This Summer sees some of Ireland’s top music performers hit the 2018 festival circuit.

From the veterans of the scene to top emerging acts, we’re definitely spoilt for choice this summer.

Whether you’re seeking to feel the nostalgia or experience the very best quality Irish performers we’re sure you’ll find something to peak your interest.

Here we’ve listed our favourite acts we think you shouldn’t miss this Festival season:


Ireland’s powerhouse chart topping band are on the road again for their ‘Feel No Shame’ 2018 tour. Which includes some notable festival pit stops.

Check out their Facebook page for more details or check out

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Blindboy: One part of the hit comedy group ‘The Rubberbandits’.

Catch the unique and intriguing show from start to finish by the satirical showman at a venue near you. Everyone is going crazy for the comical but insightful ‘Blindboy Live podcast recording Tour’

Find a date near your via his Facebook page and also check out Blindboys Podcast here.

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Gilbert O'Sullivan

A touch of nostalgia, a hint of history and 100% musical brilliance. Gilbert is still to this day drawing crowds with his explosive live show with huge hits from over the years and now with added tracks from his brand new Album.

Catch him touring the album internationally this summer. Tickets and information available from his website.

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Declan O’Rourke

Declan is one Ireland’s most listened to folk artists of his generation. With his 2017 album release ‘Chronicles of the great Irish Famine’ generating fantastic review, his enormous live performance and beautiful songwriting adds a fresh new take on this troubled time in Irish history. Declan has had a string of live dates since it’s release and continues tour the album throughout this year across Ireland and beyond – His live show is one not to be missed.

Find out more about Declan via his website and Facebook.
For tickets for his upcoming Tour dates click here.

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Ryan Sheridan

Never stopping – Ryan continues to excite his fans with live performances that brings energy and all round fun. Ryan and his awe inspiring drummer are a team to ignite any festival audience. With a number of international dates you’ll be sure to catch him this festival season.

Info and tour dates can be found via his website here. Check out is Facebook for more on what Ryan is up to

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Paddy Casey

Ireland’s top acoustic folk performer never fails to draw a crowd. Catchy tunes and audience participation is the key to Paddy’s performances. Playing some top Festivals and also achieving a week long residency at Dublin’s historic ‘Olympia theatre’. With the likes of 00’s hit ‘Saints and Sinners’ and more from his brand new album ‘The Secret Life Of’ you won’t be able to help but sing along. He is an artist of huge acclaim and is of high recommendation for gigs to to see this summer.

Get Paddy’s new album here.

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Pop / Indie Rock band Keywest have had some huge success over the past number of years and more recently have SOLD OUT Dublin’s Olympia Theatre. This year the guys are set to headline the hugely popular Hype festival in Longford, Ireland and will be performing throughout the summer season.

Stay in the loop with their tour schedule here

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