If you haven't been making the most of summer so far, you can still make August a month to remember.

August 2019 is actually jam-packed with summer festivals and music gigs. And let's be honest, we can't get enough of them.

Most of these you'll know about, others may be unfamiliar to you. We've included dates so this can be your go-to August 2019 gigs and festivals guide.

Kicking off with the bank holiday weekend - which genuinely has looooads on - and events on right up to the end of the month, here's what you need to know.


All Together Now

What Now in its second year, All Together Now blends rock and pop, dance and experimental music. Set across 16 stages, its headliners are The National, Fontaines D.C., Patti Smith, Hot Chip plus Father John Misty. Tickets are sold out so lucky you if you managed to grab a pair!

When 2nd-4th

Where Curraghmore Estate, Co Waterford



What Indie celebrate its tenth year for 2019. This year's line-up includes Bastille, Lewis Capaldi, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Gavin James, Biffy Clyro, All Tvvins, The Undertones and Chasing Abby. Tickets still available but limited.

When 2nd-4th

Where Deer Farm, Mitchelstown, Co Cork



What This free urban festival see hundreds of world class artists and performers take to the streets. It attracts 100,000 spectators and spans street art and spectacle, live music, and an array of new street theatre. There's loads for kids too, as well as a parade and fireworks display.

When 2nd-4th

Where Waterford City



What Groove Armada and Chvrches headline Beatyard this year. The festival also has a Kidsyard and beloved Eatyard stage which host a fun line-up of food and drink talks, tastings, rants and reviews. Jungle, Todd Terje, Marc Rebillet, Grandmster Flash, and DJ Yoda will play among many other acts.

When 3rd-4th

Where Dún Laoghaire, Dublin


Dublin Comic Con

What Coming just a few weeks after its San Diego equivalent, Dublin Comic Con is Ireland's largest pop-culture and fandom event with Hollywood guests, photo ops, gaming, comics and more. Guests this summer include Pom Klememtieff, Lou Ferrigno, Charisma Carpenter, Richard Brake and Patrick Warburton.

When 10th-11th

Where Convention Centre, Dublin 1


Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann

What If you love Irish music, language, song and dance, it doesn't get much better than this. The Irish music competition has been growing strong since 1951. Last year, 500,000 people attended the festival in Drogheda, which hosts again for 2019.

When 11th-18th

Where Drogheda, Co. Louth


Another Love Story

What This annual weekend celebration of music, conversation, food and fun is set in and around the grounds of Killyon Manor. Artists and performers perform in the Front Room, the Library, the Cinema or the stunning Ballroom, as well as on outdoor stages. There's a meadow to walk around and river to swim in too.

When 16th-18th

Where Killyon Manor in Westmeath


Love Sensation

What Love Sensation is a two-day Music and Arts Festival aimed at the LGBTQ + community. There are drag performances on the main stage, an awesome line-up of DJs for the dance stage, and some fabulous performers for the main stage including Lily Allen, Kelis, Clean Bandit, Soule and Le Galaxie.

When 17th, 18th

Where Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin


Belfast Vital Festival

What This annual musical festival takes place across two dates. Foo Fighters with special guests Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and Hot Milk headline on the 19th ahead of their Dublin gig (see below). Timmy Trumpet headlines on the 24th, joined by Jonas Blue, Fedde Le Grand & MaRLO.

When 19th, 24th

Where Boucher Road Playing Fields


Foo Fighters

What Ah sure you know the Foo Fighters. They sang 'Everlong', 'Times Like These', 'Learn to Fly', 'My Her' and so much more. Tickets are sold out but you might know a friend of a friend.

When 21st

Where RDS Arena, Dublin


Post Malone

What That guy who sings 'Sunflower', 'Wow' and 'Better Now' among others. Tickets still available from Ticketmaster.

When 22nd

Where RDS Arena, Dublin


Rose of Tralee Festival

What At 60 years of age in 2019, this is one of Ireland's oldest and largest festivals. There's a ball, 80s night, fashion show, disco, party with the Roses, street festival, 10k run, exhibitions, music performances, a parade, activities for kids like workshops, magic shows, a circus, and tonnes more organised for it.

When 23rd-27th

Where Tralee, Co. Kerry


Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival

What Europe’s biggest singles festival is the place to go if you're looking for love, fun or just a bit of ‘craic’. There’s music and dancing in every bar from 11am to the wee hours of the night. Such acts as The RipTide Movement and Cliona Hagan are playing and you can meet Ireland’s only traditional matchmaker.

When 30th August-29th September

Where Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare


Electric Picnic

What Another one you should definitely know, EP is the final festival of the summer season. This year's acts include The Strokes, Florence and the MAchine, Hozier, The 1975, Billie Eilish, and Charli XCX. Tickets are sold out but, like we said before, you might know someone.

When 30th August-1st September

Where Stradbally Hall, Co. Laois