Macroom Music Fest is a 3 day outdoor music festival run in the Square in Macroom town centre by the people of Macroom to celebrate the town being bypassed in December 2022. There will be a Music trail in all bars for the Friday. On the Saturday all 3 acts will be live in the Square with gates opening at 5:30 and on the Sunday, there will be a family day within the Castle Grounds in Macroom town centre.
Macroom town has a history of music festivals as it was the town in Ireland to organise an open air music festival in 1976 namely, The Mountain Due Festival, with major acts to include; Rory Gallagher, Van Morrison, The Chieftans and many more acts with upto 20,000 people attending from all over Europe. This continued until 1982 and is marked in History to be a major success. 40 years on a new festival has been launched namely, Macroom Music Fest which promises to be a major success attracting acts from all over Ireland and beyond.
Macroom town is situated in the scenic Lee Valley, c.30 minutes drive west of Cork city, c.30 minutes drive east of Killarney town and c.2.5 hours from Dublin.