The Big Weekender.

The Big Weekender

Carlow Arts Festival finishes with a brand new buzz. The Big Weekender (16-19 June) is a four-day splash of music, art, street spectacle and family fun in the historic heart Carlow Town. The Big Weekender Festival HQ is centred on the beautiful lawns of Carlow College St Patrick’s, next to the cathedral. Our specially built Festival HQ Pavilion will be the place for comedy and top music acts including Hothouse Flowers and Lisa Lambe, BARQ, Treelan, Black Wing Bird, Abandoman, Foil Arms and Hog and Aindreas de Staic. Pop next door for the best of contemporary art at VISUAL, then grab a bite at the Festival HQ food village, featuring craft beer from local legends O’Hara’s.  Make Festival HQ your party hub, or simply chill out on the lawn.

It won’t be just the evenings you’ll want to spend at The Big Weekender Festival HQ, this year’s Carlow Arts Festival is full of family friendly fun. The grounds of Festival HQ will host a feast of day time entertainment, performance, music and fantasy fun for all ages. Bring a picnic, get stuck into the free garden games or just lie on the grass (weather always permitting). You may never want to leave, from the outdoor cinema screening of Grease, to the massive flying spectacle of Fidget Feet topped by Fireworks, the days and nights will be kicking in Carlow!

Music at this year’s Big Weekender is supported by O’Hara’s