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# Music Festival

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# Spain
Festival organisers in Spain 'devastated' after stage collapse kills one person and injures 17
Heavy winds are believed to have brought the stage down in the early hours of Saturday morning.
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# Kilmainham
Pilot music festival gets go ahead to serve alcohol
Gavin James will headline the outdoor gigs at Royal Hospital Kilmainham early next month.
# Drug Testing
Drug testing at music festivals will be ready to be rolled out by summer 2021
Junior Minister Frank Feighan says a working group has looked at the issues of drug testing and amnesty bins.
# Music Festival
All Together Now promises 'no repeat' of traffic issues as it announces tickets for 2020
Tickets for the 2020 edition of the Waterford festival will go on sale next week.
# lost lane
Gardaí find weapons after dispersing large crowd of youths outside Dublin venue
A man in his 20s was arrested in connection with the incident outside the venue.
# Fairyhouse
19-year-old man dies after taking ill at music festival in Meath
The man was taken to hospital in Dublin where he was pronounced dead.
# sustainability
Steel cups and banning plastic cutlery: How music festivals are trying to combat waste
Litter is a big problem at many festivals.
# 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.
4 events for... fun-seekers during the summer's last long weekend
The All Ireland Scarecrow Championship and Fleet Foxes in Co Waterford, your weekend plans sorted.
# the trip to tipp
Iconic '90s music festival Féile is making a comeback this year (with a fancier feel)
Féile was the first multi-day rock festival to take place in Ireland.
# Atmosphere
DJ killed and three injured as stage collapses at Brazil music festival
The collapse was blamed on adverse weather conditions.
# tomorrowland
More than 22,000 evacuated after fire erupts at main stage of Spanish music festival
One side of the stage was consumed by flames but no one was injured, organisers said.
# marley park
Reports of festival goers 'getting crushed' in massive queues on the way in to Longitude
Reports on social media suggested that people were queuing up for well over an hour to gain entry to the festival.
# Bravalla
Swedish music festival cancelled for 2018 following rape and sexual assault reports
Four rapes and 23 sexual assaults were reported at last weekend’s festival
# 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.
# bahamian nightmare
'Closer to The Hunger Games than Coachella': Fyre Festival hit with $100m lawsuit
The festival was cancelled despite thousands flying to the Caribbean.
# fyre festival
A Ja Rule-organised festival promised music and models on the beach, instead it turned into chaos
Tickets for the festival cost up to $12,000 with VIP packages rising to $250,000.
# Electric Dreams
The xx and Duran Duran have just been announced for this year's Electric Picnic
Her name is Riooooo and she dances on the saaaaaand!
26-year-old man dies after falling ill at UK music festival
The man collapsed at a campsite last night.
# the field
Electric Picnic has made a lovely gesture to the good people of Stradbally
A new football pitch for all your troubles!
# Music Festival
Garda awarded €30,000 after being hit on the head with stone 'the size of a melon'
The court heard the tinnitus was ongoing and the garda needed to avoid loud noise situations since being hit 5 years ago.
Mud, traffic jams, queues and more mud: Glastonbury is no craic so far
Some clever people brought wheelie bins and airport trolleys to transport their gear.
# Music Festival
Now Swedish police face allegations of covering up refugee sex attacks
Police hadn’t mentioned the August incidents at the We are Sthlm festival until newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported on them.
# As Gaeilge
'My life is over, I forgot to pack toilet roll': Essential festival phrases ... in Irish
“An shifteálfá mo chara? … Cad fúmsa mar sin?”
# no glasto
The 8 devastating stages of failing to get Glastonbury tickets
Don’t mention the war.
# who's a funky garda
These Gardaí were caught raving at Electric Picnic last weekend
# Electric Picnic
'Should we just sit at home twiddling our thumbs just because we have children?'
Should people have to hang up their wellie boots just because they have kids?
# epathome
21 hilarious ways Twitter suggests you can experience #EPathome
Create the festival atmosphere at home.
# get wrecked
9 wreck-the-heads you are guaranteed to meet at Electric Picnic
Because nothing’s perfect.
# Close Call
Lily Allen 'grateful to be alive' after gas explosion in Glastonbury caravan
She warned festival-goers to be careful with gas stoves.
# Lily Allen
Lily Allen says she's 'grateful to be alive' after a gas explosion at Glastonbury
The singer is currently camping out ahead of the music festival this week.
# flower crown extravaganza
10 desperately important things you need to know about this year's Coachella
# rave in the woods
Raver found wandering naked in woods four days after music festival
The man had been at the TomorrowWorld festival in Georgia.
# not going out
The 8 extremely emotional stages of Electric Picnic FOMO
We’re here for you.
# like nobody's watching
This man dancing joyously at a festival is the happiest person in the world
He’s the male version of Longitude girl. And we love him.
# hack of you
7 simple hacks to improve your music festival experience
Don’t spare the hand sanitiser.
# flush the evidence
Airline forced to apologise after 'warning passengers to flush their drugs'
The flight was carrying people home from a music festival.
# from eden
Hozier got the Longitude crowd to sing Happy Birthday to his 12-year-old neighbour
# in the nip
Here's the truth about THAT viral 'Glastonbury' photo
Hint: It’s not from Glastonbury.
Oxegen music festival will not take place this year
Organisers MCD are citing financial reasons as well as a lack of headline artists.