Beg, borrow or steal to get a ticket for this! I saw a competition on facebook this morning, where they had people doing handstands to get them (ok, changing their facebook picture, but still). You can’t buy tickets for this, but you can win them on twitter or facebook and through their website.
The full line up has been announced, and it’s a bit tasty: Aaron Dessner (The National), Kodaline, Local Natives, Luluc, Owen Pallet, Palma Violets, Paul Buchanan, SOAK, The Staves, The Strypes, The Unthanks, This Is The Kit and Villagers.
Jim Carroll’s banter sessions are back with the Banter Salon at Other Voices, which will feature a number of discussions, conversations and talks on Saturday and Sunday at Foxy John’s from 4pm. Participants will include Guardian media writer Lisa O’Carroll on a wild year for the media business; Jerry Kennelly (Stockbye and Tweak), Kieran Murphy (Murphy’s Ice Cream) and others discussing where the bright ideas which create something innovative come from; historian Diarmaid Ferriter on a decade of centenaries and if your ancestors realised what was coming down the line in 1912; poet Paul Muldoon on his new book The Word On The Street: Rock Lyrics and much more. Admission is free. See www.thisisbanter.com for more details.
There’s also a live broadcast this year on RTÉ Two on Sunday December 2nd. There’s on line streaming of events on www.deezer.com for more details, which will feature artists appearing at each of the three events in Dingle, Derry-Londonderry and London.
There’s a three day residency at Glassworks in Derry-Londonderry on February 8th, 9th and 10th, with details coming later on, but we’re promised Neil Hannon among others. Details on the London gig are still vague, but we’ll let you know more when they’re released!