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#Festival

# festival - Monday 17 September, 2018

Seven die and five in coma after taking drugs at music festival in Hanoi

The victims tested positive for an unspecified drug.

# festival - Saturday 8 September, 2018

'Festival waste? It's not new - we're a disposable nation and we need to change our attitude'

Green Party Councillor Claire Byrne knows all about trying to keep festival sites clean – and says we need to stop seeing tents as disposable, and look at what we can do to clean up after ourselves.

# festival - Saturday 1 September, 2018

In pictures: Thousands enjoy first two days of Electric Picnic in Stradbally Snaps This post contains images

In pictures: Thousands enjoy first two days of Electric Picnic in Stradbally

This year’s headline acts include Kendrick Lamar, Massive Attack, and The Prodigy.

# festival - Friday 31 August, 2018

Heading to Electric Picnic? Here's everything you need to know

More than 50,000 people are set to descend upon Stradbally in Laois for the biggest event of the Irish festival calendar.

# festival - Sunday 26 August, 2018

From The42 Clincial Connacht claim clean sweep of Clubs inter-pro championship Wrap

Clincial Connacht claim clean sweep of Clubs inter-pro championship

It was an emphatic win for Connacht against Ulster.

# festival - Saturday 25 August, 2018

From The42 Murray and Stander among speakers at Irish rugby's first U18 inter-pro festival Future Stars

Murray and Stander among speakers at Irish rugby's first U18 inter-pro festival

The IRFU’s Eoin Hogan explains what has been involved in the inaugural festival at UL.

# festival - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

From The42 Connacht move into control of Clubs inter-pros with commanding win over Munster U18s

Connacht move into control of Clubs inter-pros with commanding win over Munster

Meanwhile, Leinster had a big win against Ulster at the U18s festival in UL.

# festival - Sunday 19 August, 2018

From The42 Ulster strike late to beat Munster as Leinster Schools excite in UL Future Stars

Ulster strike late to beat Munster as Leinster Schools excite in UL

All the action from the first game day in the Schools inter-pros at UL.

# festival - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Steel cups and banning plastic cutlery: How music festivals are trying to combat waste

Litter is a big problem at many festivals.

# festival - Friday 17 August, 2018

From The42 New U18 inter-provincial festival set to showcase exciting Irish talent Future Stars

New U18 inter-provincial festival set to showcase exciting Irish talent

The IRFU has brought in a new format to expose young players to a professional environment.

# festival - Monday 13 August, 2018

300 injured after promenade collapses at Spanish music festival

The audience were watching a rap artist when the promenade caved in.

# festival - Friday 27 July, 2018

From The Daily Edge Ireland's answer to Taylor Swift just released her first album, and Elton John is a huge fan Catherine Mcgrath

# festival - Friday 8 June, 2018

Leo Varadkar becomes first Taoiseach to visit Orange Order HQ in Belfast

Speaking about the UK government’s Brexit paper Varadkar said his initial view is that ‘it is a step in the right direction’.

# festival - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Dublin is to turn into Musictown this month - here are the highlights

We’ve taken a look at the line-up.

# festival - Sunday 1 April, 2018

Galway City to turn into literary hub this April

We take a look at what’s on offer.

# festival - Monday 19 March, 2018

Writers to descend on Dun Laoghaire for a literary festival with bite

This year’s Mountains to Sea festival sees authors with strong takes on contemporary issues visiting Dun Laoghaire.

# festival - Sunday 11 March, 2018

In Limerick this week, it will be all about showing kindness to your fellow man

The city’s annual Pay It Forward festival kicked off yesterday.

# festival - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Pill testing kits, chill-out rooms and free water: How to reduce harm from taking drugs in nightclubs

A new European guide on responding to drug problems was released today.

# festival - Monday 23 October, 2017

Dublin New Year's Eve Festival: Aerial acrobats, a live concert and the Spire beaming into space

The details of the festival were announced this morning.

