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Get your wellies.

KnockanStockan has firmly established itself as the best festival in the land for new music and certainly has the most picturesque setting looking down on the Blessington lakes.

Thanks to my friends at Good Seed PR, I am offering you the chance to win TWO weekend CAMPING passes for the three-day hooley in County Wicklow which starts TOMORROW.

Featuring an eye-watering array of Irish and international acts over multiple stages, including Soda Blonde (ex-Little Green Cars) and ace DJ Donal Dineen, it promises to be one of the highlights of the summer.

To enter simply tell me below about your favourite experience at an Irish music festival over the years. The answer will be chosen by my Burmese cat Peadar.

Lines MUST close at 1am 7.30am.

Nick says: Good luck!

KnockanStockan 2019

UPDATE: We have a winner

Bill Callahan

One of the most eagerly awaited shows of the year is undoubtedly Bill Callahan in Dublin’s Vicar Street on September 29.

The artist formerly known as Smog and later [Smog] is considered one of the finest songwriters of his generation and fans will be itching to hear songs from his new double album Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest up close and personal.

To be in with a chance to win two tickets to the show simply tell us your favourite song by Smog or Bill Callahan and why.

Lines close at 2.30pm.

Nick says: Good luck!

Bill Callahan

Explosions In The Sky

Last week, with a pair of tickets to see Explosions in the Sky at Vicar Street on offer, I asked YOU to name your favourite-ever gig at the Wexford Street venue.

You answered in your tens.

But there could be only one winner.

Broadsheet reader ‘Hammy’ secured the tix with this decisive entry:

My favourite gig at Vicar Street was ‘The Tallest Man On Earth [October 2015] – Not the tallest man on earth by any stretch but despite the false advertising was great live.

The tickets  were for my girlfriend, who is now my wife – our ceremony started with us walking down the aisle together with Landing Cliffs by Explosions in the Sky playing.’

Thanks all.

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With the July 4 fireworks in Killarney having made quite an impression, we think it’s the perfect time to offer music fans the chance to win tickets to see Explosions In The Sky.

The post-rock Texans play Vicar Street, Dublin, on February 13 having just made their debut album How Strange, Innocence widely available for the first time.

To enter simply tell us your favourite gig you saw in Vicar Street

The winning entry will be chosen by my AI robot Hal.

Lines close at 7.30pm EXTENDED until Midnight Lunchtime Saturday Midnight Sunday

Nick says: Good luck!

Free this weekend?

I have a ‘crisp’ weekend family ticket to giveaway to the Tayto Park Funfest at Tayto Partk, Ashbourne, County Meath on Saturday and Sunday

An eclectic line-up that includes Atomic Kitten, Boyzlife and The Blizzards is augmented by UNLIMITED access to all the the theme park’s attractions and rides.

And savoury snacks/potato chips all over the gaff. No doubt.

To enter, simply modify a familiar band name using at least one crisp-related pun.

Lines stay open until 8.30pm EXTENDED until Midnight.

Tayto Park Funfest 2019

Thanks Ian Collins

The votes are in.

Last week, with a pair of tickets to see Girl Band live at Vicar Street this November on offer, I asked you to name your favourite song by either an all-female band or a female-fronted band and why.

Broadsheet reader ‘Jon Boy’ wins the tix with this impressive and informative answer:

“Has to be ‘Under Your Spell’ by Desire. Desire are essentially a collaboration between the guys from the Chromatics and Canadian vocalist Megan Louise.

You’ll know the song from the movie Drive (2011).’I don’t eat. I don’t sleep. I do nothing but think of you.’

If you can get a chance to listen to their debut album ‘II’, it’s full of similarly blissed out, downbeat disco….”

Thanks all.

Girl Band

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