The Great Irish Beer Festival is invading Cork City hall from today until Sunday and they have enticed some exciting music acts to perform in the historical site.

Doors open in the early afternoon each day with music starting at 7 each evening. First up on Thursday are Crow Black Chicken bringing their greasy blues rock sound to the festival with Cork band Slow Motion Heroes promising to lift the roof off with their reputed powerful live performance. Friday evening sees festival favourites, King Kong Company taking to the stage. The brilliant seven piece Waterford band will be joined by Cork brothers MKAI, who made their debut appearance with an explosive performance at last year’s Electric Picnic. Selling out venues across the UK, Europe, and the US and their records, both new and classic, continuing to sell across the world, Cork legends, The Frank and Walters play Saturday evening with incendiary, hardcore four piece, Hope is Noise, who celebrate their newly released forth album, ‘Demons’ bringing the festival to a fitting finale.

Over twenty Irish breweries are set to attend over the three days of the festival: including every Cork operator, the Irish Malting Company and Irish Distillers, as well as lecturers from UCC, the Great Irish Beer Festival will celebrate the rich tradition and heritage of Irish brewing, highlighting the diversity of modern 21st Century Irish brewing.

The event is open to the public from 4pm-10pm on Thursday and 2pm-10pm on Friday and Saturday. It is a ticketed event with prices ranging between €11 and €15 for day tickets, and €22-€25 for weekend passes.

tickets can be purchased during the festival from the ticket box office which will be located in the entrance area of Cork City Hall

www.greatirishbeerfestival.ie