lucky ones who has secured tickets, you'll be bopping along to brand new songs.

But the boys haven't forgotten about their greatest hits and you will be belting out smash hits like Swear It Again, Flying Without Wings, You Raise Me Up and Unbreakable

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Last week, Westlife announced the exciting news of their return and their Twenty Tour.

The band have signed a new record deal with Virgin EMI, and will release new music soon.

These shows will be their first as a group since they played Croke Park in Dublin on 23rd June 2012.

Now stop reading and go get those tickets!

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The marks and scars from EP are only starting to fade as we withdraw from a weekend of a lifetime.

As we scrub the remainder of the glitter off our bodies, and reminisce about living in a tent – we received the BEST news. 

It's time to clean up your bank account, open the laptop and book NEXT year's tickets.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It's all systems go: time to act fast as they go on sale TODAY and punters have started to snap them up at 9 am this morning.

The epic festival will be making its 2019 comeback to Stradbally.

You need to head to Ticketmaster to secure your purchase and don't delay.

These bad boys sell like hot cakes and usually disappear in record timing. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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If you're a seasoned EP goer, and been to the event three times or more, a ticket will set you back €165.

If you've explored the campsite and music twice, you'll be coughing up €185.

And if you're a total EP virgin, it's time to pop the cherry and find €205 to spurge on a ticket. 

For all the info your need on 2019 ticket prices, instalment plans and claiming your discount code, take a visit to the Electric Picnic website here.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This might be the best Friday, and an opportunity to make more memories like last weekend.

Sure if you're broke after buying the tickets, get your friends to pool in for a bag of cans, head to a field, and it will feel as if you're already back in the campsite.

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Holidaymakers don't fear!

Industrial action for Ryanair pilots is underway this morning.

Despite the strike, the majority flights are still going ahead. (YASSS)

An agreement between trade union representatives couldn't be thrashed out after seven hours of talks.

Check your phone: Ryanair has said any customers affected by the 30 of 290 flights cancelled, have been notified. 

Don't worry if you haven't received an alert, you will be sipping cocktails in no time, as you should continue with your travel plans as usual. 

Yesterday, the airline took to Twitter and posted a letter detailing the discussions.

It read: "Ryanair pilot union talks conclude without agreement.

"Ryanair expects a strike by 27% of Irish pilots to proceed tomorrow."

Last week, the union representing the pilots indicated that 99 percent of their members were in favour of seeking industrial action after a ballot.

Ryanair tweeted this morning, that they 'regret the decision' taken by a quarter of their Irish pilots to strike. 

They said they believe that the pilots should "take up our offer of working groups" to come to a solution. 

Spare us a thought when you're pool-side, the Irish summer is back. (Cue internal crying.)

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