Music Festivals 2022–2023 | Ireland | UK | Europe | USA


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1–16 Jan: First Fortnight, Ireland
8–30 Jan: Out to Lunch, Online
10–13 Jan: 
APAP, New York
10 Jan–7 Feb: Belong/Bí Ann, Dublin 

19–22 Jan: Eurosonic Noorderslag, Groningen
20 Jan–6 Feb: Celtic Connections, Glasgow
21–23 Jan: Music for Galway Midwinter Festival, Galway
24–27 Jan: The Irish Times Winter Nights Festival
26–30 Jan: Temple Bar TradFest, Dublin
28–30 Jan: Hedge School Doolin
28 Jan–6 Feb: Dublin Lunar New Year
30 Jan–6 Feb: Imbolc International Music Festival 
31 Jan: Grammy Awards

5–6 Feb: Féile na Tána, Co. Louth
9–11 Feb: Association of British Orchestras Annual Conference, Glasgow
10–12 Feb: Spike – Dublin Alternative Cello Festival
18–20 Feb: Concertina Cruinniú, Miltown Malbay Co. Clare
19 Feb: Irish Association of Youth Orchestras Festival
20 Feb: Liverpool Philharmonic – Music Industry Careers Day, Liverpool 
21–26 Feb: Mother Tongues, Dublin 
21–27 Feb: Newpark Festival, Dublin
23 Feb–6 March: Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

25–27 Feb: Ortús Chamber Music Festival, Cork
Gradam Ceoil TG4, Waterfront Hall, Belfast

MARCH 2022
3 March: RTÉ Choice Music Prize, Dublin
3–6 March: TedFest, Inis Mór, Aran Islands
3–8 March: Finding a Voice, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
4–6 March: International Festival of Chamber Music, Belfast
4–6 March:
Ennis Bookclub Festival, Ennis
10–12 March: Sonica, Glasgow
11–20 March: SXSW, Austin, Texas
10–13 March: 
Fingal International Festival of Voices
16–20 March: St. Patrick’s Festival, Dublin
16–20 March: Borealis, Bergen, Norway

18–25 March: Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, Tennessee
20–21 March, Limerick Early Music Festival
2528 March: Walled City Music Festival,
25–31 March: Cellissimo Festival, Galway
27–28 March: 
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival, Online
25 March–5 April: Baden-Baden Easter Festival, Berlin
1926 March: Tomorrowland Winter, France
Manchester Irish Festival
Corofin Traditional Festival
Wales’ Interceltic Festival
BBC Radio 6 Music Festival
Sounds Like THIS
Durango Celtic Festival
Steinway Two Pianos Festival
Kilkenny Tradfest
Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar
Limerick Early Music Festival 
Golden Classical Music Awards, New York

APRIL 2022
1–30 April: Counterflows, Glasgow
1–30 April: One Dublin One Book
23 April: Mozart Festival at Triskel, Online

4–10 April: Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Online
7–10 April: Cruinniú na bhFlúit, Online
8–11 April: Consairtín, Ennis, Co. Clare
14–18 April: We Sing For the Future, Louth Contemporary Music Society
15–23 April: MusicTown, Dublin
16–18 April: Baltimore Irish Trad Fest, USA
19–23 April: Music Current, Dublin
19 April–2 May: RIAM ChamberFest Dublin 2021, Online

2223 April: Worldwide Music Conference, Online
23–24 April: Kilfenora Trad Festival 
23–25 April: Eye on the Edge, Galway 2020 Online
23–26 April: New Music Dublin, National Concert Hall, Dublin
28 April–2 May: Cork International Choral Festival
28 April–8 May: Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast
29 April–7 May: Galway Theatre Festival
30 April–3 May:
Féile Chois Cuain, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo
30 April–3 May: Ballydehob Jazz Festival, Online
Clifden Trad Fest, Co. Galway
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, California
National Folk Festival, Canberra, Australia
The Harrogate International Youth Festival of Music & Performing Arts
Textures Festival
Brighton Music Conference
Live Collision International Festival, Dublin
Sónar Reykjavik
Leeds Lieder Festival
Something in the Water, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Drogheda Arts Festival
Fair Play Festival, Manchester

MAY 2022
13 May: Sligo International Chamber Music Festival, Online
131 May: Bealtaine, across Ireland
4–8 May: GAIA Musikfestival 2022 
7–9 May:
Rolling Loud, Miami
12–15 May:
The Great Escape, Brighton, UK
13–16 May: Fiddle Fair, Baltimore, Cork
14–30 May: Norfolk & Norwich Festival
1417 May: Féile Róise Rua, Arranmore
14 May12 June: Dresden Music Festival, Dresden
11 May: The BRIT Awards
18–22 May: West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival
18–30 May: Dublin Dance Festival
20–30 May: International Literature Festival
20 May–29 Aug: Glyndebourne Festival
22–23 May: Marvellous Island, Plage de Vaires-Torcy, Paris
25 May–8 June: Bergen International Festival
2629 May: Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering, Derbyshire, UK
26–29 May: Orkney Folk Festival
27–29 May: 
Galway Early Music Festival

