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Vinyl Dublin 2018 timetable and running order announced


The stage times and running order for Vinyl Dublin festival 2018 have been announced today.

Taking place at the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, Dublin on May 5th – 7th, Dublin Vinyl 2018 will feature talks, exhibitions, and live music. Already announced are Snow Patrol, Shane MacGowan, Chrissie Hynde, Bob Geldof, Tracey Thorn, Sharon Horgan, Stephen Street, Geoff Barrow, Irmin Schmidt, Martin Freeman, Cosey Fanni Tutti, August Wells, Kevin Sheilds, Flood, Cillian Murphy, Cathy Davey, Seamus Fogarty, Hedge Schools, David Keenan, Malojian, Brigid Mae Power, Ailbhe Reddy, Them There, and Billy Bragg. See the full line-up and timetable below.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

— The Great Hall —

Aslan’s Feel No Shame
Christy Dignam, Joe Jewell and Billy McGuinness of Aslan
will reflect on their debut album, Feel No Shame, released some thirty years ago,
in the company of Something Happens frontman, Tom Dunne

The Cranberries’ Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?
Noel Hogan (co-songwriter with Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries)
will reunite with producer Stephen Street to reminisce about the making of the band’s debut
Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?
in an event hosted by Hot Press’s Stuart Clark

Geoff Barrow In Conversation With Cillian Murphy
Geoff Barrow, in conversation with acclaimed Irish actor Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders),
will discuss his career in music, from assisting Massive Attack during the making of Blue Lines
to co-founding Portishead, and subsequently soundtracking films for Ben Wheatley (Free Fire)
and Alex Garland (Ex Machina)

Shane MacGowan In Conversation With Dave Robinson
Shane MacGowan, in conversation with Stiff Records supremo Dave Robinson,
will consider his favourite records and how they have shaped him
as one of the great chroniclers of our age

Snow Patrol’s Wildness
Snow Patrol will present an exclusive playback of select tracks from their forthcoming album Wildness
in the company of broadcaster and writer Edith Bowman

— Baroque Chapel —

August Wells

Ireland’s Vinyl History
The fascinating (and unexplored) history of Irish vinyl
will be methodically outlined by Philip King (the man behind the much-lauded Other Voices)
and Anthony Wall, BAFTA/Emmy-winning filmmaker and Series Editor of BBC’s Arena

Trouble Pilgrims

Lol Tolhurst In Conversation With Ben Wardle
Co-founding member of The Cure, Lol Tolhurst, will outline his relationship with Robert Smith
(as detailed in his 2016 memoir, Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys),
as well as discuss The Cure, in this their fortieth year

Them There

— The Other Room —

Death Valley ‘86
Designer and musician Stephen Averill will present ‘Death Valley ’86’,
a series of images he took whilst working with Anton Corbijn
on location for the photoshoot of U2’s The Joshua Tree

Peter Boettcher In Conversation With Sinéad Gleeson
Photographer Peter Boettcher will discuss his celebrated images of Kraftwerk
with Sinéad Gleeson, editor of The Long Gaze Back (an anthology of Irish women writers),
this year’s ‘One City One Book’

Victor Van Vugt In Conversation With Roisin Dwyer
Berlin-based Victor Van Vugt (The Fall, PJ Harvey, Nick Cave) will chart his production practices
as well as chat about the artists he has worked with
in conversation with Hot Press’s Roisin Dwyer

Dave Robinson
Pioneer, maverick and legend, Dave Robinson will recount his days as supremo of Stiff Records,
home to such luminaries as Madness, The Pogues,
Elvis Costello, Ian Drury and The Damned

• • • • • • •

Sunday, 6 May 2018

— The Great Hall —

Scott Gorham In Conversation With John Kelly
Legendary guitarist Scott Gorham will discuss Thin Lizzy’s meteoric rise to prominence,
the band’s abiding legacy, and their charismatic lead singer Phil Lynott,
in conversation with arts and music broadcaster John Kelly

Tracey Thorn In Conversation With Sinéad Gleeson
Tracey Thorn will discuss her music and writing career in the wake of her latest critically acclaimed album, Record,
in conversation with Sinéad Gleeson

Ed Piller And Martin Freeman In Conversation With Mick Heaney
Ed Piller (of Acid Jazz Records) and the actor Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Black Panther, Sherlock)
will discuss their mutual love of mod subculture, its range of influences, its music, and how it informs their lives,
not to mention their recent collaboration, Jazz On The Corner, in an event hosted by Mick Heaney

Tim Burgess In Conversation With Sharon Horgan
Tim Burgess of The Charlatans will wax lyrical about the nature of vinyl and music
with his good friend and all-round comedic Renaissance woman, Sharon Horgan (Pulling, Catastrophe)

Chrissie Hynde In Conversation With Pete Paphides
Chrissie Hynde will chat with journalist and broadcaster Pete Paphides about The Pretenders some forty years on,
as well as her celebrated memoir Reckless: My Life as a Pretender

