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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Festival

This year
# Festival
Arctic Monkeys and Guns N'Roses to headline Glastonbury along with Elton John
The announcement means that none of the three top-billed closing acts are women.
Last year
# Festival
Elton John to headline Glastonbury 2023 as part of last ever tour
The singer has been travelling the globe on his marathon Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour over the past couple of years.
# Festival
HSE screening at Electric Picnic found drugs not detected in Ireland before
The programme’s 46 samples also contained dangerously strong MDMA
# Tour
St Michael's to play in World Schools rugby competition in Thailand
The Dublin school has gained international acclaim for its rugby programme.
# Festival
Colour fills Belfast streets as city marks largest cultural diversity festival
It is the first time the festival has taken place following a two-year break due to the pandemic.
All time
# August Bank Holiday
Lineup announced for next year's All Together Now festival
The popular festival last took place in the summer of 2019.
# Glastonbury
Glastonbury 2022 announces history-making headline act
Next year’s festival will take place in June.
# It's back
Guinness Cork Jazz Festival returning this year after being cancelled due to Covid-19 in 2020
The festival is set to take place over the bank holiday weekend from 22 to 25 October.
# tent talks
Government to ‘engage’ with Electric Picnic festival organisers
The Cabinet Covid-19 sub-committee met today to discuss the next steps in the easing of restrictions.
# Electric Picnic
'Nothing has changed': Laois County Council says it can't revisit Electric Picnic decision
The council decided not to grant a licence to the festival earlier this month.
# Outdoor Events
Electric Picnic boss calls for festival to go ahead after Holohan's comments on live events
He said NPHET wouldn’t be opposed to large events taking place with only vaccinated people in attendance.
# Live Music
Electric Picnic organisers and nightlife group call for reopening plans for sector
Laois County Council decided not to grant a licence for the festival yesterday.
Laois County Council yesterday refused to grant a licence to Electric Picnic.
Organisers of the festival say ticket-holders will be contacted over the next week.
Give Us the Night group wrote to government members calling for non-socially distanced trial events next month.
# What's Another Year?
'Exhausted all possibilities': All Together Now festival cancelled until next year
The music festival in Co Waterford has been rescheduled for July 2022.
# Racing
Willie Mullins and Noel Meade land the Grade 1 victories on the final day at Punchestown
The 2021 Festival finished today.
# Cancelled
The Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled for the second year in a row
Organisers Michael and Emily Eavis said they were “so sorry” to have to cancel the event.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you bought any concert tickets for next year?
Tickets for the festival Longitude scheduled to take place in July 2021 have already almost fully sold out.
# ep2020
Quiz: How much do you know about Electric Picnic?
We’ve never missed a muddy field so much before.
# Festival
Mary Kenny no longer speaking at Roscommon festival after questioning travel quarantine rules
The journalist was asking whether a 14-day quarantine applied to her arrival into Ireland from Britain for a festival.
# easing lockdown
Outdoor gatherings of up to 5,000 people could take place from September, says Taoiseach
Cinemas could reopen in August, said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today.
# Racing
Mullins the epitome of grace after triumphant Friday and Gold Cup for the ages
Four wins on the final day at Cheltenham saw Willie Mullins named the Festival’s top trainer.
# risk assessment
Covid-19: St Patrick's Festival organisers say emergency health team carrying out risk assessment
The festival is due to start in two weeks.
# column
Johnny Ward: Cheltenham should be careful what it wishes for with five-day debate
Our columnist on the prospect of change for the March racing showpiece.
# human rights arts festival
'The arts are really good for bringing people together to have difficult conversations'
A unique human rights arts festival run by Smashing Times takes place in Dublin this month.
# Festival
Transport, stage times, weather: Here's what you need to know if you're heading to Electric Picnic
Nearly 60,000 people are set to descend upon Stradbally in Laois for the biggest event of the Irish festival calendar.
# jack downey
'I am proud to call him my son': Funeral held for teen who died after falling ill at music festival
Large crowds gathered in Clonmel today for Jack Downey’s funeral mass.
# Events
Event guide: Here's what is happening around the country this weekend
A goat fair and a Cavan food festival are just some of the events taking place.
# Cork
'Every parent's worst nightmare': Tributes paid to teen who died after falling ill at music festival
19-year-old Jack Downey is believed to have taken a substance at the Indiependence music festival in Cork.
# gaze festival
'From the outside it looks like everything's great, but there's still a lot to do': The film festival that celebrates Ireland's LGBT community
The festival’s curator talks us through its highlights.
# in it together
All Together Now organisers 'aware' of traffic issues as festival-goers vent after long delays
Many fans complained of long delays in getting to the Waterford festival.
# Behind The Scenes
'You're kind of living on adrenaline': The build-up to one of Ireland's biggest summer festivals
The five-day street performance festival is taking place in Dublin and Cork next month.
# trad festival
Fleadh Cheoil organiser says Drogheda event will go ahead as planned in wake of crime fears
The annual event, manned and organised by over 1,000 volunteers, saw up to half a million people attend last year.
# great music in irish houses
A unique music festival will see great music played in unusual venues this week
The Great Music in Irish Houses festival is going into its 49th year.
# My Love: Intermezzo
'Three hours of jiggling butts': Cannes film sparks scandal over its depiction of women's bodies
The film was directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, who directed Blue Is The Warmest Colour.
# Collision
Is what British politicians say a load of 'cock and bull'? That's what this show wants to find out...
Artist Nic Green created the show Cock and Bull before Brexit – but the work, which takes apart the words of politicians, is just as pertinent now.
# promise
Ireland U18 Schools squad features six players back from last year
There’s a strong Connacht contingent included in Peter Smyth’s 26-man group.
# love sensation
Everything we know about Ireland's new LGBTQ+ music festival Love Sensation
Who’s excited?
# Heed Your Hunch
Paisley Park to provide heartwarming story for blind owner: 3 tips for Day Three of Cheltenham
Check out Thom Malone’s Heed Your Hunch picks for ‘St Patrick’s Thursday’ — a nickname he’s not too keen on.
# Front Row
Here's what's in store for this year's Dublin International Film Festival
Highlights will include the Irish premieres of Papi Chulo and Eighth Grade.
# ancient east
'An iconic, bucket list experience': Major international Halloween festival set for Meath this year
Fáilte Ireland wants to attract a further 100,000 visitors to the country through the festival as part of the Ancient East initiative.
# herstory
Buildings to be lit up to celebrate iconic women throughout history
Herstory Light Festival is an annual light festival which celebrates women and girls on Nollaig na mBan.