Cork Jazz Festival

The Metropole Hotel Cork

2019 FESTIVAL INFORMATION

The 2019 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival will take place over the October Bank Holiday Weekend, Thursday 24th to Monday 28th October, in Cork City boasts an exciting line up of world-class Jazz greats, bringing the Festival back to its roots as the Jazz haven of Ireland.

We are the hotel where the festival was founded and the home of The legendary Festival Club, the central hub of the festival. Our famous Festival Club at the Metropole Hotel is one of the biggest attractions at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. For four days and nights it becomes the heart of this blockbusting event, offering fans a wide variety of jazzy sounds on up to five stages. The Everyman Theatre, Cork City Hall, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork Opera House and Firkin Crane will also play host to some swinging Jazz headliners throughout the weekend. 

Tickets will be on sale later in the year for the Jazz Festival Club at The Metropole Hotel Cork

VIP Platnium Packages at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival 

Let us introduce you to the exclusive Jazz Platnium Lounge in the Beckett Suite at this year's Cork Jazz Festival. Experience smooth jazz sounds in an intimate seated venue perfect for the discerning jazz lover.

Our Platnium Package includes a bottle of Moët & Chandon Champagne served to your table on arrival with Chef's Charcuterie Board, tapas and oysters. We offer table service drinks until midnight so you can sit back and revel in the Jazz. Afterwards you will enjoy access to the multi-room entertainment in our hotel, which is transformed into the home of Jazz for this year's Festival.

Corporate VIP Packages 2019 

VIP Package 1 - €75.00 per person

Table of four with exclusive access to the VIP only Platnium Lounge. Includes; a bottle of Moët & Chandon Champagne on arrival, Chef's Charcuterie Board, tapas and oysters for four, table service until midnight along with access to the overall Cork Jazz Festival Club entertainment at the hotel.

VIP Package 2 - €80.00 per person

Table of two with exclusive access to the VIP only Platnium Lounge. Includes; a a bottle of Moët & Chandon Champagne on arrival, Chef's Charcuterie Board, tapas and oysters for two, table service until midnight along with access to the overall Cork Jazz Festival Club entertainment at the hotel.

To download our 2019 VIP Platnium Packages Brochure, click here.

To book one of our Corporate VIP Packages, click here.

OUR SUNDAY LUNCH WITH JAZZ

The Cork Jazz Festival is still a while away, but here at The Metropole Hotel we celebrate our love of Jazz all year round with our Sunday Lunch with Jazz every Sunday from 1pm to 3pm. For bookings please call us 021 464 3700.

FESTIVAL HISTORY

The Jazz Festival was founded on an idea created by Jim Mountjoy, the then Metropole's marketing manager, way back in 1978. Since then the hotel has hosted many of the greatest names in jazz and jazz-related sounds and has helped the festival to grow from strength to strength.

Big names such as Ronnie Scott, Georgie Fame, Roy Hargrove, Blossom Dearie, Lonnie Donegan and Roy Ayers have graced the Metropole stages over the years along with dozens of hot bands including The Jive Aces, the Dutch Swing College and The Jazz Crusaders.

It's the range of top bands and sounds on offer that bring the fans in the Festival Club doors – with an exciting mix of jazz, blues, funk, groove and swing from all corners of the globe on the Metropole menu.

For 2018 the Metropole music mix has been upgraded in tandem with the growth of the overall Jazz Festival – where over 40,000 fans are expected to enjoy the Jazz Festival experience, many of whom will head to their favourite venue, the Festival Club.

2019 LINE UP

The 2019 Line Up for the Gunniess Cork Jazz Festival has not be announced yet. Keep an eye on the Festival's website for updates.

PURCHASING TICKETS

Tickets are available to buy from the Festival website.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Make sure you follow the festival's social media channels for the latest news:
  
 #GuinnessCorkJazz

GUINNESS JAZZ FESTIVAL 2019 ACCOMODATION PACKAGES

Jazz up your stay at home of jazz at the newly refurbished Metropole Hotel Cork.

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival 2019 Accomodation Packages, coming soon.

 

Cork Guinness Jazz Festival, what an amazing weekend.

'Got ourselves and our car checked in about noon on the sunday by a very helpful young lady.The place was alive with people enjoying the atmosphere. Did some walking around and found live bands in a number of places. Great music, food and craic.The hotel itself offered us everything. Happy smiling staff everywhere, we must mention Nicola in the dining room, gorgeous smile! All in all a memorable stay. Of course couldn't fault the weather either which made getting around all the easier!'

Review from maureenharrington04 via TripAdvisor. 

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