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# Festivals

Last year
# lúnasa
Quiz: How much do you know about Celtic festivals?
They loved their bonfires, didn’t they?
All time
# Your Say
Poll: Are you planning to go to a festival in Ireland next year?
This weekend would have been Electric Picnic weekend. It wasn’t to be.
# Strike the Right Note
From full steam ahead to cancelled: How are other countries handling concerts and festivals?
Pressure is mounting on the government to review the restrictions on live music events in Ireland.
# festival season
EP announces 2020 line-up as Dublin Comic Con and tech summit postponed amid coronavirus fears
The music and campervan festival, Vantastival, has also been postponed.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you ever left your tent behind after a festival?
Last year, bulldozers were brought in to clear thousands of leftover tents after Electric Picnic.
# Stradbally
Electric Picnic: Festival-goers warned of 'vigorous' drug searches
The warning comes ahead of the festival this weekend.
# working group
HSE addiction expert: Festivals that don't provide drug information and support should be refused a licence
Some promoters are keen to explore new measures but others fear it would do reputational damage.
# Drugs
Talks underway between HSE and labs that could carry out drug-testing at festivals
A senior HSE doctor has outlined a number of ways drug-testing could be introduced in Ireland.
# Quiz
Quiz: How well do you know Ireland's music festivals?
All Together Now is taking place in Co Waterford this weekend.
# warning
'These drugs are much more potent': HSE advises festival-goers who plan on taking drugs
The HSE launched a new campaign this week around drug-harm reduction in conjunction with a number of festivals including Body and Soul.
Summer festivals at risk of being cancelled as rocketing insurance premiums throw them into doubt
A Mayo festival has seen its insurance premium jump from €6,500 to €25,000 in just three years.
'Festival waste? It's not new - we're a disposable nation and we need to change our attitude'
Green Party Councillor Claire Byrne knows all about trying to keep festival sites clean – and says we need to stop seeing tents as disposable, and look at what we can do to clean up after ourselves.
# Electric Picnic
Statement trousers, Cher from Clueless and 'All Black Everything': The fashion trends at Electric Picnic
Which trend was Roz Purcell rocking?
# Electric Picnic
10 Spice Girls inspired looks to rock at Electric Picnic
Spice up your life.
# EP
17 things we learned from a sneak peek at this year's Electric Picnic site
Featuring MudWatch.
# Festivals
7 rainjackets under €40 to keep dry for the Sunday of Electric Picnic
Keep dry, folks.
# pee bags
15 cheap but vital products that'll actually save your life during Electric Picnic
It’s almost time.
# Music
Jennifer Lopez is crediting her 'realness' for the noughties Juicy Couture tracksuit trend
J-Lo says she ‘ shocked everyone when I decided to wear it!” – it was simplier times.
# Festivals
O'Hara's Brewery is launching a reusable steel pint cup at an Irish Festival this weekend
Another Love Story is one step closer to being a waste-free festival.
# give me a siiiiiiiiign
The Monthly Horoscopes: August
We’re here to tell you what to expect for the month ahead.
# Music
A Britney Spears fan made her laugh on stage and it's started a gas new concert trend
It’s Britney, bitch.
# Music
Saint Sister just released a new music video by the same director as Hozier's 'Take Me To Church'
It’ll make you nostalgic for lost love, even if you’ve always been a single cat lady.
# Silly Season
Mary Berry joined Rick Astley on stage to play drums at a UK festival last night
No, you are not about to be rick-rolled.
# Festivals
7 of the most unmissable songs to hear at All Together Now
The best choons from Fleet Foxes to Kelela to Villagers
# punching up
Conor McGregor went to Longitude yesterday and sparred with Migos
Conor celebrated his last day in his twenties with thousands in Marlay Park.
# Post Alone
Longitude released their stage times for this weekend and people aren't happy about the clashing
Khalid and J Cole clash as well as Post Malone and Versatile.
# Festivals
Twitter users are sharing memories of their first festival - and the things they've learned since
Oh, if only we knew then what we know now.
# Something For The Weekend
From a gin village to a snorkel safari: Here's what's happening this weekend
Here’s a round-up of the events taking place across Ireland over the weekend.
# Festivals
10 lies we tell each other at festivals
Dedicated to all the leftover tents.
# Drug use
HSE issues drug safety advice to Irish festivalgoers in wake of two deaths in UK
People are being asked to look after themselves and look out for their friends during the festival season.
# Festivals
Beauty Q: Would you wear 'bum gems'?
This is one we NEED to know.
# You'll Catch Your Death
Just 11 of the more questionable items classed as 'festival fashion'
A few of the websites seem determined to sell us heels.
# cardi b
Cardi B has pulled out of Longitude following her pregnancy announcement
Cardi announced her pregnancy on SNL this weekend.
# Festivals
Here's what this year's Irish festival lineups would look like without men
One festival managed to make a big improvement on last year’s lineup.
# ep2018
Kendrick Lamar, N.E.R.D and Massive Attack have been announced for Electric Picnic 2018
Dua Lipa, Ben Howard, St Vincent, and Chvrches will also be appearing in Stradbally.
# the irish abroad
It's not all glamour (but you might see George Clooney): Irish filmmakers on international festivals
We talked to Irish filmmakers and the Irish Film Board about why it’s worth it.
# ep2017
Win Electric Picnic tickets: What Kind Of Music Fan Are You?
We’ve teamed up with Heineken Live Your Music to offer two weekend passes to the sold-out festival.
# Festivals
A cappella and piano maestros: July in Dublin is going to be amazing for music
We speak to the organisers of two music festivals.
# Glasto
13 pictures of bands at Glastonbury 2007 that'll take you right back
It was the year of Kate and Pete… and the Kaiser Chiefs.
# Things To Do
From fine food to shanty bands: Here are eleven interesting things happening this weekend
Stuck for ideas this weekend? Check out our event guide.