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August 9th - 11th 2024

The Howth Roots and Blues Festival is a music festival in Howth showcasing the best in Irish live roots and blues artists with a sprinkling of International artists. While many of the artists are blues based the festival caters for fans of Country, Rhythm and Blues, Bluegrass, Americanna, Latin and reggae. Basically anything rootsy!. This site is your programme/brochure. You can find out times and venues for shows on both the ARTIST page and the GIG-FINDER page.

"I hope you all discover a great band or artist at this festival that you'd love to go and hear again or check them out online. And if you do then the festival has achieved it's goal. Ireland is full of great live bands and this is a way of hearing lots of them over a day or a weekend." Paul Byrne


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Tickets for Headline shows

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Mary Coughlan The Dirt Road Band
Rob Strong Band Grainne Duffy
Crow Black Chicken

Mik Pyro & Dublin Blues Cartel Mary Stokes Band
Doc MacLean Bree Harris The Skalps Fiona Kennedy
The Savage Hearts Susan Tomelty Band Square Pegs Niamh Strong Parchman Farm Kelly’s Lot
Des Hopkins Dixieland Jazzband Dead Letter Devils Dermot Byrne & Danny Tobin Roisin McAlinden Band 

Pete Cummins & Ger Kiely Colm Skwirbat Moher 
Mr. Castle Blues Band Rye River Band Ben Reel 
Backbone Blues Band Crazy Crow The Stone Cold Hobo
Paul Sherry Jukedom Ft Dubh Lee Tom Horan’s Legends of Country Music Neon River Rhys Crimmin
Driving Blue Garry Codgell King and Whittredge
Dickie Lee Erwin Ben Catley Suzanne Rhatigan
Niamh Duffy Frank Francone Festival Rootenanny

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