Howth Roots and Blues Festival

Howth Roots and Blues Festival

Abbey Tavern Howth, Co Dublin
Abbey Tavern, Howth, Co Dublin
Abbey Tavern Howth, Co Dublin 09/08/2024 19:00 - 11/08/2024 21:00
09/08/2024 19:00 - 11/08/2024 21:00

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This is an over 18s event. You may be required to show ID (driver's license, Garda / PSNI ID or passport only). Right of admission is reserved.

Howth Roots and Blues Festival - August 9th-11th 2024


An Unmissable, Mostly Free, Music Extravaganza!


Join us for the Howth Roots and Blues Festival, a vibrant and mostly free music festival set in the picturesque fishing village of Howth, just outside Dublin. This festival celebrates the finest Irish roots and blues artists, along with some international talent, and offers an eclectic mix for fans of Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Americana, and Reggae. Experience the charm of wandering from gig to gig, much like at Electric Picnic, but without the need for a ticket.

With 36 free gigs across 6 unique venues around the village and the scenic hill of Howth, plus 5 exclusive ticketed headline shows at the historic Abbey Tavern, this year’s festival promises an unforgettable experience. Our headline acts include internationally acclaimed singer ‘Mary Coughlan’, Award winning blues artist ‘Grainne Duffy’, UK all star blues trio ‘Dirt Road Band’, Award winning rock trio 'Crow Black Chicken’, and the living legend ‘Rob Strong’ and his Band.

Full Lineup:


Mik Pyro & Dublin Blues Cartel, Mary Stokes Band, Doc MacLean, Bree Harris, The Skalps,

Fiona Kennedy, The Savage Hearts, Susan Tomelty Band, Square Pegs, Niamh Strong, Parchman Farm, Des Hopkins Dixieland Jazzband, Kelly’s Lot, Dead Letter Devils, Dermot Byrne & Danny Tobin, Roisin McAlinden Band, Pete Cummins & Ger Kiely, Colm Skwirbat, Mr. Castle, Rye River Band, Moher, Backbone Blues Band, Crazy Crow, Ben Reel, The Stone Cold Hobo, Paul Sherry, Jukedom Ft Dubh Lee, Tom Horan’s Legends of Country Music, Neon River, Rhys Crimmin, Driving Blue, Garry Codgell, King and Whittredge, Dickie Lee Erwin, Ben Catley, Susanne Rhattigan, Niamh Duffy, Frank Francone, The Festival Rootenanny with Paul Byrne and friends.


The 7 venues include The Summit Inn, McNeills, The Bloody Stream, The Harbour Bar, Findlaters, O’Connells and The Abbey Tavern. Some of the venues have created outdoor spaces for summer gigs. The Summit Inn will have the Tramline Stage, an outdoor performance space on top of Howth Hill.  O’Connells will have the East Pier Stage, an outdoor performance space on the prom at 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.



Tickets for Gráinne Duffy on Friday 9th August -áinneDuffy-9thAug


Tickets for Crow Black Chicken on Saturday 10th August -


Tickets for The Dirt Road Band on Saturday 10th August -


Tickets for  Rob Strong on Sunday 11th August -


Tickets for Mary Coughlan on Sunday 11th August -