24th annual Rockfall Festival - October Bank Holiday Weekend

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This years festival will feature over 70 acts with Bands, Solo Artistes, and DJ,s playing in venues all over Kilkeny City during the October bank holiday weekend. The Festival will once again showcase the enormous talent that is in Kilkenny.

From Rock to Dance,Country to Folk, Blues to Americana, Trad to Pop, its all here. As well as that,Thin Az Lizzy, The Sawdoctors, A Mayfair Joe Dolan Tribute, Woody Guthrie Centennial Tribute, Devious Theatre, A Busking Competition (in conjunction with Savour Kilkenny Festival) and world renowned Dance/Progressive DJ John Gibbons (who flies in from Mexico) will all entertain over the weekend.

While all of the Pub gigs are free we would people to support any fundraisers we will have in house. All of our pay in gigs are very reasonably priced also. Proceeds from the Festival will once again go to support the wonderful work of Enable Ireland at the O'Neill Centre in Kilkenny.


Friday, 26th October 2012

Event Venue Time Cost
Mayfair Anniversary Dance in Hotel Kilkenny with The Marble City Sounds, Paddy Hanrahan,Sonny Cullen, Special Guest Paschal Brennan with The Joe Dolan Tribute Show Hotel Kilkenny 9.30am -1.30pm €10
TV Jones & The Tomahawks Ryan's 10pm Free
Catch 22 Matt the Millers 10pm Free
Fright Night Friday Rockfall Fancy Dress Party Night - DJs, Spots, Great Prizes, Great Craic Biddy Earlys 9pm Free
Woodie Guthrie Tribute Cleeres Theatre 9.30pm €7
DJ John Gibbons with DJ Amos, Barry D, Gary Bates Pegasus Night Club 9pm €5


Saturday, 27th October 2012

Event Venue Time Cost
Rockfall at the Town Hall Town Hall 11am - 5pm Free
Busking Competition Sreets of Kilkenny 2pm - 4pm Free
Thomas Donoghue Band, Nathan Conway and The River Valley Band + Soul Kitchen Set Theatre 9.30pm (doors) 10pm (first band on scene) €5
The Uptown Band Ryans 10pm Free
Lancelot Lynx (formerly Mata Hari) Paris Texas 10pm Free
Devious Theatre will present the first screening of the Irish stage premiere of Night Of The Living Dead followed by The All Time DJ's performing the Dead Disco Cleeres Theatre 8.30pm €5
Yvonne Moriarty with Him and Her Rafter Dempseys 10pm Free
Durida Nua Paddy Leydons 10pm Free
Billy Mac O'Gormans 10pm Free
Ignition Egans 10pm Free
Larry Dowds Rockfall Disco Night Pat Carrolls 10pm Free
Karaoke Night PVs Bar Kilford Arms 10pm Free
Live music Campions 10pm Free
Live music Clubhouse Hotel 10pm Free
32-20 Breathnachs 10pm Free
Leg Wax + DJ Keith Osborne Lanigans 8.30pm Free




Sunday, 28th October 2012

Event Venue Time Cost
All Ages Gig. Kilkennys Best young talent on the Pegasus stage. M.C. Martin Bridgeman (KCLR)). Pegasus Cliffords Arms 2.30pm - 5pm €5
Busking Competition Sreets of Kilkenny 2pm - 4pm Free
Thin Az Lizzy Kytelers Inn 10pm, doors 9.30pm €10 with €7 concession
Backdoor Blues - Halloween fancy dress night Ryans 10pm Free
Kitchen Sessions Special Paddy Leydons 5-8pm Free
The Bar Flies The Pumphouse 10pm Free
O'Dwyer Bros Kytelers Courtyard 6pm Free
Kids Disco (3-8yrs) Clubhouse Hotel 2pm-5pm €5
DJ Tracey Edwards Rafter Dempseys 10pm Free
The Midnight Union Band + The Scenes Billy Byrnes 10pm Free
Rockfall Fancy Dress Disco with Johnie Jukebox Egans 10pm Free
The Wildwood Boys O'Gormans 10pm Free
Eamon Comerford PVs Kilford Arms 10pm Free
Rusty Springs Breathnachs 7pm Free
Mid Life Crisis Campions 10pm Free
Rockfall and Out for the Weekend present Halloween Fancy Dress Party with The Hujas + DJ IANO. Nixon at the Watergate 9pm Free
Octaves Clubhouse Hotel 10pm Free
The Sawdoctors Set Theatre 8pm €20


Monday, 29th October 2012

Event Venue Time Cost
Bank Holiday Marathon Gig 4- finish with Frantic Jack, Clive Barnes, Midnight Union Band, The Quare Hawks, Thomas Donoghue Band, Edisons, Shane O,Dwyer, Abey Folk, The Fundamentals, Jamie Fitzpatrick and Sophie Knox, John Treacy, Stephen Murphy, The Acousticats, DJ Amos. Kytelers Inn 4pm €5
Stephen Murphy Tynans 9.30pm Free


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