This year's summer festival schedule is without question one of the best in recent memory. From the big guns like Electric Picnic and Longitude to the smaller, more 'boutique' festivals like Body & Soul, Castlepalooza and the standalone outdoor gigs in Marlay Park and Kilmainham, there really is something for even the most eclectic of musical tastes over the summer months.

Electric Picnic, arguably the reigning king of the Irish festival season, will this year welcome the likes of Outkast, Beck and Portishead to Stradbally for a weekend of fun at the end of August. The second edition of Longitude will look to build on its brilliant debut last summer, this time inviting the likes of Ben Howard, Massive Attack and Disclosure to Marlay Park.

Elsewhere on this summer's festival circuit, Body & Soul will feature the likes of Goldfrapp and Caribou while Castlepalooza will focus this year on a more Irish-centric line-up including Vann Music, Cave Ghosts and We Cut Corners. Indiependence will welcome the likes of White Lies, Tom Odell and Public Enemy to Cork for what will be an incredible weekend.

Speaking of Cork, their month-long Live at the Marquee series boasts its most impressive bill to date, including The National and The Prodigy, while Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Leon are among those who'll set up shop for this summer's Marlay Park gigs. As if that wasn't enough, Jack White, Paul Weller and Elbow and The Coronas (and more!) have a date at the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham this summer. 


Impressive stuff, we're sure you'll agree but where are we going with this? Well, are offering you and a mate the chance to win our annual Summer Festival Golden Ticket which will grant you access to THIRTEEN of this summer's hottest festivals and gigs - completely free of charge! 

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning the Golden Ticket is head on over to our Competitions Section, answer the question and cross all of your digits in anticipation of winning this crazy-good prize. You can also enter as many times as you like.

Any questions?

There has to be some kind of catch, right?

Nope, none whatsoever.

Which festivals do we get to go to?

The Golden Ticket will grant you and a buddy access to the following: The Prodigy & The National Live at the Marquee in Cork, Body & Soul, a selection of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham gigs, Westport Festival of Music & Food, a selection of the Marlay Park gigs, Saturday passes to Groove Festival, Longitude, Light Colour Sound Festival, Castlepalooza, Indiependence, Sugar Beat festival, a selection of gigs at Spirit of Folk AND full weekend passes to Electric Picnic.

How do we enter?

Easy, just click this link and follow the simple instructions.

How do I know if I have won?

The closing date for entries is Tuesday 17th June and we'll contact the winner later that day. Good luck!