Friday 11th to Sunday 20th August
For 10 days each August, Kilkenny comes alive with a feast of artistic entertainment. This festival now draws more than 80,000 visitors annually to enjoy 10 days of cutting edge art. The festival is committed to the presentation of a unique, distinctive and inspiring programme in a range of artistic disciplines to as wide an audience as possible.
Now in its 44th year, the festival showcases the following art forms; theatre & dance, classical music, jazz/new world & trad, visual art, film, literature, street and a young people’s programme, each discipline being curated by an expert in their individual field. So come to Kilkenny, be part of the festival and experience the arts in a way you will never forget.