Smithwick's Kilkenny Roots Festival

May 02 2014 - May 05 2014
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Kilkenny City, Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland
T: +353 (0)56 7763669
E: info@kilkennyroots.com

Ireland's leading Roots/Americana festival featuring a mix of Irish and international acts in over thirty venues throughout Kilkenny city, with a mix of ticketed and free events.

The Kilkenny Roots Festival, now in its 17th year, is Ireland's leading Roots/Americana festival featuring a mix of Irish and international acts in over thirty venues throughout Kilkenny city, with a mix of ticketed and free events.

The performers usually stay for two or three days in Kilkenny and mingle with audiences at the various events, adding to the friendly festival atmosphere. There are over eighty shows during the festival, including sixty free shows. The programme features a mix of established and new acts, many making their first appearance in Ireland.

From midday to midnight audiences wind their way through the medieval streets sampling the huge range of music on offer in the various venues.