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Cork Jazz Festival

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.

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 has helped the festival to grow from strength to strength. We now welcome over 40,000 visitors to Cork each year to celebrate the festival.

For four days in 2019, we will become the beating heart of the Cork Jazz Festival.

Cork Jazz Festival Club

All Weekend; Friday, 25 October to Monday, 28 October 2019

The famous Festival Club at the Metropole Hotel is celebrating its 42nd edition and will once again play host to a top range of diverse artists and music on several stages throughout the Jazz Festival weekend.

Fans of swing, funk, groove, blues and dixieland will be well catered for, with an exciting mix of Irish and international acts. Patrons may move from stage to stage to enjoy the special atmosphere and excitement of the Festival Club in this special celebratory year.

Entry is free on Friday and Monday.

Entry is free on Saturday and Sunday up to 6pm. From 7pm onwards, attendees will need a paid ticket to attend the Festival Club.

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Friday, 25th Oct

Saturday, 26th Oct

Sunday, 27th Oct

Monday, 28th Oct

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Friday, 25th Oct

Check out the line-up and buy your tickets to the Jazz Festival Club online.

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Saturday, 26th Oct

Tickets to the Jazz festival Club includes access to a number of stages and a variety of performances from 1pm until late. Get Tickets online.

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Sunday, 27th Oct

Tickets to the Jazz festival Club includes access to a number of stages and a variety of performances from 1pm until late. Get tickets online.

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Monday, 28th Oct

Check out the line-up and book your FREE tickets to the Barman’s Ball online.

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The Barman’s Ball

Monday, 28 October 2019

The annual ‘Barman’s Ball’ is traditionally the night where those who worked all weekend, got to kick off the heels and enjoy the last night of the Cork Jazz festival. This is definitely one of the highlights of the weekend within the Metropole Hotel.

Guests who arrive before 9pm, will be greeted with a complimentary drink on arrival.

Guests are advised to register in advance as tickets are free but limited.

Live Music:

8.30pm – Paris Jazz (avec Ellen et Paddy)

10.30pm – The Roaring 40’s

12.30am – The Revolutionaries

DJ until late

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