K-Fest returns this June Bank Holiday weekend to venues throughout Killorglin, Co. Kerry. The festival, which takes place in Killorglin town, is Ireland’s foremost for new emerging artists and musical talent and returns with a superb event programme.

Music, this year and every other year, is the centre of the festival with more than 30 bands performing. With the backdrop of the Wild Atlantic Way nestled cosily beneath the Mcgillicuddy Reeks, this is the place to discover brand new music and fresh, raw Irish talent.

Highlights this year include Otherkin and Saint Sister, both shortlisted for the Pure M award for Best Live Act. Also, joining the bill is Kerry’s own Ruth, who is also shortlisted for a Pure M Award for Best Newcomer. It also plays host to the extremely talented and eccentric Santa Ignace, the international award-winning classical pianist and past tutor in the Killarney School of Music.

Other acts due to grace the stage during K-Fest include I Am Niamh, White Mice, The Whereabouts, Oldtown Rounders, Jafaris and many more.

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Did I mention that ALL of the gigs are FREE with a pay-as-you-please option? K-Fest is the most accessible festival in Ireland to great original music.

We are delighted to welcome some of the brightest emerging talent on the Irish music scene. K-Fest is proud to continue its Play For Pay policy.” – Tim Clifford, K-Fest Music Director.

K-Fest will also include visual art, spoken word, street entertainment, children’s activities and holistic therapies. There is something there for everyone, so there is no excuse to not pop down and soak up some culture for the weekend.

K-Fest will run from next Friday, June 3rd to Monday, June 6th.

For more information about the festival, accommodation and lineup, visit kfest.ie, or you can drop them a sneaky little like on Facebook.