Countdown to Killarney Festival of Music & Food Begins
Full Line Up & Stage Times Announced
70 Acts across 7 Stages over 2 Days in the heart of Killarney
With less than a month to go, music fans in Killarney, Kerry and across the country are counting down the days to the boutique music festival and entertainment extravaganza of the summer. The Killarney Festival of Music & Food, which takes place in Killarney House Demesne, from Saturday, 27th and Sunday, 28th June promises to provide an unforgettable experience for festival goers of all ages. The unique family friendly weekend festival has an eclectic line-up of music, comedy and Ireland’s top chefs performing across seven different stages.
KILLARNEY HOUSE DEMESNE
The picturesque festival site at Killarney House Demesne is within walking distance of Killarney town. It is ideally located for festival-goers who will be staying in the numerous hotels, guest houses, self-catering accommodation and campsites around the town.
Over 70 Irish and international musicians and bands will perform at the Killarney Festival of Music & Food over two days as follows
Saturday, 27th June
Main Stage – The Shed (2.30pm), Kirsty Bertarelli (3.30pm), The Frank & Walters (5pm), ABC (6.30pm), Jools Holland (8pm) and The Stunning (10pm)
Tony Fenton Stage – Battle of Bands Winner (2.15pm), Gangs (3.05pm), David Lyttle (4.10pm), Ksyran (5.15pm), Something Happens (6.45pm), The Undertones (8.15pm), Walking on Cars (9.45pm)
Irish Independent Stage
Oh Boland (2.50pm), Tracey Bruen (3.40pm), Little Hours (4.30pm), Sleep Thieves (5.30pm), Daithi (6.40pm), Booka Brass Band (8pm) and Delorentos (9.30pm)
Acoustic Stage – Jonathan Carcone (3pm), Jimi Cullen (3.45pm), We Banjo3 (4.30pm), Colin Devlin (5.45pm), Declan O’Rourke (7pm), Wallis Bird (8.15pm) and The Young Folk (9.30pm)
Chefs Kitchen – Paul Treyvaud (3pm), Derry Clarke (4pm), The Grumpy Chefs (5pm) JP McMahon (6pm) Ed Cooney (7pm)
Comedy Tent – Comedy Club for Kids with Howard Reed and Little Howard (CBBC), Steve Bennett, Foil Arms & Hog (3pm), Over 16s Only : Colm O’Regan (4.30pm), Danny Ryan (4.50pm), Chris Kent (5.25pm), Foil Arms & Hog (5.50pm), Neil Delamere (6.35pm) and Apres Match (7.20pm)
Sunday, 28th June
Main Stage – Liam O’Connor (2.15pm), The Bill Doherty Rambling Band (3.20pm), The Proclaimers (5pm), Burt Bacharach (6.30pm), Texas (8.15pm), Duran Duran (10pm)
Tony Fenton Stage – Voxx (2.15pm), Land Lovers (3.05pm) Giula (4.10pm), Mundy (5.15pm), Kormacs Big Band( 6.45pm), Cry Before Dawn (8.15pm), Father John Misty (9.45pm)
Irish Independent Stage – Gingerbeard Family (2.50pm), Elastic Sleep (3.40pm), Steven Sharpe & The Broke Straight Boys (4.30pm), Tucan (5.30pm), O Emperor (6.40pm), Ham Sandwich (8pm) & Mick Flannery (9.30pm)
Acoustic Stage – Tullara Connors (3pm), Morrissey & Marshall (3.45pm), The 4 of Us (4.30pm), Gemma Hayes (5.45pm), Lloyd Yates (7pm), Paddy Casey (8.15pm) & Damien Dempsey (9.30pm)
The Chef’s Kitchen
Catherine Fulivio (3pm), Ross Lewis (4pm), Noel Enright (5pm), Sunil Ghai (6pm) and Kevin Thornton (7pm)
Comedy Stage – Comedy Club 4 Kids: Howard Reed & Little Howard (CBBC), Gunther Gruhn (Barry Murphy), Jonathan Gunning (3pm) Over 16s only : Karl Spain (4.30pm), Bernard Casey (4.50pm), Ronan Grace (5.05pm), John Colleary (5.25pm), Deirdre O’Kane (5.50pm) and Après Match (6.35pm) and Jason Byrne (7.20pm)
The Chefs Kitchen
Derry Clarke (L’Ecrivain, Dublin), Ross Lewis (Chapter One, Dublin) and JP McMahon (EatGalway Restaurant Group, which comprises Aniar, Cava Boedga, and Eat Gastropub), will join Sunil Ghai (Ananda Restaurant), Noel Enright (The Lake Hotel, Killarney); Paul Treyvaud (Treyvauds, Killarney); Catherine Fulvio (Ballyknocken House & Cookery School) in the Chef’s Kitchen where they will show food lovers how to prepare delicious mouth-watering dishes using locally produced, seasonal ingredients from Kerry .
The Killarney Festival Food Village will be an extensive showcase of food not only for the region of Kerry but for Ireland as a whole. It will feature local artisan food producers including Ring of Kerry Lamb, Ballinskelligs Duck, Hulberts Fine Food, Lizzy’s Little Kitchen, O’Brien’s Farmhouse Cheese, Sasta Sausages, Killarney Toffee, Valentia Island Dairy and Ballyhar Farm Produce including organic Kerry Rose Veal & Cow’s Milk.
A variety of 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.
Norah Casey said “As a lover of both great food and music, I’m very excited about the Killarney Festival of Music & Food as it has both in abundance. I’m really looking forward to seeing some of Ireland’s gastronomic gurus create delicious dishes using the wonderful variety of produce that Kerry has to offer. “
Funny men Neil Delamere, Jason Byrne, Karl Spain, John Colleary, Foil Arms & Hog, Steve Bennett, Chris Kent, Colm O’Regan, Fred Cooke and Comedy Club 4 Kids with Howard Read & Little Howard (CBBC) will provide the laughs along with recently announced Après Match and Deirdre O’Kane in the comedy tent.
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 and kids’ activities for all ages including arts and crafts.
Killarney Festival of Music & Food has a range of hospitality options for groups and companies including catered marquees and bars with luxury loos, catering and full bars. A limited number of tickets for the exclusive ‘The Green Room’ VIP area are available from www.ticketmaster.ie