Our Favourite Music Festivals In Ireland

We should really be looking at Christmas events and what to do this winter, but we can’t help look ahead to next summer already… music festival season!

We’re not short of music festivals in Ireland with more and more popping up every year, so we’ve decided to take a look at our favourites and ones we definitely won’t be missing (already got tickets for some!) If there’s any you think we’ve missed out, let us know.

Electric Picnic (2-4 September 2016)

electric picnic ireland

This one’s an obvious choice as pretty much everyone has been before or will be going, but it’s on our calendar every year, we can’t miss it! Electric Picnic is at Stradbally Hall in Co. Laois and boasts a mega line up every year, with the likes of Underworld, Jurassic 5, Tame Impala, MK, Julio Bashmore and even The Vengaboys playing last year.

This one is more than just the music though. You can explore a world of art and creation… the Washing Machine Maze was our personal favourite. There’s also the comedy tents, mindfield spoken word area, circus and the theatre of food (oh yes!). We can’t wait to see what they’ve got up their sleeve for 2016.

Forbidden Fruit (3-5 June 2016)

forbidden fruit festival ireland

Forbidden Fruit Festival is always a good one if you’re near Dublin and you like electronic music. It boasts the best DJ’s and electronic live acts each year with Fatboy Slim, Richie Hawtin, Jamie XX and more playing last year.

Situated in the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, it’s not very big but that doesn’t matter when theres a line up that good! It’s 18+ and usually day tickets and weekend tickets are available, no camping though so you need to book a hotel for this one!

Longitude Festival (2016 dates tbc)

longitude festival ireland

Probably the most eclectic of line ups from this list, Longtitude festival is the sister of Latitude in England and we’re glad it has made it’s way over here. Set in Marlay Park, not far from Dublin, this festival has everything and previous line ups have been perfect (in our eyes anyway), with the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Hudson Mohawke, Bombay Bicycle Club, Alt-J and many more over 4 stages this year, we reckon it’ll be even bigger next.

If you’re a foodie like us, you won’t be dissapointed. There are so many gourmet food stalls, including gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian, which beats the usual festival food. We’ll be getting involved as soon as tickets are announced.

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