It’s been seen by over 10 million people across five continents and picked up over 80 international awards (including 10 Tony Awards and 5 Olivier Awards), and now finally the smash hit show Billy Elliot comes to Ireland for the first time this summer. Running from 26 July until 3 September at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, this story of triumph, with music by Elton John, promises to be the feel-good production of the summer.
The Sons of Ulster
At the Abbey Theatre
Garden of Remembrance
At Smock Alley Theatre
Masters of tradition
The West Cork town of Bantry welcomes Masters of Tradition once again from 17 to 21 August. Now in its fourteenth year, the festival celebrates traditional music in its purest form and is a must for music lovers of all hues. As always, there are a host of incredible Irish and international musicians set to play this year.
Comedy Film Festival
Guinness International Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival
Fans of bluegrass, honky-tonk, blues, country, rhythm ‘n’ roots are in for a treat this month as the 22nd Guinness International Bluegrass Festival returns to Dunmore East. The festival takes place from 25 to 28 August and will feature a host of great acts, including Grammy nominees Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley.