IT TAKES A VILLAGE

 

First Announcement Line Up

Cork’s most exciting new music festival It Takes a Village, is happening at Trabolgan Holiday Village in Cork, April 13th – 15th..  Their second line up has been announced adding to the, already, stellar list of names like Young Fathers, Talos, Fujiya & Miyagi, Le Boom and Brian Deady.

Topping the bill for Sunday 15th April is The Gloaming front man Martin Hayes, who teams up with guitar virtuoso Steve Cooney for a rare performance in the idyllic and pastoral surroundings of Trabolgan Holiday Village. The Sunday will also feature Blindboy Boatclub, as he hosts his chart topping podcast live, along with a few surprises. LCD Soundsystem label mate Shit Robot brings his acid house & disco sound, and award winning folk miscreants, Lankum, will make an appearance, along with the big, bold, New Orleans influenced party troupe Booka Brass.

Cork’s finest purveyors of house, Fish Go Deep continue their 30th-anniversary celebrations at the festival, while Roger Doyle, the pioneer of Irish electronic music, will join with writer Kevin Barry for a very special one off performance. Prepare for spaced out, post-apocalyptic prog rock from The Jimmy Cake, and ethereal soundscapes from the ever endearing Saint Sister.

Further new additions to the bill include: Stevie G, Marc O’Reilly, Bantum, Ye Vagabonds, Slow Moving Clouds, David Keenan, Fixity, Bad Bones, Céilí Allstars, Super Silly, Jus’ Me, Spekulativ Fiktion, Rowan, Crevice, Shookrah, Bon Voyage, DJ Scope, John Blek, Bellyman, Landless, A Cow In The Water, Disco E Cultura, Ghostking Is Dead,  Prof Ruff Chuff + Fyahred + Benji Revelation.

THE LINE UP SO FAR: Young Fathers – Andrew Weatherall – Martin Hayes & Steve Cooney – Talos – Fujiya & Miyagi – Fish Go Deep – Brian Deady – The Altered Hours – Lankum – The Blindboy Podcast – Booka Brass – Shit Robot – Roger Doyle – The Jimmy Cake – Le Boom – Oh Pep! – Donal Dineen – John Daly – Bitch Falcon – Nialler9 – Seamus Fogarty – Cian Finn – Sunday Times – Kevin Barry – Sim Simma – Saint Sister – Stevie G – Marc O’Reilly – Ye Vagabonds – Bantum – John Blek – Slow Moving Clouds – Bon Voyage – My Name Is John – David Keenan – Fixity – Céilí Allstars – Bad Bones – Shookrah – Anna Mieke – Ryan Vail – Strength NIA – Lilla Vargen – Super Silly – Jus Me – Spekulativ Fiktion – Rowan – Crevice – Ghostking Is Dead – DJ Scope –Disco E Cultura – Bellyman – Bocs Social – A Cow In The Water – Prof Ruff Chuff + Fyahred + Benji Revelation

 It Takes A Village is unique in that they offer 150 self-catering houses and apartments, plus 35 fully-serviced campervan sites, contained in Trabolgan Holiday Village. There is no camping in muddy fields here, your booking includes accommodation and unlimited access to the huge variety of entertainment. It’s a residents only affair for the festival weekend, with a limited amount of day tickets on Sunday. All Tier 1 tickets are now sold out, and many of the Tier 2 options have gone too. Tier 3 tickets go on sale on February 7th from www.ittakesavillage.fm. There are also Payment Plan options currently on offer, whereby folks can avail of a 25% deposit on houses only, this option jumps to 50% deposit on the 1st of February so best get moving!

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Indie’s top tracks 2017

We at Indie Arena hope you have had a jolly Christmas full of overindulgence, drunken nights and a touch of vom for added measure. Here to sort out your woes or keep your spirits up are our 2017 selection of our favourite tunes. Enjoy.

In no particular order:

Beauty Sleep – Until We See the Sun

Beauty Sleep is an indie band creating synthy dream-pop bursting with guitar-riffs and pop-hooks

 

Bad Bones – You

BAD BONES is an electronic music producer based in Dublin, Ireland.

 

Jealous Of The Birds And Ryan Vail – Love Is A Crow

Jealous of the Birds is the solo project of hotly tipped Irish songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Naomi Hamilton. Beautifully crafted songs have been given contrasting arrangements.

 

Krystal Klear – Keith Haring/Dancateria (Bronx Mix)

Sounds and inspirations from 1980-1994.

 

Cinema – Floating

Electronic artist ‘Cinema’, is the brain child of Ireland based Peter Fleming.

 

Le Boom – What we do

LE BOOM’s late-night shows are a frenzy of glass-bottle beats, layered loops.

 

Le Galaxy – Pleasure

Close your eyes. It’s 2am. The ground is shaking underfoot and your fingers are pulled upwards by some invisible but very audible force. The force of a TUNE.

Since their debut album, Le Galaxie have replicated this scene across clubs and venues, bars and fields, tents and countries, cities and towns, parties and raves.

 

Columbia Mills – Battles

Columbia Mills are an Indietronica band based in Dublin, Ireland.

