Cork city’s iconic rock venue, Fred Zeppelins, marks its 20th anniversary

Tom Keating (organiser) with Shane Long of the Franciscan Well Brewery at the second annual Great Irish Beer Festival which takes place over the weekend (24-26 August) at Cork City Hall Pic: Brian Lougheed

A mainstay on the Cork music scene for two decades, Fred Zeppelins’ has been a home to myriad Cork outfits, while welcoming any number of Irish bands, such as Kodaline, who cut their teeth and played their second ever gig at Freds in 2012. Twenty years later, Fred Zeppelins continues to support up-and-coming Irish and international bands with a weekly programme of original live music.

Cork’s Franciscan Well have also come on board to celebrate Fred’s twenty years in business and customers will be able to enjoy a pint of Rebel Red at 1997 prices, at just €3 pint between 8pm – 10pm.

Talking ahead of the celebrations, Tom Keating proprietor and owner of Fred Zeppelins said,

“Cork’s nightlife has changed a lot over the last 20 years and we’ve seen many great venues and come and go. Our 20th birthday celebration is dedicated to our patrons and lovers of live music all over Cork, who have kept coming back to this little rock bar on Parliament Bridge to enjoy great music over the last two decades.

“We are very proud to be reaching this 20 year milestone in business and this party is just the start, as we intend to continue celebrating through to early 2018 with several more free and surprise events to take place.”

Aptly celebrating Fred Zeppelins’ 20th anniversary, Ledz Presence will pay homage to some of Led Zeppelins’ greatest tunes in Leeside’s finest rock n roll venue.

Live music coming up at Fred Zeppelins:

Weds 15th November

River Matthews with special guest UCC Music Society Singer Songwriter Winner 2017 Ronan Mansfield – Adm €5

Thurs 16th November

Cider Wasps – Adm €5 

Friday 17th November 

Ape Rising & Crojayn – Adm TBC

Saturday 18th 

Led Zeppelin Tribute Ledz Presence  – Adm Free

Thurs 23rd November 

CIT Music Society Showcase – Adm TBC

Fri 24th November 

Aponym / The Magnapinna / Coroza  –  Adm €5

Sat 25th November

Zealot Cult, Demeter & Trenchknife  –  Adm €5

Thurs 30th November

Wild Front –  Adm €5