(2024 dates of some festivals yet to be announced, this article will be updated with more details.)
Ireland is the land of saints and scholars and of course music festivals.
It seems like every year there are more and more festivals popping up all over the country.
If you’re not sure which one is for you check out our guide to the top 12 festivals taking place in Ireland this year.
Ireland’s largest gathering of music & arts, and the ultimate rock n’ roll circus, Electric Picnic has established itself as one of the world’s most unique festivals.
With a great selection of music, art, theatre, comedy, food and holistic health, it’s the most delightfully diverse end of summer party on the Emerald Isle.
The festival is set across 18 stages of music, spoken word, comedy, theatre, debate, art, workshops, wellness, and everything in between from feasts of food to bespoke cocktails, there is something of wonder for everyone in the family.
A place to sing, laugh, dance, create, debate, and nurture.
A magical, musical medley of performance, art and interaction awaits you in the beautiful surroundings of our new home, Lough Key Forest Park, Co. Roscommon.
As an independent and artist driven festival we are committed to celebrating the very best Irish talent, showcasing emerging talent and bringing some legendry international performers to Roscommon.
May 31st-June 3rd
Nestled in the alchemy of Co. Sligo, Wild Roots is an explosion of music, performing art and adventure.
We bring together these three great gifts like never seen before and take you on a journey to explore all the wondrous treats we have in store.
Music makes the world go around, so we keep it at our core. Sing, dance, move, listen, or just enjoy the good vibrations. From James Morrison and Razorlight to Booka Shade and King Kong Company – and every talented artist in-between – prepare your feet for a weekend of some serious beats.
Forever Young Festival is Back at the stunning Palmerstown House Estate, Kildare.
The BEST nostalgia filled party weekend of the Summer with some of your favourite artists from the 1980s and 90s.
Longitude festival returns to Marlay Park this summer.
Acts will include Calvin Harris, Anne-Marie, Flo and Travis Scott.
In the heart of Dublin city, Forbidden Fruit is the capital’s first and longest-running city-center festival.
On the Bank Holiday Weekend, Forbidden Fruit will return as the first festival of the summer, for what will be a special celebration and back to the summer we know best.
Marking their 11th anniversary on the incredible grounds of the Irish Museum Of Modern Art at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham…
June 21st – 23rd
As well as an incredible lineup of music, Beyond The Pale will once again be providing an extensive program of art, food, drinks and more for you to enjoy over 3 days in one of the most beautiful areas in Ireland!
Electronic and Dance music forms the core of the Life Festival, which takes place in the grounds of Belvedere House in Co Westmeath.
The 2024 INDIE Festival will take place this August.
The festival has become a staple on Ireland’s event calendar and welcomes around 12,000 music lovers each August bank holiday.
The Road To The Great Escape will move on to Dublin from Scotland for multiple shows at Whelan’s, Workman’s Club, Grand Social, and Academy 2 on the evenings of May 13th and 14th.
Artists Overpass, Joe P and Sarah Crean are among those set to hit the stage!
August 23rd – 25th
Another Love Story is a bespoke festival weekender of music, art, conversation, food & frolics nestled amongst the graceful charm of 18TH century KILLYON MANOR.