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The 2018 Sydney Irish Festival is just around the corner. Here’s what’s going down

This year’s Sydney Irish Festival is just around the corner and you can bet it’s going to be a jam-packed tribute to all things Irish, meaning it’s bound to be pretty entertaining.

This two-day extravaganza will play host to headlining musical acts, an array of bars, food outlets, stalls and amusement rides, along with traditional Irish dance performances, sporting clinics, and kid’s activities.

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The 2018 Sydney Irish Festival is a celebration of everything it means to be Irish and a ‘must do’ experience for anyone with Irish heritage.

The very foundations of the fun and friendly Aussie culture we know today is interwoven in our shared history with the Irish and will be a great insight into the international bond we share with them.

For the non-Irish, this is a great way to understand the strong bonds of mateship and good old fashioned fun-loving antics we share with the Irish to this very day.

Any sporting fans who attend are also bound to have a bloody brilliant time because this year’s Sydney Irish Festival will host the much anticipated hurling grudge match between Kilkenny and the beloved Irish champs, Galway.

The winners will take home the aptly named Wild Geese Trophy and will earn direct entry into the 2020 incarnation of the tournament.

If you’ve got a family, little siblings or just want an excuse to see your beloved childhood icons, boy have I got great news for you. Your favourite yellow twins, The Bananas in Pyjamas, will be performing three times over the duration of the festival!

The Sydney Irish Festival is covering all of your musical needs and has planned a jam-packed lineup of brilliant Irish-born acts to bring some great, high energy performances to the weekend.

Some of the acts include Hooper & O’Toole, The Irish Rogues, and the Irish Hooley Trio. The Saturday festivities will be headlined by Irelands very own, Damien Dempsey, Lúnasa, Mary Black and Saint Sister.

Sydney Irish Festival

Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney Olympic Park
Saturday 10 November –and- Sunday 11 November 2018

Tickets here.