The third annual Folkfest rolls into Killarney from July 7th-9th

Folk from Dusk till Dawn!

Headliners include; Lisa Hannigan, Lisa O’Neil, Wallis Bird, Ye Vagabonds and Grammy Nominated Nigerian Superstar Femi Kuti

A festival for music lovers, Folkfest Killarney promises to satisfy every taste.  With an eclectic selection in the best of Irish music, up and coming indie acts and musicians from all over the world added to the mix.  Set in the scenic surroundings of the beautiful Killarney, Co. Kerry, what better way to soak up some Irish culture at this popular Wild Atlantic Way stop. With music from dusk till dawn the festival promises to be the best one yet. 

Grammy nominated, Nigerian superstar Femi Kuti will headline the festival. Femi’s version of ‘Afro-Beat has been described as the most exciting sound to emerge from Nigeria in years.  

Indian supergroup The Bollywood Masala Orchestra will bring you into the world of dance, music, dynamic rhythm and spirituality that characterises the incredible India we know today.

Lisa Hannigan, Lisa O’Neil and Wallis Bird, three of Ireland’s leading female vocalists will make the trip to the Kingdom and perform at what is becoming one of Ireland’s most unique festivals.

Hothouse Flowers will also be stepping onto the INEC Stage. Despite the band’s lengthy career, which is now heading into its fourth decade there is a sense of unfinished business.  Every night they want to play the best gig they have ever played and take the musical risks that can maybe make that possible. Making their second appearance at the festival will be Lankum, Aldoc and Kíla with family group Na Mooneys, brothers Ye Vagabonds, awesome foursome No Crows and Corca Dhuibhne songstress Bernie Pháid will make their Folkfest Killarney debut.

Recently added to the Folkfest Killarney bill are The Síbín Orchestra; Seamus Begley, Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Éilís Kennedy Music, Pauline Scanlon, Laura Kerr, Donogh Hennessy, Jeremy Spencer & Gerry O’Beirne. This event has been commissioned to bring their firepower together for a night of lunacy at Killarney Folk Festival, West Kerry style. 

Festival programmer Conor Byrne said “Following on from two successful years at Folkfest Killarney, one of the great joys for me is observing the joy of the faces in the audience. There will be plenty of smiles during this year’s festival!  It’s going to be a fantastic 3-day music spectacle that will have you floating back to where ever you came from of a Monday! Bigí linn”

Located at the INEC Killarney, a stone’s throw from the world-famous Killarney National Park, Folkfest Killarney has the music to provide the ultimate festival feel while having all hotel comforts.  A choice of onsite accommodation plus restaurants, bars, spa, & gym help make it the ultimate break away and give you the best of both worlds! 

Day Tickets are priced from €29 with Three Day Passes costing €79

Tickets can be purchased here.

Friday July 7th 

Lisa Hannigan – Lisa O’Neill – Wallis Bird

Saturday July 8th

Ye Vagabonds – Na Mooney’s – Lankum – Femi Kuti and The Positive Force – Aldoc – Hosthouse Flowers

Sunday July 9th

Bernie Pháid – No Crows – Kíla – Bollywood Masala Orchestra – Síbín Orchestra