Kilkenny Roots Festival 2016

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The Smithwicks Kilkenny Roots Festival will return in 2016 during the May Bank Holiday.

Friday 29th April to Monday 2nd May.

Audiences wind their way through the medieval streets sampling the huge range of music in the 30 plus venues, hosting over 40 Irish and international acts, with over 90 ticketed and free shows from early afternoon until late into the night.

There’s a mixture of old and new acts on the free pub gig trail and all styles are catered for, from swing to bluegrass, rockabilly to cajun, folk, blues and beyond.

2016 lineup includes:

Hayes Carll, Barna Howard,John Blek and The Rats, The Delta Saints, The Weather Station, Teddy Thomas and Kelly Jones, TV Jones y Los Gatos, Tim V Smyth and The Sky at Night, Malojian, Cale Tyson Band, David Corley, Ryley Walker, Fernando Viciconte, Richmond Fontaine, Lewis and Leigh.

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Video: A whistle-stop tour of this year's festival.

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