Succession, Oppenheimer, and Barbie: Looking forward to the cultural highlights of 2023

The highlights of the year to come as chosen by writers Ben Haugh, John Walshe, Andrea Cleary, Tony Clayton-Lea, Sara Keating and Jordan Mooney

Blur: playing at Malahide Castle in Dublin in June

The period for looking back at the year gone by is over; it’s now time to get excited about the months to come. Our writers have chosen the cultural releases they are most looking forward in 2023, with picks in film, television, books, music, theatre, art and food. It’s shaping up to be a busy year, with production companies and music festivals firing on all cylinders following a pandemic wobble that reverberated into last year.