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Jape Win Meteor Choice Award….again!

March 9, 2012

Tickets There extends a hearty congratulations to Richie Egan and the guys in Jape for winning the Choice Award for the second time. In 2008 the band scooped the prize for their incredible ‘Ritual’ album and now they’ve gotten it for the follow up, ‘Ocean of Frequency’. Jape are one of Ireland’s most exciting bands […]

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Tickets There: Gig / Festival Guide (June 2011)

May 31, 2011

Welcome back to the Tickets There gig guide. It’s been a long time since we did one of these but hopefully it’s ‘back for good’. Keep in mind, this guide will be updated throughout the month of June, so check back from time to time 🙂 Dublin Gig Guide Friday 3rd: Alarmist We Are Losers […]

PREVIEW: Temple House Festival 2011

May 26, 2011

Feel the excitement building? Anyone who was there last year is and with just over two weeks left until launch, Temple House Festival fever has well and truly begun. Over one hundred incredible bands, 4 stages, countless events and quirks, a medieval village, an arts trail, excellent food and a thousand other attractions, all set […]

Temple House: More Bands Added & Day By Day Breakdown Released

May 10, 2011

The Temple House Music Festival in Co. Sligo edges closer by the day and the organizers have announced hordes of new acts over the past few days that’ll be appearing over the weekend. In additional to that, they’ve also released the day by day breakdown so you’ll have a better idea when you can’t and […]

EMI release Irish Compilation (Hotpress)

April 9, 2010

The folks at EMI are really putting some weight behind Irelands underground talent these days and people ought to be taking notice. Found this story on Hotpress (where you’ll have to read it in full, we’re not stealing everything :)) Click Here to Visit n Read @ Hotpress.com ‘EMI Ireland have put together a 2CD, […]

First Ever Irish Music Television Awards (I-MTV) Announced.

October 20, 2009

That’s right, Ireland has its own MTV baby and it’s called…I-MTV (Irish Music Television). Like MTV, they’ve decided to start up an annual awards show, giving prizes for the best Irish music videos of the year…I think. This year’s (the first ever) award ceremony will take place at the Sugar Club, Leeson Street (I can […]

Tickets There: Our Favorite Irish Bands

September 19, 2009

Hi There, Tickets There has decided to create a list of the Safe (Good) Irish bands. This list will only be based on our collective (my) personal tastes and will be updated as often as possible (Also, the Top Ten only includes bands that are still together and fairly underground / local. Thats why Ash […]

Electric Picnic – Recommended / Avoid

September 3, 2009

I avoid Electric Picnic like the black death in summer time. I have notions about its organizers, attendees and ideals (surprise, surprise – Ed) and I don’t think it’s a festival that will ever sit well with me. I have my reasons (misguided to say the least – Ed) and I’ll go into them another […]

JAPE – THE BUTTON FACTORY: May 23rd 2009

May 30, 2009

God, its 2:37 am on a Saturday night (Ed. Sunday morning A-Hole) and I’m not only still awake but also sober! It’s not that I wasn’t out or can’t get booze, quite the opposite in fact. Tonight, I broke this years tradition of not leaving Dun Laoghaire for love or money and finally succumbed to […]