Howth Roots and Blues Festival 2024

Schedule

Fri Aug 09 2024 at 05:00 pm to Sun Aug 11 2024 at 11:45 pm

UTC+00:00

Location

The Abbey Tavern | Dublin, DN

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An Unmissable Mostly Free Music Extravaganza! Join us for the Howth Roots and Blues Festival a vibrant and mostly free music festival set in the picturesque fishing village of Howth just outside Dublin. Established in 2019 this festival celebrates the finest Irish roots and blues artists along with some international talent and offers an eclectic mix for fans of Blues Country Bluegrass Americana and Reggae. Experience the charm of wandering from gig to gig much like at Electric Picnic but without the need for a ticket.

With 36 free gigs across 6 unique venues around the village and the scenic hill of Howth 4 exclusive ticketed headline shows at the historic Abbey Tavern and one at Howth Angling Centre this year’s festival promises an unforgettable experience. Our headline acts include internationally acclaimed singer ‘Mary Coughlan’ Award winning blues artist ‘Grainne Duffy’ UK all star blues trio ‘The Dirt Road Band’ Award winning rock trio 'Crow Black Chicken’ and the living legend ‘Rob Strong’ and his Band.

Full Lineup of FREE gigs:

Mik Pyro & Dublin Blues Cartel Mary Stokes Band Doc MacLean Bree Harris The Skalps 

Fiona Kennedy The Savage Hearts Susan Tomelty Band Square Pegs Niamh Strong Parchman Farm Des Hopkins Dixieland Jazzband Kelly’s Lot Dead Letter Devils Dermot Byrne & Danny Tobin Roisin McAlinden Band Pete Cummins & Ger Kiely Colm Skwirbat Mr. Castle Blues Band Rye River Band Moher Backbone Blues Band Crazy Crow Ben Reel The Stone Cold Hobo Paul Sherry Jukedom Ft Dubh Lee Tom Horan’s Legends of Country Music Neon River Rhys Crimmin Driving Blue Garry Cogdell King and Whittredge Dickie Lee Erwin Ben Catley Susanne Rhattigan Niamh Duffy Frank Francone The Festival Rootenanny with Paul Byrne and friends.


The festival now has 8 venues including The Summit Inn McNeills The Bloody Stream The Harbour Bar Findlaters O’Connells Howth Angling Centre and The Abbey Tavern. Some of the venues have created outdoor spaces for summer gigs. O’Connells will have the East Pier Stage an outdoor performance space on the prom at The East Pier. The Bloody Stream has the well known Phil Lynott Stage in their tented beer garden. The Harbour Bar has the Garden Stage an intimate outdoor performance space in their covered beer garden.

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Where is it happening?

The Abbey Tavern, 28 Abbey St, Howth, Dublin, D13 E9V4, Ireland

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