Archive for Electric Picnic

TURN Announce Additional 2012 Tour Dates

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2012 by Tickets There

The mighty TURN have expanded their list of shows this December by adding on Cork, Galway and Dundalk shows to the previously announce Button factory gig. Tickets There expects a few more announcements before they’re through with Limerick and Sligo likely to feature in (potentially) their final tour together.

The band, comprised of Oliver Cole, Ian Melady, Gavin Fox and Ciaran Kavanagh, made their live return in late August with a warm up show in Whelan’s before venturing down to Laois to play in front of a packed tent at this year’s Electric Picnic. The band currently have no plans to record new music together or continue this tour past December, so fans this could be your last chance to catch one of Ireland’s legendary live acts.

Full list of currently announced dates are below and tickets for all shows are on sale now through (except Dundalk, but these can be purchased HERE)

Dec. 20th Roisin Dubh, Galway
Dec. 21st The Button Factory, Dublin
Dec. 27th Cyprus Avenue, Cork
Dec. 31st The Spirit Store, Sundalk


UPDATED: TURN Announce Button Factory Show

Posted in Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on September 26, 2012 by Tickets There

The wonderful TURN have announced a show in Dublin’s Button Factory for this December. It hasn’t been confirmed if more shows will be added to make this TURN’s first fill Irish tour in seven years, but they confirmed this will be their last show ever. The band announced the show through their official Facebook page. It all takes place at The Button Factory, December 21st 2012.

UPDATED (02/10):Tickets are on sale from Wednesday, Oct. 3rd from and all the usual outlets for €15 plus booking fees. Click here to purchase.

Last month the original lineup of TURN (Oliver Cole, Gavin Fox and Ian Melady) reformed with 2005 era bassist (Ciaran Kavanagh) to perform at Whelan’s and Electric Picnic. Fans of the band will fondly remember the Temple Bar Music Centre as being the epicentre of their early career where the band would launch their debut album plus singles and EP’s afterwards.

Review: TURN – Live @ Whelan’s (August 31st, 2012)

Posted in Gig Review, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , , on September 2, 2012 by Tickets There

Re-capturing youth? Nah; TURN fans are still too young to worry about such things. It was only seven years since their last show together and most of us remember it like it was yesterday. In their time, TURN managed to release three critically acclaimed albums, achieve success both at home and in the U.K. with fiery, brooding heavy singles such as ‘Beretta’ and ‘Beeswax’, sell out almost every venue Dublin had to offer and tour the country relentlessly, assuring their place in Irish music history. Now they’re back (for a little while at least) to play a much anticipated show at this year’s Electric Picnic and tonight’s ’secret’ warm up show.

There’s not many local bands who could pack Whelan’s with an unannounced show on the starting day of the nation’s biggest and most beloved music festival; but that doesn’t seem to stop the Kells’ legends from doing just that. Taking a break from their solo ventures, Ollie Cole, Gavin Fox and Ian Melady are back together along with former bassist Ciaran Kavanagh on guitar. As the house lights go down and the excited crowd grin from ear to ear with excitement, the four familiar figures stroll on stage and kick off the show fan favourites ‘Never Needed’ and ‘Beretta’.

Turn both look and sound sharp, losing none of their on stage performance and power. ‘Anti-Social’ thrills Whelan’s with bar staff even attempting a look in for the obligatory sing along. ‘Summer Song’ and the sombre ‘You Got Style’ move us towards Turn’s seminal years before the gentle yet booming, ‘Heart Attack’, causes the band and crowd to explode to life with Ciaran’s second guitar giving the song the extra hitch it needs to fulfil it’s true quality.

As well as losing none of their power, it also appears that Gavin and (the recently married) Ollie have also retained their classic on stage quipping and banter, joking together and sharing a dedication to Ollie’s new bride. There’s a little more nostalgia when the band pause during ‘Queen of My Heart’ to allow Ian his classic live solo, aided of course by chants of ‘IANO’ before launching into ‘In Position’, one of the band’s most accomplished songs. The thundering ‘Harder’ ups the volume a few notches before the colossal ‘Beeswax’ shreds through the PA, sounding as fresh as the day it was written. Before bowing out to travel towards Stradbally, Turn thrill fans with one final performance of ‘Another Year Over’. Obviously delighted with the turnout and success of their first reunited show, the band amble off stage, ready to take on the waiting hordes at Electric Picnic tomorrow. Whatever their plans for the future, it would be a shame if this was the last we saw of them.

Never Needed



Summer Song

You Got Style

Heart Attack

Queen of My Heart

In Position



Another Year Over

TURN Announce Free Whelan’s Show Tomorrow Night

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on August 30, 2012 by Tickets There

I cannot get over this news, but on top of TURN reforming for Electric Picnic this weekend; the band have just announced a free headlining show in Whelan’s tomorrow night (yes, FREE!)

