Jools Holland, Burt Bacharach, Texas, The Proclaimers, and more for Killarney

the festival formerly known as Westport

published: Tue 20th Jan 2015

Jools Holland and the Rhythm and Blues Orchestra

Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th June 2015
Killarney Racecourse, Killarney, County Kenny, Ireland MAP
142 euros for 2 days
daily capacity: 20000
last updated: Tue 30th Jun 2015

Burt Bacharach, Jools Holland and the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra with Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall, and Mabel Ray, Texas, The Proclaimers, The Undertones, Something Happens, The 4 Of Us, Declan O'Rourke, Gemma Hayes, and Paddy Casey are the first names announced for Ireland's Killarney Festival of Music & Food (formerly Westport) which returns on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June at a new location near the town of Killarney, Co Kerry.

Also confirmed today are Wallis Bird, Mick Flannery, Mundy, The Frank & Walters, Daithi, Gangs, Oh Boland, Steven Sharpe & The Broke Straight Boys, Tracey Bruen, and Lloyd Yates.

Headliners and additional acts will be confirmed in the months leading up to the festival.  Expect over 60 international and Irish artists.

The Comedy Tent will feature comedians from home and abroad including actress and comedienne Deirdre O'Kane and Après Match with Barry Murphy, Risteard Cooper and Gary Cooke.

The Food Village will showcase wine and food not only for the region of Kerry but for Ireland as a whole. The area will feature well established restaurants from around Ireland, local artisan food producers and culinary demonstrations by some of Ireland’s finest celebrity and Michelin Star chefs. There will be a Wine Bar featuring Wines of the World, a Craft Beer Lounge and a Cocktail Lounge where visitors will not only be able experience magnificent cocktails but attend cocktail making masterclasses.

The Killarney Festival welcomes all ages and of course kids under 12 years of age are allowed in for free accompanied by an adult when tickets are booked in advance. The Killarney Kids Zone (KKZ) will have a fairground, giant games and kids’ activities for all ages including arts and crafts. There will also be cookery demos for children in the Killarney Gourmet Food Village.

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Adult Day ticketsare priced at 76 euros and weekend tickets are priced at 142 euros. Teen (13 to 17 years) concessions are available and under 12’s go free.

Kate O'Leary, President, Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce, said, "Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce is delighted to welcome a music & food festival of this calibre to Killarney, the birthplace of Irish hospitality.  We are looking forward to facilitating the event and to enabling the festival to grow to its full potential. 

"The Killarney Festival of Music & Food will greatly compliment all of the other excellent events in Killarney this summer and will kick off what is set to be an action packed ten days in Killarney with three additional events in the following days.  The Gourmet Food Village will provide an excellent platform for the artisan food producers of Kerry to promote themselves to the large audience that will be drawn by some of the finest chefs in Ireland.  Killarney is an ideal destination for a fun family festival such as this and we wish the festival every success."



Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th June 2015
Killarney Racecourse, Killarney, County Kenny, Ireland MAP
142 euros for 2 days
daily capacity: 20000
last updated: Tue 30th Jun 2015


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