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Get yourself in the mood for the weekend with this hilarious clip from almost 40 years ago. Fast forward to 2:56 to check out Amandra Gibson, Ireland's entry in the competition.
St. Patrick’s Festival, funded by Fáilte Ireland, Dublin City Council and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht returns to the capital from March 15th to 19th 2018.
Lurgan five-piece Dandy's Loft have released their latest single 'Shadows in Motion', their follow up to 2017 four track Introspector.
Irish singer songwriter Pierce Turner plays Irish homecoming gig in the John Field Room of the National Concert Hall on Tuesday 16th January.
Donegal based singer songwriter Rosie Carney has released a cover version of New York group Cigarettes After Sex's 2012 single 'K' on Friday.
To some, they are merely a relic of the past. But to hundreds of rough sleepers in the city centre, they provide a vital link with emergency accommodation services. Jack Maguire examines the implications of phone box displacement upon our homeless community.
Everyone's favourite Dystopian Netflix series returned to our Television sets on December 29th, creating more conversation than ever before.
Both McGregor and Banks have received continuous bad press throughout the height of their careers.
Wolf Alice's 'Don't Delete the Kisses' will be re-released at 5pm this evening featuring Charli XCX and Post Precious.
In his latest Rolling Stone Interview, in which he discussed his near death experience, the U2 frontman made a comment about how music “has gotten very girly”
KOSH is the band’s first release and now available on Soundcloud.
Dublin based politician Trevor Gilligan’s full helloWorld album is now available to stream for free on Spotify and other streaming services.
It’s more commonly considered an American phenomenon, and has been associated with US vice president Mike Pence – but gay conversion therapy is also being carried out here in Ireland. Hot Press has uncovered a disturbing case, which powerfully illustrates the potentially harmful nature of the practice. Report: Jack Maguire
In a shocking case featured in this year's Christmas issue, Hot Press have revealed a disturbing incident from 2016 where attempted gay conversion therapy took place in Ireland. It is the first account of this nature to emerge from the Republic.
The Ruby Sessions take place in Doyles Pub every Tuesday night, and have featured big names over the years from Hozier to Paolo Nutini.
The song named Servings and Portions from my Boarding House Reach was uploaded to YouTube this afternoon.
"Trigger Bang," is Lily Allen's first new track since 2014's Sheezus album, featuring UK rap star Giggs.
Dublin-based vocalist-producer EDEN, otherwise known as Jonathon Ng, debuts the video for his new track Crash.
Hudson Taylor will play a show at Elmwood Hall on Tuesday March 27 2018.
To celebrate David Bowie's 71st birthday, supergroup Holy Holy will play Vicar St on January 8 for a performance of Bowie's album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars and other tracks from '69 -'73.
The Altered Hours' new EP On My Tongue is set for an early 2018 release date, with the band's European tour starting in February.
A creative protest with musicians, artists, poets, activists, and voices of direct experience is set to take place outside the Dail at 12 noon, Tuesday December 12.
Eminem has shared a complete list of all the tracks featuring on his album via his Instagram account.
The Coronas will return to play Live at the Marquee Cork this summer on Friday 13 July 2018.
Dodie AKA Doddleoddle has announced her return to Dublin with a headline show at Dublin’s National Stadium in March 2018.
The Strypes have announced the special guests for their Whelans shows as part of their 'Spitting Image' tour.
Saoirse Ronan took a break this weekend from the Oscars' build-up to host an episode of Saturday Night Live.
After two sold out gigs there last year, it was announced today that Picture This will return to play two more Cork dates on June 19 & 20.
Summer In The City is Ireland’s newest open air music event. It will run over two days featuring headliners Picture This and The Chainsmokers.
Charli XCX took to Twitter yesterday to announce she will be releasing a new mixtape, with several famous guests.
Jurassic Word: Fallen Kingdom is the second film in the new Jurassic Park series, following on from the original's $1.672 billion success in May 2015.
The American indie rock band's new video is set in an alternate universe of prosthetic noses and bright colors
The enigmatic director of The Room came on air with James Franco to discuss the actor's portrayal of him in The Disaster Artist.
Marvel has dropped the trailer for the Avengers: Infinity War, to be released in 2018.
Carrie Fisher has been nominated for a posthumous Grammy Award in the spoken word category.
The acclaimed singer-songwriter has announced that he will play a night in The National Opera House on 29 May and Live at the Marquee Cork on 14 June.
In a cryptic Tumblr post, the R&B singer has implied that his third studio album is ready for release.
The Abortion Rights Campaign (ARC) said today that the excellent work started by the Citizens Assembly in early 2017 and continued by the members of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Abortion was too important to cast aside.
Sia has released her new music video, featuring three child stars from It and Stranger Things.
A suspected militant attack on a mosque in north Sinai this afternoon has left at least 75 wounded and 54 killed
Featuring a distinctive mix of low harmonies, fat back beats and haunting vocal hooks, Stacy is now available to stream on Spotify.
The single is called I Know You and is the latest single to be taken from Craig David's forthcoming album The Time Is Now.
The event is called the Fest of the Immaculate Conception Weekender and will feature a selection of UK & Ireland punk bands in aid of Need Abortion Ireland.
The actor came to the rescue of a woman whose car went off the road in California over the weekend.
Lucy Silvas has had to postpone her gig in The Academy tonight last minute due to a throat infection
Following on from the acclaim of her latest film Ladybird, Saoirse Ronan has been offered the opportunity to host an episode of Saturday Night Live on December 2.
Police in Birmingham have arrested a 22-year-old who reportedly stole 53 phones at Royal Blood’s headline show at the arena on Saturday night
The film will be Tarintino's tenth feature length directorial project and most recent since 2015's The Hateful Eight.
