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FESTIVAL FEVER: Your free rockin’ guide to every major concert in Kilkenny this Summer

KILKENNY is the place to be this summer, with some of very best national and international acts of every description to grace stages at venues around the county.

But tickets are selling fast, so get ahead of the crowd with our full list of events and acts in order to avoid disappointment.

Some of them are almost upon us. The increasingly popular Kilkenny Roots Festival is takes place this weekend while the Cat Laughs will also draw huge numbers to the city in a few weeks.

Ballykeefe Amphitheatre will have you on your feet with The Stunning and Finbar Furey and many more over the summer festival season.

If you prefer race cars, Gowran Festival of Speed returns this August Bank Holiday at Gowran Racecourse. Or grab a partner and a stetson for the lively Kilkenny Country Music Festival at Gowran.

Whatever your taste in music, Kilkenny has a hugewith acts like Mick Flannery, Daniel O’Donnell and Lloyd Cole, so click on the links to book your place!

Kilkenny Roots Festival

Dates: May 3 – 6
Link: https://kilkennyroots.com/

Kilkenny Cat Laughs

Dates: May 30 – June 3
Link: http://thecatlaughs.com/

Kilkenny Arts Festival

Dates: August 8 – 18
A collaboration, of classical music, rock gigs and contemporary dance. Look out for updates
on https://www.kilkennyarts.ie/

Kilkenny Animated

Dates: October 4 -6
Cartoon Saloon will host the second ‘Kilkenny Animated’ with a series of talk exhibitions,
performances and workshops to celebrate the world of animation. Also included will be
comedy nights, visual storytelling, installations and previews to delight fans and animators.
For updates click: http://www.kilkennyanimated.com/

The Hub at Cillín Hill
Dermot and Dave bring their comedy antics to Kilkenny on May 18.
For more information click: http://www.thehubkilkenny.ie/component/jem/event/92-dermot-and-dave

Ballykeefe Amphitheatre

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, June 21st
Marty Mone, June 29
Finbar Furey, July 6
Villagers, July 20
The Stunning, August 3
Ronan Tynan (pictured below), August 10
Chasing Abbey, August 17
Altan, August 24
Aslan (pictured above), August 31
For more details, or to make a booking, click: http://ballykeeffeamphitheatre.com/

Kilkenny Lyrath Estate

Margo Live, April 16
Christy Moore Live, April 20
Daniel O’Donnell, August 14
For more details, or to make a booking, click: https://www.lyrath.com/things-to-do/concerts-events

Gowran Park Racecourse
Kilkenny Country Music Festival, July 14
For more information and tickets, click: https://kilkennycountrymusicfestival.ie/

Gowran Festival of Speed, August Bank Holiday
For more details, or to make a booking, click: https://www.gowranpark.ie/horseracing/buy-tickets/

The Watergate Theatre

Mick Flannery, May 15
Stockton’s Wing, May 31
Mary Black, September 13
For more information on all upcoming events, click: https://watergatetheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows

The Set
The 2 Johnnies, April 20
Keywest Official, April 21
Tom Baxter, May 16
Paul Noonan (Bel X1 frontman), May 25
Mack Fleetwood, June 21
Lloyd Cole, October 29
For an extensive list of all upcoming events, click: https://set.ie/events-guide/

Saint Canice’s Cathedral
Chamber Choir Ireland – Before, Bach and After, June 14
To book tickets, log on to: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/before-bach-after-tickets-54887661473?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse#tickets

Nowlan Park
Bob Dylan & Neil Young, July 14
For more information, log on to: https://www.ticketmaster.ie/promo/gxllqn

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
Live Forever Oasis Tribute Band, May 18
For tickets (standing gig) click: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/live-forever-oasis-tribute-standing-gig-tickets-57985914431


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