Whelan’s have just sent their newsletter out and confirmed the whole thing. TURN live on stage almost seven years since their last performance. Oliver Cole, Ian Melady, Gavin Fox and Ciran Kavanagh will revitalize the classic turn sound with a brooding double guitar density and four capable singers for harmonies…yadayadayafa – I almost too excited to write this properly (almost – feck off).

If you’re skipping the picnic then make sure you head along tomorrow night and catch one of Irelands greatest live forces tear Whelan’s apart!

TURN Set to Re-Unite For Electric Picnic

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2012 by Tickets There

A very exciting moment for Tickets There as our favorite Irish band of all time, TURN have announced they are officially rehearsing again and preparing to play Electric Picnic this year. Lead singer and guitarist Oliver Cole posted the following message on his facebook page confirming the news in the last hour,

Well it’s true. Gavin, Ian, Ciaran and myself have been rehearsing with Turn for electric picnic this year.

We play the Cosby tent at 5.30 on Saturday.

It’s gonna be awesome. It sounds so good. Expect a greatest hits set. It’s good to rock

The legendary Kell’s rockers formed in the late nineties and went on to produce a number of hit singles, several EP’s and three critically acclaimed albums before calling it a day in 2006. Now they’re coming back – as a foursome. Founding members, Oliver Cole, Gavin Fox and Ian Melady are all confirmed to take part, as is 2005 era bassist, Ciaran Kavanagh,also playing an unconfirmed role in the reunion.

So far only an appearance at the Picnic has been confirmed, but in subsequent comments to the post, Oliver stated there could be a couple more …()… Will keep everyone abreast of goings on’.

Are you excited? Hell yeah you are and this is going to make it even better – Ollie has also confirmed it’ll be a full on greatest hits set for the show so all you EP heads make sure you’re there on Saturday and see one of the best live bands we’ve ever produced, ply their trade as it should be – in front of thousands.

Tickets There will make sure we keep you updated on this. Good times! Anyone want to refresh some details about the band, here’s your chance,

TURN – A History: 1998 – 2006

Electric Picnic 2012 – Line-Up Announced

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2012 by Tickets There

This year’s much anticipated Electric Picnic Line-up has been announced and there’s a few gems in there to keep all happy. With the cancelation of this year’s Oxegen Festival, music heads around the country have been hoping for a saving grace from the eclectic lads, but have POD delivered?

The Cure, Sigur Rós, Elbow, Grizzly Bear, Orbital, Christy Moore, The Roots, Hot Chip, Glen Hansard, The xx, Metronomy, The Horrors, Azealia Banks, Roots Manuva, Bell X1, Staff Benda Bilili, Milagers, Ed Sheeran, Alabama Shakes, Cranes, Little Roy, Land Lovers, Baxter Dury, Jonathan Wilson, Solar Bears, Fatoumata Diawara, Willis Earl Beal, Lanterns on the Lake plus many many more to be announced.

The Cure have been a front runner for this festival, but add in Christy Moore, Orbital, Bell X1, Glen Hansard and you’ve got yourself a cosy little festival! Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning. We’ll be back with price details shortly.

IRISH On Tour: The Riptide Movement

Posted in Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , on June 29, 2011 by Tickets There

If you read this site when any regularity you’ll no doubt have figured out that we like The Riptide Movement. We like them so much we also think everyone else in the world should like them and this summer the band are continuing their quest to tour 24 hours a day, 7 days a week which should make a dent on humanity and see a few new fans in their pocket. As well as prestigious support slots with Bon Jovi and Bob Dylan, the band have dates lined up in Ireland, England and Belgorod with slots as this years Electric Picnic, Oxegen and Independence Festivals for good measure.

Be sure to catch the lads over the next few months as they embark on one of the longest touring schedules you’re likely to see this side of U2.

The Riptide Movement: On Tour 2011

June 29 – RDS (Dublin, Ireland)
June 30 – The Ivy House (Drumcondra, Ireland)

July 01 – Phantom’s First Friday (The Academy: Dublin, Ireland)
July 08 – OXEGEN FESTIVAL (KIldare, Ireland)
JUly 09 – The Courtyard Hotel (Leixlip, Ireland)
July 19 – The Good Ship (London, United Kingdom)
July 20 – Dublin Castle (Camden: London, United Kingdom)
July 22 – Windmill (Brixton: London, United Kingdom)
July 23 – Mau Mau Bar (London, United Kingdom)
July 23 – Ben & Jerrys Festival (London, United Kingdom)
July 24 – Ben & Jerrys Festival (Manchester, United Kingdom)
July 29 – IndiePendence Festibal (Mitchelstown, Ireland)
July 30 – Spraoi Festival (Waterford, Ireland)
July 30 – IndiePendence Festibal (Mitchelstown, Ireland)
July 31 – CastlePalooza Festival (Co. Offaly, Ireland)