British comedian and actor Peter Kay will play four stand up shows in the 3Arena in February 2019.
Due to popular demand, Dara O'Briain will play seven extra 2018 dates in Vicar Street from January 17-20, January 31 and February 1.
The Arctic Monkeys frontman's jacket was added to the museum’s ‘Right Here, Right Now!’ exhibit – which focusses on big-name modern musicians including The Lumineers, the Zac Brown Band and DNCE.
A police report has been obtained by media sources which accuses Sylvester Stallone of forcing a 16-year-old girl into a threesome with him and his bodyguard at a Las Vegas hotel in 1986
Drake was playing at an Australian afterparty when he stopped mid song to lose it at a fan.
The English alternative rock band were supposed to play the NME Awards 2018 Nominations Party tomorrow November 16, but were cancelled due to allegations made over social media.
The Secret Sisters will play Whelan’s on 22 March 2018.
Country singer Courtney Marie Andrews will return to Dublin with a show at Whelans on 20th April 2018.
The music video for Ed Sheeran's latest single Perfect from the album ÷ was released today.
The critically acclaimed sequel of the cult classic was a surprising flop at the box office.
The former One Direction member has shared the music video for his latest song Kiwi.
The third series of the UK crime drama will be available to stream on Netflix in 2019, six years after its cancellation.
Forbidden Fruit Festival will return to Royal Hospital Kilmainham for its eighth year over the bank holiday weekend, 2-4 June 2018.
Before playing a gig last night in her native New Zealand, the 21 year old singer left a surprise gift for a fan to find.
Awolnation will play a headline gig in The Academy on 25 April 2018.
31 new acts have been added to January 2018’s lineup for Eurosonic Festival, including Irish artists Jafaris, Ryan McMullan, David Keenan and Rosborough.
Vance Joy will play a gig at Dublin's Olympia Theatre on 20 March 2018.
The 11th incarnation of the festival will take place on the 28th and 29th of July and will remain in its usual beautiful location by the Blessington Lakes in Wicklow.
Morrissey show in Paso Robles, California was cancelled last minute after the singer decided it was ‘too cold’ to perform.
Ross Noble will bring his new live show El Hablador to the Olympia Theatre in September 2018.
Wretch 32 will perform live at The Academy Dublin on Thursday December 7th.
U2 are to play a surprise gig in London’s Trafalgar Square next weekend ahead of the MTV EMA ceremony in Wembley's SSE Arena.
Amazon has began discussions with Warner Bros for the film rights of Tolkein's series.
Cigarettes After Sex have announced a headline show at Dublin's Olympia Theatre on Tuesday 22 May.
Gallagher has unveiled new track Fort Knox today in the wake of his latest album Who Built The Moon? which is set for release on Friday 24 November 2017.
Maurice Fitzpatrick’s documentary film In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America will be released in select IMC Cinemas nationwide this November 17.
Musicians are now invited to apply for a slot at the 2018 Vantastival festival.
Irish folk singer-songwriter Luke Bloom’s latest album Refuge has been released, as he prepares for a number of Irish gigs.
Groove Festival is returning to Killruddery House & Gardens, Bray County Wicklow this Summer.
Jimmy Kimmel has decided to take the week off work to be with his son, who is due to have open heart surgery.
Gorillaz latest song Garage Palace was unveiled today on Apple Music.
Björk has revealed that her new album Utopia will be released on November 24.
A photo exhibition based upon Ireland’s graffiti named “Gurriers An All City Exhibition” will take place in the Fumbally Exchange on Dame Lane tonight from 6-10pm.
Sting’s debut musical The Last Ship starring Jimmy Nail will play Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on June 4th – 9th 2018.
French string quartet Quatuor Voce will play St. Ann's Church, Dublin 2 on Tuesday 21st November at 8pm.
Just in time for Halloween, these chilling trailers have been released for Ghost Stories.
The four day English festival has been confirmed for 2018, this year it'll take place in August with a major circus theme.
A celebration gig for the late Linkin Park frontman will take place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles tonight.
The Catalan parliament has voted for independence from Spain, just as the Spanish government is set to impose direct rule.
The writer and director died this morning after a long battle with motor neuron disease.
The Secret Genius Awards will celebrate people within the production community that contribute the most streamed songs on Spotify.
Taylor Swift has released the second single from her upcoming album, Reputation.
Independent artist St. Bishop (Stephen Bishop) hails from Monaghan, Ireland and is based in Dublin.
The “genuine trailblazer of Irish comedy” passed away on October 16th following a heart attack and liver cirrhosis
For the latest issue of Hot Press, Roe McDermott interviewed Sophie Fiennes, who took on the momentous task of shooting iconic singer and model Grace Jones for her latest documentary.
Hot Press’ Ed Power interviewed Holt McCallany on all things Mindhunter for the latest issue.
Davey Holmes is writing a new series which will depict the life of famed gonzo journalist Hunter S Thompson.
All Tvvins will return to The Olympia Theatre, Friday 23rd March 2018.
Alice Glass, former lead singer of Crystal Castles, has penned an open letter detailing the abuses she endured from co-founder of the band Ethan Kath.
To celebrate the release of their new EP Vaporizer, Stone Sea will be playing in Whelan’s tomorrow Wednesday 25th.
Londoner Helm (Luke Younger) and Cork native Declan Synnott will play in The Roundy in Cork on Friday November 17.
A brand new 10 day event named All Points East will be taking place in London’s Victoria Park from May 26- June 5.
English singer songwriter Declan McKenna will headline a show in Belfast’s Limelight 2 on Friday 8th December 2017.
The trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film Phantom Thread was released today, featuring Daniel Day Lewis in his final acting role.
Dublin based soul jazz singer NC Grey has released the video for ‘Adonis’, a track from recently released Magic the EP.
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