July 6th to 13th 2019

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Cairde Sligo Arts Festival is set to return from July 6th to 13th 2019. The week-long event returns to host a stellar lineup of Irish and international musicians, artists and performers in a range of unique and surprising venues and locations across County Sligo. 

An unmissable week of culture, family-friendly events, visual art and street-theatre will launch with Park Fest, the annual day-long event in Sligo’s Peace Park. Songs By the Sea, intimate gigs in some of Sligo’s most loved sea-side cafes will return, as will Cairde Visual, the open submission visual art exhibition in conjunction with The Model.

New for 2019, Cairde SAF collaborates with Brokentalkers and the Hawk’s Well Theatre on new work for theatre and the music programme will be launched with an exciting new collaboration featuring Claudia Schwab, Cathy Jordan and Irene Buckley with international musicians Bodek Janke, Raphael Decoster and Soof Nikritin.

You can read our first festival announcements here and our full programme of events will be released shortly.


Are you interested in the arts, festivals, events, theatre, music, and Sligo? We are always looking for a helping hand at the Festival. For more info please contact Tara McGowan on 0872214079 or tarabmcgowan@gmail.com