Indiependence Festival Cork


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’’.





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.




BARE in the Woods

BARE in the Woods 2017 has announced more block rockin’ beats for this summer’s rapidly expanding festival at Garryhinch Woods inPortarlington on June 9 – 11. Joining headliners House of Pain and Helmet is Canadian electro-pop sensation Kiesza, who’s hit ‘Hideaway’ has clocked up an impressive 350 million views on YouTube. The BARE17 Dance Arena line up has also been revealed with acts of the calibre of Dan ShakeCinema, Damiano Von Eckert, Phare, Mr Beatnik and Josh McGowan leading the way.

Irish indie stalwarts HamsandwicH join a sensational and diverse bill at BARE 17, that already features Mike Skinner & Murkage present Tonga, UK hip hop/grime artist Akala, Danish experimental pop trio WhoMadeWhoRubberbandits,  Right Said FredAlvarez KingsJon Stevens (INXS)The Frank & Walters and RSAG. A Spoken Word Stage brimming with talent will host Dublin Slam Poet Champion Jon Cummins, Ri Ra, David Jackson, Cormac Lally, Stuart Wilde, Tempermental Missy Elayneous and more, while the Comedy Stage will be headlined by Andrew Maxwell and Karl Spain.
With a limited amount of Tier Two tickets still on sale, BARE in the Woods is bolstered by a fantastic Irish bill that has been programmed with the help of a new partnership with Mobstar. New names announced today include Brave GiantSuper Silly, Katie Laffin, Pranks, Katie Cassidy and Emma Jai.

BARE in the Woods’ bespoke woodland site features a party island on a lake, chill out spots hidden amongst the trees and a full sized Crannog hosting the Spoken Word Stage.


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Irish indie/electronic quintet, Columbia Mills, have released a live video for their recent radio hit ‘Battles’. The video was recently recorded in the Dr. Tony Ryan Gallery at the RHA in Dublin (, with acclaimed artist Leah Hewson’s artwork as a backdrop.

Check out Colmbia Mills new video here

Gig dates:

March 31st – The Kasbah, Limerick

April 1st – Cyprus Avenue, Cork

April 6th – The Harbour Bar, Bray, Co. Wicklow.

Columbia Mills’ debut album is set for release in early Summer 2017.

New York Precinct ” THE SEVEN FIVE “

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Spend an evening with former members of New York’s finest, Officer Michael Dowd and Officer Walter Yurkiw; who in the 80’s became two of the most dangerous drug dealers in uniform.
From New York Precinct ” THE SEVEN FIVE ” An Evening with Mike Dowd and Walter Yurkiw
 “I considered myself both a cop and a gangster,” Michael Dowd.
Michael Dowd, the most notorious cop in New York City’s history will relive what it was like to patrol one of the most violent precincts in Brooklyn during the explosive “Crack” epidemic.  
The critically acclaimed documentary, “The Seven Five”, chronicles a real-life thriller of dirty police work and the early days of crack cocaine. Dowd will share his escapades of drug use, drug trafficking, robbery, extortion and protecting criminals. He was the most intimidating crooked cop of all time on the hellhole streets of East New York.
Dowd will share his temptation for corruption after being assigned to work the toughest neighbourhood of New York. He will be joined by Walter Yurkiw to share their journey of the biggest corruption scandal in the history of New York. They will discuss what it was like to be untouchable by both law enforcement and the most dangerous gangs in New York.
The event will give fans the opportunity to have a Q&A and get behind the stories and the scenes with Dowd and Yurkiw.  Dowd’s fearless and stand up personality will sparkle as he shares what life was like as a police officer and a gangster in the 80’s early 90’s. He will discuss how his empire came to an end, his 14 years behind bars as a former police officer, how his personal life was shattered and his ongoing journey on the road to redemption. 
Monday 12th June
The Convention Centre,
Clayton Silversprings Hotel
Cork .
Doors 7.30pm  – Show 8pm
Tickets :  
€28    – General unreserved seating
€50    – VIP Meet and Greet reserved seating
(6.30pm Photos and Signing  ,Exclusive T-shirt , First rows seating , Poster for signing)
Available from and outlets nationwide – Over 18s  
 Spend an evening with former members of New York’s finest, Officer Michael Dowd and Officer Walter Yurkiw; who in the 80’s became two of the most dangerous drug dealers in uniform.