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Ireland´s best summer festivals

April 19, 2017

Spring is already here, sun is shining and the days are warming up… Music festival season is kicking off! It´s time to mark your calendars and air your tents out. Because Ireland really knows how to party and is brimming these amazing musical festivities. The only problem? Trying to choose which one to go to…
Luckily for you, we have selected some of the best Irish musical events of the summer. Check them out and take part in one of these lively and magical adventures! Friendly people, sunny days (fingers crossed!), a relaxed atmosphere, nature, delicious food and… music, music, MUSIC. Sounds good, right? Then don´t wait any longer and find the perfect Irish festival for you!
In terms of different tastes, we got something for everyone with everything ranging from electronic music to bluegrass, live art to music festivals, island escapes to woodland getaways. Start packing, because you won´t want to miss them!

The Life Festival; Electronic Music, 26 – 28th of May


Dance lovers, be ready! This electronic festival takes place just outside of Dublin, in the stunning countryside location of Belvedere House and Gardens in Westmeath. If you´re looking to shake it off a little bit and experience the true spirit of Irish parties, this Life festival is made for you! The lineup includes Duke Dumont, Alan Fitzpatrick, Bjarki, Cleric… and many more.
Week end + camping tickets: 149euros.

The Forbidden Fruit Festival; Mainstream Music; 3rd -5th of June

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Still don´t know what you´re doing on the June Bank holiday? Well, we have that figured out for you! You should head to the forbidden fruit festival in Dublin. This unique city centre festival combines music, spoken word, art, fashion, food and natural good vibes. And all of that on the grounds of the Irish Museum Of Modern Art, the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Don´t miss it and go enjoy great artists such as Orbital, Bon Iver or Aphex Twin.
3 days Weekend tickets: 145,50euros.

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If you´re travelling with your family, you should better go to the Vantastival Festival; Family-friendly; 3rd – 4th of June.


This family-friendly festival is the host of many musical acts and includes gourmet food stalls, festival traders, scheduled kids’ activities, art, craft and many other quirky additions. We can guarantee you that Vantastival has something for everyone, with or without a campervan!
Week end + Camping ticket: 85euros.


The Body and Soul festival; 17th – 19th of June; art & music festival


Body and Soul is magical. Taking place over the Summer Solstice weekend at Ballinlough Castle, the grounds and woods are transformed to create a mystical atmosphere. Here, you will be seduced by the surrounding wild and beautiful natural environment. And if the unique atmosphere of Body and Soul festival still didn´t convince you, what about artists such as Metronomy, Lambchop, Vitalic or and Birdy Nam Nam? Yeah… That´s what we thought.
Week end camping ticket: 195euros.


Earagail Arts Festival; 4th to 23rd of June; Arts and Music Festival

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Discover this multidisciplinary arts festival which takes place each July throughout the County Donegal along the Wild Atlantic Way on the North West coast of Ireland. Earagail is iconic! Inspiring performers showcase artists, beautiful beaches and forests… a perfect mix which offers you a unique cultural experience in the most unusual magical place. With its diverse program, the Earagail festival will, without any doubt, seduce you. Trust us; this one is worth the detour.


The Sea-Sessions Festival; 23rd -25th of June; Surf and Music festival


Situated right on the beach in Bundoran, this festival welcomes internationally famous artists as well as Ireland’s biggest Surf Event and Skating, BMX and many more beach sport activities. Surfers and adventurers, the Sea-session festival was made for you! The lineup includes Sigma, the Coronas, Primal Scream and many other amazing groups.
Week end – camping ticket: 124,90euros.


Longitude Festival; 14th – 16th July

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Right in the centre of Dublin: this amazing music festival takes place in the beautiful Marley Park. Don´t hesitate to visit it when travelling to the Irish capital. This year, artists like Stormzy, The Weeknd and Mumpford&Son will be present! The total lineup has not been announced yet, but just like every year, Longitude promises to be unforgettable. Don´t wait to take your tickets, as Saturday is already sold out!
A Week end tickets costs: 189,50 Euros.

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Indiependence festival; 4th– 6th August

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On the August bank holiday, the Indiependence festival is THE place you should head to! Located at the foothills of the Galtee Mountains in Mitchelstown, Cork, this festival presents a wide variety of artists as well as comedy, spoken word, a small cinema and other attractions. This year´s lineup includes Frank Turner, Sigma, Tom Odell and The Coronas.
Week end ticket: 199euros.


Another love story festival; 18th – 20th August


Music, art, whimsey & fun, nestled in the glorious surrounds of Killyon Manor… What more could we possibly ask for? Another love story festival will, without any doubt, blow your mind. Surrounded by the woods, the mysterious intrigue and the overwhelming beauty of the site and its surroundings give the final touch to this amazing musical event and make it a not-to-be missed on your summer bucket list!
Week end Ticket: 185euros.


Electric Pic-Nic; 1st – 3rd September; Indie, alternative, dance festival

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Last but not least: the Electric Pic-Nic, which fame speaks for itself. If you haven´t been there already, (and even if you did), you should just stop whatever you´re doing and book a ticket right now. This year, the music and art festival is hosting the legendary XX, London Grammar, Duran Duran and many, many more!
Week end camping tickets: 499euros.


Ireland has just so much to offer in the summer! If you already knew about its medieval castles, beautiful national parks, Stone Age ruins and breathtaking green landscapes, we hope that we made you discover another Irish gem: its festivals! Already convinced? Then one word: Enjoy!