Kilkenny Outdoor Music Festival 2023

One of the most popular Summer events of the region, the Kilkenny Outdoor Music Festival 2023 makes its annual return on Saturday, 1st July. Set amidst the scenic surroundings of the rolling countryside in Castlecomer GAA Grounds in Co. Kilkenny, this year’s line-up is exciting and exceptional.

Headlining the festival is Irish sensation Imelda May. Known worldwide as a powerhouse in the music industry, she will grace the Castlecomer stage with her electrifying presence. Her talent for soul-stirring vocals and a mesmerising fusion of rockabilly, blues, and soul, ensures that Imelda May is a force to be reckoned with. Her chart-topping hits and spellbinding live performances embrace a vintage aesthetic to guarantee an unforgettable experience. With a discography of six studio albums, ten singles and several national awards including Best Irish Female and Album of the Year, Imelda May performing live is not to be missed.

Deep supporting acts include the enchanting Róisín O, the captivating Monroe, and the electrifying DJ Josie. Róisín O, a rising star in the Irish music scene, will charm your heart with her soulful melodies and profound lyrics. With her ethereal voice and introspective song writing, Róisín O creates a world of emotion that resonates with audiences far and wide. Róisín gained recognition with her debut album, “The Secret Life of Blue,” released in 2012, which featured the hit single “Tea Song.” She has since continued to release music and perform live, showcasing her folk-pop style and captivating vocals. Prepare to be transported into a realm of musical enchantment as Róisín O takes the stage.

Performing also are the popular Carlow based band Monroe who are certain to leave a lasting impression. Well regarded for their spellbinding stage presence and infectious energy, Monroe are renowned for their captivating melodies and distinctive sound, Monroe always leave an indelible impression, solidifying their status as an exceptional musical ensemble poised for continued success.

After all the live music, the evening will be concluded with a late bar and an electric performance by the talented upcoming local performer Joe Hickson, known as DJ Josie. To keep the excitement soaring throughout the night, DJ Josie will ignite the outdoors with an exhilarating set. Known for his electrifying mixes and infectious beats, DJ Josie will ensure that the energy never wanes..

Gates open at 6pm, allowing you to soak up the vibrant atmosphere before the incredible performances kick off. Indulge in the varied offerings of the late bar as you mingle with fellow music enthusiasts, creating memories that will last a lifetime. The Castlecomer GAA Grounds will be transformed into a haven of musical splendour, where you can lose yourself in the magic of live entertainment.

Tickets for this remarkable event are priced at just €40 and are on sale now. Secure your spot at the Kilkenny Outdoor Music Festival 2023 by visiting or purchasing tickets from Rollercoaster Records in Kilkenny, Andys Music Shop Carlow, The Gem/O’Rourke’s, and Holohans Newsagents in Castlecomer. Don’t miss this opportunity to make the Kilkenny Outdoor Music Festival one of the highlights of your summer.


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