Since 1998, The Kilkenny Rhythm and Roots Festival has attracted some of the finest names in the Americana canon and this year is no different. This year's lineup includes: John Grant, Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, The Deep Dark Woods, Dear Flamingoes, John Murry, The Lost Brothers, Mama Rosin, Phosphorescent, Angel Olsen, Larry & His Flask, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Ha Ha Tonka.

From midday to midnight audiences wind their way through the medieval streets sampling the huge range of music in the 30 plus venues, hosting over 30 acts from Ireland, USA, Canada, UK and Sweden, with over 80 ticketed and free shows.

There’s a mixture of old and new acts on the free pub gig trail and all styles will be catered for, from swing to bluegrass, rockabilly to cajun, folk and the blues.