forest fest 2024 first Lineup reveal

A summertime party atmosphere for 2024 will bring you dancing to the crossroads of Emo for the weekend of July 19 – 21. With some serious headliners in the mix, Family Entertainment, Circus and Street Theatre, Award-winning street food, drumming workshops, maker area, craft beers, cocktail bar, and fun fair with loads to do for big and small. 

Many more Acts to be announced

Our Initial Lineup for Forest Fest 2024

Forest Fest Music Festival 19th, 20th & 21st of July 2024

The Human League

Ocean Colour Scene

The Divine Comedy

Stereo MC’s



Tony Hadley [Ex Spandau Ballet]

King Kong Company

The View

Paul Brady

The Undertones

Bad Manners

The Wedding Present


Robert Finley

Jack Lukeman

Something Happens

Sharon Shannon

Jenny Greene



The Frank & Walters

Cathy Davey





Aoife Destruction

Walk The Line


The Outcast Crew

Thanks Mom


Kiera Dignam

SUSO Gospel Choir

The Jury

Sarah Brooki

Fiona Kennedy



These Charming Men

Rattle and Hum

Strength in Numbers

Houston Death Ray

The Valves

Eimear Crehan

The Classic Beatles

Risky Business

Trouble Pilgrims

Southern Freud

Engine Alley


Get your tickets now and don’t miss out on the ultimate summer party at Forest Fest in Emo 2024! Grab your tickets today and get ready for the Midland’s best festival and the most enjoyable celebration of the summer.

Sean Callaghan
Sean Callaghan
Best ever festival experience enjoyed with parents and kids who loved every note of music, every wink from a performer, every smile from a friend, every drop of rain on our heads.. what a day we had.. we will never forget the day we had at Forest Fest!
Shane Egan
Shane Egan
I couldn't tell enough of my friends how wonderful that day was. Trad, Celtic rock, folk,rock, pop and deckchairs were allowed!!!! You know us and we love you for it. Going for two days this year since seeing the lineup! Music, mood and many memories in the midlands. Magic!! Shane, Clonmel, Tipperary
Jean Nine
Jean Nine
Loved Forest Fest! A wonderful, feel-good, family-friendly atmosphere, lots of accessible food and drink tents, and some amazing acts. I loved being able to move between stages without having to bring sandwiches and a compass 🙂 Fantastic vibe.
Mike Redmond
Mike Redmond
Last years Forest Fest had Great Music, Great Atmosphere, Very relaxed. Have recommended it to loads of people. See you all for Forest Fest 2
Gina Burke
Gina Burke
Class festival great vibes and suitable for families too. Will certainly be returning to Emo 🖤
Derek Malone
Derek Malone
Great festival, great line-up and fantastic atmosphere
Mags Phelan
Mags Phelan
Great to have such a great festival on our doorstep in Laois. Looking forward to this year especially the acts from the 90s
niamh sweeney
niamh sweeney
Really well organised and good music. Looking forward to 2023!
Paula Macauliffe
Paula Macauliffe
Great boutique Festival, not a huge event which made it even more enjoyable. Plenty of choice for eating lots of variety. Well organised and safe event.