28 May: UK Garage Fest
28 May–25 July: West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry, Co. Cork
Long Play, Brooklyn, New York 
Shetland Folk Festival
City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival
37d03d Festival
, Brooklyn, New York
Bray Jazz Festival

Sligo International Chamber Music Festival

Fleadh na gCuach

Féile Joe Éinniú
Kilkenny Roots Festival

It Takes a Village Festival
, Cork
Gospel Rising Music Festival

Doncaster Folk Festival

Féile Chnoc na Gaoithe – Tulla Traditional Music Festival, Co. Clare
World Fiddle Day
, Scartaglin, Co. Kerry
Glyndebourne Festival
Fleadh Nua, Ennis. Co. Clare
Life Festival

East Durham Irish Festival
, New York
Mountshannon Arts Festival
, Co. Clare
, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Doonbeg International Jazz Festival, Co. Clare

JUNE 2022
1 June–3 Aug: 
Longborough Festival OperaGloucestershire
2–4 June:
Primavera Pro, Barcelona
4–5 June: 
Forbidden Fruit Festival, Dublin
4–6 June: Killaloe Music Festival
7–12 June: Carlow Arts Festival
5 June: Roots Picnic, Philadelphia
5 June–4 August: Waltham Forest Cello Fest, London
7–12 June: Dublin International Chamber Music Festival (formerly Great Music in Irish Houses)
0–12 June: Borris Festival of Writing and Ideas, Carlow
10–14 June: Minnesota Irish Music Weekend
11–13 June:
Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival, Co. Mayo
11–13 June: Waterford International Organ Festival 
1120 June: Leipzig Bachfest, Germany

11–20 June: The Grand Stretch, Ireland
11 June: Cruinniú na nÓg, Online

12–19 June:
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World
15–26 June:
Cork Midsummer Festival
16–19 June: Dalkey Book Festival
16–20 June: Pipeworks Festival: Pipeworks from the Organ Loft 2.0

17–19 June: Body & Soul
17–20 June: Spannungen Festival, Germany

19–20 June: Tradition Now, Dublin
21 June–1 July:
Blas – International Summer School of Irish Traditonal Music and Dance, Limerick
23–26 June: Leigh Folk Festival, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
23–27 June: Hinterland, Kells, Co. Meath
23–27 June: 
North Atlantic Fiddle Convention 2021
24–27 June: NYAH Comhaltas presents Tradflix, Cavan
24 June–3 July: West Cork Chamber Music Festival
25 June–3 July:
Festival International de Jazz, Montreal
25–27 June: Black Deer Festival, Kent
June–2 July: An Chúirt Chruitireachta – International Harp Festival, Online
28 June–9 July: Irish Composition Summer School, Dublin
10–12 June: Tempelhof Sounds, Berlin
Glastonbury Festival
Gospel Rising Music Festival, Dublin
Limerick Sings, International Choral Festival, Limerick
Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe & Trad Festival
Knocklane Festival, Co. Sligo
Craiceann: Bodhrán Summer School
Kaleidoscope, Blessington, Co. Wicklow
Belsonic, Belfast
Hastings International Piano Festival, Hastings
Pen-Marr Irish Festival, Pennsylvania

JULY 2022
1–3 July: Longitude, Dublin
1–7 July: Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Wales
1–18 July: Manchester International Festival
2–10 July: Cairde Sligo Arts Festival
2–10 July: 
Clonmel Junction Festival
2–10 July: 
Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare
2–11 July: Cheltenham Music Festival
4–25 July: Earagail Arts Festival, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
5–7 July: Gooikoorts International Folk Festival, Belgium
5–10 July: Galway Film Fleadh
6–7 July:
Audio Shoot – International Music Video and Film Festival, Murphy’s Barn, Wexford
8–11 July: Kinsale Arts Weekend, Online
9–16 July: West Cork Literary Festival, Bantry, Cork
11–24 July: Galway International Arts Festival
12–14 July:
Creepy Teepee, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
12–14 July: Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival, Driffield, Yorkshire
13–17 July: 
Ceol na Coille School of Irish Traditional Music, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
14–20 July: South Sligo Summer School, Tubercurry, Co. Sligo
14–20 July: Catskills Irish Arts Week
14 July–15 Aug: Halifax Jazz Festival, Canada
1525 July: PODIUM Esslingen, Germany
15–31 July: Verbier Festival, Verbier, Switzerland
17 July31 August: Salzburg Festival, Germany
18–23 July: Mad Week: Music and Dance Week, Bethesda, Maryland

