The World's Best Music in Sligo.

The festival runs for three nights from Thursday August 9th to Sunday 12th, and overlaps with Sligo Races August meeting (August 9th), so it promises to be 3 huge days for Sligo.
As with last year, there will be a €3 admission for over 12’s on the gate to help fund this Community Festival. The Sligo Summer Festival takes place again in Stephen St. Car Park, Sligo.

Sligo first won the purple flag in 2015, and has retained its purpleflag in 2016, 2017 and 2018.              The Sligo Summer Festival is an endorsed purple flag event.

International Bands

Bands From Around The World

The very best in rock, pop, trad and more comes to your doorstep with the Sligo Summer Festival! Each year we bring you the very best acts, with more announced all the time!

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Food and Drink

Food and Drinks

It's not just great tunes being served at the festival, there's also a full range of eating options. Whether you like a gourmet burger or a vegetarian curry, there's something for everyone at the Sligo Summer Festival

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Bands playing

With Rock, Pop, Trad, Funk and more!  Whether you love Aslan or Boney M or looking for something new from nearby or overseas, well,we've got you covered.


Bars and cafes

Our cafes and restaurants are famous for high quality food and coffee, while our pubs and nightclubs mean that you'll enjoy Sligo hospitality around the clock.


Hotels and B&Bs

The festival isn't just for locals, each year we have visitors from around the country stay in our hotels and B&Bs for a good nights sleep after a day of dancing.


Further Information

Each year Sligo Summer Festival gets even bigger - with more acts, more food and more craic. This is why we want YOU to get in touch with us...maybe you'd like to perform, or have a food stall, or become one of our volunteers (the glue the keeps the whole show together). Below you'll find information how you can join in and help support Sligo continue to be gateway to the goodtimes in the North West.


Perform at the festival

With a great range of national and international acts, we're bringing the best in music to your front door. This year we want to showcase even more of our local bands and buskers, click below for further information.

Plan your visit

Sligo is easily accessible by motorway and air, with plenty of accommodation choices for those of your coming in from outside the county, with plenty of activities available.

Vendor at the festival

So many attendees at the festival means there's a lot of mouths to feed, so we're always looking to hear from potential food vendors who might have a mobile food stall that would fit with what we have already. Further information below.

purchase tickets

Entry to the festival is by ticket only (although there will be some open air shows available). Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult, group discounts available.

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