Explore the Biggest & Best Music Festivals in Ireland 2024 with Jameson

 

 

Ultimate 2024 Festival Guide

Ireland is home to storytellers, songbirds and seriously talented artists, and every now and again some of the world’s biggest names descend on our shores to show Irish audiences what they’ve got. While there are great events and amazing evenings to be had across the country every night of the week, we’re giving the lowdown on the best music festivals in Ireland and our biggest travel tips: grab your mates, pack your perfect festival partner Jameson Irish Whiskey and make sure you get your tickets before they’re gone.  

 

Whether you’re looking for traditional music, seriously cool camping, something family friendly or a mix of all the good stuff, there’s sure to be something to suit your taste in this list, and don’t forget, you can head over to Jameson Connects to find exclusive news on Irish music festivals and events in 2024.  

 

Without further ado, for anyone wondering what festivals to hit up this summer in Ireland or the biggest music festivals in Ireland that you need to know about. Here’s your guide to upcoming festivals in Ireland. 

Waterford, August 1st – 4

All Together Now

First up on our call outs of the Irish festival calendar in 2024 is All Together Now, taking place on the August Bank Holiday weekend. With a diverse line-up and a family-friendly atmosphere, this well-known Waterford festival has a lot to offer across music genres, tastes and preferences. Taking the stage across the weekend are firm favourites like The National, Róisín Murphy, Future Island, James Vincent McMorrow and so much more. We’re pretty excited about this here at Jameson, as we’ll be there all weekend to help you toast to your favourite artists and spend quality time with your mates. Head over to Jameson Connects and sign up or log in if you’re already part of the community to access more information about why we’ll be there and what we’ll be up to on our special ATN page.  

Wicklow, June 21st – 23rd

Beyond the Pale

Beyond the Pale is one of the newer additions to the Irish festival calendar. While the stunning natural backdrop is a firm favourite amongst attendees, it’s the little extras apart from the great music that have audiences coming back. Acts you can expect to see this year include Jungle, Jessie Ware, Soulwax and Romy. Beyond the Pale expertly merges all things music, wellness, arts, food and drink is a way that keeps the vibes going all weekend long.  

Dublin, June 1st and 2nd

Forbidden Fruit Festival

 If you want to get some festival time in early in the season, Forbidden Fruit Festival should be at the top of your list. Taking place the first weekend of June, this festival is sure to get you primed and ready for the exciting festival antics to come all summer. Forbidden Fruit is a special one on the list, as there’s actually no camping available, you can make your way to and from the festival each day, feeling refreshed and ready for all that lies ahead. Get ready for a weekend filled with great music from the likes of Nelly Furtado, Four Tet, Barry Can’t Swim, and DJ sets from BICEP Present CHROMA and Groove Armada, so it’s definitely an upcoming dance and music event in Ireland to watch.  

 

Donegal, June 21st – 23rd

Sea Sessions

Sea Sessions is a haven for those who love to pair their surfing with some great tunes, and vice versa. Located in Bundoran, there are so many things to do at this music festival in Ireland. From surfing, to skateboarding, frisbee and more, this music festival offers thrill seekers and fund finders an opportunity to make the most of their weekend. Festival goers can enjoy all this entertainment alongside sets from the likes of Cian Durcot, Johnny Marr, BLK., Jake Bugg and Jazzy. There’s even a feature of The Highstool Prophets if something more on the traditional music side of things is right up your street. If that doesn’t have you ready to click ‘confirm’ on your ticket, we don’t know what will.  

June 8th

In the Meadows

 In the Meadows, located in Dublin is a one day music-filled extravaganza which features a host of great acts including co-creators and headliners Lankum, an Irish band who has seen their fair share of fame with their brilliant tunes and have even been nominated for a Mercury Award. Joining Lankum on stage throughout the day will be Mogwai, Black Country New Road and so many more. While In the Meadows doesn’t have a camping option due to its location in Dublin, it’s one of the upcoming festivals to watch in Ireland.  

June 28th and 29th

Mother Pride Block Party

Lastly, for our list anyway, is the iconic Mother Pride Block Party, a must for anyone looking for a festival that has something really special about it. This vibrant two day event is all about community and an eclectic mix of music, so there’s something for everyone. As there’s no camping option for this one, we’d recommend you grab your mates, make a plan for this weekend and get ready to enjoy an atmosphere that’s hard to beat.  

So there you have it, here’s our list of some of the top music festivals in Ireland for 2024. As we said, this summer you can find music festivals across Dublin, Cork, Galway, Donegal and so much more, this list isn’t exhaustive. Some may be new to you, and some you may have been to many times, but wherever you end up this summer, when you have your mates around you and a Jameson in hand, you can’t go wrong experiencing the best live music around.