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Kilkenny Roots Festival

The Kilkenny Roots Festival will be celebrating its 21st birthday this year with another impressive line up featuring a eclectic mix of both Irish and international roots/Americana talent.

The festival has gone from strength to strength since its inception back in 1998 with over 10,000 music fans from across Ireland and Europe expected to visit Kilkenny between 4th & 7th May 2018.

Kilkenny Roots Festival 2018

The Kilkenny Roots Festival has firmly established itself in the Irish musical calendar and is now widely viewed as a hotspot to spot new acts before they hit the big-time.

An extremely talent line up of artists including Calexico, Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne and Alabama Shakes are just some of the performers who made their Irish festival debut at Kilkenny Roots.

Whether just happen to be exploring Ireland’s Ancient East or an avid fan of Americana/Roots then the Kilkenny Roots Festival is the perfect way to enjoy a true Irish musical interlude.

Explore Kilkenny’s medieval streets and your next favourite band while you’re at it with over 30 venues, hosting over 40 Irish and international acts, with over 90 ticketed and free shows from early afternoon until late into the night.

Best Rate Accommodation in Kilkenny

If you’re planning to visit the Kilkenny Roots Festival in May then why not choose from one of the best rate accommodation packages at the Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny. This package includes access to our outdoor Infinity Pool, full leisure facilities including swimming pool, Escape Spa and complimentary on-site carpark. Full details are available by clicking here.