Open Ear 2019 - First wave of acts + tickets are back on sale!

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We're hyped to finally announce the first wave of acts to be appearing at this year's Open Ear on Sherkin Island, taking place on the June Bank Holiday Weekend, from Thursday the 30th of May to Sunday the 2nd of June. 
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Open Ear Christmas Party // Dublin +++ Open Ear 2019 Tickets now on Sale!

Well now. Here we are coming to the end of what has been a pretty big year for Open Ear. We don't think we'd envisioned at the beginning of 2018 that we'd have our most successful festival to date, an all day / night Ears Open event in collaboration with A4 Sounds & Jigsaw, a brand new record label, the 2019 edition of the festival ready to ...

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Open Ear presents: Ambulance - Combover EP

Well, well, well. It's been a little while since you've heard from us but that doesn't mean we've been resting on our laurels (ok, we did for a liiiiitle while). We've got some MAJOR news for you today though. Those in attendance at this year's festival may have copped a record on sale at our merch tent by Ambulance. Indeed, some of you may have...

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Open Ear 2018 - Thank You

Now that the dust has finally settled on OE '18, we are sat here again on the North Shore of Sherkin and its - nearly - hard to believe that less than 3 weeks ago this serene corner of the Island was in the full throws of the festival. 

We've been ever so slightly bowled over by the response to this year's Open Ear and we can't express ou...

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The Weekend is upon us!

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Hopefully this finds you all well and ready for the weekend. For those who attended our Opening & Sleep concerts last night, I hope you enjoyed them as much as we did. We’re pretty stoked with how it all went. After a last minute change of venue, the engrossing fog descending over Roaring Water Bay proved to be a fit...

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Autumns - Absolute Faith (Exclusive stream)

Autumns debuted on Downwards in 2014, and to be honest, thats as good a way as any to get yerself on the radar of Open Ear, such is our love for the idiosyncratic label run by Regis and Female. Since then, the Derry native's work has appeared on Touch Sensitive, CF Records and, most recently, Clan Destine. This exclusive stream is taken from tha...

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Group Offer + Free Silk Road Bell Tent!

Open Ear finally arrives this weekend. The weather is looking good, we think the line up is looking good, and we want you to feel good over the course of the weekend. So with that in mind we've got a special offer on the go!

Get a group of yourselves together and purchase a special 6 person Weekend Pass and you can live it up for the weeke...

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LAIR - Passage (Open Ear Exclusive)

Our latest Open Ear '18 preview comes from one of the more enigmatic performers on the line up, LAIR. With a varied recording and performing history including aliases such as Luminousound and Laura Kitty, the music of LAIR is as equally mysterious as its maker. A nomadic composer, vocalist and artist LAIR's music incorporates mysticism, sacred g...

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Eoin - Open Ear '18 Mixx

Somehow it's just 2 weeks to Open Ear 2018. How'd that happen? Ah well, its as good a time as ever to deliver our latest exclusive mix and performer profile. Eoin currently resides in Dublin town but he holds things down proper in Galway City at the same time, with his club night Shivers. Having already brought debuts to the city of the likes of...

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Getting There...Getting On...Getting It...

We know that Sherkin Island, as idyllic as it is, ain't the easiest place in the country to get to. But we really think it's worth it. With all this in mind we want to make your trip to the Island as stress free as possible - and as cost effective too. 

Travelling to Sherkin
First off, and most importantly - Getting ...

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