August 16-19, 2018

August 16-19, 2018

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4 Bands to Check out at Irish Fest 2017

Since the beginning of the festival in 1981, Milwaukee Irish Fest has been excited to give audiences a musical taste of all things Irish. This year we're excited to welcome four acoustic folk bands from Ireland that wouldn't sound out of place at festivals like Bonnaroo or Eaux Claires, but still retain their Irish roots at the core of their music. Discover these artists before they start topping the charts here in the States -- because they already have across the pond!


Acoustic Folk Rock ~ Limerick, Ireland

Similar Artists

The Lumineers | The Head and the Heart

After signing to Sony Records Ireland, their debut studio album, Save Your Soul, was released to critical acclaim last March and debuted at Number 3 on the Irish Charts, and was also featured on all Aer Lingus flights under their music listening portion of entertainment. 

View Their Irish Fest Schedule


Indie Folk ~ Longford, Ireland

Similar Artists

Mumford and Sons | The Frames | Band of Horses

Brave Giant released their debut EP, The Lordy Lordy EP, in April 2016, which climbed to the No. 2 spot on the Irish iTunes charts. They have also sold out shows at Ireland's most famous live music venue, Whelan's. Their most recent single, "The Time I Met the Devil," raced to the No. 1 spot on the Irish iTunes Charts.

View Their Irish Fest Schedule


Contemporary/Acoustic Folk ~ Dublin, Ireland

Similar Artists

The Avett Brothers | Fleet Foxes | Bon Iver

The Young Folk were discovered by Pixie Pace Records and have been filling venues in Ireland and abroad ever since. Their song "Way Down South" was featured in a Jameson Whiskey video, and Ireland's President, Michael Higgins, once organized a private function at his residence in which they performed.

View Their Irish Fest Schedule


Contemporary Folk/Singer-Songwriter ~ Dublin, Ireland

Similar Artists

Frances Black | Alison Krauss 

Aoife Scott has become a force to be reckoned with on the Irish-Folk scene. She's appeared several times on Ireland's popular TV shows, such as The Late Late Show, and released her debut album in 2016 called, All Along the Wild Atlantic Way. She's toured with her band to worldwide destinations such as the UK, Germany, Australia and India. 

View Her Irish Fest Schedule

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2018 Ticket Prices

General Admission - $15 online until August 1 // $20 after August 1 & at the Gates
Senior (60 and Older) - $15 at the Gates only
Thursday (Over 12) - $5 online & at Gates
Children (12 and Under) - Free
4 Day Pass - $30
until August 1 // $38 after August 1 // Not Available at Gates

(4 Day Pass. Available For Order Online Only)
Half Price Friday - $10 online & at Gates

2018 Festival Hours

Thursday - 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday - 4 p.m. to 12.m.
Saturday - 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Sunday - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


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  • Habush Habush Rottier
  • Jameson
  • Jameson
  • Lakefront Brewery
  • Miller Lite
  • Potowatomi
  • Sprecher


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  • Festival Grounds: Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee
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