Snow Patrol, Shane MacGowan and Cillian Murphy head up new Dublin music and arts festival this summer
That's the May Bank Holiday weekend sorted.
There's yet another new festival in town this summer and its name is VINYL.
Inspired by the enduring format that is the vinyl record, the all-caps bash boasts an all-star line-up at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin on 5 - 7 May.
This "immersive theatre of the mind" will bring together musicians, producers, designers and filmmakers to celebrate the rich history and resurgence of vinyl via specially programmed talks, panel discussions, curated collections, music performances, album playbacks, art exhibits, pop-up stores, signings and equipment showcases.
The first such occasion will feature Snow Patrol hosting an exclusive playback session of forthcoming seventh studio album Wildness, in the company of BBC Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman.
Pogues leader Shane MacGowan, meanwhile, will chat to Stiff Records boss Dave Robinson about his favourite records and how they influenced his legendary career. Elsewhere, the likes of Bob Geldof, Cillian Murphy, Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders and Geoff Barrow of Portishead will delve into their respective bodies of work.
Sharon Horgan, Cranberries man Noel Hogan, Aslan, Martin Freeman and Billy Bragg are also confirmed for chats at the three-dayer, while the likes of Tower Records and Cloney Audio will be appearing in pop-up shop form.
Tickets priced from €119 go on sale this Thursday 29 via Ticketmaster and usual outlets.
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