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Craft paper and india ink wheatpasted artworks by Levalet at last month’s Roads Street Art Festival in Orléans.

The artist has an exhibition at Maison Triolet Aragon at Saint Arnoult-en-Yvelines south of Paris on May 26th.


It Takes A Village.

A new music festival taking place in Trabolgan Holiday Village, Whitegate, east Cork, from April 13 to 15, 2018.

Des O’Driscoll, in the Irish Examiner, reports:

“We think that will create a really special atmosphere on the site,” said co-organiser Joe Kelly. “There are about 170 self-catering houses at Trabolgan, and there will also be space for some camper vans.

“The beauty of this setup is that, no matter what gig you’re at, you’re never more than a few minutes’ stroll from where you’re staying, with its bed and hot shower.”

No camping will be available for the event.

Village people: Unique live-in event for Cork (Irish Examiner)

It Takes A Village

For full details visit here


On Saturday, July 8.

From noon ’til late.

In Grangecon, Co. Wicklow.

The one-day festival Simma Down will take place. To wit:

Features include live music, workshops, talks, DJs, MCs, art, games, spoken word, locally brewed beer, BYOB, fresh food and beautiful surroundings.

There will be three main areas – a live music barn, a DJ yard, and a big front lawn for games, workshops and activities. Local food & drink suppliers will be promoted on the festival site, alongside a special collection of artists and performers. The event is also family friendly.

Tickets include private bus transport from Dublin to the festival site, and back to Dublin once it’s all over.

Tickets: €55 / €65 + booking fees

But tickets here

Any excuse

Thanks Tadhg


The second annual Dublin Bowie Festival happens on the 5th to the 10th of January next year, with the festival closing on the first anniversary of the Thin White Duke’s passing.

Music, movies, debate and tributes aplenty will spread to venues all over Dublin, in celebration of the man’s life and work, with Nialler9 picking his highlights over at his site.

Not to be missed are talks with playwright/Lazarus stage-show co-author Enda Walsh, and a vigil on the 10th to mark Bowie’s passing, with Bowie Raw performing acoustically, and space/time available for anyone that wishes to convey their feelings onstage through song or spoken word.

Dublin Bowie Festival

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Tralee-based Filipino buzz aficionado Nepatseb explains:

This song is about the moments at the amusements area in the town I live in during the festival, and this is a rap song mixed with electronic elements.

(Thanks King Dumb)


Forbidden Fruit – Saturday day passes on sale now
Saturday June 4th, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham

01. Day passes are now on sale for the Saturday of Forbidden Fruit, happening June 4 at Kilmainham’s Royal Hospital.

02. As covered in our round-up last week, the day is being headlined by psych-rock iconoclasts Tame Impala, off the back of 2015’s breakthrough Currents LP, math-rock elder statesmen Battles, soul collective Jungle, house duo Tale of Us, and a live performance from minimalist experimental techno duo Kiasmos.

03. Added to the line-up are grime pioneer Skepta, US rapper Freddie Gibbs, and a live audiovisual show from Dublin house/turntablism/etc. man Kormac and collaborators.

04. More to be announced, of course. We’ll keep you updated with more line-up announcements as and when we get them. €59.50 at the usual outlets, while stocks last, etc.

Verdict: Skepta is an influential name to add to any festival bill, and should help pique interest in day tickets. Kormac’s various live excursions have also been fest favourites, while Freddie Gibbs adds weight to proceedings. Bodes well for further announcements.

Forbidden Fruit

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Scenes from Festas Do Povo 2015 (the Flowers Festival) at Alentejo in Portugal during which the entire city is dressed with paper flowers made by the citizenry.

If you’re passing, the festival continues until the end of August.