The Ultimate Guide to Music Festivals in Ireland 2020


Music Festivals on the Island of Ireland in 2020

Ireland – the land of saints and scholars … and music festivals it would appear! Feast your eyes on this ‘Ultimate Guide to Music Festivals in Ireland 2020‘. Sure you’d be broke and broken if you were to try fit them all in. But one, or possibly two during peak months does sound sweet. What have you got your eye on? An old favourite or does the thought of pastures new tickle your dancin toes?

Get saving, get planning, get moving … and travel this beautiful isle of Ireland, from the north to the south, the east to the west and back again. Belfast to Blessington, Dublin to Dingle, there are music festivals for every taste. From boutique music festivals to grande scale music festivals. From trad music to jazz music, dance to drumming, Irish to international – just choosing one will be the problem.

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The Ultimate Guide to Music Festivals in Ireland 2020 - Trad Music

Music Festivals this January 2020

  • Dublin Bowie Festival | Various Venues |  January 11th | dublinbowiefestival.ie
  • Ones to Watch 2020 | Dublin | Jan 15th – Jan 19th | whelanslive.com
  • Shannonside Winter Music Festival | Clare | Jan 16th – Jan 20th | wmw.ie
  • Midwinter Festival Beethoven | Galway | Jan 17th – Jan 19th | musicforgalway.ie
  • Atlantic Irish Fest | Bundoran, Donegal | Jan 18th – Jan 22nd | atlanticirishfest.com
  • TradFest 2020 | Various Venues | Jan 22nd – Jan 26th | tradfest.ie
  • TradFest Children’s Hub | The Ark Dublin | Jan 24th – Jan 26th | ark.ie
  • Féile na Tána | Carlingford, Louth | Jan 31st – Feb 2nd | eilenatana.com

The Ultimate Guide to Music Festivals in Ireland 2020 - Band

Music Festivals this February 2020

  • Corofin Trad Fest | Galway | Feb 4th – Mar 8th | corofintradfest.com
  • Spike Cello Festival | Dublin | Feb 7th – Feb 9th | spikecellofest.com
  • The Irish Soul Weekender | Westport, Mayo | Feb 7th – 9th | irishsoulweekender
  • 25th Festival of Youth Orchestras | Dublin | Feb 8thiayo.ie
  • Concertina Cruinniú | Clare | Feb 14th – Feb 16th | concertinacruinniu.ie
  • New Music Dublin | Dublin | Feb 27th – Mar 1st | facebook.com/newmusicdublin
  • Ortús Chamber Music Festival | Cork | Feb 28th – Mar 1st | ortusfestival.ie
  • Other Voices | Ballina, Mayo | Feb 28th – Feb 29th | othervoices.ie

The Ultimate Guide to Music Festivals in Ireland 2020 - Celtic Music

Music Festivals this March 2020

  • Finding A Voice | Clonmel, Tipperary | Mar 6th – Mar 8th | findingavoice.ie
  • Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival | Belfast | Mar 11th – 13th | belfastnashville.com
  • Kilkenny Tradfest | Kilkenny | Mar 12th – Mar 17th | kilkennytradfest.com
  • Fingal International Festival of Voices | Dublin | Mar 12 – 15th | fingalfestivalofvoices
  • Mo’Chara’s Music Festival | Baltinglass, Wicklow | March 17th | eventbrite.com
  • Inishowen Traditional Singers’ Circle | Donegal | Mar 20th – 23rd | inishowensing
  • Feis Ceoil Festival | Dublin | Mar 23rd – Apr 3rd | feisceoil.ie

The Ultimate Guide to Music Festivals in Ireland 2020 - Trumpet

Music Festivals this April 2020

  • Clifden Traditional Music Fest | Galway | Apr 2nd – 5th | facebook.com/ClifdenTrad
  • Ballydehob Traditional Music Festival | Cork | Apr 3rd – Apr 5th | ballydehobtradfest
  • Tullamore Trad Fest | Offaly | Apr 3rd – Apr 5th | tullamoretradfest.com
  • Music Town | Dublin | Apr 6th – Apr 19th | musictown.ie
  • Music Current Festival | Dublin | Apr 14th – Apr 18th | musiccurrent.ie
  • Kilfenora Traditional Music Festival | Clare | Apr 24th – Apr 27th | kilfenoraclare
  • Cork International Choral Festival | Cork | Apr 29th – May 3rd | corkchoral.ie

