Cork gets ready for 45th Guinness Jazz Festival

This year's event will have an extended music trail in 73 pubs, theatres, clubs and hotel venues across the city, Douglas and Kinsale
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Weekend will feature the finest international jazz artists, the brightest of local talent, and five days of entertainment

The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival returns for its 45th year this October bank holiday weekend, with a number exciting acts announced for the annual festival.

Taking place from 26 to 30 October, this year’s festival will host over 1,000 musicians and have more ticketed shows than ever before. There will also be an extra date and an extended music trail in 73 pubs, theatres, clubs and hotel venues across the city, Douglas and Kinsale.

The Pharcyde, Mr Scruff, and Vieux Farka Touré will join acts such as Macy Gray, Corinne Bailey Rae, Morcheeba, Matthew Halsall, Gilles Peterson, Kurt Elling, Fred Wesley, and many more are set to perform at this year’s festival.

Performing alongside the headline acts will be a strong line-up of Irish and emerging talent who are pushing the boundaries of the genre, as well as pop-up events, late night parties, boat trips, collaborations and brass bands marching through the city streets.

The hugely successful 2022 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival broke all records attracting over 100,000 visitors to Cork City for the weekend.

“We’re also extending the Guinness music trail throughout Cork City’s vibrant venues, bars and restaurants, which provides a platform for local artists and an immersive experience for festival-goers,” said Mark Murphy, festival director.

“There’s also always a Big Fringe of mainly free music that sees international and local Big Brass Bands perform around the city, organised by the local Cork Jazz festival committee.”

“And the Metropole Hotel, the original home of Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, will once again host the Metropole Festival Club with an extended programme of show stopping performances.”

For more information, visit follow the festival on @GuinnessCorkJazz. The festival is supported by Diageo, Fáilte Ireland, Cork City Council and Cork Airport.


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