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  1. Volume Control Summer Fest Times + Social Sounds Festival for Belfast

    Friday 22 August 2014, 15:19

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    Volume Control Festival For those planning on going to this weekend’s Volume Control Summer Fest on Saturday you can check out stage times below. The annual Volume Control Summer Fest is being held at Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast tomorrow (Saturday 23rd August). Volume Control is run by local young people aged 15 – 18 who are organizing events for the All Ages audience. The one day festival will showcase several local artists from across Northern Ireland, many of which are regulars on the ATL playlist.

    2.00-2.25: Jamie Brown (Acoustic Stage)
    2.35-3.00: Treehome (Main Stage)
    3.10-3.35: Owen McGarry (Acoustic Stage)
    3.45-4.10: Paperman (Main Stage)
    4.20-4.50: Patrick Moore (Acoustic Stage)
    5.00-5.25: Freak’s (Main Stage)
    5.35-6.00: BeeMickSee (Acoustic Stage)
    6.10-6.40: LORIS (Main Stage)
    6.50-6.15: Sullivan & Gold (Acoustic Stage)
    7.25-7.50: Those Ghosts (Main Stage)
    8.00-8.40: His New Atlas (Main Stage)
    8.50-9.30: The Clameens (Main Stage)
    9.40-10.20: The Wood Burning Savages (Main Stage)

    As with most live event, these times can be subject to change.

    Social Sounds Music Festival

    Social Sounds Music Festival is set for Cotton Court, Cathedral Quarter Belfast next Friday 29th August.

    The free outdoor gig will feature...

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  2. Sunflower Fest 2014 Stage Times Released

    Thursday 21 August 2014, 16:14

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    Sunflower Fest 2014 Sunflower Fest 2014 runs this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (22, 23 & 24 August) and is set on Tubby’s Farm just outside Hillsborough. With 5 stages and 80 bands – headliners include The Answer on Saturday and Mojo Fury on Sunday.

    Gates open at noon on Friday and music starts at 3pm on Friday. Full listings and times can be found here.

  3. New Tune Disco - 18th August

    Wednesday 20 August 2014, 14:59

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    Niamh Hegarty Rigsy catches up with Niamh Hegarty to discuss new tunes.

    Team RKT - Overcome
    Rigsy: “Hugely prolific band… always quality and quantity.”
    Niamh: “I just love how ridiculously catchy and uplifting that song is.”

    Come On Live Long – Wasteland
    Niamh: “I just love this track, it flows like a dream. Everything from the way it swells in the middle to her backing vocals really make it for me."

    The End – Electric
    Rigsy: “We need bands like this with big, big ambition.”
    Niamh: “…they want to go down that stadium rock kind of route, I think there needs to be more bands like that. You can definitely hear that from these guys.”

    No Spill Blood – Good Company
    Niamh: “The new songs sound phenomenal.”
    Rigsy: “This is absolutely colossal sound, really really chunky.”

    Seneron - Breathe
    Rigsy: This is a step up this track. Kind of the sweet spot in the middle of big hooks and general heavy-ness”
    Niamh: “I love this, I think this is a great track.”

    Stevie G - Deep Down South
    Niamh: “I really like it it’s got a real 80’s / 90’s vibe. I love that kind of fresh sound that this track has”

    Meltybrains? – Look No Further
    Niamh: “Certainly one of the more unique Irish...

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  4. The Making of SlowPlaceLikeHome

    Tuesday 19 August 2014, 14:11

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    SlowPlaceLikeHome
    Keith from SlowPlaceLikeHome and Mark from Bluestack Records called into BBC Foyle to talk to Across the Line about the Making of the debut album by SlowPlaceLikeHome, 'romola'

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  5. Electric Picnic reveal its final additions & Hard Working Class Heroes announce 100+ acts

    Tuesday 19 August 2014, 11:36

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    Electric Picnic 2014 iBroad With only a week before the start of the festival, Co. Laois’ Electric Picnic has announced the final additions to its bill. Manchester based producer Krystal Klear, American singer-songwirter Jenny Lewis and folk-rock six-piece PHOX lead the list of seventeen which features a host of Irish acts including We Cut Corners, The Minutes, Vann Music, Tvvins, Booka Brass Band, Sleep Thieves, Spies, The Academic, The Raglans, Orla Gartland, Buffalo Sunn, Daniel James, Acrobat & Wyvern Lyngo.

    The festival takes place at Stradbally Estate from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st August. Tickets for the event...

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  6. Review: Saturday at Stendhal Festival of Art 2014

    Friday 15 August 2014, 15:51

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    Stendhal Festival of Art
    Ballymully Cottage Farm, Limavady
    Saturday 9th August, 2014

    Across the Line travelled to Stendhal Festival of Art to check out some of the bands playing the Saturady of the festival. 


    Stendhal Festival We’re on Ballymully Cottage Farm, on the outskirts of Limavady for Stendhal Festival of Art 2014.

    ATL arrives on site on Saturday afternoon and despite evidence of the rain from the night before, it’s easily navigable and the sun is out.

     

    Glenn Rosborough at Stendhal Festival The first music we hear is Glenn Rosborough. He’s sounding and looking sharp, dressed in black with dark red braces. The band he’s assembled...

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  7. New Tune Disco 11th Aug 2014

    Friday 15 August 2014, 13:05

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    Niall & Rigsy

    Music blogger Niall Byrne a.k.a. Nialler9 chatted down the line from Dublin with Rigsy on some of their favourite new tracks.

    The Casanova Wave – New Sensation
    Niall: “For me it’s a much improved version of his sound – less saccharin and less naïve… and I really like the vocals on this.”

    Paper Man - Poetry
    Rigsy: “The other two tracks on the EP arguably more radio friendly, more instant, but I’m a real sucker for… a male female duet…the rest of the EP definitely worth your attention.”

    SlowPlaceLikeHome – She Comes in Colour Stereo
    Niall: “A very close version of maybe...

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  8. Gasyard Féile Finale and Ballet School for Belfast & Dublin Dates

    Wednesday 13 August 2014, 10:08

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    Ballet School Album Ballet School have announced a November tour with stops in Belfast and Dublin along the way.
    Fronted by Rosie Blair, orginally from N.Ireland, the Berlin based 3-piece play Dublin's Workman's Club on 21st November and Belfast's Voodoo the following night, 22nd.
    Their debut album The Dew Lasts an Hour will be released on 8th September on Bella Union, the London label which is also home to Cashier No.9

    The Gasyard Féile in Derry~Londonderry comes to a close this weekend with the Féile Finale. The open air concert in the Gasyard Park includes Best Boy Grip, Glenn Rosborough, PØRTS, The Clameens and The Wood Burning Savages 

     

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  9. The Making of Team RKT

    Tuesday 12 August 2014, 13:25

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    The Making of Team Rocket

    Rory and Kit from Team RKT called into Across the Line to talk us through The Making of...their new E.P 'Cat Island'

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  10. Review: Friday at Forfey 2014

    Friday 8 August 2014, 11:41

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    Forfey Festival
    Forfey Farm, Fermanagh
    Friday 1st August, 2014


    Across the Line made the trip to Forfey Farm near Lisnaskea, catching some of the bands playing the Friday night of the Fermanagh festival.

    Forfey 2014 Line-Up Friday evening and we find ourselves driving along winding country roads on the way to Forfey Farm for this year’s Forfey Festival. As we park in a Fermanagh field the sound of Amidships rolls towards us from ‘The Hayshed’ stage. The stages and areas to sit & eat are split across barns & outbuildings, corrugated roofs and whitewashed walls. We’re on a farm, there is no doubt. The festival...

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