Previously known as Howth Jazz and Blues Festival the now renamed Howth Roots & Blues Festival is broadening its scope to encompass Americana. Howth Roots and Blues Festival will have 25 gigs and all bar two of them will have FREE ENTRY. Alongside headliner Don Baker, fans of blues rock will get their fix of ZZ Top and more. Thin Lizzy fans can attend Howth’s famous Phil Lynott birthday party for a host of Lizzy tribute acts. Add in some pumped up Bluegrass from string band Mules & Men, some Western Swing from The Dublin City Rounders and then some high octane Boogie Woogie from The Gavin Povey Band and you have one hell of a festival.