Old Fort Quarter's amazing line up

Festival: Mix of family entertainment and headline acts

Old Fort Quarter's amazing line up

The Old Fort Quarter Festival brings an amazing line up to Portlaoise this June.

The Old Fort Quarter Festival may only be in its fourth year but it has established itself very quickly on the festival circuit with over 22,000 people attending in 2018.

The success comes about by the great mix of family entertainment during the day and excellent headline acts by night. This mix hasn’t changed for 2019 with the names getting even bigger.

New for 2019 is the addition of a dedicated live music stage situated in Laois Music Centre, within the walls of the Old Fort.

This venue allows the festival to still have a large scale music event in a safe and secure environment. This is another major boost for Portlaoise to have such a site available in the town centre.

Tickets went on sale last Friday May 10 at 10am at the Dunamaise Arts Centre or online at www.dunamaise.ie. Early bird tickets are €10 nightly or €15 nightly after that.

Wristbands will be issued each night allowing people to come and go and also take in the Heritage Pub Trail and its music over the weekend.

All the money raised from ticket sales goes directly back into the festival funds and will help finance bigger and better events to celebrate the Old Fort Quarter for future years.

The line up so far looks like this:

Friday, June 28, 10pm – 12am Abbesque; 8pm - 9.30pm Qween, 7pm - 7.45pm The AJ's.

Saturday, June 29, 10.45pm – 12am King Kong Company; 8pm - 10.15pm Pogueologly; 6.15pm - 7.30pm, The Valves; 5pm - 5.45pm, to be confirmed.

Sunday, June 30, 9.45pm - 12midnight Smash Hits; 7pm - 9.15pm Transmitter; 6pm - 6.45pm Strength In Numbers; 5pm - 5.45pm, to be confirmed.