Hudson Taylor, The Hot House Flowers, The Blizzards & more for Buncrana Music Festival

Buncrana Music Festival returns to Buncrana’s Shore Front in what is expected to be the biggest music event in the north west of the year.

A top-class array of Irish talent is on display with organisers, Notorious Events, revealing eight acts so far, including HUDSON TAYLOR, THE HOT HOUSE FLOWERS, THE BLIZZARDS, KEYWEST, and NATTY WAILER along with local bands, LAVENGRO, DON’T FEAR THE NATIVES and TOWN LAW, with additional headline artists still to be announced.

The festival takes place on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th June at Buncrana’s scenic Shore Front, and if the weather is anything like last year, we can expect an amazing atmosphere, and all the fun of the sun, sea, sand and sound of fantastic music. Last year’s event was praised for the very safe environment created by the organisers, as well as being excellent value for money.

Additional facilities have also been made available this year, providing a unique glamping experience on site throughout the festival, and for the first time, under 16s can also attend the event, if accompanied by a responsible adult. Each night, the event will also end with a huge fireworks display.

The festival continues to grow, and we believe that having an event of this scale is vital for Donegal. We have invested heavily in the past two years to make the event as enjoyable, safe and entertaining as any other festival out there, and no other town can offer the location we have, with stunning views, less two minutes walk from the town centre. We have been blessed with the support of local people, as well as the statutory agencies and local Gardaí, and we are very grateful for the grant funding we received this year for the first time, which will help cover the cost of the likes of our stage, fencing and other infrastructure necessary to make the event happen. We hope that we’ll attract attendees from all over the country, not just locally, and if we can help grow visitor numbers to the area, it’s a win-win for everyone concerned.

Barry Doherty – Notorious Events 

Limited early-bird tickets are on sale now, and the festival is excellent value for money, at only €20 per night per adult, and €10 per night for under 16s, so make sure you get yours quick, as at this price, they will not be available for long. Tickets are available now via the festival’s website,, and also through online ticket outlets Skiddle and Eventbrite, with full price tickets going on sale in the coming weeks.

Camping can also be booked online through the festival’s website.