Ireland’s Electric Picnic festival got underway on Friday (1st September2017), as 55,000 people descended on Stradbally, Co. Laois to catch The Divine Comedy, London Grammar and headliners The XX at the start of the three day event. Taking place from 1st to 3rd September, Electric Picnic is Ireland’s largest music and arts festival.
The festival season may be coming to an end, but there's still a few to go, including the popular 'Battle For The Lake' event. Taking place in the picturesque surroundings of Achill Island, Co. Mayo from 29th Sept – 1st Oct 2017, this years' happening is set to feature headliners Paddy Casey and Daithi.
Belfast's original punk rock sons Stiff Little Fingers returned home on Saturday night (26th August 2017), for an outdoor spectacular at the city's Custom House Square. Bringing along new wave sewer dwellers The Stranglers, as well as locals The Outcasts and London noise-makers The Ruts/Ruts DC, gig goers were treated to an abrasive shindig.
Legendary progressive rockers Kansas will release their new live album ‘Leftoverture Live & Beyond’ on 3rd November 2017. Their first live release since 2009, the set gathers new versions of hits such as ‘Carry On Wayward Son’, ‘Dust in the Wind,’ and progressive epics like ‘Miracles Out of Nowhere.’
Robert Plant has announced details of his latest studio album, as well as a string of UK and Ireland dates to support it. Produced by the veteran singer, 'Carry Fire' will be released on 13th October, followed by an extensive winter tour that will see the former Led Zeppelin singer return to Belfast, Dublin, and a host of UK venues.
Eonmusic is excited to announce a new partnership which will see a weekly syndicated radio show form part of the sites’ growing output. Teaming up with The Neil Jones Rock Show, eonmusicRadio will be available weekly, from a link on our front page.
One of Electric Picnic's most exciting open secrets - The Salty Dog - is marking its 10th anniversary at the Irish music and arts festival, with an appropriate shanty upon the ship planned to celebrate the milestone. Taking place in Stradbally, Co. Laios from 1 - 3 September, this years' event sees The XX, A Tribe Called Quest, and Duran Duran top the 2017 bill.
Anneke van Giersbergen’s new band Vuur have unveiled the cover artwork and track list for their forthcoming debut album, ‘In This Moment We Are Free - Cities’. The eleven track LP is due for release on October 20th via InsideOut Music.
EXCLUSIVE: Vivian Campbell has spoken exclusively to eonmusic about being the recipient of this years’ Oh Yeah Legend award. Taking place annually in Belfast, the event honours the achievements of artists from Northern Ireland.
Bill Bayley and his former Never Mind The Buzzocks partner Phil Jupitius are among a host of acts announced today for the comedy tent at this years' Electric Picnic. Taking place in Stradbally, Co. Laios from 1 - 3 September, Ireland's largest music and arts festival sees The XX, A Tribe Called Quest, and Duran Duran top the 2017 bill.