The annual music festival to dazzle visitors to Cork

It’s that time of the year again when Cork City comes alive with musical beats and comedic tones for almost a month at Live at the Marquee located at the Showgrounds close to Páirc Uí Chaoimh on the banks of the River Lee.  This unique festival in one of a kind in Ireland, lasting for much of the summer months of June and July, and featuring some of the world’s biggest names in music and comedy.

Live at the Marquee has grown year on year and has played host to some iconic musical acts over the years including Bob Dylan, Tom Jones, 50 Cent, Elton John, Dolly Parton, The Coronas, Sting, Lady Gaga and more recently Kayne West. The Live at the Marquee festival began life almost ten years ago when Cork City was the chosen European Capital of Culture in 2005.

As the only choice for 5 star hotels in Cork near the Marquee, Fota Island Resort has proved to be a popular base for many of the performers and music revellers alike when choosing Cork hotels. Start your night off in the relaxed surroundings of the Amber Lounge where you can enjoy a cocktail or try a local stout with a tasty pre-concert meal before making your way to the Marquee.

With more performers being added each week, there will be no shortage of things to do in Cork throughout June and July. The following performers have been confirmed in the line-up so far:
  • Riverdance (11 – 14 June)
  • Beck (16 June)
  • Billy Idol (17 June)
  • The Vamps (18 June)
  • The Coronas (19 & 20 June)
  • Nathan Carter (21 June)
  • ZZ Top (22 June)
  • John Legend (23 June)
  • Ellie Goulding (24 June)
  • Kodaline [sold out] (25 June)
  • Lionel Richie (27 June)
  • The Waterboys (28 June)
  • Dara O’Briain (03 July)
  • Christy Moore with Declan Sinnott & Jim Higgins (04 July)
  • Van Morrison (09 July)
  • Chic feat. Nile Rodgers (10 July)
  • The Frames 25th Anniversary Show (11 July)
  • Status Quo (12 July)
  • Damien Rice (13 July)
  • Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (14 July)

Marquee Hotel Deals

When choosing Cork hotels near the Marquee whether it be for a weekend or a short hotel break in Cork then Fota Island Resort can cater for all your needs with 5 star hotel accommodation and luxury self catering in Cork. With a wide variety of competitive B&B packages available, be sure to keep an eye out for some of our great Cork hotel deals!