Ireland’s become quite the hotspot for music festivals over the past decade and with the likes of Body & Soul, Sea Sessions and Electric Picnic all coming up in the next few months we’ve definitely got plenty of fantastic festivals to choose from.
While many of these festivals overlap in terms of genre and style, you may find one particular festival to be more suited to your musical preferences than the others, so we’re going to take a quick look at three of the biggest festivals of the summer so you can see what’s on offer!
Don’t forget to check out our bits and bobs festival blog, which includes all the essential items you’ll need for the festival season!
Body & Soul
The definitive electronic music festival, Body & Soul returns to the enchanting setting of Ballinlough Castle from June 22nd to 24th this year with a lineup that includes Fever Ray, Jon Hopkins, Baxtar Dury and more.
Recommended for people who like to boogie, Body & Soul is an intimate music festival with an eclectic lineup of international electronic musicians.
Sea Sessions is now in its tenth year so expect plenty of birthday hijinks and guest appearances at this year’s festivities, which takes place in Bundoran from June 22nd to 24th.
They’ve got quite a good lineup organised for this year including grime legend Dizzee Rascal, Irish alternative rock bank Walking on Cars and the one and only Roots Manuva, and we recommend checking this festival out if you’re a fan of mainstream acts and popular music.
Returning for its 15th year at Stradbally from August 31st to September 2nd, Electric Picnic is undoubtedly the biggest music festival in Ireland today.
This year’s lineup is a mixture of global stars and underground heroes and features Kendrick Lamar, Massive Attack, Mount Kimbie and St. Vincent among others, so make sure you get yourself a ticket if you’d like to spend the weekend with some of the biggest names in music today.