It’s the biggest party weekend of the year in Cork.
Anyone whose done the trail in previous years knows that big crowds and long queues at the bar are simply par for the course during the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.
This year however, there’s a very fancy alternative and if you’re feeling extra, you can book it now at the Metropole Hotel.
The grand dame of MacCurtain Street is famously the centre of the action throughout the bank holiday weekend, and lucky jazz fans can sink into a comfy seat at the exclusive VIP Jazz Platinum Lounge in the Beckett Suite for a Jazz Weekend experience quite unlike any other.
The Jazz Platinum VIP Lounge
Book a table for four (€75 per person or €80 per person for a table of two) and you’ll be delivered a bottle of Moët & Chandon Champagne on arrival at the Metropole.
A selection of tasty nibbles arrives next, with a Chef’s Charcuterie Board, tapas and oysters to enjoy as you watch big name acts including New York Brass, Pixie & The Gypsies, NC Grey and the Hyde Park Brass Band.
Afterwards, guests will enjoy access to the multi-room entertainment of the Metropole Hotel for the rest of the night.
And there’ll be no queuing at the bar for you either… no siree. The hotel will drop over your drinks until midnight so you can sit back and take in the music.