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If it's October, it must be another Heineken Weekender, and Dublin must be the lucky town to get a line-up of top pop and dance…

If it's October, it must be another Heineken Weekender, and Dublin must be the lucky town to get a line-up of top pop and dance stars, performing in various venues around the city centre. Last night saw the arrival of Asian Dub Foundation, Fabio & Grooverider and Fila Brazilia, and tonight's schedule features Ian Brown in the Olympia, Sneaker Pimps (above) in the Temple Bar Music Centre, and Cream in the Kitchen. Brown's solo work is not a patch on his former band, the Stone Roses, and he's lately become more famous for his airborne monkey business than for his album, Unfinished Monkey Business. Sneaker Pimps have lost the female voice behind such dancefloor hits as 6 Underground and Spin Spin Sugar, and replaced it with a male singer, bringing a new spin to their sound. The Weekender wraps up tomorrow night with an appearance by acclaimed DJ Gilles Peterson at the Kitchen.

Kevin Courtney

Kevin Courtney

Kevin Courtney is an Irish Times journalist