Cork Sound Fair
What: Non-profit organisation set up in 2017 to give artists a platform for experimental music and works. Think out of the ordinary, intriguingly different acts.
Where: The Kino, St. Luke’s Crypt, St. Peter’s Church, City Hall, Dali.
When: Four days of events across Cork City, March 29th – March 31st 2019.
Tickets: 3-Day Weekend Tickets €60; Day Tickets €25 – 33 from eventgen.ie.
It Takes A Village
What: A strictly over 21s weekend of music and entertainment away from the madness of Cork City. Three main venues and a number of pop-up stages across 120 acres. There’s even a swimming pool!
Where: Trabolgan, East Cork.
When: May 10th – May 12th 2019.
Tickets: Ticket bookings include accommodation in a self-catering house/apartment/campervan site – this is a no camping festival. Tier 4 tickets available now: Camper Van Sites €189 pp sharing; Houses €259 pp sharing; Sunday Day Tickets €55 from uticket.ie.
Lineup Highlights: Junior Brother, Pillow Queens, Saint Sister.
Live At The Marquee
What: A festival-esque series of gigs taking place over the space of a month in a huge tent. That’s literally it.
Where: Live At The Marquee, Docklands, Cork.
When: June 8th – July 7th 2019.
Tickets: Ticket prices vary for each event. Available from ticketmaster.ie.
Lineup Highlights: TOTO, Versatile, Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers, Tash Sultana, David Gray.
What: A veteran of the festival scene here in Cork, Indiependence was founded in 2006. A 52 acre site with multiple stages. Nominated for IMRO Music Festival of the Year 2018.
Where: Deer Farm, Mitchelstown.
When: August 2nd – August 4th 2019.
Tickets: Full price weekend tickets now available, €149 from tickets.ie. On-site camping included. More “boujie” camping options also available to purchase e.g. “Festi Huts.”
Lineup Highlights: Biffy Clyro, Nothing But Thieves, The Frank & Walters, Fanglcub, Powpig.