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Cork Jazz Festival

Jazz Weekend 2022 details will be announced in Autumn 2022..

Cork Jazz Festival Schedule

Every year, The Jazz Festival Club at The Metropole Hotel is the highlight of the festival. Tickets to the Jazz Festival Club are highly sought after for this sell-out event. To be the first to receive access to these tickets when they become available, sign-up below.

Please note this event is for over 23s only. Access will not be granted and refunds will not be issued to anyone under this age.

The schedule will be announced in Autumn 2022.


Our accommodation is now sold out for Jazz weekend 2022. To receive first-look exclusive access to room bookings for Jazz Festival 2023, sign up here.
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How it all began...

The history of the Jazz Festival in Cork

In 1978, our Marketing Manager Jim Mountjoy conceived the notion of a jazz festival to ring life to the hotel on a quiet October Bank Holiday weekend. The first Jazz Festival was held here at our hotel and with acts in the Opera House and Everyman Theatre. Tickets were £1.50 and the festival was sponsored by John Player. The Metropole hosted jazz greats including Ella Fitzgerald, Ronnie Scott and Herbie Hancock. Fast forward to 1982 when Guinness replaced John Player as the sponsor and extended to over 100 concerts and the introducing the Guinness Jazz Trail which saw 15 city centre pubs and venues engage for the first time. Now, years later, the Jazz Festival brings over 40,000 visitors to Cork every year. The Metropole Hotel is still the home of Jazz in Cork and our sell-out Jazz Festival Club is the place to be for the long weekend. 

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