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Live at the Marquee

Live At The Marquee is an annual music festival which draws crowds from all over Ireland and abroad. The festival has taken place for over 10 years, having begun in 2005 when Cork was the official European Capital of Culture. More than a decade later, the structure of the festival remains the same, as does the location. To this day, it’s hosted on Centre Park Road in Cork city. Starting in June, it spans almost the entire summer. Each event is independent of one another, with tickets available for individual purchase.

This year, the festival focuses on some of the top talent from Ireland, as well as popular acts imported from Europe and the USA. There’ll be a mix of music genres and comedy shows, ensuring there’s a performance to suit every taste. Over the years there have been a number of well-known names in the music industry playing sets, including Elton John, Kanye West, Lady Gaga and Sting, and this year’s shows promise to be even more popular.

The Imperial Hotel is proud to be one of the top hotels near The Marquee, Cork. Since we’re the most centrally located city hotel, the venue is a short walk from our door. If driving, this is less than a 10 minute journey. However, as this is a popular option with our guests, we also provide a complimentary shuttle bus for all residents attending Live at The Marquee. Please let reception know if you’re attending the performances, and they would be delighted to arrange this transport. Even better, if you’d like to stay in our establishment during the festival, we offer special rates. If you’re interested in Live at the Marquee, check out some of the musical talent that’ll be playing at this year’s festival. We have the full list of announced acts and dates listed below.