 

Liza Flume – Sheets

Raw, quirky and a little off-kilter Liza Flume’s unique presence draws you in.

 

Kate Grom – Heroin

Kate’s artistic trajectory grew organically from a series of almost random epiphanies.

 

Fontaines – Hurricane Laughter

Hurricane Laughter which is an insistent and repetitive song built on a Mark E Smith style spoken vocal and a band who are locked into a rock n roll groove.

 

Chasing Abbey – That Good Thing

Chasing Abbey bring a unique pop and hip-hop style to the fore.

 

Darling – Sail Away

“The goal was always to put together a body of work that represents who we are”.

 

Frankenstein Bolts – Anatomic Major

Live their sound is breezy and melodic with Cullens vocals sitting nicely amongst Comerfords guitar soundscapes.

 

Talos – Voices

 

 

Myles Manley in The Roundy

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Sligo’s prince of DIY pop Myles Manley will round off a riotous touring year with a December date down south. Taking place in Plugd Records’ new home upstairs in The Roundy, Sunday 17th December will see Manley joined by longstanding collaborator Christopher Barry and Cork’s very own Solamh Kelly (Trumpets of Jericho). Special guests on the night will be U.K. post-punk percussionists Katharine Eira Brown and Theresa Wrigley aka Rattle. Tickets on sale now. Please note this is a limited capacity standing show. The G-Man presents… Myles Manley& Banda low trees promotionSunday 17th December 2017The Roundy,Upstairs, Castle Street, Cork CityTickets: €10 On-sale.

 

 

Indiependence Festival Cork

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One of the first festival announcements for Cork this summer. Indiependence festival is giving us a taste of who will be rocking Cork summer 2018.

Some of Ireland’s biggest and best live acts join an initial announcement that features some new faces for INDIE and some old friends. Walking on Cars have cemented their place as one of this country’s most successful bands since playing the Beer Hall at INDIE14. They head up a strong Irish contingent that already features Le GalaxieKing Kong Company, HamsandwicH, The Blizzards, Le Boom, Wild Youth and 1000 Beasts.

The UK’s thriving indie scene has been raided and welcomes some new names to INDIE18 that include Jake Bugg, Mercury Prize nominees Everything Everything, Brit Pop legends Cast and one of the UK’s hottest rising stars, Tom Grennan.

Meanwhile, INDIE18 will feature artists with strong Ministry of Sound ties with debuts from Sigala and Mylo. Mylo has remixed tracks from Scissors Sisters, Amy Winehouse, The Killers and The Knife to name a few in recent times while Sigala’s track ‘Easy Love’ hit Number 1 in the UK singles chart and has amassed over 300m views on YouTube alongside ‘Sweet Lovin’’.

 

Festival: Cork Sound Fair

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Cork city is teaming with entertainment and festivals alike. Just announced is Cork Sound Fair, music and arts festival has been confirmed for early 2018. Cork is set to host a busy year ahead with other annual festivals soon to be announced.

For more on Cork, Sound Fair check out their video here.

 

 

LADY GREW @ TOWNLANDS CARNIVAL

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This year Townlands Carnival will be hosting an exciting array of Irish and overseas artists including America’s glorious export and Irish adopted, lyrical boss Lady Grew.

Lady Grew will be playing on Saturday in  Townlands Carnival this July 21st – 23rd in Macroom Co. Cork. Kate, AKA Lady Grew, never fails to tease and torque the audience with high energy, on point delivery and supreme stage presence.

Her mix of Hip Hop and Ragga will leave you with your jaw dropped. Check out Miss Grew with Under The Hammers after 6 PM July 22nd on The Village Green stage at Townlands Carnival, Macroom, Co.Cork.

 

 

 

Forbidden Fruit – Bon Iver Announces Special Collaboration

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What do Lisa Hannigan, Flying Lotus, Danny Brown, The Staves, Paul Thomas Saunders, Gordi, William Tyler and Velvet Negroni all have in common?

They’ve all been hand-picked by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon to perform at Forbidden Fruit on Monday, 5th June.  This is an incredibly unique event and the only festival day that Bon Iver will curate in Europe this year.

To top off this superb day of music, Monday will be headlined by Bon Iver with what promises to be an amazing 90-minute set – the band’s first show in Ireland in over five years since selling out The O2 in 2012.

 That’s not all we’ve got! A rich part of Ireland’s cultural heritage is the music session, lots of musicians getting together to jam. On that note, we are so excited to let you know what else we’ve got in store for you on Monday…

 5:15pm at the Outcider Stage will be THE place to be as members of Bon Iver and some of the other performers that day will get together for a jam session – and YOU can be there! The jam session will last for 40 minutes and this is a chance to see some of the finest musicians getting together to do what they love.

 This time next week you could be getting ready to head into the beautiful grounds of the Irish Museum Of Modern Art at The Royal Hospital Kilmainham. You’ll be spoiled for choice, with a brilliant line-up curated by and headlined by the stunning Bon Iver, a one-off collaborative jam session, a giant inflatable church and Disco Dodgems, madcap Bingo Loco, gorgeous food, ice cold cocktails and lots lots more.