Howth Roots and Blues Festival

Howth, Dublin

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33 Gigs • 6 Venues • Free Music Festival
Howth Roots and Blues Festival
  • Price: FREE
  • Start date: This Event Has Ended.
  • Event Venue: Howth

Howth Roots and Blues Festival is a free music festival in the fishing village of Howth on the outskirts of Dublin. The festival showcases the best in Irish roots and blues artists with some international artists also. While many of the artists are blues based the festival caters for fans of Country, Bluegrass, Americanna and reggae. Anything rootsy!!

This year we have 33 free gigs across 6 venues around the village and hill of Howth in a packed schedule. Headlining the festival is Dom Martin, who recently won in two categories at the UK Blues Awards. Also playing will be Dublin Blues Cartel (featuring Mik Pyro), Seafoam Green, Bajjna, The Lee Meehan Quintet, Square Pegs, The Mary Stokes Band, Rusty Jacks, Niall Toner Band, Dermot Byrne & Danny Tobin, Dublin City Rounders, Mules & Men, Parchman Farm, Rye River Band, Stone Cold Hobos, Ben Prevo, Johnny Daly Blues Party, Whistle, Voodoo Sunshine, Sean Miller, Colm Skwirbat, Dukedom, Mark Caplice, Backbone Blues Band, Delta Dogs, Slidin PK, Susan Tomelty, Chapel Hill Gang, The Sick & Indigent Song Club, Crazy Crow, Myle Hy Club and Frank Francone Band.

The venues include The Summit Inn, McNeills, The Bloody Stream, The Harbour Bar, Findlaters, The Waterside and O’Connells. Some of the venues have created outdoor spaces for summer gigs while others will create them for the festival. The Summit Inn will have the Tramline Stage, an outdoor performance space facing across a green area on top of Howth Hill. O’Connells will have the East Pier Stage, an outdoor performance space facing The East Pier. The Bloody Stream has the well known Phil Lynott Stage in their tented beer garden. The Harbour Bar has the Garden Stage, an intimate outdoor performance space in their covered beer garden.

Full 2022 PROGRAMME
Friday

7pm Square Pegs, Tramline Stage @The Summit Inn
7pm Parchman Farm, The Phil Lynott Stage @The Bloody Stream
8pm Mules and Men, The Garden Stage @The Harbour Bar
9pm Dublin Blues Cartel, The Smokin’ Stage @McNeills of Howth
9.30 pm Whistle, O’Connells (Front Bar)
10pm Mark Caplice and band, The Phil Lynott Stage @The Bloody Stream
10.30pm Stonecold Hobos, Findlaters

Saturday

2pm Crazycrow, The Smokin’ Stage @McNeills of Howth
2pm Frank Francone Band, The East Pier Stage @O’Connells
2pm Ben Prevo 3, The Garden Stage @The Harbour Bar
3pm Rye River Band, The Tramline Stage @The Summit Inn
3pm Rusty Jacks, The Phil Lynott Stage @The Bloody Stream
5pm Niall Toner Band, The Smokin’ Stage @McNeills of Howth
5pm Voodoo Sunshine, The East Pier Stage @O’Connells
5pm Voodoo Sunshine, The East Pier Stage @O’Connells
5pm Colm Skwirbat, The Garden Stage @The Harbour Bar
6pm Johnny Daly Blues Party, The Tramline Stage @The Summit Inn
6pm Susan Tomelty Band, The Phil Lynott Stage @The Bloody Stream
9pm Dublin City Rounders, The Garden Stage @The Harbour Bar
9.30 pm The Sick & Indigent Song Club, O’Connells (Front Bar)
10pm JukeDom, Summit Inn (Front Bar)
10pm Delta Dogs, The Phil Lynott Stage @The Bloody Stream
10.30pm Bajjna, The Smokin’ Stage @McNeills of Howth
10.30pm Lee Meehan Quintet, Wrights Findlater

Sunday

2pm Seafoam Green, The Tramline Stage @The Summit Inn
2pm Myle Hy Club, The East Pier Stage @O’Connells
2pm Sean Millar, The Garden Stage @The Harbour Bar
2.30 pm Colm Skwirbat, The Phil Lynott Stage @The Bloody Stream
3pm Chapel Hill Gang, The Smokin’ Stage @McNeills of Howth
4pm Dom Martin, The Phil Lynott Stage @The Bloody Stream
5pm Mary Stokes Band, The Tramline Stage @The Summit Inn
5pm Square Pegs, The East Pier Stage @O’Connells
5pm Dermot Byrne & Danny Tobin, The Garden Stage @The Harbour Bar
6pm Backbone Blues Band, The Smokin’ Stage @McNeills of Howth
8pm Slidin PK, The Garden Stage @The Harbour Bar

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