and are among the events making the most of the bank holiday weekend, with strong line-ups over the next few days.
The Co Waterford event only announced its stage times this week, but all tickets are sold-out for the second incarnation of a festival that has increased its capacity by 5,000 to 20,000.
Fontaines DC, Moodymann, Orbital.
Father John Misty, Hot Chip, Loyle Carner.
The National, Olafur Arnalds, and The Good, The Bad And The Queen
in Mitchelstown has arguably its best roster yet, featuring:
Bastille, Lewis Capaldi
Catfish and the Bottlemen, Gavin James
Biffy Clyro, Nothing But Thieves
is in Dún Laoghaire harbour — possibly for the last time — with a dance-heavy line-up including Todd Terje, Groove Armada and Chvrches.
are part of All Together Now in Co Waterford, but the London band are also slipping up to Cork for an appearance at the city’s Opera House tomorrow. Some tickets are still available, at €30 +bf.
After this weekend, it will be full throttle to the end of summer, but there are still a few biggies before that back-to-school feeling takes over. For instance,is at the RDS on Aug 22, while — aimed at the LGBT+ community — features the likes of Lily Allen, Clean Bandit, and Kelis at Royal Hospital Kilmainham on the weekend of Aug 17-18.
Recently-announced gigs for your diary include(Super Furry Animals) in December for St Luke’s in Cork, and Whelans in Dublin; and the for the Olympia in Dublin in October.
There are still some tickets left for poet show at the Everyman in Cork on Monday, where he’ll be joined by the likes of author Zadie Smith and rock band Horslips.
Meanwhile, International Literature Festival Dublin has announcedfor the National Stadium on October 18.
One of the biggies next week is, written by and starring Kildare comedian Aisling Bea. Starting on Channel 4 on Thursday, it also has Sharon Horgan, and the tale of two Irish sisters in London will probably appeal to fans of that star’s Catastrophe show.
On the evidence of the first two episodes, it’s not quite on the level of Catastrophe or Fleabag, but will provide a few laughs while also hitting some serious issues.
Another series that’s sure to be a talking point next week is, beginning on Sky Atlantic on Tuesday. The teenage drama sparked all sorts of debate after its US debut on HBO for its explicit scenes, and storylines on sex and drugs.
Martin Scorsese has re-united his gangster dreamteam for , with the first look at De Niro, Pacino and Pesci due on Sept 27 at the New York Film Festival. For people on this side of the Atlantic, the tale of Irish-American mobster Frank Sheeran is due on Netflix in the autumn.
Of the new releases, among the more popular shows this weekend will be, a London-set spinoff (!) of the car-themed franchise.
Triskel in Cork has two documentaries from Sunday:, in which the recently-deceased film-maker Agnes Varda explains her artistic ideas; and , following America’s schemer-in-chief Steve Bannon through the 2018 mid-terms.