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UPDATE: BLONDIE added to the Hotpress Chatroom lineup for Electric Picnic!

Debbie, Chris and Clem of Blondie have been added to the timetable for our visitors over the weekend... Team Hot Press is packing the wellies and sunscreen - ready for anything, we are - are preparing to decamp to Stradbally ... READ MORE

JAMES VINCENT McMorrow confirmed for the Hot Press Chatroom @ Electric Picnic...
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ROYAL BLOOD number one in Ireland...
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FULL MINDFIELD line-up for Electric Picnic...
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2015 ELECTRIC Picnic tickets go on sale on Monday...
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WE HAVE A WINNER: The Hot Press Treasure Trail No 4: Match The Year...
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BELL X1 to play Sligo Live...
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ELECTRIC PICNIC final timetables are announced...
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ELECTRIC PICNIC reveal Rankin's Wood schedule...
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LITTLE GREEN Cars & more for Other Voices at EP...
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ELECTRIC PICNIC Comedy Tent stage times announced...
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KATE BUSH in London: Hannah Hamilton brings you a spoiler free report!...
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SI CRANSTOUN gets Chris Evans nod...
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TV3 REVEALS autumn schedule...
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DJ MARK Kavanagh leads A Celebration of Red...
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KERRANG! TOUR 2015 comes to Dublin in February...
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AUGUSTINES FOR Whelan's in November...
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BLINK 'BEST Of' + Dublin reunion gig...
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THERAPY? HEADLINE the Northern Ireland Music Prize 2014...
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THE STRYPES & Jerry Fish lead Chatroom additions...
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NEW CITY Kings for The Twisted Pepper...
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LISTEN: INTERPOL stream new album online...
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DOWNLOAD: NEW James Vincent McMorrow song, which is likely to get EP outing...
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LISTEN: 'I Love You' cover by Girl Band...
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YOUR CHANCE to play the Freezer Sessions...
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BODY & Soul timetables confirmed...
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ELECTRIC PICNIC news keeps coming...
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REMEMBERING PHILIP: the event in pictures!...
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ELECTRIC PICNIC Main Stage times revealed...
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WATCH: TRAILERS for new Liam Neeson, Pierce Brosnan & Jake Gyllenhaal films...
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BEN HOWARD announces Dublin date...
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CHILDREN OF the Son & Sample Answer set for Bray co-headliner...
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MORRISSEY TOUR confirmed: no Irish date... yet!...
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LISTEN: RHOB Cunningham stream + Dublin date...
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SITEMAP FOR Electric Picnic 2014 now online...
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WATCH: NEW Original Rudeboys video...
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WATCH: MUSIC featurette on new 'If I Stay' film...
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JON HOPKINS leads the Samhain Festival charge...
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THE HOT Press Treasure Trail No 2...
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WATCH: HOZIER'S ice bucket challenge!...
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THE GLOAMING add third and final show...
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WATCH: FOO Fighters HBO series trailer...
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SHANE FILAN'S new book for October release...
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HORSLIPS CONFIRMED for Sligo Live...
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WILL SELF, Julian Cope & more for EP Literary Tent...
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WATCH: NEW Alien Envoy video...
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IN THE Willows and Hawk announce Whelan's date...
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ROO PANES announces Whelans gig...
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WATCH: TRAILER for part-Irish funded sci-fi western...
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RIP RICHARD Attenborough...
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UFO TO land in The Academy...
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CRAFT BEER tribute to Kurt Cobain on the way...
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‘FIVE MINUTES Later’ comes to The Lir Academy...
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SINEAD O'CONNOR holds steady on top of the Indie Charts...
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MILKY CHANCE still stealing top spot...
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WATCH: HEINEKEN Sound Atlas teaser video...
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THE GLOAMING add second National Concert Hall date...
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FREE MUSIC Friday...
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THE MINUTES to headline upcoming Gig for Gaza...
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MORRISSEY ISSUES label update as his new LP disappears from US iTunes & Spotify...
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SINéAD O'CONNOR on the cover of the new Hot Press...
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APHEX TWIN album release confirmed...
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WATCH: THE fortnight's Hot Press Movies trailers...
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WATCH: THE Hot Press YourTube trailers...
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STANO STAGES Temple Bar spectacular...
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PAUL NOONAN brings Printer Clips to Vicar Street...
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TOMMY TIERNAN for Whelan’s next month...
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INSIDE THE new Hot Press...
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TRIBUTES PAID to former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds...
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GERRY ANDERSON, radio legend, passes away...
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‘PIGMENT’ PHOTO exhibition in Library Project...
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WATCH: FIRST trailer for upcoming thriller, '71...
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DOLAN'S HOST Summer Party this weekend...
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JOHNNY MARR talks collaborating with Beck...
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SOUND TRAINING Centre open day this weekend...
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WATCH: NEW The War On Drugs video...
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WATCH: CHRIS Brown's new music video for 'New Flame'...
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Frontlines: Fallen Empires

An age-old rivalry rumbles on in the All-Ireland. Meanwhile, Man U are still trying to find signs of life, post-Fergie... One for the ages, then, as lifelong mortal enemies Tipp and ... READ MORE

12 Step Planet: Tarragona

A tenner’s train-ride away from Barcelona, the enchanting coastal city of Tarragona has no shortage of treasures to recommend it... Where is it? Tarragona is a historical ... READ MORE

Frontlines: Girls Allowed

Women are disgracefully under-represented at all levels of the movie industry. To highlight the need for change and to honour the contribution of females in cinema, activist Karla ... READ MORE

Hotpress Chatroom to welcome Clem Burke

Blondie drummer to pop by for EP chat In another exciting addition to the Hot Press Chatroom line-up, Clem Burke - drummer with the legendary Blondie - will be appearing for ... READ MORE

WATCH: Stuart Clark's Ice Bucket Challenge

Our dear deputy editor took the plunge for a great cause... Donning his Everton shirt and with a self-rallying cry of "Come on you blues!", a sheepish looking Stuart Clark assumed the ... READ MORE

Free Music Friday

Seeing as the entire universe is heading down to Electric Picnic tomorrow, Free Music Friday gets an early release for good behaviour. We’ve tuneful treats aplenty, none of which ... READ MORE

So who is best at sex, then?

Is it the Yanks with their enthusiasm; the Aussies with their frankness; or the Germans with their, umm, precision? And how do Irish men compare with their international peers? Anne ... READ MORE

The Beat Goes On Forever

Loads happening this fortnight. Here’s a few of the highlights... Dublin seems to be experiencing a period of growth at the moment with the announcement of yet another new venue. ... READ MORE

Frontlines: Brut Force

John Bruton’s recent renunciation of the Rising that led to Ireland’s independence has not met with universal approval.... A favoured jibe about the Duke of Edinburgh is that ... READ MORE

Motors of Invention - Walking On Cars Interview

They're Ireland's hottest new act and about to pop their Electric Picnic cherry. Walking On Cars talk hype, record company pressure and why it's okay to be anthemic. “For me, it’s ... READ MORE

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Who doesn’t know the difference between flirting and sexual harassment? Very few...... READ MORE

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