Live: Dysart Festival Official Announcement

It’s sad that this did not take off properly. It was a great idea, and Jools and Katherine would have been wonderful. A major pity.


Change of Venue

It is with great disappointment that Dysart Festival will no longer take place as scheduled at Dysart Castle.

The Festival will go ahead on the 9th and 10th of August but at a new location in the heart of Kilkenny City, The Kilford Arms Hotel and its grounds on John Street. The event will take place across three areas of the Hotel including: Club 51, the largest nightclub in Kilkenny; O’Faolains Bar with its 16th Century Church interior; and the Main Stage outdoors in the grounds of the Hotel.

The only two headliners no longer performing at the Festival are Katherine Jenkins and Jools Holland, and ticket prices have been now been halved to €40 per day. Current holders of one-day tickets, either Early Bird or General Admission, can now either bring a friend for either day or attend both days.

General admission tickets for the event will now be €40.

All ticketholders who do not attend the event can avail of a full refund after the event on Friday 15th of August at point of purchase. Those who purchased by credit or debit card and do not attend will receive a refund automatically on that date.

We extend our apologies to all those who bought tickets and to all the artists, sponsors and partners involved.

The lineup for the event is now as follows:


Doors Open: 2pm

Main Stage:
The Blind Boys of Alabama
Gemma Hayes
Clive Barnes
Ham Sandwich
Dirty Epics
Luan Parle

Laughter Lounge Comedy Afternoon

Cleveland Mike
Sean B Doyle
Emma White


Doors Open: 1.30pm

Main Stage:
The Republic of Loose
John Martyn
Cathy Davey
Prison Love
Myp Et Jeep

All Ireland Hurling Semi Final
Laughter Lounge Comedy Afternoon

The Orb
Nuno Dos Santos
Slippery People
(Bugged Out!-The Warehouse Project)

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