Joy In The Park Cork

Programme

JOHN McCARTHY MAIN STAGE

The Main Stage will deliver an exciting line-up of top live music throughout the afternoon with Indie legend & ringmaster, Jerry Fish, Innovative trad and world music band Kila and Cork ska favourites, Pontious Pilate & The Naildrivers.

The afternoon will also deliver a magical musical experience with Cork Pops Ensemble, as well as a number of performances by some of Corks most talented young musicians through; Cork Academy of Music, Music MashUp, Barrack Street Band, The Kabin Studio and Creative Tradition in partnership with Music Generation Cork City Programme.

MAD HATTER'S TEA PARTY

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party tent presents the acoustic stage, showcasing some of Ireland’s finest musicians with John Spillane, LowMountain, Miss Paula Flynn, The Lost Gecko, Annette Buckley, The Finns & Pat Carey taking to the stage alongside UK folk & blues duo and internet sensations Lizards Eg.

Audiences will enjoy intimate performances whilst enjoying servings of afternoon tea hosted by Tara’s Tea Rooms of Cork…

JOY SYLVIE SPOKEN WORD STAGE

The Joy Sylvie Spoken word stage presents some of Ireland’s most renowned poets and spoken word artists alongside emerging talent and storytelling.

MC’d by punk poet, Wasps vs Humans, will see Conal Creedon, Tina Pisco, Julie Goo, Spekulaviv Fiktion, Stan Notte, Cormac Lally, Bubba Shakespeare and Laura Lavelle performing the stage.

Also presenting The Kabin Studio; showcasing a  melting pot of talent performed by young rappers, spoken word and hiphop artists as part of GMCBeats and Music Generation Cork City Programme.

SENSORY & WELLNESS HAVEN

The Sensory & Wellness Haven will create a space of serenity, forming the backdrop for the shimmering and soothing sounds of the Cork Community Gamelan, a Javanese gong & percussion ensemble.

COUCH SESSIONS

The Couch Sessions in association with Minding Creative Minds, Ireland’s first 24/7 (32 county and our Irish overseas) wellbeing support programme for the entire Irish creative sector, will bring the living room outside, hosting a number of mental health panels and podcast interviews.

Also during the afternoon, Ronan Leonard will host his highly entertaining and original Ringo Music Bingo;  a comedy game, not a quiz, so it’s accessible to everyone!