Kilkenny Roots Festival 2019

kilkenny roots festival 2019
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Kilkenny Roots Festival 2019 dates: Friday 3rd of May to Monday 6th May 2019.

This will be the 22nd year of this really popular music festival. It has grown in popularity over the years to become one of the biggest music festivals in the country.
For those who don’t know what American Roots music is, it covers a wide range of styles including swing, bluegrass, rockabilly, cajun, folk, blues and more.

The festival takes place over the May Bank Holiday weekend at over 30 venues throughout Kilkenny. The city will come alive with the sounds of music performed by over 30 Irish and International bands and musicians.
There will be over 90 music events, some free, some ticketed.

Already demand for accommodation in Kilkenny over that weekend is very high and some places are already fully booked but there is still some accommodation available here:

Accommodation in Kilkenny

Lineup for 2019

This year’s lineup includes Jason Lytle, The Accidentals, Patty Griffin, William the Conqueror, Susto, Joey Landreth and lots more.

Already some of the top acts are already booked out but fans will have no problem finding something to their liking from the huge number of acts performing.
You can see the full lineup for Kilkenny Roots Festival 2019 and book tickets at