Here Are The Festivals In Ireland This Summer That You Can Still Get Tickets For
No ticket for Picnic? Don't sweat it...
Have the feeling that summer is running away from you? Well why don't you grab it by the horns and tuck into some of the incredible festivals Ireland has to offer us.
While some of the bigger gigs are sold out, some of the more quaint shindigs still have plenty of tickets going, and that's not all they have to offer.
Take the plunge and head to a festival you've never been to before – you're pretty much guaranteed a good time with this lot.
1. Galway International Arts Festival
Running from July 11-24, this festival has everything from Imelda May to acrobats to Elvis Costello, and everything in between. Located in various locations all around the city, this arts festival is for sure to be one to remember.
Showcasing the best of international acts, this fortnight of fancies may have old out some shows, but still have loads more to offer.
Marlay Park's answer to Suffolk's incredible Latitude festival; this gig is all about summer vibes and big names.
This year's line up boasts names such as Kendrick Lamar and The National, and the return of the Whelan's stage ensures a stop for all of the up-and-comers of the country.
If small festivals are your buzz, then you best hop aboard the Knockanstockan train – as she's filling up fast!
Located in the picturesque hub of the Blessington Lakes, and showcasing more than 150 acts, this independent music festival was created out of necessity to support Irish music and the arts, as well as international acts, too.
Expect to fall in love with genres you never knew existed, and to laugh out loud at some of the best comedic acts in the country.
The People's Republic have answered back to the capital big style, with one of the biggest and best festivals in the country located in Mitchelstown, Co Cork.
This year you'll find big names such as The Kooks, Editors and The Blizzards, who are enjoying their big return to the festival circuit. Run by sound people, and filled with a really cool clientele – Indiependence is a festival for absolutely everyone.
5. Feakle Traditional Irish Music Festival
Looking for something a little different? Look no further than the Feakle Traditional Irish Music Festival. Located right in the heart of Clare, heading down to this is the perfect excuse for a weekend away from the ordinary. Expect three days full of fun, frolics and feckin' good tunes.
Dancing is taught, necessary and encouraged. You've been warned.
Beatyard is a celebration of everything that's good and in the world of food, drink, tech, science, music, games, sports, arts, design and discussion – located in everyone's favourite sunny day spot, Dun Laoghaire pier.
Along with the best Dublin has to offer, Beatyard ships over deadly acts such as Roy Ayers and Charles Bradley.
Oh, and one more thing, they've only gone and bloody gotten Don Conroy involved for a drawing gig. What a time to be alive!
Do yourself a favour and drive north in the direction of good craic. Belsonic spans over the last week of August, and boasts enormous acts such as The Corrs, Fatboy Slim and Flight Facilities – right in the heart of historic Belfast, Custom House Square.
Tickets are also super reasonable, considering the calibre of guests attending. Get stuck into some of the best of the best and get your tickets today!
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