— Baroque Chapel —

David Keenan

Nick Seymour In Conversation With Pete Paphides
Founding member and mainstay of Australia’s Crowded House,
Nick Seymour will discuss his long, celebrated career in music with Pete Paphides

The Undertones In Conversation
Damian O’Neill and Michael Bradley of The Undertones will be reflecting on over forty years of the band
and their classic pop/punk songs, including the eternally brilliant Teenage Kicks

Seamus Fogarty

The Stunning In Conversation With Tom Dunne
The Stunning’s Steve and Joe Wall will describe to Tom Dunne how to sustain a music career,
as well as talk about the twenty-fifth anniversary of their album, Once Around The World,
and their recent reimagining of same, the No 1 Twice Around The World

Cosey Fanni Tutti In Conversation With Éamon Sweeney
Musician, performance artist and writer, Cosey Fanni Tutti will recount tales from her critically acclaimed memoir
Art Sex Music, in conversation with Éamon Sweeney

Cathy Davey

— The Other Room —

Chalkie Davies In Conversation With Gareth Murphy
Acclaimed rock music photographer Chalkie Davies will discuss his remarkable work for the NME and The Face
in conversation with Gareth Murphy

Irmin Schmidt In Conversation With Rob Young
Irmin Schmidt, one of the great pioneers of ambient and experimental music,
will discuss the history and legacy of Can
with the writer Rob Young (Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain’s Visionary Music)

Peggy Seeger
Staunchly feminist spirit and true survivor Peggy Seeger will draw from her 2017 memoir First Time Ever
to speak of a childhood immersed in music and politics and featuring some of the most influential names in popular culture,
from Woody Guthrie and Jackson Pollock, to Pete Seeger and Ewan MacColl

Andrew Weatherall In Conversation With Kelly-Anne Byrne
Andrew Weatherall will discuss his groundbreaking work with Happy Mondays, Primal Scream, New Order and My Bloody Valentine
in conversation with radio presenter and DJ, Kelly-Anne Byrne

• • • • • • •

Monday, 7 May 2018

— The Great Hall —

Bob Geldof In Conversation With Pete Paphides
Bob Geldof, in conversation with Pete Paphides, will discuss the early days of the Boomtown Rats,
punk/pop success, international fame, and why he will always be a musician

Donovan In Conversation With John Kelly
Renowned songwriter and musician Donovan will chat about a life in music, including his relationship with The Beatles
and the timeless appeal of songs such as Mellow Yellow and Hurdy Gurdy Man,
in conversation with John Kelly

‘Figureheads’: Flood In Conversation With Cillian Murphy
Record producer Flood (U2, Depeche Mode, Nick Cave) will be in conversation with celebrated actor Cillian Murphy
to discuss three landmark recordings he has been involved in:
Depeche Mode’s ‘Personal Jesus’, U2’s ‘Zooropa’ and Smashing Pumpkins’s ‘1979′

Very Special Guest

Kevin Shields In Conversation With Éamon Sweeney
Kevin Shields will discuss the pioneering legacy of My Bloody Valentine and the band’s forthcoming album
in conversation with Éamon Sweeney

— Baroque Chapel —

Ailbhe Reddy

Gruff Rhys In Conversation With Huw Stephens
Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals will chat to fellow countryman Huw Stephens
about his search for cultural roots and his forthcoming release, Babelsberg

Brix Smith In Conversation With Dave Haslam
Brix Smith will be talking with Manchester DJ, writer and broadcaster Dave Haslam
about her former husband, Mark E Smith, and her days in iconic punk band, The Fall

Brigid Mae Power

Very Special Guest

Billy Bragg In Conversation With Gareth Murphy
Singer-songwriter and political activist, Billy Bragg, will outline his primary influences
in both fields in a career that has spanned over four decades

Hedge Schools

— The Other Room —

Malcolm Garrett In Conversation With Dave Haslam
A pioneer of intelligent design, Malcolm Garrett will be in conversation with Dave Haslam
to discuss his work for Buzzcocks and Magazine in the late Seventies,
as well as more recent sleeves for Duran Duran, Simple Minds and Peter Gabriel

Simon Raymonde In Conversation Huw Stephens
Simon Raymonde, bass guitarist and keyboard player with the sadly defunct Cocteau Twins,
will discuss with Huw Stephens (broadcaster and co-host of Other Voices) the history and development of his Bella Union record label,
as well as the musicians associated with it

Brian Griffin
Described by the World Photography Organisation as ‘one of Britain’s most influential photographers’,
Brian Griffin will chat about his work on such albums as Echo And The Funnymen’s Heaven Up Here,
Depeche Mode’s A Broken Frame and Iggy Pop’s Soldier

Ticket info:

Day tickets for Vinyl 2018 are priced from €49.50 and will go on sale this Friday (April 6) at 9am. See links below. 

Saturday only

Sunday Only

Monday Only

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