Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival starts this weekend

In just a couple of days, one of Westport’s most exciting festivals begins, and since this is Ireland’s leading bluegrass festival, you won’t want to miss what’s in store.

Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival starts this weekend.

Ireland is a nation of music lovers, and with many festivals to attend year-round, there is always something to look forward to, yet this weekend one of the best festivals comes to Westport once again.

Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival starts this Friday, and attendees are in for an exciting programme packed full of performances by international and Irish acts over three days. Let’s fill you in.

Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival − back with a bang this weekend

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Widely regarded as the country’s leading bluegrass festival, Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival promises to showcase over fifteen acts from the US, the UK, Spain, the Czech Republic and across Ireland.

Since beginning in 2007, the festival, which takes place in one of Ireland’s most iconic and beautiful towns, has thrived, and this year it will feature pub gigs, concerts, workshops, square dancing and various music sessions to keep the crowds going.

This annual event will take place for the 17th time in a row, and as always, it aims to celebrate bluegrass, folk and American old-time music, which makes this festival stand out.

Music lovers can look forward to three days jam-packed with live entertainment across various venues in Westport, including the world-famous pub Matt Molloy’s, renowned for its fantastic sessions at the best of times.

A weekend of incredible performances − what to Expect

A weekend of incredible performances at Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival this weekend.
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The much-anticipated music event will take place around Westport from 7 – 9 June, and the exciting programme features a wide range of artists taking the stage from midday through to late evening.

Friday Night’s main concert will celebrate Old-Time music, while Saturday’s main event will be about Bluegrass.

Finally, folk music lovers will not want to miss the live concert on Sunday night, which is guaranteed to be a memorable event.

Among the many venues hosting these exciting performances are Westport Town Hall Theatre, Clew Bay Hotel, Matt Molloy’s Pub, The Jester Bar and The Clock Tavern, to name but a few.

Bringing people together − more than any other music in the world

This is Ireland's leading folk and blues festival.
Credit: Facebook/ Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival

It is a known fact that Bluegrass has brought more people together than any other music in the world, and that is precisely what the festival is all about.

Tickets for the event are on sale now, and visitors can choose between combo tickets or single concert tickets, all available on their website.

Plenty of accommodation options are available in and around Westport, and the organisers have advised attendees to arrive early to the venues as this year is expected to be busier than ever.

With ten different venues taking part and over 25 concerts lined up, Westport is due to come alive this weekend, and you won’t want to miss this one. Get your tickets here.

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