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Irish Fest will take place Aug. 15-18 this summer.

Irish Fest announces its 2019 music lineup

Drum roll, please. Milwaukee Irish Fest, the world's largest celebration of Irish and Celtic music and culture, has announced its star-studded 2019 entertainment lineup. The festival features hundreds of musicians, dancers and entertainers from around the world, with music running the gamut of genres, from traditional Irish to the most contemporary sounds of today.

The entertainment lineup sets the stage for an unforgettable festival, including performances by fan favorites like Gaelic Storm and The High Kings, plus newcomers like Elephant Sessions and Boxing Banjo.

The 2019 showcase stage at Milwaukee Irish Fest shines a light on Galway, a gem of a city on the west coast of Ireland. Galway is often referred to as the cultural heart of Ireland and will be the European Capital of Culture in 2020. Its culture and history will be on full display throughout the festival grounds in Milwaukee this year.

On the Galway showcase stage, attendees can see the following artists:

  • We Banjo 3
  • The Whileaways
  • BackWest
  • Padraig Stevens and Leo Moran
  • The Kane Sisters

"Milwaukee Irish Fest offers art, food, history, sports and culture, but music is the heartbeat of this festival," said Mike Mitchell, executive director of Celtic MKE, the organizer and host of Milwaukee Irish Fest each year. "And it's not just traditional Irish music. This year's roster has indie-folk, Americana, Celtic rock and a lot more. There's really something for everyone."

Like a family gathering, the Milwaukee Irish Fest entertainment lineup has its fair share of familiar faces, such as:

  • Red Hot Chilli Pipers
  • Gaelic Storm
  • Hermitage Green
  • Seo Linn
  • And many more

The festival always attracts new attendees each year, and the musical acts are no different. Other newcomers to the Milwaukee Lakefront include:

  • Realta
  • Emma Langford
  • Boxing Banjo
  • Rum Ragged
  • And many more

For more information on the full 2019 entertainment lineup (subject to change) or to purchase tickets, visit the Milwaukee IrishFest website.


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