by / August 1st, 2008 /

Dysart Festival cancellations and changes

Inclement weather is responsible for a spate of cancellations and line-up changes to the Dysart Music Festival due to take place in Kilkenny next weekend (9/10 August). Jools Holland and katherine Jenkins are the line-up casualties.

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  • Deirdre

    Am I the only person who has bought a ticket for this and is wonderine what is happening?

  • paul

    i had two tickets too deirdre, was giving out about schedule changes, now its cancelled altogether – not much official info yet, not even from the official site!?!?!



    1st August 2008

    It is with great disappointment that the organisers of the Dysart Festival, due to take place in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th August, have announced that the event will no longer take place as scheduled. Sadly, there has been an insufficient level of ticket sales to enable a viable inaugural event at Dysart Castle.

    An alternative event will now take place at a location which has yet to be confirmed. Full details of these arrangements will be announced as soon as they become available.

    Festival ticket holders will of course receive a complete refund if they wish. By way of thank you for the support those ticket holders showed, a special package to the alternative event is being arranged.

    Dysart Festival organisers would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused to all the music fans who purchased tickets, the artists involved and to the local community who have endeavoured to make the festival a success.

  • We’ve been told to expect another press release being issued later today in relation to the alternative venue.

    The longer it stays going, the worse it gets.

  • Phil

    The latest official comment is thus:

    It is with great disappointment that Dysart Festival will no longer take place as scheduled at Dysart Castle.

    The festival will, however, go ahead on August 9th and 10th at a new location in the heart of Kilkenny City – The Kilford Arms Hotel and its grounds on John Street. The event will take place across three areas of the hotel including Club 51, the largest nightclub in Kilkenny, O’ Faolains bar with its 16th Century Church interior, and the main stage outdoors in the grounds of the hotel.

    Headline acts no longer performing at the festival are Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and Katherine Jenkins.

    Current holders of one-day tickets, either Early Bird or General Admission, can now either bring a friend for either day or attend both days. General admission tickets for the event will now be €40.

    All ticketholders who do not attend the event can avail of a full refund from Friday 15th of August at point of purchase. Those who purchased by credit or debit card and do not attend will receive a refund automatically on that date. We extend our apologies to all those who bought tickets and to all the artists, sponsors and partners involved.