Warm crowds, weird sounds, deep dance-floor moments, and a gloriously pretty and wild backdrop, makes Open Ear a fun idyllic place to discover the cream of Ireland's experimental scene' - Wire Magazine
Open Ear is an annual music festival focused on giving a platform to Irish artists in the stunning environs of Sherkin Island, West Cork, Ireland. Now in its fourth year, the festival will run for 4 days across the June Bank Holiday Weekend, Thursday 30th May to Sunday 2nd June.
Visiting the island this year are artists: Garies (New Jackson and Lumigraph), Radie Peat, Maria Somerville, Patrick Kelleher & His Cold Dead Hands, Aaron Dilloway & Vicky Langan, Woven Skull, Jennifer Walshe, Club Comfort, Fran Hartnett, T-Woc, Áine O'Dwyer, Aoife O'Neill, Static., Eliza, Prun, Ebauche, Bloom, Belacque, SIAS, Kenny Hanlon, The Digital Druids and Dabbledoo Feat. Amanda Feery & everyone, and there's still much more to be announced.
Year on year the festival's ambition has expanded, bringing artists of many ages and musical disciplines together. The event continues to explore Sherkin itself, an island measuring 3 miles long and 1.5 miles wide, using various locations to deliver a fresh, one-of-a-kind curated programme.