The countdown is on.
With just weeks to go until Cork’s biggest annual party weekend, the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival has just announced a host of additional acts performing across Cork City this October Bank Holiday.
While headliners Macy Gray, Morcheeba and The Pharcyde x Souls of Mischief have already sold out, revellers can now add OXN (a new band with Radie Peat, Katie Kim, John Spud Murphy and Eleanor Myler), Fizzy Orange (a six-piece soul group from Dublin), Mas Exodus-Negro Impacto, and JarJarJr to their live gig plans from October 26th to 30th.
Other new shows announced include 1000 Beasts, Papa Romeo, Stevie G, Qbanna, Projective and Sam Healy.
‘This year is selling out faster than ever before’
Worth over €45m to the local economy, the festival smashed all records last year attracting more than 100,000 people to the city. This year’s expanded programme features an extra date, with more than 100 ticketed shows (a 40 per cent increase), more than 500 musicians from over 40 countries, and an extended music trail.
“This year is selling out faster than ever before, which is a testament to the level of talent both coming into Cork, and in Cork, this year.” said Festival Director Mark Murphy.
“It’s also building on the success of the 2022 festival, which broke previous attendance records.
“Guinness Cork Jazz is renowned for giving a platform to established local talent like Cork Opera House Jazz Artist-in-Residence Laoise Leahy and jazz stalwart and soul woman Karen Underwood, but this year we also wanted to put a focus on up-and-coming local talent.
— Stevie G (@StevieGrainger) October 3, 2023
“We have partnered with well-known Cork DJ Stevie G to produce a Sunday matinee show at The Everyman featuring Qbanaa, Projective and Sam Healy.”
Festival goers can also make the most of their festival experience by hitting the best music venues on the Guinness Music Trail, which offers music to suit every appetite. Revellers will discover everything from ska to swing and jazz to brass as the trail leads you to more than 73 venues across Cork City, Douglas and Kinsale.
Tickets for the new gigs went on sale today on guinnesscorkjazz.com.