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Get Your Motors Running for Ireland BikeFest in Killarney

The thirteenth edition of the festival attracting over thousands of motorcycle owners and enthusiasts will happen June Bank Holiday weekend in Killarney.

The Ireland BikeFest 2019 is coming to Killarney this June Bank Holiday weekend from May 31 to June 3.

Now in its thirteenth year Ireland BikeFest is an action-packed, three-day festival that attracts thousands of motorcycle owners and enthusiasts from all over the world to the Kingdom. All brands and models of bikes are welcome. The fantastic scenery, touring routes, hospitality and free live entertainment make it one of the must-attend festivals of the year.

Highlights for 2019 include daily ride outs along the Southwest section of the the Wild Atlantic Way – marshalled by Celtic Thunder Chapter Ireland, Gaelic Chapter Ireland and Belfast Chapter, Northern Ireland, free Harley-Davidson® demo rides, Waterford and Dublin Harley-Davidson® Dealers, H.O.G.® Hospitality & Info, Ladies Garage Party with special guest Holly Richardson, Novelty Dog Show, the Custom Bike Show, Parade and lots of free live indoor and outdoor entertainment day and night.

This year’s line-up of entertainment is epic and with free entry to all Ireland BikeFest gigs there’s simply no excuse not to go!  Three days, three stages and tons of free live music include the Outdoor Stage located in the heart of the Bike Village, the favourite bikers’ haunt in The Harley Bar and the Main Stage in the INEC where you can rock on late into the night.  This year’s headline acts includes Qween, JoanovArc, Eurosmith, Live Lizzy and festival legends Hells Bells.

Located on the grounds of the INEC Killarney, one mile from Killarney town centre, the Bike Village is the main hub of activity throughout the weekend, featuring retail stands and traders, merchandise, Lemonrock motorcycle rentals, the Harley-Davidson® Experiential area and a family zone. The Village offers plenty of places to eat, grab a drink at the popular Harley® Bar, or simply sit and listen to the live bands and DJ sessions over the course of the weekend.

And if you are not a biker don’t worry! If you have dreamed about getting on a motorcycle, or even if you’re piled high with excuses not to ride, events such as Riding 101 – Intro to Motorcycling and JUMPSTARTTM Rider Experience is just for you! Hear the roar of the engine and go through the gears – no experience necessary! Ireland BikeFest Killarney also welcomes visitors, tourists and families who just want to experience the Bike Village, have fun and enjoy the free live entertainment.  You do not even have to own a bike; you can just bask in the glory of some slick, well-built machines and enjoy the unique party and festival atmosphere of Ireland BikeFest. You may even win your own motorcycle in the Win a Harley-Davidson® Raffle in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland.

For full line up, visit: https://www.irelandbikefest.com/entertainment/

Ireland BikeFest Killarney is supported by Harley-Davidson® UK and Ireland, Authorised Dealers and H.O.G.® Chapters in association with Fáilte Ireland, Wild Atlantic Way and Destination Killarney Ltd.

Pictures © MacMonagle Photography

 

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