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Festival Village Main Stage

KÍLA (Festival Village)

Check out this amazing show, suitable for everyone in the family. Join us at the Main Stage to be dazzled by the award winning and super fun legends that are Kíla.

For quite a number of years Kíla have been presenting their Kids show in theatres throughout the country, most notably in the children’s theatre The Ark in Dublin, the Bualadh Bos children’s festival in Limerick’s Lime Tree, in Mermaid in Bray, the Model in Sligo, the RCC in Letterkenny and the Townhall Theatre in Galway.

Formed in Dublin Gaelic secondary school Coláiste Eoin in 1988, Kíla's unique and ever evolving sound, while rooted in tradition, is inspired by a myriad of musical influences worldwide. Kíla's 8 members stem from differing musical backgrounds, including Irish traditional, classical, folk and rock.

2019 was a busy year for Kíla with several sold out gigs at Connollys of Leap, Monroes in Galway,The Crescent Theatre in Drogheda, The National Concert Hall in Dublin, and a date in Leuven, Belgium which sold out within 24 hours. The Summer was filled with festivals (including Kaleidoscope, Rainforest World Music Festival in Malaysia, Stendhal Festival, Galway International Arts Festval, Fleadh Cheoil, Festival du Chant des Marins and the SION Guinness Irish Festival).

Kíla completed a Belgian tour in November 2019 (with support from Culture Ireland), several dates in Ireland, and returned to the National Stadium for their headline Christmas show, Féile Kíla. (playing to 1,500 fans). In addition, Kíla are working on the soundtrack for Cartoon Saloon’s latest feature, Wolfwalkers and completed the soundtrack for a new feature film, Arracht, from TG4.

"One of the most beautifully euphoric live experiences"

BBC World Review

‘Softly spoken off stage and complete lunatics on it, Kíla have torn up the rulebook with their wantonly eclectic mix of styles, Brilliant!’

Hot Press

“Whatever it is... this is it. Kíla are right there at the cusp of it... Somehow you get the feeling they lit the fuse for the big bang.”

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