Headfest 2024 brings Music, Sports, Arts & Community Spirit to Headford

Headfest 2024 brings Music, Sports, Arts & Community Spirit to Headford

Headford is gearing up for a five-day extravaganza of music, sports, arts, and community engagement as Headfest returns for another exciting edition from May 30th to June 3rd. Find out what's in store here...

Music lovers are in for a treat with an incredible lineup featuring Trad Lib, The Tumbling Paddies, The Rainy Knights, The Rattlin’ Rogues, Danny Byrne Band, and All Folk’d Up. These performances promise to keep the Marquee pulsating with energy throughout the festival.

In addition to the musical extravaganza, Headfest celebrates the talents of emerging local artists with "Elevate: A Talent Showcase," presenting a diverse range of performances in song, dance, music, art, and spoken word.

Sports enthusiasts can participate in or cheer on their favorite teams at various tournaments including Girls Football Blitz, The Mattie Reddington Cup, The Anglers Rest Cup, and the highly anticipated Headford's Fittest Parish competition.

Art and culture feature with a special photographic exhibition showcasing the rich history of Headford through the lenses of local photographers. The festival also hosts a Craft Fair & Farmers Market, offering a platform for local artisans to display their creations.

Community engagement is at the heart of Headfest, with activities like Yoga, Historical Talks, and a Children’s Variety Show providing entertainment for all ages. Furthermore, the festival encourages green thumbs to participate in the Urban and Rural Garden competitions, promoting sustainability and creativity.


The annual Tractor Run and Vintage Car Parade on Saturday June 1st. Vintage vehicles of all kinds gather at Headford Cooperative Mart before embarking on a tour through the town. This year, all proceeds from the event will be donated to Cancer Care West, supporting their efforts in aiding cancer patients and their families.

Headfest is made possible thanks to the generous support of sponsors such as Monaghan’s Headford, Campbell’s Tavern, and Heneghan’s Anglers Rest Hotel, along with the dedication of volunteers, clubs, and groups in the community.

Tickets for all events are available at Monaghan’s Headford or online at Eventbrite.ie. For more information and updates, visit headfest.ie.

"We're thrilled to be back, offering five nights of music, fun, and community spirit," says Liam McDonagh, Chairman of Headfest. "Our program is packed with exciting events that cater to everyone in the community."

Headfest is an annual festival held in Headford, Ireland, celebrating music, sports, arts, and community spirit. Since its inception in 2017, Headfest has become a highlight on the local calendar, offering a diverse range of events for people of all ages.

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