The World's Best Music in Sligo.

4 Nights of Live Music in Stephen St Car Park in Sligo. Adm only €3 each night. No pre-sale tickets. U12 FREE.

Example, Mundy, Paddy Casey, Mike Denver and Kieran Quinn & Guests set to headline Sligo Summer Festival 2018. Started in 2012, the festival has gotten bigger each year and this should be the biggest yet as organisers have added an extra date on the Sunday for the first time ever.

Once again, an array of National and Local headliners are set to grace Stephen St Car Park in Sligo town centre for 4 nights in August. What makes it even more appealing is that it is only €3 admission each night and U12 children go FREE! 
The Sligo Summer Festival has been pulling crowds from all over the country for six years now and it’s set to wedge the car park once again.
Example is arguably the biggest act the festival has ever booked and is guaranteed to have the car park wedged very early on Friday August 10th. With a long list of radio hits such as 'Kickstarts' and 'Changed the Way You Kiss Me' and a massive online following, he will be drawing crowds from miles away.
The Saturday night will see a magical Irish double headline with endless sing along after sing along hits as Paddy Casey and Mundy will have the crowds entertained for hours. Expect to hear the crowd singing the likes of 'July', 'Mexico', 'Saint & Sinners', 'The Lucky One' and many more late into the night.
Country fans will be ecstatic to hear that the Sunday will see a list of country stars grace the stage with headliner, Mike Denver finishing the night. With the seemingly endless popularity of country music in Ireland in the last few years, it is quite possible the Sunday could bring the largest crowd of all so get in early.
The Thursday has now become the 'Kieran Quinn' slot and we hope it never changes. You could trawl the whole country and not find a better man to put together a musical extravaganza like Kieran can. 80's fans are in for a real treat as that is this years theme. Expect a wealth of amazing local talent on stage and as always, a few unexpected guests.

Sligo Summer Festival, now in its seventh year, has already successfully hosted six hugely attended festivals since 2012. It has attracted thousands of people since its’ inaugural year and this year promises to be no different.
Previous years has seen Aslan, Sister Sledge, Boney M, Wheatus,The Riptide Movement, Ryan Sheridan, The Saw Doctors, The Strypes, Jerry Fish, The Stunning and Sharon Shannon & Mundy headline with many other amazing Irish acts also grace the stage in what has become one of Irelands biggest festivals.
The festival runs for four nights from Thursday August 9th to Sunday 12th, and overlaps with Sligo Races two day August meeting (August 8 & 9th), so it promises to be 5 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.
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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.


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've visitors from around the country stay in our hotels and B&Bs for a good nights sleep.


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.

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.

More info available here.

Food at the festival

So many attendees at the festival means there's a lot of mouths to feed, so there'll be a great selection of food to fill the belly and drinks to quench the thirst.

ticket Info

There are no tickets on sale. Pay on the gate ADM €3 , based on a first come first served basis. Once we are full, we're full. So be sure to get down early.

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