Ballydemoppets at Ballydehob Jazz Festival 2023. PHOTO: Jason Lee


One of West Cork’s most popular annual events has just launched its programme for 2024.

Back again for another May Bank Holiday’s worth of incredible entertainment is the Ballydehob Jazz Festival, taking place from 3-6 May.

The 2024 line-up includes yet another outstanding programme featuring musicians, spoken word artists, street performers, and dancers from across the globe.

Irish and international acts include The Bonk, Donal Dineen, The Lava Birds, Tacla, Becca Ruane, and Boolaboom. There will jazz, New Orleans punk and funk, piano prodigies, swing, beats, and much more.

Last year the festival welcomed thousands of visitors to the streets and venues of Ballydehob. Over 80% of the festival events, art exhibitions, music trail, street performances, poetry slam, food and craft market, and parade are all free to enjoy.

Making its debut this year is Pirate Taxi, an extraordinary aerial show featuring original live music, humour, and a mechanically ingenious set built on an old school London taxi!

The show is suitable for all ages and will take place in the Ballydehob Playground on Saturday and Sunday. Entry is free.

“It’s a really unique festival we have created together, full of heart, fun and community, music, and art. It’s a celebration of Ballydehob and could happen nowhere else because there’s nowhere like this village,” said Creative Director, Joseph O'Leary.

For full programme information and to book tickets for headline shows, visit