Best Music Festivals in Ireland – 2019

Do you know which music festivals you are going to this summer? Find the best ones here!

Forbidden Fruit (01-03 Jun)

Forbidden Fruit is back this year to open the festival season! Get ready for a Bank Holiday weekend full of great music and good vibes.

Set across 6 stages offering a wide selection of different styles of music to suit all tastes, you can expect the usual fruity cocktail of cutting-edge sound, comedy, art, tasty food, and festival fun.

After the festival is finished there are more parties! Forbidden Fruit Night 2019 is a series of official after-parties in locations around Dublin running until 3am over the three nights of the festival. Featuring some of Dublin’s best collectives joined by international guests on and off the festival line up. The parties are exclusively for those who attend Forbidden Fruit Festival 2019 during the day.

Check out the line-up here

Saturday (01.06) to Monday (03.06)

Tickets: €69.50 (day ticket) / €129 (two days) / €169 (three days) Book here

Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

Sea Sessions (21 – 23 Jun)

Looking for a beautiful music festival right on the beach this summer? Sea Sessions is set in Bundoran, one of the most stunning locations of any festival, and is the only event in the country bringing together the unique aspects of surfing, music, skating, BMX, beach sports, graffiti, and more, into a three-day festival.

The festival has hosted massive international names such as Dizzee Rascal, Paul Weller, Tinie Tempah, Seasick Steve and Primal Scream to name but a few.

Have a look at this year’s line-up here

Friday (21.06) to Sunday (23.06)

Tickets: from €54.90 Book here

Bundoran Beach, Co Donegal

Body&Soul Festival (21 – 23 Jun)

Definitely one of my favourite festivals in Ireland! The perfect combination of great atmosphere, nice people, beautiful setting and good music. I love the gigs in the woods and the variety of amazing costumes that people wear over the weekend.

Body&Soul returns for it’s landmark tenth anniversary at Ballinlough Castle in 2019. The theme for Body&Soul 10 is Ritual – a celebration of the ceremonies that mark our most important moments and bring communities together. It takes place over the Summer Solstice weekend in Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath.

Those in the know have come to expect a weekend packed full of world-class music, immersive art, soothing therapies, holistic hideaways and gastronomic indulgences to name but a few. For 2019, the festival will focus on returning to its original ethos, carved out at the legendary Burning Man festival. Visionary Burning Man artists will come together to create large-scale immersive pieces that all Body&Soulers can participate in. This is about co-creation and collaboration on a massive scale.

Find the line-up here

Watch the video we created of last year’s festival to get a taste and don’t miss out!

Friday (21.06) to Sunday (23.06) 

Tickets: 209.50 (weekend ticket) / €75 (Sunday ticket) – Payment plan tickets available  Book here

Ballinlough, County Westmeath, Ireland

Forever Young Festival (05 – 07 Jul)

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Forever Young Festival is Ireland’s very first 80’s festival, taking place on the grounds of the spectacular Palmerstown House Estate, Naas, Co. Kildare.

The retro party of the summer will feature classic live sets from a host of original 80’s icons. Music fans will also enjoy a brilliant line up of tribute bands on The Great Pretender Stage. Rewind that mixtape and head back to the golden age of pop music, all the bands you loved, all the songs you know, in a gorgeous setting.

The Festival offers plenty of bars and delicious food stalls, fairground rides, silent disco and plenty more. Getting there couldn’t be easier, Forever Young Festival is just 30 minutes from Dublin. Luxury on-site camping, glamping, motorhome and caravan facilities are available.

Friday (05.07) to Sunday (07.07)

Tickets: €107 (one day) – € 177 (two days) Book here

Palmerstown House Estate, Johnstown, Kildare

Longitude – (05 – 07 Jul)

Longitude returns to Marlay Park this summer with a hip-hop and R&B heavy line-up.  Some of the festival’s acts include Chance the Rapper, ASAP Rocky, Anne-Marie, Aminé and Cardi B.

Find the full line-up here

Friday (05.07) to Sunday (07.07)

Tickets:  €79.50 – €199.50

 Marlay Park, Dublin

Knockanstockan (19 – 21 July)

KnockanStockan presents an exceptionally eclectic line-up, a mix of talent to fit all musical tastes, especially those with a refined musical palate.

