Body&Soul today unveils its programme for the much beloved Body&Soul Village, located right at the heart of Stradbally’s bedecked fields at Electric Picnic. Taking place in Co. Laois from 30th August – 2nd September, and featuring Massive Attack, N.E.R.D. and Kendrick Lamar, Electric Picnic is Ireland’s largest music and arts festival.
The U.K. leg of Iron Maiden's much vaunted 'Legacy Of The Beast Tour' kicks off next week in Newcastle on Tuesday 31st July, with a Spitfire buzzing the stage during the opening number Aces High. The plane is a 90% sized replica of an actual Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb registration number AA 853 from 302 Squadron that saw active duty in 1941.
With less than 2 months to go until Stradbally Hall opens its gates and welcomes 55,000 picknickers, there is still time to get training and enter this year’s Tour de Picnic. There are a limited number of places left for the annual charity 80 km cycle or 17km run, and it’s the last place to get your hands on tickets for the sold out Electric Picnic.
Downtown Las Vegas is just a couple of months away from hosting its fifth Life is Beautiful Festival, an event that has helped to breathe new life into the downtown neighbourhood of Fremont Street. Alongside the likes of Lollapalooza, Life is Beautiful is fast becoming one of the most colourful festivals in the U.S. The event’s creators go to town on the 18 blocks of Sin City’s downtown suburb, creating a backdrop that inspires and excites in equal measure.
London-based singer Brook Law has flexed her muscle, with the release of new single 'Fight Like A Mother'. The release of the diverse, multi-ethnic performer's track comes ahead of an EP, which is slated for later in the year.
This year’s British Summer Time series of events has kicked off in London, with a bill featuring a host of genuine rock royalty. Set in the stunning setting of Hyde Park, the opening BST took place during the hottest weekend of the year, and featured Roger Waters, The Cure, and Eric Clapton.
Prog super group Sons of Apollo blazed into Belfast on Tuesday night (3rd July 2018) for an evening of notable musical prowess, featuring dazzling solos and soaring melodies. Fronted by Jeff Scott Soto, and featuring past members of Dream Theatre and Guns ‘n’ Roses, the band’s debut Irish gig proved a huge hit.
One of Electric Picnic's most popular cult attractions, Other Voices is set to return in 2018. Taking place at Stradbally, Co. Laois from 30th August – 2nd September, and featuring Massive Attack, N.E.R.D. and Kendrick Lamar, Electric Picnic is Ireland’s largest music and arts festival.
The Cult, Steel Panther and a host of others brought the love to Ramblin’ Man Fair festival in Kent over the weekend, as thousands flocked to the fourth instalment of the popular event. Taking place in Maidstone from 30th June – 1st July, other acts to appear included Mott The Hoople, Halestorm and Sons of Apollo.