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February 2020

Pan Celtic National Song Contest 2020

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Visual, Old Dublin Road
Carlow, Ireland
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Carlow is gearing up for the live final of the Pan Celtic National Song Contest 2020 which will take place in the GB Shaw Theatre, Visual on Saturday, 22nd February. From a total of almost 50 entries, 20 newly composed songs in the Irish language have been shortlisted for the final and the finalists will go head to head for the top prize of €1,000 and the chance to represent Ireland at the international song contest in April. Three well…

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March 2020

Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland and Peace Proms 2020

March 7 - March 8
WIT Sports Arena, WIT
Waterford, Ireland
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The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland and Peace Proms 2020 will once again be sponsored by IMRO. Every year IMRO sponsors a wide range of music education programmes and showcase performances as part of their commitment to fostering and developing music creation and education in Ireland. CBOI is delighted to have the support of IMRO for their concert series in the New Year. The Cross Border Orchestra (CBOI) was established in 1995 as a peace initiative and is composed of…

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Rock Of All Ages – Garageland at The National Concert Hall

March 7 @ 1:30 pm - 7:00 pm
National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin, Ireland
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Garageland has teamed up with The National Concert Hall for a special afternoon of original music from young bands aged 14 to 19. At 1.30pm on Saturday 7th March at The Studio Venue in The National Concert Hall, the doors will open for this exciting event. Artists performing will be Dazed, Soundstrand, Swicn, Mod Se7en, Headcase, Time Redacted and Public Warning. “Due to a variety of reasons, mostly outside of their control, rock music venues have difficulty in staging All Ages…

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April 2020


April 14 - April 17
Project Arts Centre, 39 Essex St E
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Ireland’s most ambitious and most adventurous contemporary music festival MUSIC CURRENT moves into a new home at Project Arts Centre for 2020. With 7 concerts over 5 days, as well as participation workshops, this year’s line-up showcases some of the most fearless innovators contemporary music today. The 2020 programme is entirely made up of Irish premieres and sees many artists, such as Alexander Schubert and Decoder Ensemble from Germany; Kazakh violinist Aisha Orazbayeva; and Australian pianist Zubin Kanga, who perform in Ireland for the very first time. This annual contemporary music festival…

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May 2020

Irish Youth Music Awards National Day

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Croke Park, Jones Road
Dublin 3, Ireland
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Youth Work Ireland’s Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMAs) is excited to return to Croke Park for its all-ages National Day on Saturday May 9th, 2020. Tickets are now on sale and after last year’s event nearly selling out, we advise getting your tickets quickly! RTÉ 2FM marked this announcement live on air last week and to celebrate this IYMAs are premiering a video featuring RTÉ Choice Music Prize Nominees Wyvern Lingo and The Academic as well as The Riptide Movement…

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May 29 - May 31
Beaulieu House & Gardens, Beaulieu
Drogheda, Louth Ireland
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€50 – €130

This June bank holiday weekend Vantastival music and campervan festival will return to Beaulieu House & Gardens on the banks of Boyne just outside Drogheda. Leading Irish producer, DJ and composer, Kormac, will headline this year’s festival on Saturday 30th May with a brand new live show incorporating AV brass and vocals, while Hermitage Green return from sell out shows across the globe to bring their irresistible brand of folk rock to the stage on Sunday 31st May. Vantastival is a completely independent…

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K-Fest 2020

May 29 - June 1
Kilorgan, Kilorgan
Kerry, Ireland
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K-FEST has announced the first acts of its 2020 line-up, with Daithí and The Clockworks among those set to perform. This gem of a festival in Killorglin Co. Kerry continues to grow in both scale and popularity every year, and will host over 10,000 visitors during the June Bank Holiday weekend. K-FEST has shown time after time to have its finger on the pulse when it comes to emerging artists in Ireland, and was recently nominated for the IMRO Small Music Festival of the Year. This…

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June 2020

Fastnet Maritime and Folk Festival 2020

June 19 - June 21
Ballydehob Cork, Cork Ireland + Google Map

The 2020 Fastnet Maritime and Folk Festival takes place in Ballydehob from June 19th to June 21st 2020 with a huge range of performers already confirmed to take part. Among those appearing this year will be Martin Carthy and John Kirkpatrick, Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly, Richard Grainger, Jim Mageean, Pat Sheridan, Dick Miles. Andrew Mackay and Carole Etherton, Andy Kenna, Dave Morton and Tom Patterson, The Cork Singers’ Club and many many more. A highlight of the festival is…

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September 2020

Limerick Electronic Arts Festival

September 10 - September 13
Limerick, Limerick
Limerick, Ireland
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Whether you’re a computer expert, DJ, influencer, gamer or anything in between, make heading to Limerick this September your prerogative as the city plays centre stage to a world exclusive electronic arts festival, LEAF. This ambitious departure for Limerick will see leaders of the technological world join forces with pioneers of electronic music to entertain the masses at this brand-new festival, now taking place from 10th to 13th September. With such a diverse line-up of world renowned talent which encompasses…

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