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Irish festivals happening in June

Summer is just around the corner...

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and NO we’re not talking about Christmas, it’s festival season! So clean those wellies, grab those bucket hats and get ready to party into the heat of the night. Check out all of the fantastic festivals happening in June below…


Punchestown Music Festival

Punchestown Racecourse | Co. Kildare | 1 – 2 June 2024

Two dance music thoroughbreds, MK & Belters Only will have people racing to the stage at Punchestown this June.

MK is first out of the traps on Saturday 1 June with special guests Dom Dolla, New Era, Connor Coates and Jen Payne. Irish upstarts Belters Only bring things to a close with a bang on Sunday 2 June alongside ObskürRoute 94 and Jazzy.


Forbidden Fruit

Royal Hospital Kilmainham | Dublin | 1 – 2 June 2024

The sweet taste of Forbidden Fruit returns to Dublin’s Royal Hospital Kilmainham, once again on the June bank holiday weekend.

Dance duo Bicep flex their musical muscles on Saturday along with Groove Armada, Nia Archives, Freddie Gibbs and plenty more. The iconic Nelly Furtado makes a long-awaited return to Ireland with a headline performance on the Sunday. Other performers include Four Tet, Barry Can’t Swim and loads more.


In The Meadows

Royal Hospital Kilmainham | Dublin | 8 June 2024

We have a new kid on the block this year! In The Meadows makes it’s festival debut on the grounds of the Irish Museum Of Modern Art.

This brand-new one-day event, headlined and co-curated by LANKUM, has one of the most imaginative line-ups of any festival on the scene, making IMMA the perfect canvas for the artists performing. Joining the Dublin-based band on the bill this year are Mogwai, Black Country, New Road, Mercury Rev, John Francis Flynn and many more.


Sea Sessions

Bundoran Beach | Donegal | 20 – 23 June 2024

Ireland’s premier surf and music festival makes a return to the breathtaking backdrop of Bundoran Beach. There’s oceans of talent on display this year, with a variety of Irish and international acts set to perform.

Friday sees blk., Jazzy, Route 94 and more hit the stage. Cian Ducrot will make a splash on Saturday 22 June along with Fionn Curran, Kingfishr, Jerry Fish and others. Finally, on Sunday 23 June it’s the turn of Johnny MarrJake BuggDaire and lots more.


Kaleidoscope

Russborough House | Co. Wicklow | 28 – 30 June 2024

Get ready for some family fun in the sun as Ireland’s favourite family festival returns to Wicklows Russbourough House.

This year’s performer list boasts a bunch of household names, including The Kooks, The Waterboys, Dec Pierce’s Block Rockin Beats and Lyra amongst others. Music isn’t the only medium of enjoyment, expect a whole host of family activities such as crafts, funfair rides, magic shows and more.


Longitude

Marlay Park | Dublin | 29 – 30 June 2024

Marlay Park is no stranger to housing superstars and that trend continues when Longitude Festival opens its gates this year.

Saturday 29 June sees British chart-toppers Central Cee and Becky Hill headlining. On Sunday 30 June, it’s the turn of the Americans as US hip-hop heavyweights Doja Cat and 21 Savage set fire to the stage. Other acts playing across the weekend include Belters Only, blk., Joel Corry, D-Block Europe and a tonne more.


For a full list of this Summer’s festivals check out our festival guide HERE. To see what else is going on this Summer, take a look at our Summer Guide HERE.