19 July–1 Sept: Riga Jurmala Music Festival, Latvia
20–27 July: Joe Mooney Summer School, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim
20–25 July: Sligo Jazz
2123 July: bluedot, Cheshire, UK 
2224 July: Truck Festival, Oxfordshire, England
2225 July: Somerset Folk Harp Festival, Online 
21–24 July:
Standon Calling, Hertfordshire
25–28 July: WOMAD, Charlton Park, Wiltshire
25–29 July: Scoil na gCláirseach – Festival of Early Irish Harp (Online), Kilkenny
25–31 July: Scoil Acla
25 July–22 August: Dartington Music Summer School and Festival
25 July25 August: Bayreuth Festival, Germany
26–28 July: Great Irish Arts Week, Frankfort, New York
27 July–3 Aug: Belfast TradFest
27 July: Folk on the Tyne, Sage Gateshead
28–31 July: Cambridge Folk Festival
28-31 July:
 Camp Bestival, Dorset, UK
28–31 July: Kendall Calling, Lowther Deer Park, The Lake District
30 July–1 August: Spraoi International Street Arts Festival, Waterford
29–31 JulyAll Together Now, Curraghmore, Waterford
30 July–11 Sept: BBC Proms
30 July–8 Aug: Jazz em Agosto, Lisbon
30 July–6 Aug: Sidmouth Folk Festival, Devon, England
31 July–18 Aug: Boyne Music Festival, Townley Hall, Drogheda
Traidphicnic, An Spidéal, Co. Galway (paused)

1–4 Aug:
Lollapalooza, Grant Park, Chicago
221 August: Tread Softly, Sligo
4–8 Aug: Dublin Irish Festival, Ohio
4–14 Aug: Kilkenny Arts Festival
5–9 Aug: 
Feakle Festival
6–30 Aug: The Edinburgh Festival Fringe
7–29 Aug: Edinburgh International Festival
12–14 Aug: Flow Festival, Helsinki 
9–13 Aug: Summer Sing!, Cork
12–31 Aug: Open House Festival, Bangor
13–15 Aug: Wild Roots, Sligo
13–16 Aug: Milwaukee Irish Fest, Wisconsin
14–15 Aug: Yurt City, Tullamore
12–14 Aug: Stendhal Festival, Limavady
18–21 Aug: Chamber Music on Valentia, Co. Kerry
19–22 Aug:
Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons
1821 August: Camp Bestival Shropshire, Shropshire, UK
18–21 Aug: Clandeboye Festival, Bangor
20 Aug10 Sept: Beethovenfest Bonn, Germany
20–22 Aug: Birr Festival of Music 
20–22 Aug: Dublin HandelFest 
19–21 Aug: Another Love Story, Killyon Manor, Meath
26–29 Aug: Shambala, Northamptonshire
2628 August: Victorious Festival, Southsea, UK
27–30 Aug: Shrewsbury Folk Festival
28–30 Aug: Cornwall Folk Festival
28 Aug–18 Sept: Galway International Arts Festival 
28 Aug–28 Sept: Musikfest Berlin
30 Aug–1 Sept: Glenarm Festival of Voice, Co. Antrim

1–5 Sept: Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, Lismore, Co. Waterford
2–4 Sept: Electric Picnic
3 Sept: Wide Awake, London
3–5 Sept: Sundown, Norfolk Showground, Norwich
3–5 Sept: Mosely Folk and Arts Festival, Mosely Park, Birmingham

4–5 September: SlamDunk Festival, Leeds/Hertfordshire
4–5 Sept: Claremorris Folk Festival, Co. Mayo

6–7 Sept: Festival of New, Snape, Suffolk
6–8 Sept: Harvest Time Rhythm & Blues Festival, Monaghan Town
7 Sept: London Folk Festival, Cecil Sharp House
8–22 Sept: Tsinandali Festival, Georgia
8–12 Sept: Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Utrecht
9–11 Sept: Music in Monkstown, Dublin
9–12 Sept:
Sounds From a Safe Harbour, Cork
10–12 Sept: Westport Festival of Chamber Music, Westport, Co. Mayo
10–19 Sept: Clonakilty International Guitar Festival, Cork
10–25 Sept: Dublin Fringe Festival, Dublin 
13 Sept: MTV VMAs

14 Sept: Music Week Awards, London
15–23 Sept: Clifden Arts Festival

16–19 Sept: Isle of Wight Festival
16–19 Sept: 
Southdowns Folk Festival, Bognor Regis

