10 of the Best Summer Festivals in Ireland

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1- Forbidden Fruit:

When: June 3rd to 4th

Where: Royal Hospital, Dublin

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Launching the season in style, the highly anticipated 11th edition of Forbidden Fruit takes place over the June bank holiday weekend, delivering an extraordinary lineup of performances by Central Cee, Rina Sawayama, Rachel Chinouriri, Annie Mac, Ben Böhmer, and other artists.

You can find out more information on forbiddenfruit.ie and you can buy tickets here.

2- Malahide Castle Concerts:

When: June 14th to 30th

Where: Malahide Castle

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Dublin’s Malahide Castle is hands down one of the coolest spots around, with its massive park serving as an epic venue for mind-blowing concerts. Get ready to enjoy it because the lineup is amazing! They’re bringing Depeche Mode, Paolo Nutini, Blur, Sam Fender, Florence + The Machine, Sting, and Hozier

More information can be found on mcd.ie

3-Body & Soul:

When: June 16th to 18th

Where: Ballinlough Castle Estate, Westmeath

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The Body & Soul Festival 2023 is a fusion of party, art and retreat. This independent festival features performances by the electronic group Moderat, Indigenous funk 7-piece BCUC, The Blaze, Fever Ray, Alison Goldfrapp, and others.

More information can be found on bodyandsoul.ie

4-Mother Pride Block Party:

When: June 23rd and 24th

Where: Collins Barracks, Dublin

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Mother Pride Block is an incredible festival that unites electronic and pop music sensations for an epic two-day celebration. Brace yourself for brilliant performances as Self Esteem takes the stage on Friday night, followed by the electrifying beats of Purple Disco Machine on Saturday night. The lineup will have the iconic queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race and talented local LGBTQIA+ artists

For more information or to purchase tickets visit motherclub.ie

5-Longitude:

When: July 1st to 2nd

Where: Marlay Park, Dublin

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Longitude is a stunning festival, showcasing mega artists like Calvin Harris, Travis Scott, MK, Anne-Marie, Belters Only, Lil Uzi Vert, Metro Boomin, Joel Corry, Flo, and Jazzy.

More information can be found on longitude.ie. Get your tickets here.

6- All Together Now:

When: August 4th to 6th

Where: Curraghmore Estate, Waterford

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The festival All Together Now features a whopping 18 stages packed with music, art, theatre, poetry, comedy, gastronomy, and all sorts of awesome artistic expressions. The lineup brings legendary performers like Iggy Pop, Jamie xx, Caribou, Loyle Carner, Villagers, Jessie Ware, Sugababes, Lankum, Max Richter & RTE Concert Orchestra, Billy Bragg, and many more artists. 

More information can be found on alltogethernow.ie. Purchase your tickets here.

7-Indiependence Music & Arts Festival:

When: August 4th to 6th

Where: Mitchelstown, Cork

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With various stages nestled in the enchanting woodlands near the Galtee Mountains, this event brings together the incredible talents of Anne-Marie, Two Door Cinema Club, The Coronas, and awesome artists and performers.

Get your tickets here and find more information on indiependencefestival.com

8- Electric Picnic:

When: September 1st to 3rd

Where: Stradbally Hall, Laois

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Electric Picnic stands as one of Ireland’s most celebrated summer festivals, offering a magnificent fusion of music, art, theatre, comedy, delectable cuisine, and mindful wellness. The event’s headliners feature an impressive array of artists including Billie Eilish, Lewis Capaldi, The Killers, Fred Again, Niall Horan, Steve Lacy, Idles, Tom Odell, Rick Astley, and Amyl & The Sniffers. It truly encompasses a captivating experience for all attendees.

More information can be found on electricpicnic.ie Get your tickets here

9- Beyond The Pale

When: June 16th to 18th

Where: Glendalough, Wicklow

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The Beyond The Pale festival – immerse yourself in three days of incredible music, art, and mouthwatering food. With a stellar lineup including Grace Jones, Hot Chip, Thundercat, Jon Hopkins, Leftfield, Pillow Queens, Jungle, Jape, Oneohtrix, and others. This festival promises to be a must-attend event for music enthusiasts. Get your tickets here.

10 – Tunefest Dungarvan 

When: June 23rd to 25th

Where: Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

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Head over reels for Tunefest Dungarva! Pictured L- R Trad musicians Niamh Fennell (bódhrán) Dónal Clancy (Guitar) Ellen O’ Gorman (fiddle) Sarah O’ Gorman (fiddle) and Seán Kearney (button box) Tunefest Dungarvan, exciting emerging traditional Irish music festival takes place in the stunning harbour town of Dungarvan Co. Waterford from 23rd -25th June 2023. The festival will bring together some of the most talented traditional Irish musicians and singers from Waterford, around the country, and overseas for one incredible weekend of top-class music and fun. For more information and to purchase tickets see Tunefest.ie facebook.com/tunefestdungarvan or buy in person at The Local in Dungarvan town centre.

Tunefest Dungarvan this festival will showcase the best of traditional Irish music, bringing together talented musicians and singers from Waterford and beyond for an unforgettable experience. Get ready for a weekend filled with captivating concerts featuring renowned artists like Dervish, Ímar, and Danú, along with workshops, dancing, pub sessions, and talented youth buskers. 

More information can be found on https://tunefest.ie/

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