Five Irish Festivals You Don’t Want To Miss!

Which one (or five) are you going to?!


The summer is upon us, and that means it’s festi season. Whether you’re a hardcore techno fan or more of a Wellfest chick, there’s something for everyone this year. But you’ve gotta move fast! Some of these fab festivals are right around the corner, and they’re set to be amazing. We’ve rounded up five Irish festivals worth the hype – we’ll see you there!


Body & Soul


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Set in Ballinlough Castle in Westmeath, Body & Soul festival is all about creativity, celebration, and “surprise underneath the sparkling solstice skies”. There’s immersive art, woodland discos, drag brunches, and of course, a great line-up – including Kojaque, Denise Chaila, Kneecap, and Gemma Dunleavy! A super exciting feature of this year is also the new gorgeous and eccentric ‘Pavilion of the Peculiar’ – a mesmerising Hendrick’s Gin bar and stage, covered in the brand’s signature roses and cucumbers. (They even have a human-size birdcage!) The unique and whimsical stage will see captivating performances and enchanting visuals, from Monsieur Pompier’s Traveling Freakshow to Dj Sally Cinnamon. And, of course, a bespoke menu of Hendrick’s G&T’s and cocktails. Divine! Get your tickets asap – Body&Soul starts Saturday, from 16th-18th June!


Electric Picnic


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Perhaps the most iconic of Irish festivals since Oxygen took its last breath (too soon?), EP is a monster of a festival, with crowds into the 70,000’s attending in previous years. You always know the acts will impress, and this year’s lineup is no different. Billie Eilish, Niall Horan, The Killers, Fred Again and Lewis Capaldi are all headlining, and there’s also one mystery act to be revealed closer to the time. Intriguing! Make sure you have your wellies and some serious layers because it’s practically tradition for it to lash rain – and that’s the fun of it all! With a rave in the woods that goes on to the early hours, camping sites filled with speakers and gazebos, a sprinkling of amusements, some very funky installations and a wealth of eccentric experiences to be had, there’s no way you won’t enjoy yourself. Electric Picnic is on from the 1st-3rd September in Stradbally, Co. Laois!




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Ahh, the beauty of a day festival. No stumbling over tents in the dark or waking up in a sweat – not if you’re going to Longitude! The festival is based in Marlay Park, Dublin, and offers up two days so you can go for just one or enjoy a full weekend. The acts just keep getting better too – Calvin Harris, Travis Scott, Ice Spice and Flo are all making an appearance! Longitude is especially lovely because it falls on the 1st and 2nd of July, so the weather is usually warm and sunny. This year the ‘COKE STUDIO’ stage will be especially buzzing, featuring a number of fab Irish Dj’s like James Kavanagh & Billy Bunzari, GXRLCODE’s Mona Lxsa, and Dara Quilty, all brilliant for a boogie. It’s a guaranteed good time!


All Together Now


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Based in Curraghmore Estate, Waterford, All Together Now is one that has been steadily climbing the ranks on the Irish festival scene. It spans three days, from the 4th to the 6th August, and is aged 21 and over in order to maintain a slightly more mellow vibe, though parents may bring kids aged 12 and under. With a beautiful blend of spoken word, comedy, theatre, art and wellness, you’ll find your time filled up in between the acts (which are incredible, btw!). Jamie XX, Caribou, Lorde, TV Girl, and even the Sugababes are blessing us this year. This is the ideal festival to bring together the friend group that have contrasting interests. You yoga while I two-step, I’ll see some stand up while you slow dance. Bliss.




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Indiependence is, unsurprisingly, a festival filled with indie musicians and bands. Set in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, the festival will see the likes of The Coronas, Two Door Cinema Club and Anne Marie headlining, with some amazing smaller acts set to put on an incredible show. There are multiple stages for you to explore,  great food stalls and bars, and a general sense of easiness about the whole thing. On from the 4th to the 6th August!