# festival - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Liam Gallagher gig at Kildare airport gets go-ahead over objections of residents

Liam Gallagher is set to headline the Samhain festival at Kildare’s Weston Airport at the end of the month.

# festival - Monday 11 September, 2017

Woman found dead at Bestival is daughter of Coronation Street actor John Michie

A 28-year-old man from London has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

# festival - Monday 4 September, 2017

Man dies after running into Burning Man festival flames

More than 70,000 people are attending the art and music celebration in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.

# festival - Saturday 2 September, 2017

PHOTOS: Tens of thousands flock to Laois for Electric Picnic Stradbally This post contains images

PHOTOS: Tens of thousands flock to Laois for Electric Picnic

Tickets for the festival sold out within minutes back in March.

# festival - Friday 1 September, 2017

Poll: Have you left your tent behind after a festival? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you left your tent behind after a festival?

If you’re camping at Electric Picnic this weekend, are you planning on bringing your tent back with you?

Wellies? Check. Tickets? Check. But should I bring shorts? All you need to know about Electric Picnic

How to get there, some of our recommendations, and what kind of weather you should prepare for…

# festival - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Three days of mourning in Madeira after falling tree kills 13 people

Dozens more were injured, some seriously.

# festival - Monday 17 July, 2017

From The Daily Edge Every mistake you make when attending a festival Festival

Every mistake you make when attending a festival

Every. Time.

# festival - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Controversial cockfight plans were a publicity stunt that got out of hand

The PSNI met with a man after people called for a boycott of a festival he’s organising.

# festival - Saturday 1 July, 2017

A cappella and piano maestros: July in Dublin is going to be amazing for music

We speak to the organisers of two music festivals.

# festival - Sunday 25 June, 2017

'We always manage to have enough dogs': Notorious dog meat festival gets underway in China

There were initial reports that the festival was going to be shut down.

# festival - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Leave your tent behind at festivals? Here's why you shouldn't

They usually end up in landfills, and are very difficult to recycle or incinerate.

# festival - Saturday 3 June, 2017

German rock festival resumes after 'terrorist threat' proves false

The event was evacuated yesterday.

# festival - Thursday 18 May, 2017

From The Daily Edge That iconic photo of Michael D at Slane has been turned into a class illustration Dylan Man

That iconic photo of Michael D at Slane has been turned into a class illustration

With a variety of coloured shirts too.

# festival - Sunday 14 May, 2017

'I think people understanding that they aren't alone in their torment has a healing element to it'

Canadian poet Shane Koyczan speaks to TheJournal.ie about art, healing, and his latest work.

# festival - Sunday 30 April, 2017

A Ja Rule-organised festival promised music and models on the beach, instead it turned into chaos Fyre Festival This post contains videos

A Ja Rule-organised festival promised music and models on the beach, instead it turned into chaos

Tickets for the festival cost up to $12,000 with VIP packages rising to $250,000.

# festival - Monday 24 April, 2017

Love Parade organisers to face trial over stampede deaths

A stampede at the music festival killed 21 people and injured over 650 others.

# festival - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Roscommon locals crowdfund to get life-size sheep sculpture ready in time for festival

Designed by local sculptor Mark Feeley, the sculpture will be unveiled at the Roscommon Lamb Festival.

# festival - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Ireland's pilgrim paths: 'They're the great leveller - you could be Bill Gates or unemployed'

This Easter, National Pilgrim Paths Week will take place.

# festival - Friday 24 March, 2017

A new cultural festival will reach every county in Ireland this Easter Monday

Organised by RTÉ and Creative Ireland, the Taoiseach gave a speech at the launch of Cruinniú na Cásca.

# festival - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

A spy novel set in Dublin during the 1940s Emergency chosen as this year's One City One Book

Echoland, by Joe Joyce, follows novels such as Dubliners, Dracula and Strumpet City to be chosen for the festival.

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