Now celebrating its 10th year, K-FEST has cemented its reputation as Ireland's most important festival dedicated to celebrating the work of emerging artists. Each June bank holiday weekend the town of Killorglin Co. Kerry, Ireland is transformed into a major hub of culture and creativity, with over 60 events taking place including workshops, music events, and craft markets. With a welcoming atmosphere that appeals to all ages, the town comes alive with numerous pop-up galleries, art installations and exhibitions taking place in disused buildings, empty shop-fronts and non-traditional arts spaces.
Over the past 10 years, the festival is proud to have exhibited the work of over one thousand emerging visual artists from all parts of Ireland. Visitors are often drawn to the festival’s unique bohemian flair and the opportunity to connect with like minded creatives or future collaborators.
Both locals and visitors alike are encouraged to explore the vast exhibition spaces, gain inspiring insights from artists at fireside chats held in the town’s iconic pubs, enjoy poetry recitals or discover their new favourite punk rock band!
Join us at K-FEST this June Bank Holiday for the chance to be part of a unique immersive experience that champions emerging artists and celebrates diversity and accessibility across a wide range of visual and performing arts.
K-FEST is powered by a dedicated team of volunteers, made possible by the generous support of Fexco, Rockshore and many local businesses, and kindly funded by The Arts Council of Ireland in tandem with Kerry County Council.