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Quarter Block Party 2023


Long the jewel in the gleaming crown of Cork’s annual festival calendar, Quarter Block Party makes its highly-anticipated return across 14th-16th July.

Once again striking an incredible balance between supremely DIY and carefully curated, this year’s programme promises another another world-beating three days and nights across various venues in Cork.

Among the many highlights on the live music front include a double bill from two long-time TTA favourites, Elaine Howley and Maija Sofia at Couglan’s, His Father’s Voice and Rose Connolly at the Green Room of Cork Opera House, a Sunwell Tapes showcase at Plugd Records and Flowers at Night and Mantua, also at Coughlan’s. Kicking off this year’s festival on Friday, 14th July is a downright unmissable showcase at Griffith College, featuring sets from Jane Deasy (pictured), Muireann Levis and Ana Palindrome. Check out the full line-up below.

As with previous years, this year’s festival also boasts a stack of workshops, talks and events, including an Artists Afternoon at the Everyman from 1pm-3.30pm on Friday and a Brus Performance Marathon at Circus Factory from 1-4pm on Saturday.

For all info and tickets, hit up QBP’s Linktree and Instagram.


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