17 Sept: Culture Night, Nationwide 
17–19 Sept: It Takes a Village, Cork 
18–19 Sept: Doolin Folk Festival, Clare
18 Sept: Knockengorroch Festival, Galloway, South West Scotland
20–26 Sept: Limerick Jazz Festival
22–25 Sept: Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg
23–26 Sept: New Ross Piano Festival
23–26 Sept: Light Moves, Limerick/Clare
24–25 Sept: Hidden Notes, Stroud
24–26 Sept:
Sligo Festival of Baroque Music
24–26 Sept: Féile John Dwyer, Waterford
25 Sept: Fiestaval, Dublin 
29 Sept–17 Nov:
Masters of Tradition, West Cork 
29 Sep–3 Oct: Cork Folk Festival 
30 Sep–2 Oct: hÉigse Michael Hartnett, Limerick
30 Sept–17 Oct: Dublin Theatre Festival  

1–3 Oct: Derby Folk Festival
1–3 Oct:
 Liverpool Sound City
5–8 Oct:
Ireland Music Week, Dublin
4–17 Oct:Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, Galway
7–10 Oct: East Cork Early Music Festival
8–10 Oct: Marsden Jazz Festival, Yorkshire
8–10 Oct: 
London Piano Festival

8–23 Oct: Oxford Lieder, Oxford
10–16 Oct: Tipperary Dance International Festival
15–26 Oct: Glen to Glen Piping Festival, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim
15–24 Oct: Imagine Arts Festival, Waterford
16 Oct: Lá na Cruite / Harp Day 
16 Oct: Live at Leeds
18 Oct–6 Nov: Belfast International Arts Festival 
20–31 Oct: Wexford Spiegeltent Festival
20–24 Oct: City of Derry International Choir Festival 
21 Oct–6 Nov: Wexford Festival Opera
21–23 Oct: 
Manchester Folk Festival
22–24 October: Musikmesse, Frankfurt
22–25 Oct: Guinness Cork Jazz Festival
23–28 Oct: Westport Music and Arts Festival, Co. Mayo
23–29 Oct: The Return to Camden Town, London 
2331 Oct: Spleodar Halloween Arts Festival, Tipperary
23 Oct–3 Nov: SoundFestival, Scotland
24 Oct: RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards, Vicar Street, Dublin
22–24 Oct: Achill International Harp Festival, Achill, Co. Mayo
24–27 Oct: Creative Connexions Ireland, Sitges, Spain
26–31 Oct: Dublin Digital Radio presents: Alternating Current
27–31 Oct: Womex, Porto, Portugal
29 Oct: Frank Maher Classical Music Awards, Dublin
30 Oct–3 Nov: Oireachtas na Samhna, Dublin
31 Oct–2 Nov: Pitchfork Music Festival, Paris

4–18 Nov: Sound of Belfast
521 Nov: Cork International Film Festival
6 Nov: Iceland Airwaves presents: Live from Reykjavík
8–15 Nov: Dublin Book Festival 
11–15 Nov: Ennis Trad Fest
11 Nov–15 Dec: IMRAM: Féile Litríochta Gaeilge
12–14 Nov: Louder Than Words
12–20 Nov: Outburst Queer Arts Festival, Belfast
12–21 Nov: EFG London Jazz Festival
18–22 Nov:
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
17–21 Nov: Féile Chois Fharraige, Conamara, Co. na Gaillimhe
18–21 Nov: Spilt Milk Festival, Sligo 
18–21 Nov: William Kennedy Piping Festival, Armagh
18–21 Nov: Quiet Lights, Cork
19 Nov–23 Dec: Winterval Waterford
21–24 Nov: 
Birmingham TradFest
22–24 Nov: Ardee Baroque Festival, Ardee, Co. Louth 
25–28 Nov: Other Voices, Dingle

26 Nov: TRNSMT Marks the Spot, Glasgow 
25–28 Nov: Other Voices 2021 - Fiche Bliain Ag Fás, Dingle
28 Nov–1 Dec: Farmleigh Music and Arts Festival
26–27 Nov: The Fidelio Trio Winter Chamber Music Festival, Dublin

3–5 Dec: Éigse Dhiarmuid Uí Shúilleabháin, Muscraí, Co. Cork
4 Dec: MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, Aberdeen Music Hall
4 Dec: London Contemporary Music Festival
8 Dec: The Ivors Composer Awards (formerly the British Composer Awards), British Museum, London
27 Dec–1 Jan: Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair, Donegal
29 Nov–1 Dec: 
Éigse Dhiarmuid Uí Shúilleabháin, Muscraí, Co. Cork


We regularly add to this calendar. If you have an event that you would like added, please email editor [at] To add a concert to our listings service, please see here.