Kilkenny Roots Festival 2018

This event was held 4 - 7 May 2018. Explore What's On for the latest festivals & events.

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Location: Various venues in Kilkenny City, Kilkenny

Celebrating its 21st birthday in 2018, the Kilkenny Roots Festival has gone from strength to strength and now attracts over 10,000 music fans from across Ireland and Europe. Each year the lineup features an impressive mix of both Irish and international roots/Americana talent and the festival has established itself as a hotspot for new acts before they hit the mainstream. Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne and Alabama Shakes are just some of the performers who made their Irish festival debut at Kilkenny Roots. Whether you’re an avid roots fan or just happen to be exploring Ireland’s Ancient East and fancy a musical interlude, Kilkenny Roots Festival is the perfect way to discover Kilkenny’s medieval streets and your next favourite band while you’re at it. Tickets €0 - €25