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K-FEST Announce Line-up for 2021

October 12, 2021

K-FEST have announced the line-up for their 2021 arts festival which which takes place in Killorglin, County Kerry from 22nd to 25th October.


K-FEST which is well established on the national arts calendar as well as having been shortlisted for IMRO Best Small Music Festival in Ireland will host over 60 visual artists, as well as emerging bands, DJs, drama, poetry, comedy, cabaret, film, art workshops, talks, Screaming Pope Prize awards, technology and family events.


“It has been a tough period for artists and musicians and it will be a special weekend at K-FEST to be able to stand, sway or dance in front of a stage for the first time in nineteen months.” said Tim Clifford, music director of K-FEST.


“We decided, to be fair, to keep as many of the artists booked for the cancelled 2020 edition of K-FEST, and continue our ethos of supporting Irish bands, singers and DJs across all kinds of genres. Whilst the programme is slightly trimmed back in anticipation of a restricted festival, it does not compromise quality, especially with the seemingly unending supply of immense talent emerging on the Irish music scene.” continued Clifford.


Acts lined-up to perform this year include: TOUTS, Daithi, ROE, Alex Gough, The Love Buzz, HappyAlone, Turnstiles, Malaki, The Wha, Pastiche, Skinner and Messyng and featured DJ’s Cian Shiels, Jonno Brien, BigBeatz, Donal Sharpson, George Heelan, Karl Seery, Darren O’Riordan and Dave O’Reilly.


A new addition to K-FEST are technology related events, and this year a panel discussion will take place facilitated by Culture Works on the subject of Non Fungible Tokens. Better known as NFT’s, digital artists and musicians are now using blockchain to monetise their work. It’s a growing marketplace for anything digital, and this talk will give the lowdown from experts in the field.


K-FEST is sponsored by Fexco, IMRO, The Arts Council and Kerry County Council as well as a number of local businesses.

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