Electric Picnic 2017: the AA Roadwatch guide

Main image – public domain The last big festival of the year, Electric Picnic, takes place in Stradbally, County Laois from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd September. Main stage acts include Duran Duran, The xx and A Tribe Called Quest but there is also an excellent comedy tent, the Theatre of Food, an Other Voices […]

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PictureHouse Announce New Album “How Can I Explain How This Came To Be?”

PictureHouse have today announced details of a compilation of some of the band’s favorite tracks spanning the period around their first two albums. Having freed themselves from one record label in 1995 and eventually signing with a major label for their first two albums, the band became live favorites around Europe supporting the likes of […]

How to get to Punchestown Music Festival: the AA Roadwatch guide

Many Irish music fans have fond memories of festivals at Punchestown, and with a slogan like “Relive the Magic”, there’s a definite sense of nostalgia to this year’s event. Seventies, Eighties and Nineties are all on the menu over the two-day festival, which takes place on the 29th  and 30th July, with a weather-proof roller disco […]

How to get to Punchestown Music Festival: the AA Roadwatch guide

Many Irish music fans have fond memories of festivals at Punchestown, and with a slogan like “Relive the Magic”, there’s a definite sense of nostalgia to this year’s event. Seventies, Eighties and Nineties are all on the menu over the two-day festival, which takes place on the 29th  and 30th July, with a weather-proof roller disco […]

The AA Roadwatch Guide to Glastonbury 2015

The hugely popular Glastonbury Festival takes place from Wednesday 24th until Sunday 28th June with around 175,000 expected to attend, including thousands of Irish people. With big names such as The Who, Kanye West, Foo Fighters, Paloma Faith and Hozier taking to the stage over the course of the weekend, it’s sure to be an […]

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Glastonbury Guide: Avoiding Festival Mishaps

When heading to a major festival such as Glastonbury, there is no such thing as being ‘too prepared’. Unfortunately, accidents and mishaps do happen. We want you to enjoy your time at Glastonbury as much as possible, so we’ve put together this quick guide of what to do if you find yourself in one of these tricky situations: […]

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Glastonbury Guide: What To Pack

If you’re planning your trip to Glastonbury, the best piece of advice would be to pack light. Can you live without a dozen pairs of colourful wellies? Probably. Do you really need 87 make-up products for a four-day event? Probably not. Remember that you’re going to have to carry your stuff a long way before […]

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Glastonbury Guide: Tips From An Experienced Atendee

Glastonbury is your opportunity to let your hair down, catch some of your favourite bands live and making new best friends at spontaneous raves. However, it’s always handy to have a head-start. Our expert, Colm Hewson, has made the trip to Glastonbury five times and has the following tips and tricks for those making the journey to Pilton. […]

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Glastonbury Guide: Getting There

More than one third of the 175, 000 people attending Glastonbury this year are expected to make the trip to Pilton via public transport. If you plan on doing the same, a wide range of public transport options are available to you from Bristol Airport to the festival. If you’re travelling to the festival site by car instead, there are a number of […]

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Summer Seisiúins Offer Vibrant Irish Holiday Experience In Laois

Experience the craic agus ceol with authentic Irish music, song and dance during your holiday in Ireland As part of creating a holiday to remember, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann has established summer “seisiúns” the length and breadth of the country, including Laois, so visitors to the area can enjoy traditional Irish entertainment at its best. Seisiún’s […]