Can you believe the weather we’ve had recently? And we think you'll agree, there's no better way to make lasting memories with friends and family than taking the weekend off and heading to a music festival.
Time to dust off your camping gear from Portwest - The Outdoor Shop, pack that item you can’t live without, and get ready to experience the magic of Ireland’s summer music festivals! Here’s 5 music festivals you must be at this summer.
1. Electric Picnic | Stradbally | Co. Laois
First on our list is the legendary Electric Picnic. As Ireland's most diverse and eclectic music festival, you'll find a mix of rock, pop, electronic, and indie music to suit everyone's taste. Nestled in the lush Stradbally Hall in Co. Laois, Electric Picnic combines music, art, food, and nature in one thrilling package. And remember, this year the festival kicks off on Friday September 1st.
2. All Together Now | Portlaw | Co.Waterford
Venture to the breathtaking Curraghmore Estate in Waterford for All Together Now, a festival that encapsulates the spirit of inclusivity and unity. From family-friendly activities to soul-stirring music performances, this festival offers something for all ages. Set your calendar for Friday, August 4th.
3. Clare Island Folk Festival | Co. Mayo
Celebrated on the breathtaking Clare Island, this festival is a delightful showcase of folk music. You’ll feel the warmth of the welcome of the locals on this stunning rugged island bobbing in the Atlantic Ocean. The very first Clare Island Folk Festival starts Friday 8th of September.
4. Longitude | Marlay Park | Dublin
Dublin’s Marlay Park hosts Longitude, a 3-day festival packed with a variety of contemporary music genres. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere, chilling on the grassy fields with friends while basking in the sounds of today’s top music artists. You’ve got time. The stage will be ready for Saturday July 1st.
5. Kaleidoscope | Blessington | Wicklow
Finally, for a family-friendly experience, head over to the Kaleidoscope Festival in the beautiful Russborough House, Co. Wicklow. It’s not just a music festival, but a 3-day camping adventure designed with adults and kids in mind. Art, nature, and wellness all find their place here. And think of the festival all while surrounded by Blessington Lake and the stunning hills of Wicklow on a glorious Saturday, June 30th.
Ireland’s summer music festivals are the perfect backdrop for unforgettable memories with your loved ones. With your bags packed and these five festivals, your summer is set to be one for the books. Let Portwest- The Outdoor Shop gear you up for the adventure with our festival camping range. Here’s to a remarkable festival season!