Jim Carroll

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The OTR outdoor shows and festivals census for 2009

As we did in 2007 and 2008, it’s time for the annual tally of outdoor shows and festivals. Naturally, the numbers may be down on last year’s end-figure of 74 because a lot of artist shows which were outdoors in …

Mon, Aug 10, 2009, 09:15

   

As we did in 2007 and 2008, it’s time for the annual tally of outdoor shows and festivals.

Naturally, the numbers may be down on last year’s end-figure of 74 because a lot of artist shows which were outdoors in previous years have moved indoors to the O2, big sponsor-led beanos like Bud Rising and Heineken Green Energy have been shelved in ’09 and, of course, a number of ’07 and ’08 newbies just didn’t make it to year two or three.

You’ll find a list of outdoor shows and festivals (including shows in tents and other temporary structures and city-wide, multi-venue fests) which took place in Ireland from April/May to September after the jump.

The total currently stands at 67, but please add any ones I’ve left out in the comments and I’ll update the list as we go on.

Coldplay (Phoenix Park, Dublin)
Oasis (Slane, Co Meath)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (RDS, Dublin)
Electric Picnic (Stradbally, Co Laois)
Castle Palooza (Tullamore, Co Offaly)
Oxegen (Punchestown Racecourse, Co Kildare)
Cois Fharraige (Kilkee, Co Clare)
CorkXSW (Skibereen, Co Cork)
Festival of World Cultures (Fun Laoghaire, Co Dublin)
Knockanstock (Blessington, Co Wicklow)
Fatboy Slim (Marlay Park, Dublin)
Metallica (Marlay Park, Dublin)
Life (Athboy, Co Meath)
DubArtsFest (Dublin)
Once Upon A Time In The West (Galway)
Live In The Park (Newcastle, Co Down)
Live at the Castle (Castlefergus, Co Down)
Live at the Marquee (Cork)
Smithfield Festival/Eurocultured (Smithfield, Dublin)
Take That (Croke Park, Dublin)
MONIO (Belfast)
Bobfest (Co Tipperary)
U2 (Croke Park, Dublin)
AC/DC (Punchestown Racecourse, Co Kildare)
The Eagles (RDS, Dublin)
Rod Stewart (RDS, Dublin)
Rod Stewart (Thomond Park, Limerick)
Elton John (Thomond Park, Limerck)
Glasgowbury (Moneyneena, Co Derry)
Planetlove (Shane’s Castle, Co Antrim – September)
Planetlove (Fairyhouse, Co Meath – June)
Summerfest (Killarney, Co Kerry)
Dublin City Soul Festival (Dublin)
Northside Music Festival (Dublin)
IndiePendence Festival (Mitchelstown, Co Cork)
World Fleadh (Castlebar, Co Mayo)
Belsonic Festival (Belfast)
Kings Of Concrete (Wood Quay, Dublin)
Le Cheile (Oldcastle, Co Meath)
Rory Gallagher festival (Ballyshannon, Co Donegal)
The Big Top at the Galway Arts Festival (Galway, obviously)
Spiegeltent (Cork)
Spiegeltent (Dublin)
Sea Sessions (Bundoran, Co Donegal)
Flatlake Festival (Clones, Co Monaghan)
Trans Festival (Belfast)
Summersound (East Point Business Park, Dublin)
Junction Festival (Clonmel, Co Tipperary)

ADDITIONS

Drumacanoo Punx Picnic (Churchill, Co. Donegal)
Rathangan Lughnasa Festival (Co. Kildare)
Magnet (Portlaoise, Co Laois
Lovefest (Swinford, Co Mayo)
Ballinhassig Pitch Party (Co Cork)
Outlands (Gathabawn, Co Kilkenny)
Burning Seamus Festival (Claremorris, Co Mayo)
Escape Festival (Fairyhouse Racecourse, Co Meath)
Sibin Festival (Dublin)
Earagail Arts Festival (Co Donegal)
Bray Summerfest (Bray, Co Wicklow)
Kiddstock (Banbridge)
All-Ireland Fleadh (Tullamore)
Jigs & Reels (Rathlin Island,
Jamboree (Killinkere, Co. Cavan)
Clonakilty Guitar Festival (Co Cork)
Decades Festival (Cork)
Arthur’s Day (Dublin)
Great Friday Festival (Murroe, Co Limerick)

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