The Ultimate Guide to Music Festivals in Ireland 2020 - Dance

Music Festivals this May 2020

  • The Acoustic Yard Festival | Westport, Mayo | May 2020 TBC | theacousticyard.com
  • Rebel Fest | Donegal | May 1st – May 3rd | eventbrite.co.uk
  • Kilkenny Roots Festival | Kilkenny | May 1st – May 4th | kilkennyroots.com
  • The Cup of Tae Festival | Donegal | May 1st – May 4th | cupoftaefestival.com
  • The City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival | Derry | May 7th – 11th | cityofderryjazz
  • It Takes A Village | Tribolgan, Cork | May 8th – May 10th | ittakesavillage.fm
  • Life Festival | Mullingar, Westmeath | May 22nd – May 24th | life-festival.com
  • Fleadh Nua | Ennis, Clare | May 24th – Jun 1st | fleadhnua.com
  • Blackwater Valley Opera Festival | Waterford | May 26th – Jun 1st | blackwatervalley
  • AVA Festival | Belfast City | May 28th – May 31st | avafestival.com
  • Vantastival | Drogheda, Louth | May 29th – May 31st | vantastival.com
  • Live at the Marquee | Cork | May 29th – Jun 27th | aikenpromotions.com
  • Saltwater Festival | Westport, Mayo | May 29th – May 31st | saltwater.ie
  • Forbidden Fruit Festival | Dublin | May 30th – May 31st | forbiddenfruit.ie
  • All Aboard Festival | Dublin | May 30th – Jun 1st | dlharbour.ie

The Ultimate Guide to Music Festivals in Ireland 2020 - Concert

Music Festivals this June 2020

  • Slane Castle | Slane Castle, Meath | June 2020 TBC | slanecastle.ie
  • Michael Dwyer Festival | Allihies, Cork |  June 2020 TBC | facebook/Michael-Dwyer
  • Belfast City Blues Festival | Belfast City | June 2020 TBC | belfastcityblues.com
  • Westport Folk & Bluegrass Fest |Mayo | June 5th-7th westportfolkbluegrass
  • Belsonic | Belfast City | Jun 7th – Jun 28th | belsonic.com
  • Doolin Folk Festival | Doolin, Clare | Jun 12th – Jun 14th | doolinfestivals.ie
  • Sunstroke | Kildare | Jun 13th – Jun 14th | sunstrokeireland.com
  • Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe & Trad Fest | Cork | Jun 18th – 21st | jimdowlingfestival
  • Sea Sessions | Bundoran, Donegal | Jun 19th – Jun 21st | seasessions.com
  • Body & Soul | Westmeath | Jun 19th – Jun 21st | bodyandsoul.ie
  • West Cork Chamber Music Festival | Cork | Jun 26th – Jul 7th | westcorkmusic.ie
  • Buncrana Music Festival | Donegal | June 26th – 27th | buncranamusicfestival
  • Kaleidoscope Festival | Wicklow | June 26th – 28th | kaleidoscopefestival.ie
  • Trinity Summer Series | Trinity College Dublin | Jun 30th – Jul 4th | ticketmaster

The Ultimate Guide to Music Festivals in Ireland 2020 - Rock

Music Festivals this July 2020

  • Wood Quay Summer Sessions | Dublin | July 2020 TBC dublincity.ie
  • Howth TradFest | Howth | July 2020 TBC | facebook.com/HowthTradFest
  • KnocksanStockan | Wicklow | July 2020 TBC | knockanstockan.ie
  • Longitude | Marlay Park | Jul 3rd – Jul 5th | longitude.ie
  • SULT Music Festival | Donegal | Jul 10th – Jul 11th | facebook.com/sultfeile
  • Forever Young Festival | Kildare | Jul 10th – Jul 12th | foreveryoungfestival.ie
  • Sunflowerfest | Hillsborough, Down | Jul 24th – Jul 26th | sunflowerfest.co.uk
  • Belfast Trad Fest | Belfast | Jul 25th – Jul 31st | belfasttraditionalmusic.com
  • Boyne Music Festival | Boyne Co. Louth | Jul 30th – Aug 2nd | boynemusicfestival
  • All Together Now Festival | Waterford | Jul 31st – Aug 2nd | AllTogetherNow
  • Indiependence Music Festival | Cork | Jul 31st – Aug 2nd | indiependence

The Ultimate Guide to Music Festivals in Ireland 2020 - Rave

Music Festivals this August 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Music Festivals in Ireland 2020 - Contemporary

Music Festivals this September 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Music Festivals in Ireland 2020 - Jazz

Music Festivals this October 2020

  • Cork Folk Festival | Cork City | Oct 1st – Oct 4th | corkfolkfestival.com
  • Ireland Music Week | Dublin | Oct 6th – Oct 10th | irelandmusicweek.com
  • Wexford Festival Opera | Wexford | Oct 20th – Nov 1st | wexfordopera.com
  • Westival Music & Arts Festival | Westport, Mayo | Oct 21st – Oct 26th | westival.ie
  • Guinness Cork Jazz Festival | Cork | Oct 22nd – Oct 26th | guinnessjazzfestival.com
  • Achill International Harp Festival | Mayo | Oct 23rd – Oct 26th | achillharpfestival

The Ultimate Guide to Music Festivals in Ireland 2020 - Indie

Music Festivals this November 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Music Festivals in Ireland 2020 - Live Music

Music Festivals this December 2020

  • New Year’s Festival | Dublin | Dec 31st – Jan 1st | nyfdublin.com

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