Watch the city come alive for one of the largest and most exhilarating festivals of the year, the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. This highly anticipated event sees hundreds of musicians and thousands of jazz lovers descend on to the city from all over the world. The festival attracts some of the world’s most famous jazz acts and each year uncovers some of the newest talent in the music world. Stroll through the streets of this beautiful city where you will stumble across performers at every corner and soak up the electric and thrilling atmosphere with an abundance of free musical events at over 70 locations right across the city.
The line up
With such an impressive line-up including our very own Imelda May plus international legends such as Billy Childs All Star Quartet, Brian Deady, Billy Cobham Band, Frank Vignola’s Hot Jazz Guitar Trio and Laura Mvula to name a few, it is no wonder that over 40,000 people are expected to visit the Cork Jazz Festival this year. In recent years, the festival has broadened its music range to include some more mainstream genres also including pop, indie, traditional to name a few, therefore satisfying all music lovers and not just jazz enthusiasts.
Due to the high volume of visitors to Cork City that weekend, we would advise to book your accommodation with us quickly to avoid missing out through our website here.
To view the jam-packed line up this year visit here.