Guinness Cork Jazz Festival Gets GREEN Light
Organisers have confirmed that the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival will take place over the bank holiday weekend from October 22nd-25th 2021.
The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, one of the biggest and longest running events on the Irish music calendar, has been given the green light to go ahead this year from October 22nd-25th.
Founded at The Metropole Hotel Cork in 1978, the festival has stood the test of time and is now in its 42nd year. The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival has gone from strength to strength over the decades, bringing a world class offering to the banks of the Lee which over the years has included a stellar constellation of Jazz legends from Ella Fitzgerald, Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, BB King and Dizzy Gillespie, to Ronnie Scott, George Melly, Cleo Laine, and Sonny Rollins.
We at the Metropole Hotel are thrilled with the news and look forward to annuncing the details of our Festival schedule in the coming weeks.
Speaking about this year’s festival, Rory Sheridan, Head of Partnerships, Diageo Ireland said: “We are absolutely delighted to confirm that the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival 2021 will be taking place this October Bank Holiday weekend, from the 22nd – 25th October. This will be the first major festival in Ireland since the pandemic to take place, which is a significant milestone not only for musicians and the events industry who have been one of hardest hit industries, but also for festival goers who have been waiting for some good news. We look forward to announcing full details of the festival including the line up over the coming weeks.”
Also speaking today, Fiona Collins, Chairperson of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, said: “We are delighted to bring the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival back to the City this year – we’re working through the programming and are excited to bring much loved performances, as well as emerging local talent, to the streets and venues of Cork this bank holiday weekend.”
Cllr. Colm Kelleher, Lord Mayor of Cork, also commented: “On behalf of the people of Cork, the local business owners, hoteliers, bar and restaurants owners, as well as all of the musicians who will be involved again this year in The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, we are absolutely thrilled to welcome back the Festival. The hugely significant economic impact as well as the vibrancy and energy it brings to Cork city and the surrounding area is unparalleled – there is nothing else like it. This is the great news that we all wanted to hear!”
Full details will be released over the coming weeks on www.guinnessjazzfestival.com<http://www.guinnessjazzfestival.com