‘Spirit of the City 2019’ Festival Set to Hit Three Irish Cities This Year

A FOUR-DAY FESTIVAL IS SET TO HIT THREE IRISH CITIES THIS YEAR as ‘Spirit of the City 2019’ kicks off in Cork City this April!

The Festival concept, ‘Spirit of the City’, will descend on three Irish cities this year, following on from its successful inaugural year in Cork City in 2018. Celebrating emerging craft beers and distilleries, Irish entertainers and the iconic atmosphere of some of Ireland’s best-loved cities, ‘Spirit of the City’ will kick-off in Cork on April 18 and run until April 21. The Cork event will be followed by Waterford which will run from May 2 to May 5 and then Limerick which will run from June 27 to June 30.

An outdoor extravaganza, ideal for cocktail lovers, foodies and the culturally-curious, each ‘Spirit of the City’ event boasts a four-day programme jam-packed with experiential and sensory activity such as cocktail demonstrations from award-winning mixologists, varied culinary delights from local street-food suppliers, exciting performances from fire breathers, live bands and DJs throughout each day and night.

Up-and-coming comedian, Bernard Casey, who counts almost 1 million views on YouTube and more than 65,000 fans on social media, will take the stage in each city on the Thursday night. The crafty comedian hails from Co. Kerry has taken the internet by storm with his videos ‘The Polish/Irish Barman’, ‘The Irish Listening Test’ and his hugely popular character, ‘The Local Gossip’.

In addition, the iconic Mickey Joe Harte will take to the stage in each city on each night getting attendees on their feet with his crowd-pleasers ‘We’ve Got The World Tonight’ and ‘Teenage Kicks’.

Over 25 Irish gin and whiskey brands drinks brands are already scheduled to attend the 2019 instalments in each city including Drumshambo Gunpowder Gin, Garnish Island Gin, Bertha’s Revenge Gin, Beara Ocean Gin, West Cork Whiskey, Teelings Whiskey and Hide Whiskey.

Keen to provide an enjoyable yet mature experience, festival organisers have set each event for over-23s. In addition, attendees can pre-book tables and enjoy table service from the event’s staff. The concept also caters to corporate bookings making it an ideal option for staff nights out.

The ‘Spirit of the City’ concept is the brain-child of Main Stage Events, Ireland’s newest entertainment company founded in 2018, by former schoolteacher and serial entrepreneur, Kevin Collins, and acclaimed sound and light engineer, Des Mahon.

Tickets to each Spirit of the City location are on sale now from www.spiritofthecity.ie, with tickets priced at €19.00 excluding booking fee. To keep up to date with programme updates and to join in the conversation, follow @spiritofthecity on social media.