isn’t exactly known for his easygoing manner but the Blur frontman took it to the extreme at Roskilde music festival last weekend, refusing to leave the stage after a five-hour set. The performance by his Africa Express collective lasted until 4am and featured guest appearances from Graham Coxon and Laura Mvula. However, it was reported that when Albarn was asked to end the show, he refused, starting a chorus of ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ by the Clash, before encouraging loud boos from the audience and eventually getting hauled over the shoulder of a security guard.
Ever wondered what happened to reggae artist? Me neither. But the singer best known for ‘Mr Boombastic’ and ‘It Wasn’t Me’ is back on the radar after claiming his music could help fight the global threat of terrorism, including ISIS.
It must be said he’s not completely unknowledgeable about the subject, having served as a US Marine prior to his music career.
Shaggy told the Miami New Times that he feels reggae music has the power to bring people together and end conflict.
“If you’re able to cut a man’s head off, you’re sick. But right, music evokes emotion,” he said. “So if they’re listening to Shaggy music or reggae music, they’re not going to want to cut somebody’s head off.”
The end of another successful Live at the Marquee is in sight, with the indefatigabletonight, ’ 25th anniversary show tomorrow, on Monday, and on Tuesday. The acclaimed Annie Clark aka plays Cork Opera House on Monday, with local electronic pop duo Young Wonder providing support.
kicks off on Monday, with theatre, music, visual art, and comedy all on the menu in the vibrant western capital. It features the performance of a new work by , A Girl’s Bedroom. takes place in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, this weekend, while booklovers will find plenty to entice at the West , which runs from tomorrow until July 18. A host of talent includes , who won’t have far to come from his home in Ahakista, , and . There is also an accompanying children’s festival with a packed programme. See www.westcorkmusic.ie.
The outdoor screening ofin Cork’s Fitzgerald Park, which was postponed last weekend due to bad weather, has been rescheduled for this Sunday at 7.30pm. Hopefully the rain will hold off for the T-Birds and Pink Ladies this time around. season continues at the Triskel, Cork, tomorrow with a showing of the classic . It’s impossible to get tired of the verbal volleying between James Stewart and Grace Kelly in this atmospheric thriller.
by Brian Friel at the Everyman Palace in Cork continues until July 25. There will be a post-show discussion following Tuesday’s performance. The countdown is on for the Cork Opera House summer spectacular, with opening on July 23.
A series of large experimental drawings and prints by will be exhibited at West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen from Saturday, July 18. Also opening will be a retrospective by the centre’s dancer in residence, . The , with images by , opens at the Geopark Visitor Centre on the county’s Copper Coast tomorrow at 3pm and runs until July 31.