Top billing at Killarney Festival of Music & Food: 27th & 28th June 2015
Burt Bacharach, Jools Holland, TEXAS, The Proclaimers, The Undertones, Something Happens, The 4 of Us, Declan O’Rourke, Gemma Hayes, Paddy Casey To Perform at Killarney Festival of Music & Food
Tickets On Sale – Friday, 23rd January 2015
The ‘Killarney Festival of Music and Food’ is delighted to announce that Burt Bacharach and TEXAS will perform exclusively at this year’s two day festival alongside Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, The Proclaimers, The Undertones, Something Happens, Declan O’Rourke, Gemma Hayes and many more (see below).
The Killarney Festival of Music & Food, a unique family friendly boutique festival which brings eclectic music, comedy and gourmet food together, will take place in Killarney town on 27th & 28th June 2015. Acts will perform across seven stages including Main Stage, Marquee Stage, Irish & Emerging Artists Stage, Comedy Tent, Acoustic Stage and Trad music stage.
Tony Fenton who hosted the launch event in L’Ecrivain, Dublin today said “Killarney Festival of Music & Food has something for everyone however we are particularly proud to support Irish talent – we are so lucky to have a wealth of talent in Ireland to choose from every year.”
Over 60 Irish and international musicians and bands will perform at Killarney Festival of Music & Food at including Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra featuring Gilson Lavis and guest vocalists Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall & Mabel Ray, TEXAS, The Proclaimers, The Undertones, Wallis Bird, Mick Flannery, Gemma Hayes, Mundy, Paddy Casey, Declan O’Rourke, The 4 Of Us, Something Happens, The Frank & Walters, Daithí, Gangs, Oh Boland, Steven Sharpe & The Broke Straight Boys, Tracey Bruen and Lloyd Yates. Headliners and additional acts will be confirmed in the months leading up to the festival.
The Comedy Tent which is always hugely popular at the festival will feature ten top comedians from home and abroad including actress and comedienne Deirdre O’Kane and Après Match with Barry Murphy, Risteard Cooper and Gary Cooke. Après Match mocks famous, mostly Irish, soccer stars and pundits including Bill O’Herlihy, Eamon Dunphy, Johnny Giles, Liam Brady, Frank Stapleton, Colm Murray, and Graeme Souness, as well as pundits from the UK sports channels, including Richard Keys, Andy Gray, Jamie Redknapp, Gary Lineker and Alan Hansen.
KILLARNEY GOURMET FOOD VILLAGE
The Killarney Gourmet Food Village will be an extensive showcase of wine and food not only for the region of Kerry but for Ireland as a whole. The food village will be dedicated to excellence in taste and food lifestyles. The area will feature well established restaurants from around Ireland, local artisan food producers and culinary demonstrations by some of Ireland’s finest celebrity and Michelin Star chefs including Derry Clarke from L’Ecrivain who will show foodies how to prepare Michelin star dishes at home. Food vendors offering cuisine from around the world will also be on site to cater for up to 20,000 festival goers over the weekend.
There will be a Wine Bar featuring Wines of the World, a Craft Beer Lounge and a Cocktail Lounge where visitors will not only be able experience magnificent cocktails but attend cocktail making masterclasses. A number of chill-out zones will be available for the visitors to sit and enjoy the festival atmosphere while sampling the delights that they have purchased.
The Killarney Festival welcomes all ages and of course kids under 12 years of age are allowed in for free accompanied by an adult when tickets are booked in advance. The Killarney Kids Zone (KKZ) will have a fairground, giant games and kids’ activities for all ages including arts and crafts. There will also be cookery demos for children in the Killarney Gourmet Food Village.
Killarney Festival of Music & Food will have a range of hospitality options for groups and companies including catered marquees and bars with luxury loos, catering and full bars.
Killarney Festival of Music & Food is situated in the very heart of Killarney town. There is a wonderful selection of hotels within a short walk of the entrance to our festival and amazing guest houses to stay close by. Killarney has the largest selection of accommodation outside of Dublin. Check out www.destinationkillarney.ie for more info on hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation. Local accommodation is also available via www.Airbnb.com
Irish Rail offer connections from all major rail-linked towns and cities in Ireland to/ from Killarney Railway Station. Tickets may be purchased via www.irishrail.ie
Kerry Airport www.kerryairport.com is a regional airport centrally located in the heart of County Kerry in the spectacular southwest of Ireland. Kerry Airport is just 16km from Killarney. It is serviced by short, direct and inexpensive flights from Dublin, London Stansted, London Luton, Frankfurt Hahn, Manchester. For more flight information or to book your air journey visit Ryanair & Aer Arann
Kate O’Leary, President, Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce said “Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce is delighted to welcome a music & food festival of this calibre to Killarney, the birthplace of Irish hospitality. We are looking forward to facilitating the event and to enabling the festival to grow to its full potential. “
“The Killarney Festival of Music & Food will greatly compliment all of the other excellent events in Killarney this summer and will kick off what is set to be an action packed ten days in Killarney with three additional events in the following days. The Gourmet Food Village will provide an excellent platform for the artisan food producers of Kerry to promote themselves to the large audience that will be drawn by some of the finest chefs in Ireland. Killarney is an ideal destination for a fun family festival such as this and we wish the festival every success.”