BARE in the Woods 2016 lands on our (hopefully) sunny doorstep this Saturday June 11th. BARE 2016 stage times and site map have finally been released!

Confirmed for their only Irish festival appearance of the summer are New York hip hop legends, The Sugarhill Gang who are joined by one of the most innovative dance producers of the last few years Paul Woolford, motley Irish comedy crew The Hardy Bucks, reggae legend Natty Wailer, Irish alternative stalwarts The Pale and many more.

Also gracing this years line up are King Kong CompanyRaglansFangclub, Fox JawJupeDah JevuPretty BeastSlow Motion HeroesEverything Shook, My Tribe Your TribeSuanMongrel StateMade by PeteCPNHGNMegaconeLaurie ShawDamselWhiskey DickGemma BradleyPeter Njihia and Cua.

BARE of the Rhyme will also be going ahead, a showcase of the country’s best talents in poetry is a welcome addition this year with comedy and spoken word taking place in The Crannog, and guerrilla performances around the festival site. Acts making an appearance include Lady GrewAidan MurphyDavid HynesRichard BrennanDavid MallaghanMC Cormac Lally and special guests Wasps Vs Humans. Also along the spoken word and comedy lines, The Word of Breda is a one-woman tour de force with Breda Larkin and Fergus Costello brings his Tell Me Lies Horse show to BARE in the Woods, while Tony Clayton Lea’s Culture Vultures makes its first appearance at the festival.

BARE in the Woods

BARE in the Woods’ ambition is to create one of the best boutique festival sites in Europe and bring an event that has something different to offer the festival season in Ireland. The BARE festival site compliments its natural surroundings using timber sourced from the site itself to build some very creative stages and structures. It is also one of the best priced festivals in Ireland with camping tickets for the 24-hour event priced at only €40 for a Day Ticket and €50 with camping.

 This is will be the third BARE in the Woods festival – the previous two SOLD OUT – and it was the winner of an Irish Festival Award this year for ‘Best One Day Festival’ 80% of timber used on the site has come from storm damaged trees and has been milled on the site by the BARE crew. The site itself is nestled beside the beautiful River Barrow and overlooked by the Slieve Bloom mountains and features a traditional Irish Crannog and a lake with a party island that will run late in to the night.

BARE in the Woods is located only 50 minutes from Dublin in County Laois and is accessible via motorway networks to all major Irish cities in under two hours. The site is located close to Portarlington railway station and serviced by Dublin Coach, with a 24-hour service to Dublin, Limerick and Cork.

If you’re yet to grab your tickets for #BARE16 you can log on to with day tickets pricing at €40 and €50 including camping.

Hold on to your hats, it’s going to be a good one!

BARE in the Woods