Jim Carroll

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Music festivals and open-air shows – the final countdown

In a throwaway comment a few weeks ago, I said that we’ve probably had over 60 music festivals and outdoor shows in Ireland this summer. Then, you lot took over and the monster list began. It went on and on …

Fri, Aug 3, 2007, 18:35

   

In a throwaway comment a few weeks ago, I said that we’ve probably had over 60 music festivals and outdoor shows in Ireland this summer. Then, you lot took over and the monster list began. It went on and on and on.

At the time of writing, we’re up to 65 festivals. Thanks to EVERYONE who’s contributed to the list (especially Pedro, Nialler and Ian). If you think of anything else which should be here, let me know.

Full list as it stands for now below the fold

Garden Party (Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath)
Electric Picnic (Stradbally, Co Laois)
Castle Palooza (Tullamore, Co Offaly)
Mantua Project (Co Roscommon)
Oxegen (Punchestown Racecourse, Co Kildare)
Midlands Music Festical (Belvedere House, Co Westmeath)
Cois Fharraige (Kikee, Co Clare)
Undiscovered (Roscrea, Co Tipperary)
Irish Green Gathering (Enniscorthy, Co Wexford)
Farmleigh Affair (Phoenix Park, Dublin)
Analog Festival (Grand Canal Square, Dublin)
CorkXSW (Skibereen, Co Cork)
Big Bang Festival of Rhythm (various venues, Dublin)
Festival of World Cultures (Fun Laoghaire, Co Dublin)
Knockanstock (Blessington, Co Wicklow)
Lovebox (Malahide Castle)
Day of Darkness (Co Laois)
Beach Party (Portrush, Co Antrim)
Life (Gort, Co Galway)
Live at the Marquee (Cork)
Rod Stewart (RDS)
Pink (Malahide Castle)
Justin Timberlake (RDS)
Rolling Stones (Slane Castle)
Bell X1 (Malahide Castle)
Babs (Castletown House, Co Kildare)
Al Green/Joe Cocker (Malahide Castle)
Arctic Monkeys (Malahide Castle)
Peter Gabriel/Crowded House (Marlay Park)
The Who (Marlay Park)
Aerosmith (Marlay Park)
Damien Rice (Marlay Park)
Foo Fighters (Marlay Park)
David Gray (Dublin Castle)
Sinead O’Connor (Dublin Castle)
Kasabian (Dublin Castle)
George Michael (RDS)
Kaiser Chiefs (Marlay Park)
Eurocultured (Smithfield Plaza, Dublin)
Cula Festival (Gorey, Co Wexford)
Homemade Jam (Derrynoose, Co Armagh)
IndiePendence Festival (Mitchelstown, Co Cork)
Your Festival (Rahan, Co Offaly)
Glasgowbury (Moneyneena, Co Derry)
Music Revolution (Lisburn)
The Bell Book & Candle Music Fest (Galway)
Kings Of Concrete (Wood Quay, Dublin)
Afterlife (Co Westmeath)
That Red Bull thing that Ash played in Slane at the end of May
Le Cheile (Oldcastle, Co Meath)
Some Days Never End (IMMA, Dublin)
Phoenix Park Big Top (Dublin)
King Of Dalkey (Co Dublin)
Inisfox (Co Mayo)
Sliabh An Iarainn (Drumshambo, Co Leitrim)
Vital Festival (Belfast)
Wee Chill festival (Belfast)
Rathlin Island Jigs and Rigs (Co Antrim)
Rory Gallagher festival (Ballyshannon, Co Donegal)
Planet Love Festival (Co Antrim)
Planet Love Festival (Fairyhouse Racecourse, Co Meath – the Night of the Living Dead in Ugg boots, take two)
Dublin City Soul Festival (Dublin)
Northside Music Festival (Dublin)
Summerfest (Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, Co Kerry)
Feile Beo (Dingle, Co Kerry)