The camping festival resides just 5 minutes from Blessington, over the bridge that crosses the lake. Nestled at the foot of the Wicklow mountains it is surrounded by wild beauty on every side, hills to the rear and the lake to the front. The KnockanStockan site spans across privately owned lands that have been coaxed gently into shape to play host to 6 stages, nooks & crannys, snug lakeside campsites, fire-pits and an awe inspiring backdrop of natural beauty.

Have a look at the line-up here

Friday (19.07) to Sunday (21.07)

Tickets: €65 (one day) / €135 (two days) /  €155 (three days) Book here

Lacken, County Wicklow

All Together Now (02 – 04 Aug)

The must see All Together Now Festival is back this year for its second edition, after their hugely successful debut last year. Last year revellers didn’t know what to expect of the new event but were wowed by the stunning location, the amazing vibes and people, not to be mention the deadly line-up and immense stages (lookup Arcadia Afterburner stage).

All Together Now will be set across 16 stages, featuring natural amphitheatres, the iconic Spiegeltent, secret woodland stages, the Belonging Bandstand and more. The flow of the festival will mean that the grounds will be easily navigable, intimate but with quirky gems, rolling lawns, gentle hills and hidden forests to enjoy the nature of this 3000 acre site.

We captured a bit of the great atmosphere down there last year, have a look at our video!

Friday (02.08) to Sunday (04.08)

Tickets: €70 – €208 – tickets are sold out on their website, but you can still find some here

Curraghmore House, Portlaw, Ireland

Indiependence (02 – 04 Aug)

The weekender festival, Indiependence takes place on the outskirts of Mitchelstown in northern County Cork each year on the August Bank Holiday weekend. The festival features a wide variety of artists as well as comedy, spoken word, a small cinema and other attractions.

This year’s line-up includes Bastille, Biffy Clyro, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Gavin James and  Le Boom.

Check out the full line-up here

Friday (02.08) to Sunday (04.08)

Tickets: €59 (one day) €149 (weekend) – instalment tickets available Book here

 Mitchelstown, Cork

Beatyard Festival (03 – 04 Aug)

Feel the summer vibes while enjoying great music. The Beatyard Festival will be based in Dun Laoghaire Harbour for their fifth year by the sea on August 3rd an 4th.

Expect 3 music stages, more than 15 international acts, Eatyard food market, cocktails, wine, prosecco, craft beer and a kidsyard with family raves!

Does it sound great? Check out the line-up and details of all the attractions here!

Saturday (03.08)  – Sunday (04.08)

Tickets: €59 (one day) / €99 (two days) Book here

Dun Laoghaire Harbour (Old Stena Ferry Terminal)

Another Love Story (16 – 18 Aug)

Another Love Story is rapidly becoming a festival favourite and it’s pretty easy to see why. This is an intimate and magical festival full of love and good vibes that allows you to meet and really get to know interesting and fun people. The location is gorgeous and the event offers a variety music for every taste throughout the weekend as well as arts, performances and games.

If you don’t like the stress of camping at a big festival you will love Another Love Story, where everywhere is within a few steps and you are surrounded by instant friends.

Watch our video of last year’s festival to get a taste!

Friday (16.08) to Sunday (18.08) 

Tickets: from € 182 Book here

Killyon Manor, Hill of Down, Co. Meath

Love Sensation (17 – 18 Aug)

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Love Sensation is the brand new shining beacon in the Irish festival scene, brought to you by the team behind Mother.

The next generation two-day music and arts festival is aimed at the LGBT+ community and their many friends.

Love Sensation sees LILY ALLEN, CLEAN BANDIT, GOSSIP & KELIS top the bill across the weekend. And who could host the main stage for the weekend? There really is only one woman for the job, step forward Panti Bliss!

Expect tons of surprises from The George stage, a Mother Dance Tent you won’t want to leave and a host of RuPaul Drag Queens brought to you by Dublin drag legends ‘Dragged Up’ including Monet X Change, Naomi Smalls, Jujubee, Laganja Estranja & Sonique!

Check out the full line-up here

Saturday (17.08) & Sunday (18.08)

Tickets: from €65.70 Book here

Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8

Electric Picnic (30 Aug – 1st Sep)

As the biggest festival in Ireland, Electric Picnic is set in the idyllic surroundings of Stradbally Hall and offers everything from music to comedy, theatre to interactive art and holistic health to world cuisine. 

The festival’s line-up is always incredible and it’s definitely worth having a look!

Friday (30.08) to Sunday (01.09)

Tickets are sold out on the official website but you can still find offers here or on their Facebook event.

Stradbally Co Laois, Stradbally

 

 

 

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