Cork Gears Up for Jazz Fest

New acts have been announced to the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival line-up over the October bank holiday weekend (Thursday 26th October to Monday 30th October 2023).   

At the programme launch, Festival Director Mark Murphy confirmed that The Pharcyde, Mr. Scruff and Vieux Farka Touré will join the acts announced earlier this summer. The weekend of eclectic performances features international jazz artists, local talent and five days of entertainment. Some shows are already almost booked out.

Celebrating its 45th year, the world-renowned festival will host over 1,000 musicians and have more ticketed shows than ever before. There will be an extra date (starting Thursday) and an extended music trail in 73 pubs, theatres, clubs and hotel venues across the city, Douglas and Kinsale.  

Performing alongside the headline acts will be a line-up of Irish and emerging talent who are pushing the boundaries of the genre. Add to that pop-up events, late night parties, boat trips, collaborations and brass bands marching through the city streets, and you can see why it’s one of Ireland’s most popular festivals.

The hugely successful 2022 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival smashed all records, attracting over 100,000 visitors to Cork City.

Some of the headline acts already announced for the highly anticipated weekend include R&B/soul singer and actress Macy Gray, who will perform at the Cork Opera House on Thursday 26th October in an event that is already close to selling out.