All good things must come to an end, including Festival season. Here's our list of the best (and final) Irish music festivals you can attend this August and September.
The fourth year of All Together Now features 18 stages of music, art, theatre, spoken word, comedy, feasts of food, with plenty more hidden gems set in the grounds of Curraghmore House. Strictly over 21s, the festival features an impressive line-up of artists including Iggy Pop, Lorde, Villagers and of course Sugababes. Feeling a bit sore on day two or three? Well there’s also a spa! Curraghmore House, Waterford, 4 – 6 August 2023
Another for the Bank Holiday weekend, this time down the M8 to Mitchelstown, Co. Cork. The stellar line-up of music acts include Anne-Marie, Two Door Cinema Club, The Coronas, We Are Scientists, Belters Only and Cian Ducrot. The Dance arena will be buzzing with names such as Paul Woolford, Arielle Free, Saffron Stone and more. Mitchelstown, Co Cork, 4 – 6 August 2023
Right in Belfast’s City Centre, Custom House Square or CHSq is a series of one night stand alone events. There’s something for all age groups and tastes, from Bingo Loco to Stiff Little Fingers, The Proclaimers to Becky Hill, The Coronas to N-Dubz and plenty more. Custom House Square, Belfast, 4 August – 26 August 2023
The second edition of Wider Than Pictures once again takes place in the historic surrounds of the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks. Not a fan of camping but love a festival experience? This series of individual gigs are perfect for you, and you don’t even need to leave Dublin City Centre. Performers this year include Franz Ferdinand, Future Islands, Yungblud, The Vamps and Mick Flannery. Collins Barracks, Dublin, 21 – 27 August 2023
Ireland’s biggest Electronic Dance Festival comes to Boucher Road Playing Fields for the UK August Bank Holiday weekend. Following a sell out last year, this year promises to be bigger, better and bolder! The all star line-up features Bicep (Live), Car Cox, Camelphat, Charlotte De Witte and more including Irish superstar blk. making his Emerge debut. Boucher Roads Playing Fields, Belfast, 26 & 27 August 2023
Festival season goes out with a bang this year with the biggest Irish festival of them all, Electric Picnic. While tickets are sold out, if you were lucky enough to get yourself one, you can look forward to Billie Eilish, Fred again…, IDLES, Jamie XX, Niall Horan to name but a few. There’s plenty to see and do with over 27 stages and areas to explore from the Salty Dog, Mindfield, Trenchtown, Artlot and the chance to dust away the cobwebs with a swim in Stradbally Lake! Stradbally Estate, Co Laois, 1 – 3 September 2023
To find your perfect festival for summer 2023, try the Ticketmaster Festival Finder.