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New Acts Announced For 45th Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

By Donna Ahern
New Acts Announced For 45th Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

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

The new acts that have been added to the bill include Hailu Mergia, The Pharcyde, Jazz Boat Journey, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, The Scratch, Vieux Farka Touré plus many more.

45th Anniversary 

Celebrating its 45th year, the world-renowned festival will host over 1000 musicians and have more ticketed shows than ever before.

There year there will be an extended music trail in 73 pubs, theatres, clubs and hotel venues across the city, Douglas and Kinsale.


Commenting on the programme, Mark Murphy, festival director, said, “This year, we’re bringing in bigger acts, we have more venues and more ticketed shows at each venue.

"We’re also extending the Guinness music trail throughout Cork City’s vibrant venues, bars and restaurants, which provides a platform for local artists and an immersive experience for festival-goers.”

Headline Acts 

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.

Fresh from a busy summer of headlining major music and jazz festivals all over Europe this summer, Morcheeba will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 1st album with a gig in Cork Opera House.

Tickets are now on sale

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