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Festival Village Main Stage

Check out this amazing show, suitable for everyone in the family. Join us at the Main Stage to be dazzled by the award winning and super fun legends that are Kíla.

For quite a number of years Kíla have been presenting their Kids show in theatres throughout the country, most notably in the children’s theatre The Ark in Dublin, the Bualadh Bos children’s festival in Limerick’s Lime Tree, in Mermaid in Bray, the Model in Sligo, the RCC in Letterkenny and the Townhall Theatre in Galway.

Formed in Dublin Gaelic secondary school Coláiste Eoin in 1988, Kíla's unique and ever evolving sound, while rooted in tradition, is inspired by a myriad of musical influences worldwide. Kíla's 8 members stem from differing musical backgrounds, including Irish traditional, classical, folk and rock.

2019 was a busy year for Kíla with several sold out gigs at Connollys of Leap, Monroes in Galway,The Crescent Theatre in Drogheda, The National Concert Hall in Dublin, and a date in Leuven, Belgium which sold out within 24 hours. The Summer was filled with festivals (including Kaleidoscope, Rainforest World Music Festival in Malaysia, Stendhal Festival, Galway International Arts Festval, Fleadh Cheoil, Festival du Chant des Marins and the SION Guinness Irish Festival).

Kíla completed a Belgian tour in November 2019 (with support from Culture Ireland), several dates in Ireland, and returned to the National Stadium for their headline Christmas show, Féile Kíla. (playing to 1,500 fans). In addition, Kíla are working on the soundtrack for Cartoon Saloon’s latest feature, Wolfwalkers and completed the soundtrack for a new feature film, Arracht, from TG4.

"One of the most beautifully euphoric live experiences"

BBC World Review

‘Softly spoken off stage and complete lunatics on it, Kíla have torn up the rulebook with their wantonly eclectic mix of styles, Brilliant!’

Hot Press

“Whatever it is... this is it. Kíla are right there at the cusp of it... Somehow you get the feeling they lit the fuse for the big bang.”

Bono

Monday 16, 4pm

Proudly supported by Tesco

Le pOpéra

by Curious State

The show must go on… but it might not go on! The piano is horribly out of tune, Giuseppe Rallentando, the conductor, is having a nervous breakdown, and the leading lady, Irene Singalot, is refusing to sing even a note of the opera. Can Tony Melody save the day? Is this piano tuner up to the job? Will the world-renowned operatic duo be forced to cancel their Irish debut?

A one-act tragicomedy jam-packed with humour, live music, comic songs, hilarious characters and lots of surprises along the way, this quirky, pop-up opera will certainly not disappoint!

Curious State – Theatre & Street Spectacle Company present Le pOpéra, a comic street show suitable for all the family.

Starring Mary Lou McCarthy, Killian Browne and Nicholas Kavanagh.

Proudly supported by Tesco

Code of Behaviour

Code of Behaviour are an Irish brass band based in Cork City. Their style is a blend of pop, jazz and overall madness, striving to make each moment a party. The set consists of their own arrangements of modern covers, traditional New Orleans standards, and original tunes.

Set up in September 2017, Code of Behaviour made their debut busking on the streets during the Cork Jazz Festival. Although known for “livening up the streets of Cork”, the band have also played at festivals, including Electric Picnic, weddings, college balls, charity events and other gigs.