August 01 – Walshes (IDP Fest. After Party: Mitchelstown, Ireland)
August 05 – Whelan’s HEADLINE SHOW (Dublin, Ireland)
August 06 – The Courtyard Hotel (Leixlip, Ireland)
August 13 – Blue Breeze Festival (Co. Offaly, Ireland)
August 26 – KnockStock Festival (Dungarvan, Ireland)
August 27 – Walshes (Mitchelstown, Ireland)

Sept 02 – Electric Picnic (Stradbaly, Ireland)
Sept 02 – Electric Picnic (Stradbaly, Ireland)
Sept 29 – Hamiltons (Belgorod, Russian Federadtion)

October 01 – Hamiltons (Belgorod, Russian Federadtion)

PiL Confirm Dublin Date

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , on January 24, 2011 by Tickets There

PiL are well and truly back together and what better way to celebrate a reunion tour than announcing your very first Dublin date ever! They stormed electric picnic last year and reports from the rest of their tour have been glowing so it looks like Mr. John Lydon and co are going to provide a very special treat for us all when they play Dublin’s Tripod on June 10th.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 28th 2011 priced €44.50 / €48.50 plus booking fee from and outlets nation wide.

Electric Picnic 2010 Line-up Announced

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , on March 24, 2010 by Tickets There

Not feeling well today so sorry I’m late but the not so astonishing Electric Picnic Lineup for this year has been announced. There is however one major treat in store for fans, Public Image Limited (PiL) will be playing their first Irish tour since reforming last year.

Roxy Music – The FramesPIL – Massive Attack – LCD Soundsystem – Leftfield – The National – Modest Mouse – Mumford & Sons – Seasick Steve – Hot Chip – Gil Scott-Heron – Fever Ray – Jonsi (Sigur Ros) – Fat Freddy’s Drop – The Waterboys – Bad Lieutenant – Crystal Castles – Afro Celt Soundsystem – Booka Shade – – The Horrors – Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77 – Steve Earle – Beach House – The Big Pink – Low Anthem – Mr. Scruff – Paul Brady – Monotonix – Liquid Liquid – Here We Go Magic – Field Music – Cymande – Dublin Gospel Choir – Messiah J & The Expert – Caribou – Adrian Crowley – Villagers – Redneck Manifesto – New Pornographers – Breakastra & Chali 2NA – Memory Tapes – Steve Mason and many, many more still to be announced.

Weekend camping tickets priced €240 are available now!

Missing Electric Picnic?

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , on September 5, 2009 by Tickets There

Well don’t be upset, there’s much better things you can do with €240, the line-ups crap and lets be honest, it attracts 30,000 of Ireland’s wannabe hippies. The sort of people who love their hemp trousers, their pathetic looking dreadlocks and complaining that socialism is the way our country should go. Even worse is the families which are now being encouraged to go.

Anyways, don’t be upset. Here’s a couple if clips from last years festival to scrape the blues away.

Electric Picnic – Recommended / Avoid

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music, News with tags , on September 3, 2009 by Tickets There


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 day but since it’s the second biggest festival in the country, I better mention it.

There’s only a handful of acts Tickets There recommends and here they are,



Rodrigo Y Gabriela: Think everyone in the country has seen and enjoyed this lot, so why not do it again?

The Aftermath: House band this year and more than worth checking out. One of Irelands brightest and best new acts.

Orbital: Not really a fan but I’m pulling at strings here folks and they’re better than a lot of the other stuff on.


MGMT: Don’t get sucked into the hype, snooooze fest galore.

Smash Hits: That can’t be good!



2 many DJ’s: Good dancy stuff and you should be well settled in for it.

Brian Wilson: 1, because he’s the Beach Boy and 2, because he knew Charles Manson.

Jape: Like you’d miss Jape, what the hell else would ya be doing??

Madness: Good tunes and funny. Well worth checking out.

One Day International: Great new band. Did a MySpace review of them and really enjoyed their stuff.

Lisa Hannigan: Tickets There Ain’t a fan, too singer song writer for my tastes but she’s just so lovable. Catchy Davey would be better.


Cap Pas Cap: Saw them before and they’re pretty damn awful!

Mundy: You know why! Someone once described Mundy perfectly to me, he’s not a musician, just a series of hats. Or to quote me good friend Bob, he’s a pig farmer from Offaly. Nice chap, terrible, boring music.



Bell X1 – Always a decent live show. Haven’t seen them since 05 but I’m sure they’re still a laugh.

Alabama 3: There aren’t many band who play more Irish shows than Aslan, but Alabama 3 are one of them. Great rave/country blitz atmosphere.

Rest is pretty mundane for a large festival. Then again, maybe my tastes aren’t as eclectic as EP’s followers. After all, I prefer music, beer and good times, not boutiques, D4 ponches and carbon emissions. Buts that’s for another time 😉

Enjoy folks,